On The Prowl

While in NYC, I had the pleasure of teaming up with an awesome UK-based company, SpareRoom, as they take their recent US expansion by storm. The founder is an awesome dude, Rupert Hunt, who's just hopped his way across the pond, moving from London to Manhattan, and is renting an incredible loft on Bleecker (where these photos were taken). Rupert is a firm believer that life is more fulfilling when shared with the right people...a sentiment I can certainly get on board with (whether we're talking about roommates, friends, or any other little life enjoyments). SO, Mr. Hunt decided to launch a campaign to find two roommates [...]

By |2017-06-17T04:39:18+00:00November 11th, 2016|EXPERIENCES, OnTheRacks|10 Comments

For No One

Its sad but true that many of us spend days, months, and even years trying to love the wrong people. We give our hearts and thousands of tears to others who, intentionally or unintentionally, cause us ongoing pain that we willingly endure. Sometimes this pain, conflict and confusion can be so emotionally derailing that eventually you'll stare in the mirror only to find the reflection looking back is a total stranger.  You'll recognize the fact that you've been doing things and acting in ways that make you feel ashamed, and it'll probably hit you all at once, like a ton of bricks. It is not all [...]

By |2017-06-17T04:55:47+00:00September 19th, 2016|EXPERIENCES, OnTheRacks|14 Comments

Paris Is Always A Good Idea

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed I left Paris. It was a magical year well-spent, and I'm so glad I took that giant leap outside of my comfort zone back in April of 2015...embarking on a European excursion, which I'll remember for the rest of my life. Saw so much beauty, made incredible friends, and grew stronger as an individual throughout the process. I've returned to California, the state where I was born and raised. Happy to be closer to family, soaking up the sunshine, and taking on a brand new professional adventure as Director of Digital Marketing [...]

By |2017-06-17T04:58:40+00:00May 8th, 2016|EXPERIENCES, OnTheRacks|3 Comments

Spring Fresh Whiskey Cocktails

Vinceremos Julep (Courtesy of Marie Zahn, Hawthorn Beverage Group) 1.25 oz. I.W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey .75 oz. Amontillado Sherry One tsp. Ginger Syrup Eight mint leaves and three fresh mint sprigs Instructions: Lightly muddle mint and ginger syrup, add other ingredients and top with pebble/crushed ice. Swizzle briefly and top with more ice. Garnish with three mint sprigs and straw. Harper's Bet (Courtesy of Mark Corley, The Silver Dollar) 1.5 oz. I.W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey .5 oz. Grenadine .5 oz. Lemon juice .5 oz. Grapefruit juice 3 dashes Orange bitters Instructions: Shake and [...]

By |2017-06-17T04:58:57+00:00May 1st, 2016|EXPERIENCES|3 Comments

Just Show Up

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." -Socrates When life throws you curveballs, as it will, time and time again, just remember that this shit is normal. I cannot recall the last time I was actually prepared for any significant change but, more often than not, with change comes something magical and completely unexpected. If things start to feel off kilter...adjust. Don't feel obligated to explain your decisions to anyone. People may love you and have your best interest at heart, but nobody knows you [...]

By |2017-06-17T04:59:56+00:00April 16th, 2016|EXPERIENCES, LIFESTYLE, OnTheRacks|3 Comments

The Vibes

Post sponsored by Target // Festival fashion is in full swing, and wherever in the world you are, there's no harm in embracing it. Just be sure to add your own personal spin (and that doesn't necessarily require face paint, flower crowns and something with fringe). \ I may be somewhere across the Atlantic but, as a California girl, I cannot help embracing Coachella vibes this time of year. Jumpsuits are a go-to for me and, thankfully, cute varieties are not hard to come by these days. I've styled up two festival-friendly looks, prefect for getting in music mode. The first is a bit more "moody", in attempt to steer clear [...]

By |2017-06-17T05:00:16+00:00April 12th, 2016|EXPERIENCES, OnTheRacks|7 Comments