Evacuations, Love & Weddings, Oh MY


By Emily Merrell  When I was little, I never imagined a big fancy wedding. Yet when I met Greg Hill, I knew I wanted a wedding. When looking for wedding venues, we knew it had to be in California, specifically wine country. Both of us are transplants, and our common denominator was California. The thing … Read more

Oils For Your Face & Body: Meet Alana and Maddie Alper, Founders of Alper Oils


By Emily Merrell The first time someone told me to try oils on my face, I just laughed. As a child with oily skin, putting more oil on seemed pretty counterintuitive. Yet, rather than dismissing the idea entirely, I leaned in and tried it. It started out with chia seed oils, then argan oils and … Read more

The Sustainability Concierge: Meet Friday Apaliski, The Go Green Concierge


By Emily Merrell On a scale of 1-10, how sustainable are you? If you paused to reflect on what that word means, you need to meet Friday Apaliski. Friday is a Sustainability Concierge. She combs your home to help you  make a more sustainable life plan. Learn more below on how you can take specific … Read more

4 Steps To Creating Self-Care Habits That Actually Stick


By Kristin DeCou Many of us love the idea of self-care. We focus on it for a few days, renewing our desire to take time for ourselves. Then, before we know it, life gets in the way. Self-care is more than just getting a mani-pedi or booking that single massage. Self-care is about becoming the … Read more

New Year, New Workspace: The 8 Best Coworking & Coffee Spaces in NYC


By Christina Blacken The beauty of working for yourself is the freedom – but with that freedom comes an overwhelming number of choices. If you’re not quite ready to commit to the pricey cost of a coworking space and are tired of working on your couch at home, the list below is a great start … Read more

Women Leaders Who Inspire Action

Women Leaders

By  Angela Baker Sometimes it feels like we may not have enough power to succeed in a male-dominated world. Instead of thinking about giving up your dreams, look for successful women who positively impact our community. Below are just a few – I hope their stories will inspire you to go after your dreams.  Michelle … Read more

Why Should I Care About End of Life Planning When I’m Young & Healthy?

End of Life

By Tara Sroka As we kick off a new year and decade, instead of making resolutions you may not keep, how about getting your affairs in order in case of serious illness and/or death? You may be thinking, “That sounds like a big downer. Why should I care about end of life planning when I’m … Read more

The Blogging Queen: Meet Elaine Rau, the Founder Of Lady Boss Blogger


By Emily Merrell In our society bloggers and influencers are used interchangeably, sometimes not knowing the other platform exists. Elaine Rau is someone who was able to do what many cannot: turn her blog into a job! Not only does she help other bloggers get better at blogging, she started making money from her blog … Read more

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