This rose garden is a 15 minute walk from my dorm room, and is right across the street from the building where 85% of my classes are, but this Wednesday was the first time I actually visited. I’ve been there three times since then and literally want to spend every free moment I have there. Shoutout to Earth Day and the end of the school year for getting me outside!!!… View Post

Bloom is hands-down my favorite word. It reminds me of camp, and my favorite verse of Edelweiss – “blossom of snow may you bloom and grow, bloom and grow forever” – that we sing together each Sunday night. It reminds me of my favorite quote: “be patient with yourself; nothing in nature blooms all year”. It’s also the title of my favorite song by The Paper Kites. I love this word so much that I got it engraved in a Giving Key, a company that I absolutely love.… View Post

I have been in need of rain boots for what feels like a majority of my life. I’m extremely picky; I don’t like big patterns, I don’t want super bright colors, the boots can’t be too tall, and they have to fit my incredibly high arches. After soaking through two pairs of sneakers in one of those endlessly rainy January days in LA, I became so desperate I almost Amazon Prime-d some rain boots. As I was perusing the shoe section of Marshalls over Spring break I came across these little rain boots. They slip right on, are not a ridiculous color and are normal enough that I would actually wear them in the rain. Even better? Emblazoned on the side of the box was “sustainable footwear”.… View Post

Even before I arrived in Los Angeles for college almost two years ago, I’ve been so excited to explore this city. Now I’ve been here for three and a half semesters, I have finally crossed visiting LACMA off my bucket list. God knows how long it would have taken me to go to LACMA had my sister not specifically request to visit.… View Post

As if I haven’t ranted and raved about them enough, Reformation is really upping their game. Reformation has nailed the jumpsuit, makes the softest sustainable tees I know, and now has released a line of “Action Tees”. When I first saw the tees, I immediately fell in love. The on-trend colors (like sunflower yellow!) and catchy, tastefully politically charged slogans caught my eye right off the bat. The $50 price tag, though, gave me a bit of a Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Thrift Shop” moment – “I’m like, Yo that’s fifty dollars for a Tee-shirt” is right. The thing is, though, Reformation donates $30 for each shirt sold to three different incredible and important organizations. ~ Read this first post in a new series called AC(TEE)VISM. ~… View Post