Month: April 2016

What Every Minimalist Should Have In Her Bag

Minimalism was probably one of the hottest trends of 2015 and thankfully, it looks like it’s here to stay. The “less is more” philosophy of minimalism is something that we can all apply to the different areas of our lives, including our handbags. We all have that friend who can’t seem to go out without a million and one things stuffed into her purse. And if you can’t think of anyone, you are that friend. But, it’s never too late to dive into the depths of minimalism. It’s time to simplify your baggage. These are the five all-natural items you actually can’t leave the house without. I promise, I’ll make a minimalist out of you. An Essential Oil Essential oils are essentially little bottles of magic. I won’t go into the many benefits of using essential oils here, but you should definitely keep a bottle or two of your favorite one on hand. My recommendation? Peppermint or Bergamot. Ditch the Advil and carry a bottle of Peppermint in your bag for on the spot headache …

Music Picks: April 2016

Spring is technically here, but the weather is still protesting. My music choices usually reflect the weather and change with the seasons. This April is a little different as it sometimes still feels like winter. So my music choices have been all over the place. I’ve been listening to a lot of Rihanna these days #SorryNotSorry. Here are the songs I’ve had on repeat this month: 1.”Ophelia”- The Lumineers 2. “Work”- Rihanna 3. “Same Sea (Acoustic)”- LIGHTS 4. “Needed Me”- Rihanna 5. “Roses”- Tanner Patrick (Cover) 6. “Seeing Stars (Live)”-BØRNS 7.”Paris”- The 1975 8. “Keeping Your Head Up (Don Diablo Remix)”- Birdy 9. “Never See The End”- Amanda Cook 10. “When We Were Young”- Jacob Whitesides (Cover)

My Favorite Spots In Paris

I fell in love with Paris. Hard. No surprise there. Here’s a list (in no particular order) of the little spaces and places I frequented while studying in the city of light. 1.McDonald’s at Jardin de Luxembourg Amy and I took many trips to the McDonald’s all over Paris, but our favorite was hands-down the Luxembourg chain. It was two or three stories tall and we enjoyed sitting in the lower level, surrounded by French students. We also frequented the Cluny and Montparnasse McDonald’s. 2. Somewhere on the Banks of The Seine River One of my favorite nights in Paris was when Abigail, Amy, Jen, and I went to the Seine. We found a spot somewhere on the banks and Abigail played her ukulele (our attempt at making French friends: lure them in with our music). Our attempt wasn’t entirely successful, but it’s still one of my favorite nights in Paris. It was still the beginning of the semester and I remember feeling like I could do anything. The whole world was made small on our little …