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    Airbnb Retreats On Instagram

    There’s been a trend in the number of cool Airbnb properties popping up on Instagram. Even if it doesn’t inspire you to book your next vacation, I think we’ll agree that there are so many different style homes out there in the Airbnb world. Take, for instance The Little Black Shack on Mackerel Beach in Australia. I discovered this heavenly retreat after they liked a ...

    On June 1, 2016 / By
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    If I were a Mom: Mother’s Day Gifts that I Dig

    Mother’s Day is upon us and every year it seems like my own Mother’s Day gift list keeps on growing. For most of my life I had my own fabulous mom to think about, but now I’ve got a mother-in-law, sister-in-law and so many friends who keep popping out babies! Damn, this holiday gets expensive! Here are 5 gifts ranging from affordable to ...

    On April 29, 2016 / By
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    Slaw of Slaws (Recipe)

    Full disclosure: I didn’t think this slaw would be so tasty, I was just trying to use the second half of a huge cabbage that was taking up valuable refrigerator space. As such, no pictures were taken except for this one. Oh, how I was wrong! The slaw was delicious! What you see in the image above is the slaw next to ...

    On April 29, 2016 / By
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    Low Key Luxury at Mexico’s Hotel Esencia

    Paradise Found: Hotel Esencia, Mexico  Alex started a new job a few weeks ago and to reward ourselves we planned a last minute getaway. Very last minute. We booked the night before our 7am flight, which actually felt liberating- some necessary spontaneity in our overly planned out lives! I tasked myself with finding a destination that was warm, tropical and within an hour’s drive ...

    On April 11, 2016 / By
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    Easy Pressure Cooker Tomato Soup (Recipe)

    I use my pressure cooker to make soups, curries and beans all the time. At least in the winter I do. Reserved for nights when I don’t feel like cleaning up 5 pans in my tiny kitchen, which happens know matter how simple I tell myself I’m keeping dinner. So anyway, I’ve been on a coconut milk kick lately, making everything from ...

    On April 7, 2016 / By
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    Spring Detox: Clean Your Mind and Body This Kapha Season

    The other day I had the pleasure of meeting Ayurvedic practitioner, Kiera Nachman, Founder and Creator of Sundara Holistic who shared some insight on why a Spring detox is so important. Kiera is also a Reiki practitioner, healer, and aromatherapist and was showing her line of organic skincare products at Jivamuktia Yoga. Sundara Holistic products are designed to address the Ayurvedic doshas, or metabolic mind-body types, as well as ...

    On March 25, 2016 / By
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    Love & LA: Topanga and Santa Barbara (2 of 2)

    I spent my first few days in LA hardly venturing outside of Venice save for a few bike rides down the beach boardwalk to Santa Monica. Three days there wasn’t nearly enough time. Venice is exploding with talent: from healers to hipsters and the most outstanding vegan chefs. Venice is really having a moment. After checking out of my AirBnb and catching up with ...

    On March 3, 2016 / By
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    Love & LA: Venice (1 of 2)

    I just got back from a two week trip to LA with Alex. The plan was to spend just a week there, but we couldn’t resist the sea and sunshine, so we ended up extending. Twice! We decided to book the trip around Alex’s birthday and split our time between Venice, Topanga– where we have family and Santa Barbara, which was a last minute ...

    On March 1, 2016 / By