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D is for Downtown

There's no bones about it, Downtown girls, know how to get down. We say yes, with a wink. Rock and/or roll. And are notorious for throwing infamous hotel parties, after dark. When the rest of the quotidian, have flipped the switch to sleep, unplugged the speaker box, and turned down the sheets for a solid 9 hours, we're busy, toasting to the moment and remembering that rules were made to be broken - at least. Yes, you can eat french fries in bed, drink champagne with a green juice, and since we're at it - last nights fur with a new set of briefs is always better than matching pi's. Because, what's underneath it all, matters most. And, so it spending quality time with your gals. Spilling secrets - he said what? No way. Dump him. - laughing until we cry, dancing until we hit the floor. A best girls guide to living.

It's time to strip down a little and find a place to have hideout.

The password just might be STAYCATION.

Shot by Jason Alfano at the W Hotel Downtown for Taste the Style's Original Series THE STAYCATIONERS. Featuring Cyndi Ramirez, Celine Boss, and Stefana Tabacaru exclusively wearing Negative Underwear.

Hair by Laura Polko
Makeup by Emily Rudman 

The Time You Make

You know when life is moving and things start to feel routinely predictable? All a girl can really do then, is keep her face looking toward the sun and strap on a pair of boots to brave the world in. Honestly, I'm afraid to count the number of texts I receive in a day, to remember how many times I've had to rain check on an old friend, because "work ran late". Once, when I had been feeling a little stuck, a little like the city had swallowed me whole, someone I loved whose words I instantly trust, looked me straight in the eyes, right in the middle of things, and gave me the best advice about time, and life, and how the two can pass by if you don't - well, recognize. 

Time, is something you make. Not something you find.

And, here I am, asking myself in the morning if there's more to life than just what I've uncovered so far. The answer, that I didn't have to look very far to find is yes. There is everything I've ever wanted, out there, waiting for me to scoop it up.

I'm willing to take the chance, say yes when I'm tempted to stay closed, and remember that every adventure, no matter how small it may be, first starts from within. 

So, first thing on my bucket list, is to travel as much as possible, even if it's a weekend getaway with friends or an impromptu roadtrip. There's everywhere to go and so much to explore. And, while it may be true that I'm a city girl at heart, I do love a good hike. Especially, if I know that a local brew is my reward.

If I don't take a chance, I don't have a chance. Repeat.

Keep up with mine and Lauren's Timberland adventure now! And share with us what your #ModernTrail looks like. 

On Me: Timberland JacketBoots, Socks // On Lauren: Timberland Jacket, Boots, Clutch.

Photos by Travis Lombardo 

Listen To This

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One of my favorite memories - of all time - was disco-dancing in Cape Cod for 4 hours straight, with Landon and Erin Lynn. We spent the entire weekend at the cape with friends, staying up all night, eating, drinking, having some good old fashioned fun - no phones allowed. Much like, last weekend, when we huddled inside a cabin; life is better when we're together, whiskey-coffee, "let's play bullshit", meetings locals, and going for a hike (spare Budweiser's, in our pockets).

Have you heard what they say about the time you make, instead of the time you find?

So, when we decided to have a last minute DIY-style, dinner party at my place, I asked each guest to share their favorite song or two; their 2016 anthems. And created an interactive playlist for the night, for us to disco to or really get down and turn my kitchen floor into a soul train. 

Plus, what's life without a soundtrack to launder to.

Playlist curated by: Michael Banks, Lauren Gould, Alexandria Harrington, Javonie Hodge, Terry James, Spencer Kohn, Travis Lombardo, Landon McGregor, Patrick Verret, Christina Zayas.

Get Right

After what's felt like a really long year, and with some quiet time to spare I felt some type of way.

The truth is, I'm reluctant to promise myself a year of resolutions, because I think that every day is a new day and a chance to try something else, seek more, try differently, if you want to. And, maybe that's the most challenging part of it all. Making the choice to say yes, or see things differently. Maybe, to tell the be truth, let loose, shine bright, doesn't come easily without putting in work. And, as we both know, the choice to love is not always easy.

'The truth, rather, is that if we, or anyone else were to see the real truth about us, we would all be dazzled by the light' 

How about taking a moment to appreciate the family you choose. The ones who you call in the middle of the night, who are there to pick you up when you take a tumble on you birthday, because you had too many jameson-ginger's. You know, the people who will always tell you when you need to let it go, and remind you that you are where you're meant to be

Wild Thing

People do belong to each other, because that's the only chance anybody's got for real happiness. You call yourself a free spirit, a "wild thing," and you're terrified somebody's gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you're already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it's not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It's wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.

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