Archive for January 2016

Touring the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh

I stopped by the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh for my feature with @withthelocals. It is a huge deal that Ace is in this city – they only have 8 other properties in the entire world! They completely renovated a former YMCA and it is incredible. So much natural light! It’s full of minimal and retro design elements and has a real old meets new charm. Click through to see the Ace through my perspective, and to catch the surprise for Pittsburgh locals! 

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My travel essentials

Splitting time between Pittsburgh & LA always has me on the go. And because I don’t have a permanent residence in LA, I’ve become quite the packing pro. I load up a hardshell carry-on bag and my Northface backup and I’m off! 

Read on for my packing tips and travel essentials:

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6 resasons why it was time to leave my 9-5

If you follow me on Instagram, you heard my big news: I will be working for LISH creative full-time! I am thrilled for this new adventure, but one of the first questions that people have been asking me is “how did you possibly know it was time?!” Well – there were 6 factors really, and I am outlining them here: 1. I was burnt out   In the beginning, I was working 50+ hours per week at my advertising agency job and producing content on the nights and weekends. At first it was my creative escape, and although I continued to…

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The Big Announcement…!

I have been dropping hints for a while now, and if you’re on my email list  you already heard the inside scoop, but I wanted to take a minute to share the news here! I am officially self-employed!  After three years of working in the advertising industry, and life long dreams of entrepreneurship, I finally took the leap! When I first started out, I was working 50+ hours per week at my advertising agency job and producing content on the nights and weekends – it was my creative escape. But when I started to get burnt out, and had to…

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1×3 Styling: Pink confetti on Pink

One of my new blog series in 2016 will feature one item, styled three ways! This weekend, Matt Crump and his @candyminimal feed announced the #CMWPINK challenge so I decided to run with it and make my first 1×3 styling post all about pink! After much brainstorming and trial and error, I landed on pink confetti paired with perfume, headphones and a sweet little envelope:

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2015 in Review

If I had to choose a word to describe my life in 2015, it would be TRANSITION. So much has changed over the past 12 months, but somehow, in all of chaos and confusion, it has been an incredible year of growth. I’m ending this year with a fresh perspective on my personal life and my business, and I’m excited to share some MAJOR developments very very soon. 

In the meantime, a look back on 2015:

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