This quick and easy dessert is perfect for any gathering. Surprise your friends or loved ones with a variety of toppings and let them make their own creations!
This quick and easy dessert is perfect for any gathering. Surprise your friends or loved ones with a variety of toppings and let them make their own creations!
Most skin products sold in stores today are filled with artificial preservatives and other chemicals that are not good for skin — moisturizers are no exception. In this industry inundated with toxin skin products, it can be challenging to find something natural for you skin, especially for your specific skin type. But sometimes, all you have to do is look around your kitchen.
Clothes: Vintage Clothes: Vintage Coat: BB DAKOTA Dress: Again Collection Dress: Sloane Rouge Editorial Credits Photography & Creative Direction: Alex Kromer // www.alexkromer.com // @kromeyyy Model: Megan Ozurovich // @pixiepropoganda Makeup: Rachelle Llanes // www.rachellellanes.com // @rachellellanes Hair: Junie Kang using Bumble & Bumble Wardrobe and Prop Styling: Shane Hobley All Jewelry Provided By: M By Magnolia // www.shopmaggnolia.com (All pieces are personally designed and handmade from scratch with 100% socially responsible materials and reclaimed metals.) The majority of wardrobe is vintage or stylist’s own.
This Mediterranean inspired dish is the perfect blend of citrus, smoke and crisp. You can have this as a vegetarian entrée or as a side dish. My favorite way to have them is by setting up a platter of several Lebanese spreads and dips, soft warm pitas and a variety of artisan cheeses and olives. Pair this with your favorite wine and you’ve got yourself a Mediterranean feast!
Top: The Freedom State // Skirt: Kate Sylvester // Jewelry: Lost Lover Playsuit: Alice McCall // Belt and jewelry: Lost Lover Top: Alice McCall // Lingerie: Pleasure State // Neck cuff: The Freedom State // Belt, bracelet and rings: Lost Lover Bra: Nico Underwear // Skirt: Kate Sylvester // Jewelry: Lost Lover Bra: Belle Fance // Skirt: The Freedom State // Jewelry: Lost Lover Dress: The Freedom State // Jewelry: Lost Lover Editorial Credits Model: Emma Boyd // @emmakateboyd // Priscillas Model Management // @priscillasmodels Photography:Lisa Fahey // Taken Photography // www.takenphotography.com.au // @taken_photography Styling: Angela Liang // www.flankandfinish.com // @flankandfinish Makeup: Tussta Hair // www.tussta.com.au // @tusstahair
When it comes to fitness you can rest assured that I’m no Ronda Rousey. I’m the kind of person that likes to think that I am athletic; I was a cheerleader, ran track in high school, and taught power tumbling and gymnastics for a few years. But sometime after college I fell off the fitness bandwagon and I haven’t been able to get back on since.
Who am I? My name is Lauren Rudick. I am an international yoga teacher. I travel around our globe offering specialty yoga classes, running retreats and teaching at festivals and conferences. Currently, my home base is a tiny beach town in Costa Rica. Basically, I live in my bathing suit. I surf daily, I teach yoga daily, and I practice yoga daily. I love to eat and sometimes I cry. I am a woman.
This recipe offers one of the easiest and healthiest ways to splurge on the original bananas foster without missing the flavor. The hint of spice with the smokiness from the grill pan makes this by far my favorite version of a mock bananas foster. Top it with your favorite goodies and serve! Ingredients Serves 2 1 large semi-ripe banana [slice lengthwise with skin on & tips removed] 1 tablespoon of coconut oil [pour in a small bowl] 1/8 teaspoon of ground clove 1 tablespoon of brown sugar or turbinado sugar ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon powder Optional Toppings Freeze dried strawberry slices [as seen on picture] Goji berries Fresh berries Ice cream or yogurt [to liking] Tools Grill pan or medium sauté pan Pastry brush…
Editorial Credits Collaboration: Lunarsea & Le Photogenic for the latest campaign for Lunarsea – Mystic Moon. Photography: Michelle Troop of Le Photogenic // @_michelle__troop_ Location: The Marsh, Broome, WA, Australia Model: Kathe Dewaele // @petitekathe Hair/Makeup: Kathe Dewaele Styling: Celeste Boyd (owner/designer of Lunarsea) Assistant Stylist & location scout: Lisa Terry Jewelry: Lunarsea // www.lunarseadesigns.com // @lunarseadesigns Clothing: The Havana crotchet dress by Spell Designs // www.spelldesigns.com // @spell_byronbay Summer Greens Sugar Maxi dress by Arnhem // www.arnhem.co // @arnhem_clothing Vintage crotchet top, embroidered jacket & suede shorts from Celeste’s extensive vintage collection. Vintage boots: Kathe’s own.
