November 12, 2018

Nomo Soho

Nomo Soho

Hi!! How's everything going lately? Just wanted to drop in for a hot minute and share this shoot that I did a couple months ago. I know, I know... I really need to get more timely with my content. Haha. But... better late than never?


November 08, 2018

Savoring Moments from the County Fair

Fried Dough Fair Carnival NY

I love that anywhere you go in the US, you can always find a good old-fashioned local county fair.

The internet seems so OBSESSED with travel right now. And I mean... yeah. Travel experiences can be unbelievable and life-changing. If you've been a reader for a long time, you've noticed that I've shifted my focus to a lot of travel content in the last six months. I'm obviously obsessed too!

But the truth is,  for most people, it's not feasible to be constantly on the road (or on a plane). Especially if you're on a budget. As alluring as it is to keep finding your next great adventure over and over again... sometimes finding an adventure in your own backyard is even better.

To me, going to the fair represents such an adventure. There's a certain magic to it that's a mix of sensory pleasures, community, and nostalgia. Actually, I'm willing to bet almost everybody can remember going to their first fair.


October 08, 2018

7 Reasons Why You Must Visit a Farm Stand This Fall

Fall Farmers Market Golden Harvest Farms New York
Fall is definitely in the air!

Hello doves! Have you been enjoying fall so far? I'm not sure what it is, but I am like... borderline obsessed with fall this year. I've been collecting pumpkins like a mad woman and hoarding spice-scented candles from TJ Maxx.... I'm ready!! πŸŽƒπŸŽπŸ‚


October 01, 2018

Guide to Cape May and Wildwood, New Jersey: 10 Fantastic Things to Do

Cape May Jersey Shore Beaches

NYC is absolutely opulent in the spring and fall...  but unfortunately, the summertime here can be quite a drag. Schepping on hot subways and sweating through your favorite shirts is just not most people's idea of a good time. It's no wonder they flock by the multitudes to the Hamptons, the Jersey Shore, and other exclusive beach locales. I've always wanted to take a summer jaunt to one of these places, but somehow it just wasn't in the cards.


September 24, 2018

Instagram Secrets + 101 Hashtags for Travel Bloggers

Instagram Hashtags Guide Strategy Travel Bloggers

There are three things that have become a bigger part of my life in the past year: traveling, taking photos, and Instagram.


September 14, 2018

Copenhagen Denmark Guide- the Lazy Girl's Edition

Copenhagen Denmark Nyhavn

During our epic Europe trip last spring, Copenhagen was our very last stop. By that time, we had already seen two other countries and felt worn down from all the planes, trains, and travel itineraries. By the time we got to Denmark, we were SUPER ready to take it easy.

Luckily, the vibe in Copenhagen seemed to be in line with our desire to kick things down a couple notches. And surprisingly, it turned out to be one of my favorite places!


September 10, 2018

Cha Cha Matcha NYC

Cha Cha Matcha NYC
Photos by wanderstylust

I've been passing by this place for what seems like years, and I finally got the chance to swing by when I met up with a fellow Instagrammer for a photo shoot!


September 07, 2018

What's Making You Happy This Week?

Happy Friday everyone! Again I've been meaning to update for a few weeks, but time has been slipping away from me. How have you been?


August 14, 2018

Best Hot Chocolate in Bruges, Belgium

Old Chocolate House Brugges

How much do you love hot chocolate?

I'm not usually crazy about it, myself. When I think of it, I usually picture packets of powder with stale marshmallows swirled into some hot water... unappetizing to say the least.

However, I recently came across a place while traveling that was a whole other experience. I'm talking about The Old Chocolate House in Bruges, Belgium! It's a must if you're planning on passing through this quaint little town. So much so that I had to make sure it had its own blog post!


August 07, 2018

What's in My Suitcase- Travel Must-Haves!

