Challenge: Be A Global Citizen

I recently received a challenge from Jessie at Loyola University Maryland: to inform others about the Global Citizen Organization and Festival. Challenge accepted! I love that this festival unites citizens of the world to promote peace. What a beautiful way to get people on the same page to celebrate and draw attention to the issues at hand. Thank you Jessie …

Leave A Note!

One of the greatest feelings in the world is receiving a message that makes you feel wonderful when you least expect it. Sure, we can send a spontaneous text but, really — a handwritten note is less expected and so much more meaningful. A sweet note isn’t only for sweethearts. They can be for roommates, kids, grandparents, friends, and co-workers. …

TOMS x Malala Fund

By now we all know about TOMS, the great company who is all about giving back. They’ve come a long way from the shoes that put them on the map of must haves; their products now also include eyewear, bags, apparel and home goods. Today, TOMS is releasing a limited edition collaboration scarf with the Malala Fund. Malala’s international efforts …

The Gift Of Giving Back

What’s better than gifting someone? Answer: gifting everyone! I searched high and low for do-good gifts that benefit people, animals, and the planet. Each of these companies offers gifts for both men and women. One stop shopping, that’s what I’m talking about! For Your Earth Loving Friend LumberUnion is a newly-launched Made in America clothing brand with an environmental initiative …

My Birchbox Holiday Wish List

I have not and will never turn down the opportunity to play and experiment with beauty products. To slather and compare lotions, spray, spike and scrunch my hair every which way, and paint each of my nails in various hues is time well spent if you ask me. For this reason, I love what Birchbox offers to their subscribers. To …

Akola Project

As you guys know, I’m all about celebrating people who pay it forward. This week’s inspiring post is dedicated to Akola Project, a jewelry brand as well as a non-profit and social business that is empowering Ugandan women. There are many rural villages in our vast world that are very far removed from the global economy. As a result, the …

Thank you, Thinx

Today’s post is dedicated to three incredibly inspiring women, twin sisters Radha and Miki Agrawal and friend Antonia Dunbar. These ladies saw a void in our marketplace and a desperate situation internationally which inspired their company, THINX. It all started when they were traveling in Africa. They met a young girl named Amale. It was mid-day during the week, so …

A Tote Worth Talking About

A few months ago, my stylist Anita Patrickson showed up to set carrying the most beautiful bag. I had to get my hands on it… Literally — I took hers! (But don’t worry, I eventually gave hers back and got my own.) When I went online to purchase the tote, I learned the Mamuye was unlike any other bag I’d …

Kind Campaign Challenges You To Pay It Forward

My wonderful friends over at Kind Campaign have issued a challenge to their followers, and I think we should join in, don’t you? There’s no better thing to do this weekend than to show someone you cross paths with a little kindness. They’ve made this great “Kindness collage” with some ideas on how you can pay it forward. As Lauren …