Tuesday, March 28, 2017

ON ROTATION №3: CITY RUN


O N   R O T A T I O N |  C I T Y   R U N


I have a penchant for making a trip to art galleries out of my training when I'm in a new city. Here's a compilation of tracks I gathered for my recent trip back to the East Coast. For when you're elegantly running through downtown streets but secretly rappin' & dancin' to your own tunes . . . 

click here to follow & listen—I'll be adding more songs . . .

Thursday, March 23, 2017

CURRENTLY CREASING №7

C U R R E N T L Y   C R E A S I N G
A collection of weekly reads to guide you through your days . . .

I updated my SHOP section for your perusal. It has sections for the dressing room, powder room, and kitchen, including specific recommendations for supplements & superfoods.

1 | A powerful book to get for any little girl, young woman, or just to remind yourself 
2 | A painfully hilarious and relatable article on group texts 
3 | The shampoo & conditioner set I am obsessed with currently that smells simultaneously of uplifting citrus and earthy laurel leaf 
4 | These chambray bow-tied mules or a more plain option
5 | Why you need digital detoxification and an easy-to-follow guide
6 | The talented Kris Chau introduced me to this incredible horoscope site that nears Susan Miller
7 | This dainty little lingerie number . . .
8 | Waiting for the French-duo The Dove & The Wolf's new album
9 | Unpublished images of Rock 'n Roll stars, including my favourite Patti Smith (I recommend reading her memoir Just Kids)
10 | How to get a guy hooked on clean skincare . . . my husband has been enjoying this and this

11 | I don't often buy cookbooks but I can't wait to receive this one
12 | My best friend and I are miles apart but are bonding over this, I am quoting her, "most hilarious book [she has] ever read." 


the T H O U G H T  O F  T H E  W E E K

"We don't see things as they are, 
we see them as we are"

—Anaïs nin

Thursday, March 16, 2017

THE GUIDE: GROUNDING



T H E   G U I D E  :  G R O U N D I N G
Guest editor Kristin Dahl of Dahl House Nutrition's wisdom on how to ground and reignite your energy when you feel burnt out  . . .


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

BEAUTY BITES: COCONUT ROSE LEMONADE


B E A U T Y   B I T E S  |  C O C O N U T   R O S E   L E M O N A D E 
This recipe comes in partnership with Be Clean Shop, a studio with a curation of small-batch natural skincare & beyond—think sustainable jewellery!—located in Washington, D.C.. The owner Becky carefully selects each line vigilantly to nourish your skin without harsh chemicals, synthetics, preservatives, or animal products so you don't have to break out—literally—over a Google rabbithole search for natural skincare. To help you even more intricately, she has a newsletter coming up next week that is a guide for  tropics getaway-themed skincare.


Below are my picks from her shop infused with coconut & rose for a little tropical getaway at home, dedicated especially those in the NorthEast braving a blizzard. Especially with the drastic fluctuation of temperatures, we not only need to take extra care of our vacation-yearning minds but also our skin to prepare for warmer weather. Give yourself a wholistic treatment . . .



soul sunday rose dry shampoo          herbivore botanicals coconut milk bath               smoke rose body oil           

   


I have developed this recipe inspired by the tropical theme of Be Clean's newsletter that will hydrate the skin with electrolyte-rich coconut water; restore elasticity & glow with rose; and provide pH balance with lemon to stave off breakouts.

I N G R E D I E N T S 
Paleo / Vegan / Gluten-free / Dairy-free / Refined-sugar free 
1 cup Raw Coconut Water, I prefer Harmless Harvest
1 lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon dried rose petals
2 tablespoons water
Stevia to taste, I prefer bitter-free Omica Organics

D I R E C T I O N S
  1. Gently heat some water to just before a boil to pour two tablespoons over the rose petals in a large glass.
  2. Allow the rose petals to soak in the water until the water cools down to the touch.
  3. Squeeze the lemon juice over it and let it sit for another five minutes to soak.
  4. Pour cold coconut water over the petals. You can strain them at this point as well.
  5. Sweeten to taste!

Friday, March 10, 2017

SPIRITUAL SMACK: THE CRACK


S P I R I T U A L   S M A C K  |  T H E   C R A C K

Heaped in an equally dainty platter, one of your egg cracks. A basket of your musings and schemes, each one composing a recherché selection of how you present yourself to the world. And here it sits atop, an Alice blue shell container of you, fractured. 

And what comes oozing out? Is what you contain within yourself a mirror of your fair presentation? Or are you cocooned inside a sticky suspension, the crack revealing a piercing chasm? A slitting of hidden thoughts, expressions, and judgements you can't swim through. 

And are you surprised of what has been harbouring beneath the neat shell? Or had you been sitting on its warming familiarity, secretly bearing a darker you on a nest of entangled thoughts? 

A hatching or a hitting fall, an egg inevitably cracks. And either/or, out of it comes a birth of another you. The yolk may have split—it's no perfect presentation. This is for you to digest what you've been incubating and become whole again with your parts. Then turn to dust your broken shell and bury it into new fertile ground to walk upon.

Is what you contain within yourself a mirror of your fair presentation?
—@thirlby

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

CURRENTLY CREASING №6

C U R R E N T L Y   C R E A S I N G
A collection of weekly reads to guide you through your days . . .

1 | A whimsical card in honour of Women's day
2 | Or suprise and remind a woman in your life who has made you the Woman, Womyn, Wimyn, Womin, and Wimmin you are with some flowers—it's the little for the big things (PLUS it's free delivery & $15 off)
3 | Can you really do Ruth Bader Ginsburg's workout?! 
4 | A hormone-balancing raw chocolate recipe 
5 | My favourite trick for keeping my closet organised & husband go insane with rolling every piece of clothing
6 | The sweet Brazilian Portuguese verb cafuné: to run your fingers sweetly through someone you love’s hair
7 | We picked up duck eggs from the farmer's market last weekend, which are more nutritious and easily-digested than the chicken ones. Do you know all the varieties, like emu eggs?!
8 | 25 ways to practise self-care . . .
9 | When was the last time you were bored?
10 | On the "NPR voice" 


the T H O U G H T  O F  T H E  W E E K

"You cannot find peace by avoiding life"

—VIRGINIA WOOLF

Monday, March 6, 2017

ON ROTATION №2: EMOTIONAL ESCAPE


O N   R O T A T I O N |  E M O T I O N A L   E S C A P E


A compilation of tracks for when you need to emotionally travel elsewhere—click here to follow & listen—I'll be adding more songs . . .