I'm going on another adventure in december... to London and Paris! It will be my first time in London, so oh boy oh boy am I excited! The high tea, art museums, british accents, indian curry, old antiques, vintage clothing stores... and concept stores! As I was researching, I found a little website that compiles a whole bunch of super-cool concept stores all over the world, and there happens to be a lovely archive on london in particular. All I have to say after frolicking through the site is... OH MY GOODNESS. There are the most artsy, unique, and oh-so-hip shops in London- I can't believe I haven't been sooner!!! What is wrong with me??! Oh, and if any of you happen to live in London, or know of lovely places to visit, do leave a comment/ send me an email, as I want to compile as much information as I can possibly fit into my brain before going :)
Wow. I am actually the worst blogger. It's been months since i've blogged- and that, my friends, makes me incredibly sad :(
Fear not, fellow blog-lovers! I'm back, and I'm coming back with a great collaboration with one of my dear, talented friends. She is a marvelous photographer and film-maker, and I love her to death. We will be working on a project together, hopefully launching our very own channel on vimeo and creating some wonderful art. For now, I will just have to leave you with this suspense :)
So, I'm coming back with a new online find~ a lovely online shop that sells the most gorgeous clothing/jewelry items I have seen in a while. Talk about inspiring. I mean, this little shop convinces me that I actually need everything on the site. Hats off to the wonderful design team behind mr larkin ~ you guys have collected some beautiful pieces that will hopefully end up in my closet soon ;)
I have left you all some mouth-watering photos to stare at in the meantime; do pop on over if you're curious or have simply fallen in love with the few photos here. I have no idea how I find these places. Sometimes I stumble upon the most marvelous things. What a lucky duck I am!
Once upon a time, I used to never even think about where anything came from- if my bar of soap was responsible for a rabbit's life, or if my feet were being kept warm at the expense of another. It's almost crazy how many things rely upon other beings lives, and how finding some super rad, cruelty-free products are hard to come by these days. The solution? Support the companies that decide they don't want to take part in animal-testing, and as an inevitable result of increasing demand, there will be much more supply.
Soo. That being said, I welcome you all to Herbivore Botanicals- a 100% vegan, cruelty-free brand that makes gorgeous skin care and bath products. I was introduced to this lovely brand by my sister Jaime, who, on my 16th birthday gave me a coconut bath soak, and some calming bath salts for those crrrazzy emotionally-draining high school days, weeks, and months. (Junior year will not be pretty...) Anyway, I got a chance to use these magnificent bath products, and I have to say that i'm hooked. For quite some time now, I have chosen to live a cruelty-free life, and that means that I now have to bother the store clerks at sephora when buying hand cream or lipstick, and be super duper annoying at restaurants. But you know what? It's totally worth it.
Take a look at some of their super rad vegan products! (I have my eyes set on the pink clay mask hehe)
When I first started my blog in 2011, I was dealing with some serious health problems, some of which continue to drag on today. I started this blog to focus on being positive, and finding the little things in life that make me smile- and sharing them with all of you. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I have so many beautiful people supporting me, and it just tickles my heart whenever I get an e-mail from a follower just letting me know that they enjoy my ramblings. It really does.
So, as random and out of the ordinary this may seem, I would just like to remind you to take a day and look at all of the beautiful, positive things in your life, share a smile with a stranger, enjoy your breakfast outside, meditate- look at all that you have, and truly embrace it.
For me, I guess this will be part of my journey to health- to improve my life through positivity.
We all need a little reminder once in a while :)
I feel like my ideas have changed over the past few months, or even the past weeks, as I can see the change when I scroll through my pictures. My style is slowly changing, becoming much simpler and less materialistic. I find it interesting that I can learn so much about myself simply through evolving pictures. Have you noticed a change in yourself?