6 Essential Tips for Preventing Over Exfoliated Skin

I recently read an article about the dangers of over exfoliated skin. In it, dermatologists detailed patients who have irreparably harmed their complexions using harsh at-home scrubs and peels with too great a frequency. Oof! I myself have definitely been guilty of exfoliating a little too enthusiastically—flashback to that loofah on my face when I was 13—and […]

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Todos Santos Travel Guide: Where to Eat Drink + Shop in Baja

Last week I shared with you guys some snaps and experiences from our honeymoon stay at the Hotel San Cristobal in Baja, Mexico. Now, as promised, I’m back with a Todos Santos travel guide full of tips for making the most of your visit to this idyllic part of the world! Not a week goes […]

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Honeymooning at Hotel San Cristobal, Todos Santos Mexico

Last weekend we took a quick 2-day jaunt to Mexico for a friend’s wedding, and the trip reminded me that I’ve yet to share photos from our honeymoon in Todos Santos on the Baja Peninsula last December! That vacation was definitely one of the highlights of 2017 for us—second only to the wedding itself, of […]

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The Fastest, Easiest DIY Personalized Party Favors!

Disclosure: I partnered with Brother to concept, produce, style, write, edit, and share this post. All opinions are and always will be my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that enable me to bring you fresh inspiration daily!  I am always a little awestruck by people who can rock a great DIY. You know […]

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Space + Sanctuary for Homeless Youth: The Covenant House Sleep Out

Without a doubt, one of my favorite projects of 2017 was the meditation room makeover I did for Covenant House, a non-profit shelter and resources center here in LA that provides sanctuary for homeless and trafficked youth ages 18-24. It was so very gratifying to partner with several of my favorite decor brands to create […]

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My Morning Routine + Finding a Backdoor into Meditation

Since January I’ve been implementing a new morning routine that’s really been working well for me. It involves meditation, but not in the way that you might think. You see, my take on seated mindfulness meditation has always been: “I know it would work wonders for me…if I could only make a habit of it!” My […]

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Potent Wildcrafted Natural Skincare by Girl Undiscovered

I’m always on the lookout for new beauty brands to try—not only because they keep my daily routine interesting, but because, when they’re from exotic locales, they’re like a little vacation in a bottle! So when New Zealand-based natural skincare company Girl Undiscovered landed on my desk, I was intrigued on a number of levels. For starters, […]

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My Top Tips for How to Stop Procrastination This Tax Season

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of TurboTax. The opinions and text are all mine. Throughout my life, one of my most tenacious bad habits has been procrastination. In high school, I always left assignments ’til the last minute, often waiting until the day before a project was due to begin it. […]

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A Stylist’s Guide to Minneapolis + St. Paul

Of all the cities I’ve been to in the US, one of my favorites to visit is Minneapolis. That town is a hotbed of great food, forward-looking culture, and of course, fantastic style! I always do way too much shopping when I’m there, since every boutique seems to offer a plethora of clothing and homegoods that […]

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Feeling Empowered to Embrace Change with TurboTax Live

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of TurboTax. The opinions and text are all mine. 2018 marks the ten-year anniversary of this blog. Even the act of typing that sentence is thrilling and a little hard to believe! When I think back to what my life was like when I hit […]

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Weekly Personal Writing: Crosswords on Day 2

This post is part of a new weekly series I’m exploring, in which I share unpolished personal writing, without any goal other than to nurture my own creativity + get out of my own relentlessly self-editing way. Thank you for reading and for giving me space to share myself more deeply with you! My in-laws […]

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My Biggest New Year’s Resolution

I have been avoiding writing this post all week. (I mean c’mon. It’s 6:45pm on Friday. Procrastinate much?) I’ve been putting it off because it’s scary to step outside your comfort zone, and that’s exactly what this post represents for me. You see, when I look back at 2017, I have only one goal on which […]

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