Looking for a delicious, chilled and refreshing snack? These creamy, sweet frozen treats are a perfect way to satisfy those sweet cravings while adding fruit to your diet. Enjoy!
For souls consumed by wanderlust and a yearning to be inspired, the home becomes a space that should be laced with intricacy and cultural flair. Victory Jewelry and Earthbound Trading Co. bring us the harmony between exploration and home decor with a sense of comfort. In this brief list of transatlantic treasures, find inspiration to transform a static space into one that encompasses the essence of the wandering, bohemian lifestyle.
Welcoming a new day with a positive attitude is a challenge if the mornings are full of lethargy. Sleep deprivation, a lengthy to-do list and an overall lack of energy cause many people to become reliant on coffee. However, while coffee provides an immediate burst of energy, it does not have longstanding benefits.
“I love being horribly straightforward. I love sending reckless text messages (because how reckless can a form of digitized communication be?) and telling people I love them and telling people they are absolutely magical humans and I cannot believe they really exist. I love saying, “Kiss me harder,” and “You’re a good person,” and, “You brighten my day.”
For many of us who are constantly on the go, it can be very difficult to stay conscious of the foods we are putting into our bodies. Luckily, it’s difficult but not impossible. Below are some fitness and nutrition tips for all you busy working bees!
How organized are you? Do you ever get really caught up in something you enjoy, only to end up postponing what you should really have been working on until the last minute? What about time management — did you ever get mixed up and missed an important deadline, just because you ended up spending all of your resources on another task, thinking you would make it on time?
Editorial Credits Photography: Megan Costello // www.avalanchevocals.com // Instagram: @avalanchevocals Models: Kendall Carroll @Kathy Muller Agency // Ayla Bliss @Kathy Muller Agency // McKinley Pillsbury @Wilhelmina Hawaii Location: Banzai Pipeline, North Shore, Oahu
Citizen of the world, Stacy Barthe accomplishes many things that people would only dream of in their young lives, including traveling around the world, joining Alicia Keys at a dinner party and, of course, working with Britney Spears. Yet she remains one of the most humble singers and songwriters in the industry.
These little balls of joy are the perfect snack, dessert or party gift. Completely gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan, these truffles are delicious and nutritious.
The truth about backpacking is: it can be intimidating. With all your possessions lying on your shoulders, and your resting place being anything from a hostel mattress to a bus seat, it’s a mystery why people choose to grab their essentials and head for the unknown. It was not until I took the leap of faith through South America that I realized how jam-packed it is with life-lessons that can be applied every single day. Here are a few things I learned on my journey:
“Gifts come to us when we open ourselves to the single greatest truth that those before us knew: there is a larger world behind the one we see around us every day. That larger world loves us more than we can possibly imagine, and it is watching us at every moment, hoping that we will see hints in the world around us that it is there.”- Eben Alexander, M.D.
Cozy up with this warm and comforting coconut butternut squash soup. It’s loaded with essential vitamins and oils to keep your skin and body hydrated and nourished during every season. Pair this delicious soup with a side salad or piece of baguette and voilà!
