Valentino and the Nutcracker Ballet

With only four days until Christmas, I have been practicing some favorite family traditions: watching the nutcracker ballet, drinking festive coffee drinks, and watching too many Christmas movies to count (Anything from Beauty and the Beast and the Enchanted Christmas to Elf). Nothing warms my soul like the Christmas season and getting to celebrate Christ’s […]

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From Fashion Week to SavvyChic

My footsteps echoed against the cobblestone streets of London’s Covent Garden in my nude Mary Jane flats at 7:20 a.m. on a Sunday morning. It was February, the sky was covered by a cloud blanket and the streets were empty and quiet, save for my footsteps and the rapid beat of my heart. Today was […]

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A Tea Fit For Royalty at the Palace Hotel

Since I was a little girl, I had this fascination with going to high tea. My mother used to take me to a local favorite called the English Rose Garden, where we would get all dolled up and indulge in delectable finger sandwiches and confections on a doily covered table. Since the teahouse closed down, […]

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Jumpsuit Up!

We are living in the twenty-first century my friends. This is the era of technology and social equality, that equality including women’s rights. Yes, I am talking about a call for equivalent pay in the work force, but also the right to wear clothes that are less conventionally feminine. The “who’s wearing the pants” saying […]

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San Fran Style

I’ve not only left my heart in San Francisco, but my heart practically lives in San Francisco and may never come back. Next to London, San Francisco is my favorite city of all time. Since childhood, I have visited that city time and time again, always discovering something more new, more intriguing. And as usual, […]

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Ireland-Wear

Is there a place in the world where you’ve been for the first time, and it immediately felt like home? If you’ve ever had that sensation, you understand my feelings towards Ireland. It is a land where you meet unfamiliar, yet friendly accents. The land is green, the hospitality is so warm that you’ll thaw […]

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Style in Santorini

If heaven on earth exists, it would be Oia in Santorini, Greece. There’s no place like it. When you’re in Santorini, it feels as if the world doesn’t exist. All that is left is the island of Oia—a paradise, an escape. Surrounding you are charming shops (including an underground bookstore I absolutely fell in love […]

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Enjoying the Mali-beauty

I don’t belong anywhere: I belong everywhere. The phrase above happens to be my life motto for the sole purpose that I love to travel and experience new spaces and places. With that being said, Malibu—and more specifically, Pepperdine (my university) is one of the places I can easily call home; it is a place […]

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Fashion and Festivities: Why Turning Nineteen is Monumental

Birthdays: a wonderful time to remember how blessed you are by what you have and those who surround you. Even more so than thanksgiving, I feel the most grateful on my date of birth. Yesterday, I turned 19 and had the privilege of celebrating with my family, some insanely delicious Italian food, and a delectable […]

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Opposites

Everyone has their opposite—there’s a night to day, a yin to yang, and a Chereen to Kristin. Like any opposing forces, my cousin Chereen and I came into the world around the same time—well okay she is ten months older than me (but close enough!). Anyway, from the moment we could talk, the two of […]

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