Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Butterscotch Icing

I have learned the season’s true worth, and appreciated every drop of our Indian summer.  The temperatures are growing steadily cooler & comforts are around every corner.  I am magnetized to flavors like cinnamon, chai caramel, and pumpkin, and I have been indulging in every last one. About mid-morning, one grey skied-day my man &…

In the Valley, by the Lakeshore.

Always make time for a pitstop in Summersville Lake, WV.  Make Friends, Jump in the Lake & Hit the road.  Never Growin’ outta this tradition.  • Look: West Virginia Thrift Stores •

A Spirited Destination: Lily Dale, NY

It’s no secret that soul-work and spirituality are great creative forces in my life, so it only seemed fitting for my man & I to spend our summer holiday at the genesis of spiritualism- Lily Dale, NY. Since 1879, Lily Dale has been home to the Lily Dale Assembly, a religious organization of mediums and…

Saturday Night Fever: Down + Derby

One of many memorable Saturday Nights in Pittsburgh.      We’re ultra-blessed, that’s true- but  this generation has been deprived of so many iconic activities. We crave the basics, the things that counter-culture kids probably took for granted. A world where your nights involve roller disco, drive-in movies & pivotal glimpses of a new music scene….

After-Sun Aloe Face & Body Mist

What you’ll need: 2 cups distilled water 1oz vodka (unflavored!) 3 tbsp. aloe vera 1/2  cup of chamomile flowers 3/4 cup fresh rose petals glass spray bottle   What to do: Place the washed rose petals and dried chamomile flowers in a large pot and add your distilled water and vodka.   Cover with a lid…

Mid-summer’s night-time Body Butter

Here’s what you’ll need: 1 tsp. Shea Butter Oil 1/2 cup Raw Shea Butter 1/2 Organic Jajoba Oil 1/2 cup Raw Coco Butter 1 tbsp. Raw Beeswax 5 drops of  Pure Geranium Oil Here’s Why: Shea oil has been found to reduce skin inflammation and aid in the skin’s natural collagen production. Shea Butter maintains your…

Summer16 Essentials

1. Kat Von Dee Liquid Eyeliner  SHOP   Stilla Smudge Stick  SHOP 2. Chanel Le Gel Top Coat  SHOP Chanel Le Vernis SHOP 3. Diptyque Lavande SHOP Save Save Save Save Save Save

DIY: Lavender Bath Bombs

This year, I decided to take an all-natural route when building my Easter baskets.  I came up with a recipe that brings together the refreshing essence of spring and floral healing.  The scent of lavender and peppermint will relax away back aches, migraines, and  sore feet.  This is the gift that everyone’s body is begging…

The Transitional Staple

Over the years, I’ve come to the realization that my creative vibrance fades with the coming of winter. A season that begs for cozy layers and baggy looks, is simply not my cup of tea. We are on the brink of spring once again, and each day that we inch closer, I wake– invigorated, with…

Lunar Reading: February’s Full Cougar Moon

February brings the full cougar moon, also known as the grandmother moon.  This lunar phase should be a time of great reflection.  Not so much on oneself, but more fixated on the lineage of our creation & the abundance of influence that family plays on our existence. Our ancestors have bestowed upon us a great…