Editorial Credits Model: Rie Victoria Aoki Photography: Graciela Torres www.indigoloveboudoir.com Makeup: Model’s own Clothing credits: Free People // Ebony coin layering necklace // Faithful Shaggy jacket Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
It seems that as a generation, we have a tendency to battle life’s challenges as if we were the star comedian at a constantly sold out improv club. We “roll with the punches” in the most spontaneous way assuming that we’ll know exactly what to do when difficulty arises. In our emotional and spiritual lives we often wing it, and handle unforeseen circumstances with a disheartening sense of urgency. Our culture puts an enormous emphasis on the importance of academic exam preparation, military training, emergency airplane evacuation, and fire drills to name a few essential and valuable practices. However, just like any gymnast investing numerous hours training for the Olympics or a soccer player rigorously sprinting daily in preparation for the World Cup, we too…
There’s a rare glow that permeates a woman who is deeply aligned with her purpose, an incomparable energy that remains present even in the woman’s absence. Have you ever wondered what it was about that woman you met on the bus, your college dance instructor, the old lady with the unconventional humor, that you so strongly admired?
Show-stopping miniature succulent gardens and aesthetically pleasing air plant arrangements are just two of the living art creations to be found at Tamara Rigney’s swoon-worthy botanical boutique in Honolulu.
Twenty-four is an interesting age. Depending on the age of whom you ask, 24 year-olds are either just starting to get their lives together, or just starting to figure out all they lack. Truthfully, that could be said for any 20-something age, but I think twenty-four in particular holds a certain sophomoric gumption that slowly wanes as one approaches 30.
These Italian inspired crostini’s are the perfect bite of salty, sweet and grilled crunch. Fully and deliciously vegetarian, this dish works perfectly as a weekday meal or snack.
Here is how the conversation usually goes: “You had an eating disorder? But, you look so… normal! I would have never known!” To this, I simply smile and nod. This is usually my go-to response when I can’t find my voice to match the words I want to say.
I’ve been told that waiting until you are married to have sex can be very disappointing — disastrous even. How will you know if you are sexually compatible? Don’t you want to “try it on for size.”
Good vibes only. If you frequent the various bohemian-chic Pinterest boards and Instagram photos, then you have seen this saying often. Vanessa Coore from bazaarbohemian.com is a woman who has taken this mantra and implemented it into a like-minded community of women who sprinkle the good vibes everywhere they go, insert #PositiveLoveEnergy.
How we choose to identify ourselves often categorizes us. In many first world cultures, especially in the U.S., we do not stay in the environment we were raised in. We often find ourselves alone, searching for an identity separate from our immediate family. Hairstyles, clothing, ideals, and the like, are all aspects of society that we willingly expose ourselves to in order to connect with similar people. No matter the race, religion, gender, or socioeconomic status, those people are part of your tribe. Idols of the Tribe is an exploration of identity. Though this is planned as an ongoing project, these images represent two black Americans and their search for “tribe.” Editorial Credits Photography: Cooper Penn // IG:@cooperslight Hair: Iman Atiba // IG:@honeidoostylist Makeup: Ashley Gray…
With the new year upon us, it’s fitting to stretch ourselves into a few new practices. Twenty sixteen can surprise us, even by its numerical messages. One of the greatest spiritual meanings of the number sixteen is, drumroll please: l-o-v-e-! Let’s peek into the ways we can focus this statement of love inwardly to, in turn, outwardly love those around us.
This invigorating tropical drink is the perfect blend of sweet and tangy. It nourishes the body with many rich sources such as vitamin C, vitamin B and fiber to help with digestion. Cheers to many more years of a brighter you!
What’s not to like about this easy, go-to snack, lunch or dinner? The avocado toast trend is by far the yummiest and simplest way to fuel your body with a nourishing meal. Top it with sesame oil, lemon juice and sesame seeds and you got yourself an easy dish for any occassion!
Making salsa doesn’t have to be complicated – a couple fresh ingredients and lots of love is all you need. This sweet and salty mango salsa with-a-kick is the perfect way to spice up tortilla chips, salads and even tacos. The best part? The mango fruit has incredible health benefits acting as a skin cleanser, helping digestion and strengthening the immune system, among other things. Delicious and nutritious? Yes, please!
