Exploring Fresh & Healthy Eats with San Pellegrino

Though life has been a bit wild since graduating in May (starting a full-time job, taking an acting class, keeping up with riding my horse, AND traveling every weekend this month), something that I’m trying to prioritize more and more is my health. It’s been a challenge this month in particular, since I haven’t been home much, but I’m trying to get back to the place I was at in college. I had a system down. I meal prepped. I went to the gym in the morning and did at-home workouts at night. Honestly, I’m still a bit shocked at how dedicated I was. But, that’s not so hard when you’re a college student — especially since I had a pretty light schedule my last semester at school. #TheSenioritisIsReal Though I’m still refining my wellness routine and practices, something that I’ve enjoyed doing lately is exploring different restaurants around town.…

Girls Night in With Tai Pei

This post was sponsored by Tai Pei as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. There’s nothing more I love on a Friday night than a classic girls night in. And honestly, I usually have more fun at these gatherings than actually going out on the weekend (*gasp*). Going out can be appealing, sure. Buuuuuut, when the work week is all said and done, I’d rather sit in my pajamas, drink a glass o’ wine, and watch Real Housewives. My roommates and I did this in college practically every weekend, and I’m certainly not mad about it. I’m all about unwinding. Not to mention, since I graduated and started working full time, I’ve pretty much transformed into a grandma who physically needs to be in bed by 10 p.m. (or five-year-old-esque tantrums *might* ensue). One of the best things about…

Tips & Tricks for the Perfect Summer Picnic

There’s nothing like summer in New York. It’s fleeting (though you still might catch us natives griping about the 90 degree temps), but it somehow makes curling up through the frigid winter all worth it. For this reason, I try to take advantage of the beautiful weather as much as possible.

Though I’m not an overly outdoorsy girl by any means, I do enjoy a nice Sunday hike, lounging by the pool, boating, etc. during the warmer months. I’m also looking forward to picnic season this summer, too. Richard and I spend a lot of time at our local parks when the weather is nice, and it’s always fun to bring a snack and relax for a bit. 

Oh, and my favorite part?

It’s free, aside from the food and drinks you pack. 

How I Stay Fit at College + My Favorite Post-Workout Salad Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AquafinaSparkling #CollectiveBias

Staying fit in college isn’t easy. There’s temptation after temptation (late night pizza & wings binge, anyone?), not to mention the challenge of balancing coursework, a job, and a social life. I was lucky enough to avoid the “freshman fifteen” my first year at school, though this was mostly due to the fact that the only edible food in the dining halls happened to be salad and other veggies. However, I have cultivated a workout routine that has worked wonders for me over the past few years and that I look forward post grad as well.

GRADUATION!! + The most Important Lessons I Learned in College

Well friends, I did something big this past weekend. 

I graduated from college. 

It still feels very surreal — and thinking of myself as a “college graduate” honestly feels kind of creepy, haha.

That being said, I’m beyond happy. 

In fact, the quote “Dobby is a free elf” keeps popping into my head. Because now, as cliche as it sounds, I’m free. Free to do whatever it is I want. No homework, due dates, exams, etc. to answer to.

Weekend Bites: My Favorite Hydrating “Piña Colada” Smoothie

I won’t lie, I’ve been on a bit of a sugary/greasy food bender for the past few (!) weeks.

[Hence why I told ya’ll about my plans to join a gym stat, here.]

Since finals week, my girlfriends and I have been livin’ it up on Wendy’s frostys & fries, cheese balls, coconut cake, + basically any other nasty-ass food you can think of. 

It’s gross. I KNOW. 

I never put on the freshman fifteen, so maybe it’ll just be the senior 15 instead, all compounded in the two weeks prior to graduation, haha! #cantescapeit

Thoughts on Graduating + a lacey look under $10

SHIRT (*) || PANTS || SHOES || SUNGLASSES (*)

Our last day of classes was Friday, and I’m officially done with exams this Wednesday. 

How in the world am I graduating in less than two weeks?!

It sounds so cliche, but it really does feel like it was just yesterday that I was packing for orientation, stressing about finding a roommate, gagging over the nasty dining hall meals, etc. It’s amazing how time seems to move so slowly day by day, until all of the sudden everything seems like a complete whirlwind and it’s all moving too fast! It’s honestly hard to fully enjoy these last few weeks at school just knowing that it’s almost over in the back of my mind.