5 ROAD TRIP ESSENTIALS + some bonus faves

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I’m headed to Joshua Tree National Park with some of my besties tonight! Naturally, I was packing at like 1 am this morning before going to bed and having to go to work today. I’m not 100% sure I packed enough underwear, but I definitely have all of these essentials below!

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come on over vol. 16 // weekend round-up

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I’m furiously wracking my brain trying to figure out what else I did this week other than watch videos of Michael B. Jordan on YouTube… Continue reading “come on over vol. 16 // weekend round-up”


It is no secret that I’m obsessed with my friends. Lots of relationships in our lives have value beyond the romantic ones and my friendships have been places where I’ve truly grown into myself. Isabel Norton has said something similar on the topic, that ‘in my friend, I find a second self.’ What a beautiful illustration of love, for indeed there are few feelings that compare to the feeling of finding self. Continue reading


This one is for theΒ  single ladies who don’t have a Valentine this year. Admittedly, being single on Valentine’s Day doesn’t bother me, but it’s a great excuse to eat chocolate and watch silly movies. If being single on this dayΒ does bother you then that is totally valid! Sure it is a holiday that largely revolves around being able to sell flowers, cards and heart shaped…things, but it can also highlight the fact that you have no one to do anything romantic with this evening. That’s where I come in…

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I’m not going to lie, I internally (and probably not so internally…) cringe anytime someone makes a sweeping statement about ‘helping’ ‘Africa’. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with philanthropy or wanting to fill in gaps and help people who may need it. However, so often these statements are blithely made from within a bubble of misguided superiority and an misinformation of how global issue often have local origins.Β  Continue reading