becoming minimalist and why more is just more

May 18, 2015

decluttering and living simply
UPDATE: This becoming minimalist post is back by popular demand. 

Since returning home from my first solo travel trip ever, I immediately fell prey to the "system" yet again. 

This time, the love of my life has seen the light and decided the system doesn't work for him either. So we are off to travel the world, leaving everything behind. This is how my minimalist journey started...


I'm a little fed up. I live in a country where I wake up every morning for the sole purpose of paying bills and taxes. Where my government officials wake up every morning to serve people, so long as those people deal them eight-figure checks under the table. Where capitalist conglomerate CEOs wake up every morning to ensure they're creating the absolute healthiest foods, safest drugs, and the most transparent companies on Earth. If they happen to turn over a tiny profit of 13.6 billion dollars, then hey, that's just a bonus. And who can forget the drones. Oh. No. No no, not the fly by night kind. The 9-5 kind. You know the ones. The sluggish drones who also wake up every morning complacent, fearful, and unfulfilled; plugging in hours at a job they loathe while penning a blog at night they hope will make them rich, perpetuating relationships they dream of having the courage to end, making bucket lists they have no business creating in the first place, and envying the lives of prettier, skinner, more famous [enter names here] while never acknowledging that [enter names here] detests their own lives too. Lindsay Lohan with a side of Amanda Bynes anyone?

wardrobe planner moodboard: dark and broody

Jul 12, 2014

planning a minimalist wardrobe

I used to be a big believer in frivolous beautiful things. No materialism here, simply visual stimulation shared to the masses, which to me was a gift. Hence my series gift of pretty, may it rest in peace. But don't fret, my half a decade blog followers shall see it resurrected here today in new form:

the wardrobe planner moodboard

Let's rejoice in a new gift where I do all the down and dirty hard work of sourcing, and you recline into your loved seat with a glass or Pinot and enjoy. No drooling aloud. Inspiration only. Until next time.

PS- The photo above is styled and shot by yours truly. I wasn't too shabby as a fashion stylist eh?

minimalist living guide: fitness during slow travel

Jul 10, 2014

Alright, I suck at multi-tasking. It's time to come to grips with it. I can run a business, freelance, create a fashion empire...but somehow I cannot get myself to maintain the most minimalist fitness regime while slow traveling around the world. As in no 9-5 grind, no bustling NYC city streets, no suffocating political turmoil, just me and the bounty of the world. So seriously, what's the deal? I've been in Mexico for a month now and have price compared half a dozen yoga studios without ever showing up. I've downloaded and stalked the Tracy Anderson Method for weeks, only to quit after five days, well, and then again after five days more. I know I am a group class person, but whilst traveling you can't really rely on that. So what's my simple solution? Find a gosh darn online trainer with the presence of a group class, charisma of Tracy, dietary recommendations of a doctor, and the price of ramen noodles. Okay, maybe like ramen noodles with truffle oil. And dolls, I think I might have lucked out. I was contacted by the handsome better half of the husband and wife duo that is I'm Fit and Happy, and thank goodness because I was all about to give up on fitness during travel. I immediately signed up for their free two week trial, because um, when things are free, why the heck not! So as part of my minimalist living guide while traveling around the world (which I know I owe you tons of updates) I will blog my journey and see what results I muster up. I'd ideally like a flat tummy sometime again this century, a few inches lost in other shady areas in time for a bikini marathon through the oceans of Oaxaca, Mexico, and maybe 15 pounds melted away. A girl can dream. What I love about this particular online training hub versus the MANY many I unfortunately wasted time researching, is that you get a mix of barre, pilates, resistance training and cardio. Like holy smokes, these are my absolute favorite workouts. Talk about a healthy cocktail.