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Home is in Your Bones


The truth is life is changing all around me. I haven't lived one day the same in months and have been purposely on the road, fiercely protective of my freedom, learning to love myself again, and again,
and againSomething about never-really-ever being sure but having enough faith in yourself and in owing your truth, that will equally never-really-ever leave you empty-hearted. 
My sorrows can be kept in the beehive hair full of secrets that Erin and Alex hold for me, and chronicled at a much later time.  Right now, 
it's about the understanding that life is bred through change. Learning to 
exhale, as my wings stretch further than I, at first, feel comfortable to admit. Aware of a particular strength inherent to my backbone, passed down to me by the women in my family who I watched turn foreign land into home. This time, I am creating a space that I enjoy breathing in. An apartment here or cabin there. What has never failed me is the home I seek 
then find within myself. The home I find in my friends and the memories we never shy away from. The roadmap to adventure I can hear when it's quiet enough. The answers, of course, that are always there in the 
palm of my hand. 

I take small leaps to uncover big truths. Leaps of intuition, of forgiveness, and trust. Trusting in my own power and remembering to be grateful for all the love we're being given. 

Just like a sunbeam can't separate itself from the sun, and a wave can't separate itself from the ocean, we can't separate ourselves from one another.
We are all apart of a vast sea of love, one indivisible divine mind.

Angels to the left of me and angels to the right.

Photos by @ShotbyJessica. Brought to you by Urban Outfitters featuring ceramics by Brian Giniewski, Impossible x UO Polaroid Camera, Embroidered Pillow, Hanging Planter similar here, Vintage Surplus Pant,  Crap Eyewear similar here. Soundtrack Vibes here. Snacks ℅ Whole Foods Hi to Amanda, Landon, Lauren, Jamal, Jennifer, and Jorge, Love you's!


citizenM


Let's imagine for a minute that somewhere in the middle of a very loud city, there's a treasured place filled with the cutest corners to snuggle up in. To read a book, have a cocktail, call back your mom, maybe even answer all those emails you've been avoiding. A place so special that even in this city that never sleeps, you can slip into dreams so sweet, so sound that for a moment you forget time exists. It's bright and it's sunny and it's exactly where you need to be. It's CitizenM Hotels and it's made for lovers, dreamers, my friends, and yours. In fact we can probably all just meet on the hotel's rooftop - one of my all-time favorites, by the way - for a brew, on a sunny summer afternoon. I call this a favorite hideaway, because on the first day of my CitizenM staycation, I sat for hours on the rooftop with one of my best friends, ate the most delicious lunch, and got the most inspired kind of work done while the sun set around us. 

At what point does a place become too perfect, you ask? It only gets better. And when the the day is almost over and you've one too many cocktails after dinner, the best part is how zen the rooms become, how quiet and serene. And when the morning arrives and you're ready to be greeted by New York City's most delicious rays, you can summon the curtains to rise, roll over, and remember how good life is because you've woken up in one of the greatest cities that this world has to offer. New York, I love you, baby.
Photos by Lauren Gould at CitizenM Hotel in Times Square NYC. Wearing Tribe Kelley and Daydream Nation. Featuring the Richmond and Finch Pink Marble iPhone Case.

My Mother's Daughter

The magnitude of my capacity to forgive, to love, to always reach higher and stretch further. There is no doubt that I am my mother's daughter.
My mom is my best friend. I can try to deny the fact that I've willingly (over)shared with her my most intimate secretes as I journey throughout my twenties, especially the late ones, but without her I wouldn't know how to find the light.

I am the same age now that my mother was, when she gave birth to me and the older I become the more connected I feel to the fierce women that raised me. The same ones who, too, I imagine are tied to the moon. I descend from a lineage of powerful, magical women. Strong and tenacious. Virtuous and unapologetic about their intellect. comfortable in the skin they were given, fiercely protective of their individuality and committed to love and family above all. I think of my childhood often and what a happy, wildly independent girl I was. Sometimes I wonder where my resilience comes from. My unwavering faith in the universe and deeply rooted understanding of how kind it can be, when you are kind. Sentiments my mother shared with me since I was a young girl. To always tell the truth, seek answers from within, dare to ask why,
to ask for more,
to dream without limits and to keep my heart open even after someone tried to break it in two with their bare hands.  Behind my mother's beautiful green eyes, are stories that I am still learning about a woman whose message has become my own. To love well, give much, and not apologize for being
good.

Spending some around the city with my mom or a day shopping, going to the bookstore, doing something to beautify and get back to our zen, is something I've enjoyed doing since forever. As a young girl, I'd love spending time in the hair salons and used to spend hours dressing up in my moms accessories from the eighties, wearing her makeup and heels. It seemed a perfect fit to pair with Pucker Makeup and treat my mom to a day of pampering. She deserves to be treated like the goddess-queen that she is every day and that's definitely something I'm working towards. Small moments like these mean so much because they become the memories we hold onto for so long.

Thank you to everyone at Pucker for giving us this amazing mother-daughter day and experience! We can't wait to come back for another makeup session. Maybe this time we'll get mom to try some lashes!






Makeup courtesy of Pucker Makeup. Please visit www.puckermakeup.com to book your appointment today! Thanks to Lauren for the Post-Lunch Snaps of Mom & Me in Soho!

This Mother's Day, treat Mom to a full face makeup application at @PuckerMakeup and get YOUR appointment complimentary when scheduled at the same time.

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