How to Shuck Oysters at Home

Celebrating Memorial Day weekend with family and the Real Oyster Cult I’ve been meaning to order from the Real Oyster Cult this spring, but Memorial Day weekend seemed like the perfect opportunity to share the experience with family in Leesburg, Virginia—it only seemed right to bring a taste of New England with relatives who love oysters. Based in Duxbury, Massachusetts, the Real Oyster Cult works with … Continue reading How to Shuck Oysters at Home

Exploring Cultural Appropriation in Fashion

Calling out cultural appropriation has been a growing trend within the past decade—it’s time to figure out what it exactly means and what is legitimately considered offensive. To make this easier, I will focus mostly on understanding cultural appropriation in context to the fashion industry. What is cultural appropriation? Here’s the definition published by the Oxford University Press: A term used to describe the taking … Continue reading Exploring Cultural Appropriation in Fashion

Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna

Out of all the places Steph and I visited during our short stay in Vienna, I didn’t anticipate the Freud Museum to leave such a lasting impression. We visited the Freud Museum in the late afternoon after eating schnitzel for lunch. The museum is a 10 minute walk from Votivkirche and Universitatstrasse. When you approach the Freud Museum, it’s clear that it isn’t your typical tourist … Continue reading Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna

Link Haul | International Travel Tips

I have a habit of hoarding blog post links and never sharing them. Until now. I always try to find out what’s happening in the social media landscape and lifestyle/travel blogosphere by reading a lot of articles. Most of the links I used to save were entrepreneurial inspirations, but since I’ve joined several different blogger networks on Facebook, my saved links are more personal by including … Continue reading Link Haul | International Travel Tips

Bruce Museum Highlights Alfred Sisley, Impressionist in Exclusive Exhibit

  Alfred Sisley (1839-1899): Impressionist Master at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut showcases a rich array of Sisley’s works from private collections and major museums. After a recent visit to the Peabody Museum at Yale, I developed a curiosity to explore museums in Fairfield County. I’ve always seen the sign for the Bruce Museum on the Merritt Parkway, but have never visited. Once I … Continue reading Bruce Museum Highlights Alfred Sisley, Impressionist in Exclusive Exhibit

Full Blown Love by BROODS

Someone definitely switched up the Theory music stream, because I noticed that there were several tracks that I have saved on my personal Soundcloud and artists I love. Young the Giant. Bad Suns. A few other alternative artists that I can’t think of at the moment. And, of course, BROODS. My love affair for BROODS started with their first single BRIDGES and solidified when I saw … Continue reading Full Blown Love by BROODS

Understanding the Impact of the 2017 French Presidential Election

Last Sunday, the French people elected Emmanuel Macron as their nation’s president and took a stand against the growing populist influence. Macron, 39, won 66% of the vote over his opponent Marine Le Pen, the far-right National Front candidate. Although the media labels Macron as a centrist, he identifies himself as someone “of the left” who is willing to collaborate with the right. Le Pen, … Continue reading Understanding the Impact of the 2017 French Presidential Election