“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?
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
Today, we celebrate! Why? Because Clinique just launched The Wink! Cue the confetti! Clinique has always been my go-to brand for foundation. I’m all about less is more and it trickles down to my makeup. I used their 3-step skincare and loose powders throughout my teenage years. (Thanks Mom!) Now I’m all about their Chubby Mascara! So, when I got the news that they were launching a beauty and lifestyle website, I could not contain my excitement!
So, here’s the deal. I can eat breakfast at any time of day. The same can be said for bacon. Because, well, bacon. You know what else? It’s already the weekend. Which means, brunch and brinner are abound! I already brought you a dose of healthy the last time around so, this time, I’m bringing you straight up comfort food. If you’re not already hypnotized by that glazed yummy bacon, let me go further into explaining why it made it’s way over here, because there’s a whole lot more where this came from.Continue reading
I’m going through a cement, marble and mother of pearl phase. I can’t walk by a pretty wall without stopping to take a photo. Going to a coffee shop with marble tables? It’ll end up on my instagram. So, part of me wanted to show off these new shoes I got at Forever 21. The other part of me was like, “take them off, that cement floor is great for a shot!”. This left me in socks on a parking lot. But, I love the harsh shadow against the cement.
Are you into harsh shadows? What are you willing to do for a shot?
- Listening this song, thanks to Time Crisis, the apple music station from Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig.
- Loving all the new Sunday Riley lip colors. Sidenote, for months I thought the brand only did skincare?
- Wishlisting these wooden triangle catch-all dishes.
- Obsessed with the Mother of Pearl collection at Casetify! I ordered this cute case.
- Wanting to own a bunch of stackable rings by Anna Sheffield. Specially this rose gold tiny moon one!
- Exited that it’s breadfruit season! Gimme all the chips!
- Watching Wet Hot American Summer and wondering how I went a whole three months without netflix?
- Adding some #MakeShiftFace shots to the insta collection! Frances, my token cat lady friend, above strutting some massive sunflower style.
They remind me, for some reason, of the movie Now and Then. It brings me back to childhood and those times when I was finding out what you really like even when it’s another friend’s style. I remember buying, with my own money, my first barrette in high school and absolutely hating it afterwards. My fancy friend got her cool new hair accessory from traveling to Europe over the summer. I got mine at Claire’s. At the time I was oblivious to the words ‘personal style’. I just liked what she was wearing and thought, I can rock that too. I begged my mom to drive me over because I just had to have it.Continue reading