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….

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…

All Natural: Spiced Honey Face Mask

This blend of honey, nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric, and ginger boasts an impressive array of skin benefits. It evens and brightens your skin tone, eases signs of aging by plumping new cells, and reduces inflammation– which is great for breakouts. Each component of this mask is important, but the star of this recipe is nutmeg.  This…

Lovers Elixir: Mayan Hot Chocolate

Valentine’s day is a great occasion to break out this brew. It’s just right for the season– warm and cozy on a cool evening and more unique than any pink cocktail.  A warm cinnamon embrace, velvety chocolate, and an infusion of cayenne give Mayan hot chocolate the perfect balance of sweet and sensual flavors.  This…

Dig In: Banana + Maple Bread Pudding Bites

Here’s What You’ll Need: 1/4 cup cinnamon 5 cups cubed white bread Custard: 5 eggs + 1 extra yolk 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup maple syrup 2 teaspoons vanilla extract pinch ground ginger 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon local honey 1 over-ripe banana Topping: 1/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts 1/4…

Simple Immune Brew

In my book, winter’s ultimate comfort comes from a silent moment & a good cup of tea. Curled up in bed, buried under covers is a heavenly place to be, but not when you’re down with the sickness. I dodge any bugs or flu’s with my reliable immunity stimulating-elixir. This recipe makes 1 pot (6…