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Summer ’20 note

Beach view at Blue Inn on the Beach in Newburyport, MA

Hi friends!

Things are going to be different around here. I have felt less and less inspired by what I’ve been putting out into the world. I’m still passionate about food and travel (I mean, who wouldn’t be) but I’m tired of seeing the same shit posted all of the time. I love a curated flatlay and a beautiful bar, but JFC, give me something real once and a while. I know I am part of the problem, but I’m going to change that because I miss creating content that excites me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still going to create beautiful images, but I can’t keep perpetuating the idea of perfection.

Additionally, I can’t only talk about food and travel. I’m more than that. I also can’t bring myself to go out that much. It’s not healthy for me. I get super overwhelmed with the commitments and I would prefer to not eat complete garbage (calorie-wise, not quality-wise).

So here’s what I am going to do:

First, I’m going to share more of my home. With the COVID-19 quarantine, I was finally able to sit and enjoy my apartment. Pre-quarantine, I was always on-the-go, and quite frankly, it was exhausting. When I actually had a few hours at home at the end of the day, all I wanted to do was sit on my couch. During quarantine, I prioritized my well-being, and investing in my home was definitely part of that self-care.

Second, wellness. I’m a big proponent of clean beauty and holistic medicine. I only use clean skincare products and I’m a big fan of adaptogens. I want to share my love of these things and more. *ahem, crystals* (Note: I’m not a doctor, and I will never be one, so please don’t think my opinions pass as medical advice.)

Third, WINE. I’m compiling my favorites and hopefully making it easier for other folks to not feel so overwhelmed when choosing their next bottle.

Last, but certainly not least, I’m going to be more political and share my activism. I’m passionate about being an alley to disenfranchised groups, and I’ve shied away from sharing that. This is my platform, and that’s going to change. In that vein, black lives matter.



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