Cinnamon-Apple Crisp with Honey Almond Crumble

Here’s What you’ll need: For the Cake 2 tbsp all-purpose flour 2 tbsp ground grahm crackers ¼ tsp baking powder 1 tbsp dark brown sugar 3 tbsp milk ½ tbsp vegetable oil ¼ tsp ground ginger ⅛ tsp ground cinnamon ½ tbsp honey Pinch of salt For the Apples: 2 cups of largely diced apples 2…

Midnight Drive

We were hurtling through stretches of southern interstate, but there was stillness. The wind that gushed through the sunroof  was near-deafening, but our world was silent. When my man and I used to embark on long drives, we would fixate on the destination & the serenity that was guaranteed to greet us when we arrived.  For 6 years we’ve…

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…