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Turn Your Home Into a Sanctuary

Posted by on Mar 21, 2018 in All, At Home, Personal, Wellness | 3 comments

Turn Your Home Into a Sanctuary

(With These Five Things) Sometimes a week away from home is all you need to realize how much you appreciate home. And in my case, even when staying in a beautiful, comfortable house and without leaving San Francisco, this is still true. If you watch my Instagram Stories (shameless plug,) by now you know I spend a lot of time in my second SF home (and watching a certain puppy dog, who I’m so attached to I have started calling her mine — much to the confusion of my friends.) I spent a week and a half there recently, bathed in...

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A Photo Tour of Sri Lanka

Posted by on Mar 8, 2018 in All, Photo Essays, Sri Lanka, Travel | 4 comments

A Photo Tour of Sri Lanka

Take me to the Pearl of the Indian Ocean in photos… A Photo Tour of Sri Lanka Looking back at Sri Lanka, I am still amazed at the variety of experiences you can have on just one small island. In just about two weeks time I was able to…. hike mountain trails sip fresh coconuts on tropical beaches encounter elephants in the wild shop the swarm at chaotic city markets make temple offerings alongside local worshippers go watching for blue whales embark on one of the world’s most scenic train journeys wander in gardens, sip tea...

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Best Books for Writers

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in All, Freelance Life | 3 comments

Best Books for Writers

Reading about writing in books written by writers for writers. A.k.a. inception. I’ve been a writer all my life, but since I’ve begun writing professionally, I’ve found extra value in reading about writing. Whether you write for pleasure or pay, professionally, personally, or otherwise…an interest in, or at least curiosity about, writing led you to this post today. Don’t make the mistake I did and wait too long to read the wisdom contained within these volumes’ pages! Simply put, I wish I had found these...

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What I Learned Living in an Ashram in India

Posted by on Feb 13, 2018 in All, India, Travel, Wellness | 11 comments

What I Learned Living in an Ashram in India

Curious what it’s like to study yoga at an ashram in India? Here was my experience.   I spent a week living in a spiritual community in India. There’s a sentence I never expected to utter.   If you read this blog, you know that I practice yoga regularly and that it became a much bigger part of my life after a traumatic experience abroad (when I experienced and truly needed its healing power.) And if you didn’t know? You likely could’ve assumed given that I live in San Francisco (where yoga clothing is the mainstay on the city streets.)...

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Stylish Travel Gifts

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in All, Travel Style | 6 comments

Stylish Travel Gifts

Best Travel Gifts 2017 (and a few discount codes just for you!) For those times when a plane ticket is out of your budget… Just in time for you fellow shopping procrastinators, but good for any time of the year…here are my top picks for the traveler in your life. (Because who doesn’t love stylish travel gifts?) We all know that experiences > things. But we all need some things. These items all bring me a little bit of joy. I hope they do the same for you. — Flight Care Package — The idea is to give a little bit...

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Hey Street Art Fans, Here’s the One City You Need to See.

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017 in All, City Guides, Travel, United Kingdom | 4 comments

Hey Street Art Fans, Here’s the One City You Need to See.

Yes, it’s the home of Banksy. Yes, there’s much more to it than that. — A Guide to Bristol Street Art (And More) Of all the interests I’ve developed over the years, one I never expected to find myself enjoying so much is street art. Most definitions make a distinction between street art and graffiti, though both are created in public spaces and often without permission. Among the differences: street art is constructive whereas graffiti is destructive, street art is about its audience whereas graffiti is about its...

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Favorite Cities in the American South

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in All, Travel, USA | 2 comments

Favorite Cities in the American South

Cities to Visit in the American South Or, how I learned to fall in love with a completely different part of my own country. I’m a California girl, through and through. A Northern California girl, to be specific (after ten years in Southern California, the distinction is necessary.) The more I see of the world, the more sure of that I am. When someone asks me where I’m from whenever I’m abroad, I reply without thinking: “California.” I realize, of course, that they’re looking to hear my country, not my...

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Why Renting an Apartment in Paris is Always a Good Idea

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in All, France, Paris, Travel | 6 comments

Why Renting an Apartment in Paris is Always a Good Idea

Or, a story about creating your own happy place in a foreign land. I have this strange ritual I repeat every time I land in Paris. I almost don’t want to tell you about it, because I am aware that it’s random and a bit odd. But it takes me right back to some of the happiest moments of my life. So, I hold onto the habits (and even come clean with them here, to you.) After dropping off my bags where I’m staying, is to immediately head to the nearest French chain grocery store — Carrefour, Monoprix, it matters not. The...

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Full Circle in the Circle City

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in All, Personal, Travel Eats, USA | 5 comments

Full Circle in the Circle City

Where to Eat in Indianapolis. (Because the way to the heart is the stomach, clearly.) What it’s like to return to a place you once disdained, and discover that you quite like it after all. — Or, How I Finally Fell in Love with Indianapolis (and where to eat there so you will too.)   Two years ago, heck, even two months ago…if you had told me I’d be landing on the tarmac for a work trip to Indianapolis, I’d have laughed in your face and told you you were insane. It’s nothing against Indiana. Some of the...

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London Guide: Where to Stay

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in All, Travel, United Kingdom | 6 comments

London Guide: Where to Stay

Where To Stay in (Central) London So many choices! It can be overwhelming to choose a spot to stay in a city as massive and diverse as London. As in any great city, there are many sides to it. Luckily, the multiple personalities of London can be experienced through its many neighborhoods. One great way to discover the city on a deeper level is to explore a single area in more depth. Choose a certain part of the city to base yourself in during your trip, and with a little wandering plus healthy curiosity…voila! In truth I have spent most...

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