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Top: Vince Camuto // Bodysuit: American Apparel Top: American Apparel // Skirt: Zara Top: BCBG // Shorts: Guess Top: Zara // Skirt: Frankie Miami Top: Bargain Barn // Bodysuit: American Apparel Blouse: Out of the Closet // Top: Guess // Shorts: TopShop Jacket: Guess Editorial Credits Model: Aubree Rivera @aubreerivera Makeup Artist: Lina Rodriguez @adrena_lina1 Jewelry: Lool…

When in Doubt, Paddle It out – How Professional Surfer Tia Blanco Rides Life’s Waves

We don’t usually juxtapose the words vegan and athlete — unless we’re talking about professional surfer, Tia Blanco. First place International Surfing Association Gold medalist are also impressive titles that fall under her belt. Nearing her twentieth year of life, Blanco is riding waves seamlessly, in and out of the ocean.

Want to Try a Plant-Based Diet? This Service Has Got You Covered

Anyone can throw together a simple salad but it takes talent, patience, and the ability to experiment with flavors, to put together a filling vegetarian or vegan meal — I learned from experience. Creativity can be particularly challenging with multi-step and multi-layered meals like casseroles, pasta dishes, or curries. Fortunately, California-based meal-delivery service, Veestro, does…

Empowered Women Inspire Change: Fashion with Purpose

“Life is like a rollercoaster. It has its ups and downs, but it’s up to you to enjoy the ride.” This is exactly Nicki Patel’s philosophy. After enduring health complications and working herself to exhaustion, the budding designer took a much-needed change of direction back toward familial roots and finding purpose. This ultimately inspired her…

Who Made Your Bag Strap? A Look Into the Brand That Started It All

Growing up in Ecuador, Carmen Maria Correa and Laura Carrion were inspired by their home’s vivid landscapes, beautiful crafts, spectacular people, and most importantly, sartorial choices — such as the waist-cinchers, the traditional garb of Ecuadorians — which inspired the design for the popular bag strap so present in their collections. The brand’s story is…

Sri Lanka: A Photo Diary

The coast of Sri Lanka is picture-perfect with its lush emerald green jungle that rolls down to the palm tree-lined ocean. Locals gather along the roads with coconut and fruit stalls as their massive smiles and friendly demeanor spread to travelers passing by, reminding them of the pleasures of simple living and human connection. It is a natural paradise beautifully captured by…

Ten Amazing Things We Can Learn From Our Favorite Women in History

Women’s History Month is celebrated in the beautiful month that holds the first day of Spring, March. We gathered 10 women who have broken boundaries in their fields, opening many doors for us to follow; from voting, to running for POTUS, to protecting our bodies, every curve, every dimple, and becoming exceptional citizens. Let’s carry…

The Mermaid Way: 3 Habits to Make the Most out of Your Morning

Life guru’s including Tony Robbins and Marie Forleo are known to preach the value of becoming a morning person. Growing research shows making the most of your precious time at the initial jump-off of your day results in a more productive work ethic, a clear creative mind, and improvement in your overall well-being. Early risers feel…

If, What & How With Gianna Martello

Talented choreographer, Gianna Martello is a force to be reckoned with. Known for her work on Lifetime’s “Dance Moms,” Martello has garnered a high following for her dedication to choreography. ancShe has been choreographing routines for the Abby Lee Dance Company (ALDC) since she was 16 years old. Her award-winning routines have earned her regional and…

Sophie Haber Teaches Us How to Wander Without Moving

Each of us is multi-dimensional with stunning facets that reveal our depth, interests, personality, and values. For Sophie Haber, flowing with the nomadic lifestyle allows her to be a photographer, model, collaborator, artist, leader, lover, and a strong community supporter, in any setting. She reveals how her path led by wanderlust has led her to…

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