Each day we’re given a clean slate to begin anew — at any moment we can take a deep breath and start over. Instead of being consumed and overwhelmed with our daily tasks, we have the power to intentionally create our reality, and in turn, form our lives into a true masterpiece by working on perfecting each detail day by day. Below are some tips to maximize productivity levels and to help us remember to slow down especially when we are in a hurry.
These roasted sweet potato bites are perfect for adding sweet flavor to dishes. They can be a simple and nourishing replacement for croutons on salads and they are also ideal for snacking. So many variations – so little time!
For two hours, Lindsay Mitchell’s hand has been numb with frostbite. The porters traveling up the mountain with her have been hitting her arm for 20 minutes just to bring back the blood circulation. She’s already climbed 13,000 feet, she’s short of breath, and the feeling of delirium is starting to set in.
When life gives you bananas, make ice cream! This decadent dessert is quite literally a mouthful of happiness for the taste buds. No need to feel guilty about nourishing your sweet tooth when nature has got you covered with its beautiful yellow friends, and a little bit of cocoa drizzle – because, why not?
As a mother-daughter team making ethically produced jewelry with an organic and natural aesthetic, Tess and Tricia is a brand worth lauding. Tessa, the daughter and Patricia, the mother, always dreamed of running a business together. With Tess’s creativity and design skills, Tricia’s business experience, and their shared love of jewelry, the brand officially launched in 2013 in Minnesota.
The macrobiotic approach and diet is currently #trending and with good reason. It promises a healthier, more holistic life for women and men, and encourages a deeper connection with the food we consume. Macrobiotic foods are an incredibly delicious complement to a balanced lifestyle.
A young Sudanese girl named Kuoth Wiel came to the United States with her family at eight years old. She had to overcome many obstacles when she first arrived to the US, the biggest being the language barrier — she translated for her family while learning to adjust in many different situations.
What if you could display your distinctive style with a piece of history? That’s where The Luxe Project comes in. Designed in Australia, but made in Thailand, The Luxe Project’s main focus is to craft intricate one-of-a-kind bags that incorporate the vintage hand embroidered textiles of Southeast Asia’s hill tribes.
Cleobella has clearly got us on a whirlwind love spell that doesn’t seem to end. We got an exclusive look at their latest look book “Valley of Love” and are drenched in inspiration from the colors and textiles to the mouthwatering deliciousness of the scenery captured in this story. Check out their entire collection here.
While half the world is strapping on faux-fur coats and boots, the other half is flip-flopping their way through the holidays. This is the case in Costa Rica, where the phrase pura vida is a daily mantra that recognizes the country’s abundant natural wealth.
top (bottom image): Trash Vintage // Jewels: PFYTPoncho and Pants(top image) + colorful top (bottom image): Trash Vintage // Shirt: Arnhem Clothing // Jewels: PFYT Playsuit: The Naked TigerPhotography: Moriah Overell Hair and Makeup & Styling: Cassie Bimrose Model: Suzy Wootton Assistant: Maddison Burr Location: Maleny Botanical Gardens
Need to get your creative juices flowing but feel a disconnect with your mind, body and soul? Some may argue being out in nature is all we need, others may say meditation cures all, and there are many who think simply listening to the breath will reveal all of life’s answers to us. They’re all correct.
In the mood for an Indian inspired signature dish? Look no further. This turmeric spiced rice offers the perfect mix of spices and flavors, and it’s vegan! Turmeric spice has antioxidants that help skin glow and acts as a great addition to any diet.
Every once in a while we come across a piece of artwork that moves us, shakes us up a bit and shows us how imperfectly beautiful life can be. Perhaps what is even more magical than the art piece itself is the story behind it, or in this case, the person. Which brings us to the subject of Anahata Katkin and her breathtaking designs, each carefully develop with adept skill and tact to tell an enchanted story. As the owner of retail stores PAPAYA! Living and Jupiter Row, the self-taught creative teaches us a thing or two about life as an artist.