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Staying at Hotel Savoia & Jolanda in Venice, Italy

Staying at Hotel Savoia & Jolanda in Venice, Italy

“Perhaps I am afraid of losing Venice all at once, if I speak of it, or perhaps, speaking of other cities, I have already lost it, little by little.” ― Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities A trip to the iconic city of Venice, Italy, deserves a stay in a hotel...
Cities of the Future, Part 2

Cities of the Future, Part 2

Last year we did a round up of some of the most interesting new cities being developed around the world. In just one year, even more new urban areas have shown up on the map. While science fiction books and films have long depicated ‘the future’ as a glass...
Aloha

Aloha

01.14.2020 Very exciting news! After nearly a year of deciding where to make my home base, everything came together perfectly to point me towards the Aloha State. Yes, I’m moving to Oahu, Hawaii! I can’t wait to share all the beautiful places I explore...
9 Ways to be a More Responsible Traveler in 2020

9 Ways to be a More Responsible Traveler in 2020

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to live more sustainably and be more eco-friendly this year, that’s fantastic! If you’re also starting to make travel plans for 2020, you can stick to your resolutions and still have amazing adventures around the globe. Since I...
Start Packing: 5 Sustainable Travel Destinations for 2020

Start Packing: 5 Sustainable Travel Destinations for 2020

Sustainable tourism isn’t just a trendy, tree-hugging buzzword. And it’s not just about the natural environment. Sustainability also includes the local economy, cultural and heritage sites, groups, and events. For many travelers, it’s becoming a way of life that...
SF Fashion Week: Walking the Runway with Goodwill

SF Fashion Week: Walking the Runway with Goodwill

10.19.2019   Last night I had the pleasure of walking the runway at San Francisco Fashion Week! Vintage and thrift style extraordinaires Double Minted teamed up with SF Goodwill to showcase how thrifting is a great way to dress more sustainably. The show was held...
Fewer, Better Things

Fewer, Better Things

Less is more~ What an inspiring SFFW!! So many amazing sustainable and slow fashion designers and events. I feel very fortunate to be living in the hub of fashion’s green revolution. I’ve always been obsessed with textiles and materials, and I just love...
San Francisco Fashion Week

San Francisco Fashion Week

San Francisco Fashion Week has arrived! The City by the Bay may not be known for its style, but it’s becoming the hub for sustainable and tech fashion. I recently spoke on a panel at Shopify where we discussed the role bloggers and influencers have on consumer...
Greener Skies: The 6 Most Eco-Friendly Airlines to Fly With

Greener Skies: The 6 Most Eco-Friendly Airlines to Fly With

Reducing your impact on the planet isn’t just a preference, it’s a necessity. Whether you travel for vacation or work, we can all do our part to help protect the environment. If you’re trying to lower your carbon footprint, there are many things you can do when...
6 Amazing Benefits of Exercise for your Mental Health

6 Amazing Benefits of Exercise for your Mental Health

We all know that regular exercise can make us physically fit. However, exercise is not only beneficial for our physical health, it works wonders on our mental health! In fact, with regular exercise we can reduce the stress, anxiety and depression that is part of day...
Lending Club Investor Review: My Experience After Five Years

Lending Club Investor Review: My Experience After Five Years

Get Started Lending Club is a peer to peer lending company that offers loans online. Unlike a traditional bank, Lending Club connects borrowers who need a loan to investors like you who have extra cash to lend. You earn interest on the money you lend out.   PROS...
How to Start a Successful Blog: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide

How to Start a Successful Blog: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide

I started my first blog about health and wellness four years ago, and was instantly hooked on blogging. I haven’t looked back since!  After working on that blog for three months, it started generating income. Although I was very excited to be a money making...
15 Reasons Why You Should Start a Blog

15 Reasons Why You Should Start a Blog

I had no idea how much blogging would transform my life when I started four years ago. Not only have I turned my blog into a profitable income stream, I’ve met so many amazing people, learned a ton, and I now get to travel the world and spend time on projects...
Curiouser and Curiouser

Curiouser and Curiouser

I had an amazing time working with one of my favorite photographers, Natasha Wilson. We shot at the Madeline Garden Tea House in Pasadena, one of my regular LA haunts. During the shoot I was envisioning wearing this outfit to a wonderland tea party! I love designer...
Wine Tasting, Art, and Food Guide to Stellenbosch, South Africa

Wine Tasting, Art, and Food Guide to Stellenbosch, South Africa

South African wine – specifically Stellenbosch wine – is some of the best in the world. If you’re planning a trip to Cape Town and you like wine, you’ll definitely want to spend a day wine tasting around the region of Stellenbosch. We loved the town so...
The Queen Bee of Women’s Suits

The Queen Bee of Women’s Suits

We had just finished the first run of manufacturing on our Nzinga Bee Neckties, one of my favorite ties in the collection. I happened to walk into the Scotch and Soda store, and the first thing I saw was this gorgeous velvet suit with gold embroidered bees, it matches...
How to Tie a Tie: 8 Different Necktie Knots to Use

How to Tie a Tie: 8 Different Necktie Knots to Use

Whether you are dressing up for a formal social event or a business meeting where first impressions are crucial, a tie can complete any ensemble. There are a wide variety of different types of ties on the market to choose from, so your look can remain dignified and...
A Mystic Journey to The Saltry Restaurant in Halibut Cove, Alaska

A Mystic Journey to The Saltry Restaurant in Halibut Cove, Alaska

Tucked on the wispy shores of Ismailof Island, Halibut Cove sits along Kachemak Bay off the southern Alaskan coast. The hidden treasure of Homer is a seasonal restaurant called The Saltry, conjured up with immense love by Marian Beck. The island is owned by Marian’s...
2019 Fundrise Review: Passive Investing in Commercial Real Estate

2019 Fundrise Review: Passive Investing in Commercial Real Estate

Get Started Fundrise allows individual (non-accredited) investors to passively invest in commercial and residential real estate through eFunds and eREITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts). You can start investing with as little as $500 with very low fees.  PROS 8.7% –...
17 Amazing Brands for Women’s Suits

17 Amazing Brands for Women’s Suits

It’s the ultimate fashion power move. The finely tailored women’s suit, whether in a classic tweed or a bold print, is a sexy statement piece that should be a part of every woman’s wardrobe. I love wearing a suit to important meetings, and once when...
Staying at Rattray’s on MalaMala Game Reserve in South Africa

Staying at Rattray’s on MalaMala Game Reserve in South Africa

“You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.” ― Isak Dinesen, Out of Africa Our wondrous safari journey into the heart of South Africa’s massive wilderness began after a few days exploring Cape Town and a stay at the historic Belmond Mount Nelson...
Staying at Chiawa Luxury Camp in Zambia

Staying at Chiawa Luxury Camp in Zambia

“Africa – You can see a sunset and believe you have witnessed the Hand of God. You watch the slope lope of a lioness and forget to breathe. You marvel at the tripod of a giraffe bent to water. In Africa, there are iridescent blues on the wings of birds that you...
Staying at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town

Staying at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town

“Visit Cape Town and history is never far from your grasp. It lingers in the air, a scent on the breezy, an explanation of circumstance.. ” -Tahir Shah, Travels With Myself Cape Town is a city so uniquely stunning it’s difficult to put into words. I...
Staying at Tongabezi Lodge in Zambia

Staying at Tongabezi Lodge in Zambia

Have you ever heard a hippo trumpet?  The highlight of my time at Tongabezi was sitting on the deck outside our room, surrounded by mischievous monkeys, gazing out on the pods of trumpeting hippos in the afternoon sun.  When rumours spread that Prince Harry and then...

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