starting a balcony garden

Questions to Ask Before Starting a Balcony Garden

Questions to Ask Before Starting a Balcony Garden We’re apartment dwellers.  We made a decision years ago that we wanted the freedom, flexibility, and security an apartment offers so that we can prioritize travel.  But, as such, there are some sacrifices that come with apartment life…like outdoor space.  It only recently occurred to us that…


men and group fitness

Men and Group Fitness: Breaking The Stereotype

Men and Group Fitness As stereotypes go, group fitness for men is right up there.  Have we made progress?  Sure.  But there are still massive misconceptions that exist about group fitness as a viable option for men.  Why?  Because historically, fitness classes have largely been marketed towards women.  Let’s look at some other common misconceptions…


How to build a capsule wardrobe

How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe | A Beginners Guide

How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe A Beginners Guide What does building a capsule wardrobe have to do with travel?  Well, a helluva lot more than you think!  And why am I (a non-fashionista) talking to you about fashion?  Precisely because I’m NOT a fashion blogger!  It’s easy for a professional stylist or established fashion…


everything you need to know about microblading

Everything You Need to Know About Microblading

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MICROBLADING Microblading is all the rage right now in the fashion & beauty world.  Admittedly, that’s not MY world but I am all about simplifying and systematizing my life to save time.  Efficiency is everything in our biz (and lives).  The last thing I want to do is spend…


Essential travel medication

The Essential Travel Medication Kit

Essential Travel Medication A first aid kit is typically a no-brainer when it comes to travel.  Most people know to have the basics handy.  Bandaids, surgical tape, gauze, etc.  But. over the years we’ve seen too many people get injured, ill or worse on trips and not have access to the over-the-counter medications that they…


Simple Health Hacks

11 Simple Health Hacks You Can Use Everyday

11 Simple Health Hacks You Can Use Everyday When it comes to health advice, opinions are a dime a dozen.  There is no shortage of elaborate health routines, complex diet programs, and expensive treatment and prevention plans.  If we did everything “the experts” tell us to do, our health routines would be a full-time job.…


essential bar tools

10 Essential Bar Tools

10 Essential Bar Tools If you’ve ever been to a high-end cocktail bar you’ve seen the magic happen.  I’m always mesmerized by the mixologists shaking, stirring, mixing & tossing ingredients around with a seemingly encyclopedic recipe and ingredient knowledge.   It’s also fun to watch them use an endless array of bar tools to craft something…


How to clean out your closet

How to Clean Out Your Closet in 10 Steps

HOW TO CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSET Take a deep breath friend, because shit’s about to get real over here.  Today marks the beginning of a series of blog posts that will (if you know me) shock the hell out of you and I wanted to give you fair warning.  We’re talking minimalism.  And we’re starting…