The Summery Recipes I Recently Saved to My Instagram Folder

With summer in full swing, I’ve been searching for easy dishes to make at the shore. As I scrolled through my Instagram feed, I saved any colorful summery recipes to my recipes folder. The other day, I narrowed it down to what I want to make. Then, I broke it down based on the type of dish (breakfast, lunch, and entrées, plus soups and salads, appetizers and sides, and cocktails and desserts). Here are 21 recipes I can’t wait to create this season. Breakfast View this post on Instagram This famous recipe for Jordan Marsh’s Blueberry Muffins has over 5,000 five-star reviews. And for goodRead More →

A List of 15 of Our Favorite Swimsuits for 2020

Things have changed dramatically and so many of us have had to make changes to our summer arrangements. You may have planned your dream vacay and ended up having to cancel it, or maybe you have been sitting at home for months and cabin fever kicked in long ago. Regardless of your situation, you can still enjoy the hot months by heading outside and cooling off by the water. Depending on what state you live in, beaches, pools, and lakes may be open for you to cool off in while socially distancing. We’ve curated a list of 15 of our favorite swimsuits for 2020. WeRead More →

Everything I’m Eyeing For My Summer at The Shore

Last year my family and I restarted the tradition of spending time at the Connecticut shore. This was a place that I grew up going to each summer along with generations of family members before me (you can read about my childhood memories and why it’s so special here). Prior to last year, since I moved to Los Angeles, I had only been back there once in 2013. After our last trip we realized how much we missed the beach, so my parents recently purchased a beach house on the water. This summer, I’ll be heading to Westbrook and spending the rest of the seasonRead More →

It’s finally summer, which means a lot of us are ready to take some much-needed time off from our day-to-day routines. Flights are opening up at historically low prices and travelers are ready to book their vacations. With COVID-19 still considered a pandemic worldwide, the thought of flying can seem scary. However, you can still travel and stay safe if you take the right precautions. Here’s a list of airplane travel tips so you can stay healthy this summer while on vacay! Ask Yourself These Five Important Questions Before booking your trip, be sure to ask yourself these essential questions. Knowing the answers may helpRead More →

Quarantine has been the “new normal” for the past two months, and now Los Angeles County has approved stay-at-home orders for at least another three. Being at home and in isolation can make you a little stir-crazy. There are some days where it’s hard to find the motivation to get out of bed. Being out of work and unable to do most activities that were usually part of my daily routine has been difficult. However, I’ve come up with a manageable day-to-day regimen for myself while in lockdown. Giving yourself a routine during quarantine can lift your spirits, increase motivation, and be a perfect timeRead More →

20 Picnic Recipes To Kick Off The Start of Summer

One of my favorite summertime activities is planning a picnic in the park or at the beach. I love discovering an array of delectable recipes to make, like fruit bars, agua fresca, scones, strawberry shortcake, and sandwiches, and then creating a delicious spread. This year, there’s no doubt that things are different, but that doesn’t mean that this outdoor rite of passage needs to end. In fact, I’m looking forward to enjoying a picnic at a drive-in theater this summer. In my quest to discover new picnic recipes, I came up with a list of 20 vegetarian dishes that are easy to create! Kristie WoszczynaRead More →

An Open Letter to the Class of 2020

Dear Class of 2020, It was St. Patrick’s Day, and I hadn’t thought to take the world’s events seriously yet. Yes, there were coronavirus cases growing in Los Angeles County, but like any person of my age, I felt invincible. I still enjoyed time with a few friends, drinking and dancing, unaware of anything that was to come that week (call me naïve). I woke up the next morning in wonderful spirits until I saw that I had an unusual amount of notifications in my school email. The first one I saw read: Important Updates About Spring Semester. Bracing myself as I opened it, IRead More →

Vacation Style: Everything I Wore On My Latest Trip

I would describe my vacation style as having a laid back California flair mixed with bohemian vibes. The truth is, it appears to be a lot more effortless than it actually is, and a lot of planning goes into it—especially when I’m traveling. Recently, I talked about my packing tips, and I mentioned why I photograph each outfit before I place it in my suitcase. Doing this helps me determine what to bring (and what I need to purchase before I take off). During my latest trip, when I was deciding what to wear each day, I reached for my phone and scrolled through theRead More →

Vacation at the Connecticut shoreline

I couldn’t have asked for a better end to the summer. Billy and I took our much anticipated trip to the East Coast. We spent a week and a half in Massachusetts prior to our 10 day vacation in Westbrook, Connecticut (the same seaside town I grew up going to every year). While we were in CT, my parents and I took a day trip to Block Island and explored the picturesque seaside town. This past week, I’ve been looking at my photos and reliving the memories of this amazing vacation that I documented on my InstaStories. From the moment I left this quaint beachRead More →