Posts in LIFEMAGIC
BEHIND THE LENS AT NYFW

Thanks to the many photographers capturing the entire event, even people like me who don’t have front-row tickets to these shows have a sweet in into the magic of this week; we all get to see the glitz and glam that comes with NYFW every year, but let’s flip the script for a second. How does a photographer covering NYFW take on this legendary week? So to learn a little bit more about what this week is really like for someone working the behind-the-scenes, we sat down with professional photographer Alyssa Greenberg (@smallgirlbiglens) to get the inside scoop on what NYFW entails beyond the glamorous pieces that float down the runway.

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HOT POD

WE’RE ADDICTED TO LISTENING TO PODCASTS AND WE WANNA SHARE OUR OBSESSION WITH YOU. HERE'S A NON-COMPREHENSIVE, EVER EVOLVING LIST TO GET YOU STARTED!

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WHY GO WHEN YOU CAN STAY? HOW TO STAYCATION 101

We’d like to think we’ve mastered the art of staycations and we want to share our tips and tricks with you. Here are just a few of our favorite ways to really give ourselves the at-home luxury we need from time to time...

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FALLING FOR FALL

WE DON'T WANT TO BURST YOUR SUMMER BUBBLE BUT FALL IS ONLY SIX WEEKS AWAY. LET THAT SINK IN FOR A MOMENT. JUST LIKE YOU, WE'RE *WISHING* AND *HOPING* FOR A LITTLE MORE TIME TO ENJOY MEALS AL FRESCO OR TO PLAN ONE LAST BEACH WEEKEND BUT, WHEN THE FIRST COLD SPELL ARRIVES, WE WANT TO BE READY TO ROLL OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING AND DRESS IN OUR FAVORITE STAPLES FROM LAST YEAR WHILE ALSO INFUSING A LITTLE NEWNESS INTO THE MIX - SOME TRENDS THAT HAVE US...FALLING FOR FALL (FALL 2019, TO BE SPECIFIC).

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FIVE THINGS I LEARNED AFTER HITTING MY 100 CLASSES AT THE BAR METHOD

“IT’S BECOME A SACRED PLACE FOR ME - MY HAPPY PLACE - AND HAS EVEN GOTTEN ME THROUGH SOME TOUGH MOMENTS. I LOOK BACK NOW AND THINK, “WHAT THE HECK DID I DO BEFORE THIS?,“ AND THAT’S HOW I FULLY MADE A LIFESTYLE CHANGE…AND I DON’T EVER PLAN ON GOING BACK.”

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5 THINGS I LEARNED FROM PRACTICING YOGA

“WHEN I HEARD THIS IT STRUCK ME THAT HUMANS WHO CHOOSE TO CONFRONT THE UNCOMFORTABLE, TO SPEAK ABOUT THE UNSPEAKABLE, WHO DARE DREAM OF SOMETHING BETTER ARE THE ONES WHO ARE ALSO WILLING TO FACE DOWN THEIR FEARS. AND, IT TAKES GUTS AND A LOT OF COURAGE TO TAKE YOURSELF APART AND PUT YOURSELF BACK TOGETHER AGAIN.”

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DROPPING ACID

While everyone has spent the past year paying fashion homage to the Nineties with their “vintage” Nirvana tees, Teva sandals, slip dresses and tiny sunglasses, we’ve noticed the beginning of an Eighties renaissance take hold: bold neons, Reebok Freestyle Hi sneakers and acid wash denim are taking over the streets of New York.  We’re 100% here for these looks and ready to share some of our best style tips with you - so here are three ways to work the Eighties Acid Wash Denim into your current aesthetic!

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THE ESCAPIST

“I used to think I was always chasing something better, but now I know I’m only trying to escape something worse. And this lifelong desire to escape people, places and situations hasn’t changed. 

But I have.“

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HELLO, CANCER SEASON

We’re well into Cancer season now, and before we move any further into this season, it’s important to understand how this season may bring forth a handful of new emotions, opportunities and ways to experience growth. So for those who aren’t too familiar with Cancer season, here’s a little breakdown on how to continue dealing with the astrological changes you may be facing during this next month.

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SUMMER TRAVEL TIPS

No one likes having to drag around multiple suitcases with them on vacation - the more luggage, the more problems. So we’re sharing some of our favorite packing hacks and travel tips with you to make the most of your precious suitcase space.

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5 THINGS I LEARNED BY TAKING ON A NEW JOB FOR A WEEK

“IT’S SO EASY TO GET COMFORTABLE AND COMPLACENT WITH HOW YOU SPEND YOUR TIME, BUT YOU NEVER TRULY KNOW WHAT YOU’RE CAPABLE OF UNTIL YOU FORCE YOURSELF TO TRY SOMETHING NEW. I’M NOT SAYING ANYTHING WILL COME EASY OR COMFORTABLY - IN FACT, IT’LL PROBABLY BE THE OPPOSITE. BUT I’VE LEARNED TO EMBRACE DISCOMFORT, AS IT IS ONE OF THE GREATEST TEACHERS.”

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FROM “DREAM JOB” TO DREAM COMPANY

Sunday Forever was born from humble beginnings, created with nothing but magic and nice things in mind. For founder + CEO Ashli Stockton, leaving her former “dream“ job to create her dream company took a huge leap of faith - but with hard work, drive, and genuine intent to share all the things that helped relieve her of the “Sunday Scaries,“ her dream company became a reality. Recently, she sat down with The Entreprenista Podcast, a weekly podcast featuring inspiring, successful female founders, to chat about how it all started, how the company’s growing, and where she sees its future. Check out the podcast here!

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A BASIC 101 FOR THE CBD NEWBIE

There’s no ignoring the fact that CBD has been a major subject of discussion over the past couple of years, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going away anytime soon. Call it another millennial trend, a saving grace to clinical needs, or whatever you please, but one can only acknowledge the growing popularity of CBD use. So I sat down with Gabe Kennedy, co-founder of Plant People to really give me the basic 101 on CBD.

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THE SUNDAY ISSUE EDIT: NICE THINGS FOR THE BEACH

Swimsuits, Sunblock and a Cover-up is all you need to enjoy the summer paradise. We’ve  selected a few of our favorites (plus some things to pack with you) to help prepare for the weekend ahead and a summer spent relaxing, re-charging and reflecting (or just sipping a Dark and Stormy while binging your favorite podcasts - that works too!)

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