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This is my Color Seeking, Corner Exploring and Design Loving Lifestyle Blog. Im a Visual Communicator from Puerto Rico and this is the place where I share my favorite things. Welcome!

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ON THE TABLE: Facing fears and Crystalized tea

  
There’s a certain cozy feeling that goes into waking up, boiling some water and preparing a cup of tea. It’s a ritual the clears the mind and prepares me for the day. I can catch up on a new book while the water is boiling and truly indulge when I sit down to sip. I may be a coffee obsessed being, but even the thought of tea makes me want to wind down. Being alone with my thoughts is always a scary feeling. They can go from goals and aspirations to a thorough to-do list of all I things I have yet to accomplish. But, scary is good sometimes. I’ve discovered the more I allow myself to face those fears, the more likely I am to turn them around. Make them work for me! It’s a ritual I make sure I have time for.

This past week I’ve been waking up earlier prepared to be alone with my thoughts. But, the tea ritual went through a makeover. There’s no steeping and every cup is the perfect blend of pure tea. Pique, the new tea people, make Crystalized tea. They turn organic loose leaf tea into perfect crystals that only need hot water to turn into the perfect cup. There’s no bitter taste is you’ve let it steep for too long because there’s no way to ruin your cup. Just pour the crystals, add hot water and it’s ready. 

   
 Since it comes in individual packages, I’m already planning to take some hot water on my thermos and hitting the road. My favorite flavor has become jasmine. It’s so calming, ideal to start off a hectic day. Which reminds me, is it just me or do things work out for themselves when you have a clear mind and a great intention set? While you get back to me, head on over to Pique Tea and grab your free trial

 This post is brought to you in collaboration with Pique Tea. Thanks to your awesome support with these brand partnerships I can keep on creating unique content for you! For info on how I collaborate with my favourite brands, click here.

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COFFEE WITH: Me

COFFEE WITH is a monthly sit down where i have the chance to get to know what inspires some of my favorite creatives from all around. This time, as a way to look back on this past year, I’m sitting myself down for some iced coffee.

Why/Who: My name is Yarin Eimy but, most people call me by my second name. I’m from San Juan, Puerto Rico and I call myself a Visual Communicator because I do many things, but for the life of me cannot find a term that joins them all together! See I started in retail, got into Fashion Merchandising and while that was my day job, I would do graphic design and creative direction on the side. As soon as life surprised me with the chance to do Graphic Design as a day job, I took it and rolled with it. But, honestly, I’m the happiest figuring out new store layouts, dressing mannequins and creating color stories. Being on my feet creating! So back to fashion I went. There’s something that speaks to me whenever I have the opportunity to draft an idea, weather it be a for a video or rolling out a new trend at the store and see it come through exactly as I envisioned it. Concept to execution. I also run this blog that I call a journal. I’ve documented how my design style has changed over the years and I plan to continue to use it as a digital mood board and place to make, find and share things I love.

Top 5 favorite artists/bands: I have so many favorites! But my top 5 currently is: 1) Grimes. Completely in love with the new album. 2) Seth Bogart (formerly Hunx) because I can’t stop listening to it. 3) Tobias Jesso Jr. when I’m feeling melow. 4) Joywave is a “new to me” favorite. 5) Last but not least Alvvays. Months can go by and I listen to them again and am instantly hooked.

Top 5 shops: Obviously, Free People is on the top of my list! I’m also a huge Anthropologie fan. I also buy a lot online. Ive been loving Poketo and Schoolhouse. For local shopping, LUCA in Old San Juan has the best items. It’s very minimal inspired and I just love it visually. Also, Electroshock for some vintage browsing.

Favorite food: Hands down, no questions asked… The Huevos Rancheros from Acapulco Taqueria have my heart and belly. It’s perfection in numerous bites. Every single time, the same flavor. Like a trusty friend. Some other places I have been crushing on are Cocinando Suave (beautiful decor + tasty menu) and Ocean Park Cafe (their gnocchi is to die for).

Coffee with: Iced Vanilla Soy Latte or an Iced Matcha Latte. I’m all for a good cup of hot coffee too. So when the mood strikes, a plain old cortadito will do the trick.

Currently inspired by: SO. MANY. THINGS. I’m inspired by the hard working people I get to meet for Make + Seek. I’m inspired by going out and walking around the neighborhood looking at the colors and shapes of my surroundings. I’m inspired by Instagram and all the awesome ladies and gents that create content as a consequence of their lifestyle and let us into perks of their life. I could go on and on…

If you’d like to sit down for coffee, shoot me an email! Would love to have you. Past creatives who have sat down for coffee can be found here.

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BEAUTY: The Moisture Gang

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again… Nothing helps tired and cranky skin like moisture. Whenever I start seeing feeling blemishes rise up, I can go back to what I’ve been doing that past week and almost always The culprits are lack of water and under-moisturizing. To keep moody skin in its place, I introduce it to my Moisture Gang! They’ve meet before and have had a loving relationship. But, sometimes they go their separate ways. It can be because moody skin tried a new product or because someone in the squad is empty and waiting for their refill. But, when they meet again, it’s always magic!

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IN THE MAIL: Summer Lovin’

Simple reminders come in all shapes and forms. Some in the form of a post-it note taped to my bathroom mirror, others in the shape of a necklace! Summer Love Jewelry is an online shop based in Puerto Rico. Their unique pieces are made with care using gemstones from around the world and sea glass as well as hammered pieces using 14k gold fill. Simple and well made! I had been following their Instagram for a while now and when they reached out to send me a special piece I had to choose the nameplate with a reminder to stay golden which to me means to stay true to who I am. The moment it arrived I couldn’t stop wearing it. It’s the perfect length and because it’s gold fill, I can use it when it’s hot out without worrying it will get tarnished. It’s become a part of my everyday go-to items! Click here to see how I’m styling it.

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FIELD TRIP: 5 Best Walls for Selfies in San Juan

“Oh, I was in the middle of going somewhere to get coffee but ended up on the wrong street and had to stop my car in the middle of the street to take a picture of it.” That’s usually how it goes when a friend asks me where I took a wall photo that I uploaded to Instagram. So a couple weeks back, when I was with my best friend Amneris while leaving brunch, we talked about how it would be a great idea to start recollecting all these awesome spots for people who are visiting San Juan, Puerto Rico for the first time and for locals who had yet to come across them. That lead to a Seeking Series in collaboration with our side project Make + Seek. We thought it would be fitting to start with selfie spots because who doesn’t want a unique selfie?

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Guys, I wrote a book! Well, not exactly. But, I did create, write and design something in book form and I’m bouncing off the walls of exitement! Let’s go back… For a while I have been thinking about different ways that I can share how I make do with my rented + tiny apartment living situation. I always get asked why I decorate my apartment like a home, even when there’s the possibility that I’ll be moving the next year. So, my number one tip is: anywhere that you spend your sleeping and waking moments, even if only for a week, a month or a year, should feel like home. Which is why I go the extra mile to buy things only when I need them and at that, I make sure that I truly love them. Making the space I move into, just a canvas. My items and how I collect them, are what make it feel like home. I plan to make a series of this but for now, we are talking Tablecapes.Continue reading

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