DESIGN

    Barranquilla Carnival Style

    February 22, 2017

    Carnaval de Barranquilla, the second largest Carnival in the world after Rio de Janeiro, is a force to be reckoned with. Barranquilla’s Carnival is also Colombia’s most important folkloric celebration. The carnival has traditions that date back to the 19th century. During the carnival, Barranquilla‘s normal activities are paralyzed because the city gets busy with street dances, music, and masquerade parades. Since I’m living in Colombia this year during the long weekend festivities, I am going to venture into the celebration! Here is my ultimate style guide to Carnival:

    1. Ulla Johnson: Natalia Dress
    2. Loeffler Randall: Suze Ankle Wrap Sandal
    3. The Eternal Headonist: Yellow Leather Star Crown Headband by Rebecca Share
    4. MAC: Gold Glitter
    5. Clare V: Blue Dapple Fannypack
    6. Odette: Miro Earrings
  • TRAVEL

    Bogotá pt. 1

    Month 2 of Remote Year has me living and working in Colombia’s sprawling capital, Bogotá. The city itself is surrounded by Andean peaks and filled with urban sophistication and colonial wonder. It is the third-highest capital in…

    February 22, 2017
  • TRAVEL

    Mexico City pt. 2

    The second half of month one in Mexico City went by way too quickly. I had been in a little bit of a funk ever since I got back from Cuba. I was in…

    January 31, 2017
  • TRAVEL

    Havana, Cuba

    First things first, Havana‘s absolutely beautiful. Probably one of the most gorgeous cities I’ve ever seen and like nowhere else I’ve ever been to before. The architecture and colors are mind-boggling, yet it is…

    January 19, 2017
  • TRAVEL

    Mexico City pt. 1

    The first month of the Remote Year experience begins in Mexico City. Mexico City or CDMX is the 5th largest city in the world, only outnumbered by Tokyo, NYC, Sao Paulo, and Seoul. I…

    January 11, 2017
  • LIFESTYLE

    Travel Essentials

    Traveling can be stressful and overwhelming at times. From the long lines to crowded spaces with unfiltered air, it can take a toll on your mental health and overall well-being. It is always best…

    January 10, 2017
  • TRAVEL

    Remote Year

    Meraki is a word that modern Greeks often use to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put “something of yourself” into what you’re doing, whatever it may be. With…

    December 31, 2016
  • LIFESTYLE

    Fish Tacos

    Chrissy Teigen’s Skillet-Charred Fish Tacos Fish tacos are my favorite! And these from Chrissy Teigen’s new #CravingsCookbook did NOT disappoint. I love the spices and fresh vegetables. Plus these are super easy to assemble…

    December 30, 2016
  • LIFESTYLE

    Turmeric

    The bright orange spicy root featured in Indian and Thai curries, turmeric has been trending for thousands of years thanks to its high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. In traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine,…

    November 21, 2016
  • DESIGN

    Clogs

    The clog is a mysterious piece of fashion history. According to Wikipedia, the exact origins of the clog are unknown, but some of the oldest surviving wooden footwear in Europe dates all the way…

    November 1, 2016