Travel is a pretty much universally loved activity. Seriously, have you ever heard someone say they don't like to travel? It's like saying you don't like pizza or birthday cake. The feeling of hitting that road or stepping onto that plane to a destination unknown feels like freedom. Once you've been bitten by the travel bug, it's kind of hard to get un-bit πŸ˜Š

The only thing is, traveling seems to involve more and more prep work the older you get. In college, for example, I used to literally haul my entire life around in a minivan- which consisted of about nine boxes of stuff. If I was going on a weekend trip, I'd just throw a couple clothes in a backpack and skedaddle!

Now things are a bit more... complicated. There are skincare routines to consider. My hair impossibly frizzy if I don't at least run a flat-iron through it. I NEED my eyeliner or there will be hell to pay. Etc.

What's been helping me in the past few years is having specific routines and an already typed-out list to follow, as well as keeping a separate cache of "travel stuff" all in one place. I'd like to share with you some of the things that have helped me feel less overwhelmed when packing!

Packing cubes

I finally tried out some packing cubes this year, and they're a game changer. See, I'm the kind of woman whose suitcase looks like a hurricane swirled through town the second I open it. And seriously, what do you do with all that dirty underwear anyway? In case you're wondering, I found the answer. They're called laundry pouches and they're wonderful.

Besides keeping your dirty laundry separate, packing cubes also keep all your other clothes separate, manageable, and easy to find. Blessed be!


August 03, 2018

Channie on the Block

Urban Outfitters Jumpsuit

Okay, folks so here it is.

My first style post in over three years.

And how do I feel about that... cool, I guess?

Actually, I do have a few thoughts on the matter that I'd like to share...


July 27, 2018

Life Moments ++

Omg, is there anything better than room service??


What up, beauties?  Life has sure been an adventure recently, and I just wanted to share a few snaps. I've been going through some of my old posts... I miss blogging so much!

But sometimes I feel like so many things are happening all the time. By the time you are done processing those things, you're onto something else and all the rest is forgotten. No time to document or share. Not to mention doing all those things in between work and home life.

Sometimes I wonder... how did I do it all before? I used to plan and post at least 3x per week in between teaching students, playing shows, and making records. Did I just have more time? More organizational skillz? More motivation?

Anyway... just wanted to share a moment of honesty 😊 Hope all is well with you... click through to see some of my photos from the past couple of weeks!


July 24, 2018

Quick Guide to Bruges, Belgium

Bruges Belgium

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Ever heard of a little place called Bruges? If not, you need to be in the loop, and I'm going to help you get there! As some of you may know, Matt and I took a recent vacation to Europe and I've been spamming Instagram with my pics ever since! Bruges was one of the stops on our little Euro-tour, and I was absolutely charmed. Simply put, it's a town that is like a medieval fairy tale come to life.


July 18, 2018

Essential Beach Checklist

coney island

Aaah, the smell of suntan lotion and sea spray. It's official... Beach season has arrived! In fact, going to the beach has always been one of my very favorite activities. To me, it's the most peaceful thing in the world to lay back on that blanket and listen to the waves crash and the seagulls fly by.


July 13, 2018

Rhode Island Beach Day 2018

Wait a minute, could this be what I think it is? Could this be a... regular blog update?? Golly gee, I never would've guessed! πŸ˜‰Anyway, I went to visit my family last week for the 4th of July, and we ended up going to the beach πŸŒŠ


July 09, 2018

Quick Guide to Paris France

Eiffel Tower Paris France

For me, going to Paris was the trip of a lifetime. I've spent countless hours dreaming about the cafes I would visit, the pastries I would eat, and the days I would spend aimlessly walking around those beautiful streets. Not to mention visiting cool monuments and dozens of museums that you could spend a literal lifetime exploring. This city has got it all, and I feel so lucky that I got to visit this past spring!

However, Paris can be a little overwhelming to navigate for the first time. I wanted to put together a super basic guide for anyone looking to take a trip here and is not sure where to start.


June 25, 2018

Lately ++

Hey all! Just a few updates telling everyone what's been going on in my world...

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