wedding season and the opposite of things

It’s officially wedding season! Both my husband’s and my cousins all decided to get married this year, and we’re pretty excited about it (one is in Croatia). If you’ve ever planned a wedding, you know just how stressful the time leading up to it, and the day itself, can be. But if all we have […]

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why you should go camping – and how to do it {angeles national forest}

Ahh, the great outdoors. No better way to reset than spending a weekend in the forest with no cell service but instead with sun rays, hammock naps, and slow mornings. They sure can do the body good. I’ve been pretty open about my anxiety, about evaluating the possible triggers (if any) when my nerves are high and addressing […]

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real life girl boss : alyssa coleman

Long overdue, but I couldn’t be more excited to be back with my next installment of Real Life Girl Boss. If you’re new here, this is a curated set of interviews featuring women who are doing awesome things in a creative, less traditional field (women supporting women, y’all). I’ve shared the stories of those finding […]

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life is effort – and so is your happy {spring gardening}

“Life is effort, and I’ll stop when I die.” – Jerry Smith, Rick and Morty Anyone else watch Rick and Morty? I can’t get over how ridiculously absurd and hilarious (albeit often gross) the show is. If you aren’t familiar, it’s an animated series (for adults) following the adventures of a kid and his scientist grandfather as they […]

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explore la : nice coffee

Y’all know how much I love my coffee. In the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening with dessert. Popping into cafés when I travel, meeting girlfriends for a latte date, reading with a cup of joe. At this point, it’s not about the caffeine but instead about the warmth with which it feels my heart, like […]

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vancouver travel diary

The Pacific Northwest is one dreamy place. Maybe it rains a lot, but man, it sure does some beautiful things – take a look at all the GREEN. I’ve been to Portland and Seattle, but I made my first trip further north to Canada this spring. My husband was in Vancouver for work, so I took the opportunity […]

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5 ways to squeeze happy into the daily grind

Guys, I get it. Life is hard. It’s filled with duties and responsibilities and to be honest, often the daily monotony of going to work at a job that may not entirely excite you. But, you gotta pay the bills, and if you want to travel the world, eat good food, and buy that new […]

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how to define your personal style

As an actress, I’m so often advised to specify my “type”, to brand myself, to come up with a three word description of who I am in order to sell myself. I get the intention behind that. I get the point of figuring out the impression you leave on people, the niche of programming into which your […]

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etsy love this mother’s day

Well guys, in case you forgot, next weekend we celebrate the women who are quite literally the reason we are on this earth. Yep, it’s Mother’s Day on May 14th, and though there’s nothing we can do to ever repay our mothers for their love, self-sacrifice, and undying support, a small token of our gratitude is […]

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east coast meets west coast : spring style

 It’s been a minute since my last East Coast Meets West Coast style feature (winter always seems to drag on forever, doesn’t it?), but today I am so relieved to be back with Nikki’s and my respective spring styles – all the way from New York to LA. Samantha, Los Angeles We joke about LA not having […]

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