London No. 02: How to Meet New People

Before we jump into it, I must point out that I am an “extroverted introvert.” Putting myself out there, using my voice, and learning how to meet new people — for me — is a choice. It is not something that comes naturally to me. I decide to take these steps to meet new people […]

October 10, 2019

How to Meet New People, London

Lifestyle, Living in London, Travel

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London No. 01: Moving to London!

Have you ever stepped back and realized, “I am living in a moment that, at one point, I dreamt about!” That’s what this first week of moving to London has felt like for me. In January of this year, I was in full internship-search mode. I was reaching out to friends at the World Bank, […]

September 29, 2019

Moving to London, Elisabeth Huijskens

Living in London, Photos + Vlogs, Travel

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Favorite Washington D.C. Restaurants

Click on this video below:  One of my favorite things about living in D.C. is all of the amazing food option, so I made a list of my favorite Washington D.C. restaurants. I love when people message me saying they’re thinking about visiting or moving to D.C. soon and want to know more about […]

July 14, 2019

Best Restaurants, Coffee, Drinks in Washington DC

Life in DC, Lifestyle

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London Restaurant Review: Sketch Afternoon Tea

While planning my last trip to London, I did what any millennial girl with a camera would do: consulted my saved Instagram folders. (Call me crazy, I have folder of saved Instagram photos for each city I love visiting or want to visit one day. It makes planning trips and travel photography a breeze.) I […]

June 10, 2019

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Bucket List, Photos + Vlogs, Travel

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Spring Summer Style Inspiration | Vacation Outfits

Someone told me it’s April, but I’m Washington, D.C. and don’t believe them. My fingers are typing away as I sit at my dining room table wearing sweat pants, a pullover, and fluffy socks. (Imagine the Michelin Man with red hair.) Therefore, in a dire need to escape, tomorrow two of my girlfriends and I […]

April 3, 2019

Style

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Time Management Tips to Do it All

I get the question a lot: “How do you do everything you’re doing now?” For those who don’t know: I’m working on my Master’s degree in Social Change + Advocacy, helping lead the ethical fashion brand I started, trying to get an internship in a D.C. office this summer, and growing an online platform. All […]

March 15, 2019

Empowerment, Lifestyle

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Free Monthly Wallpapers: March | Women’s History Month

Every month, I create and give you free wallpapers to slip on your phones. When I’ve got a cute wallpaper on, my life feels that much more put together. Because it’s Women’s History Month and today is International Women’s Day, you’ll notice a feminist theme! My strongest belief is that, though men and women are […]

March 8, 2019

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Empowerment, Free Stuff

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12 Movies of Strong Women to Watch for Women’s History Month

It’s time, ladies! Women’s History Month is all of March! To celebrate, I created a list of 12 Movies of Strong Women to Watch for Women’s History Month. And while I believe it’s important to remember that we always stand on the shoulders and sacrifices of the women before us, these movies are bold ways […]

March 3, 2019

Empowerment, Justice

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DYI: Galentine’s Day Party Inspo

Click to watch 1 minute recap of our party for some DYI: Galentine’s Day Party Inspo: My roommate, Victoria, and I threw a Galentine’s Day party for our girlfriends here in Washington, DC. It was one of those nights we all talked about well into the next day. And though it was a mix of […]

February 13, 2019

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Life in DC, Lifestyle, Photos + Vlogs

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What I Love About Being Single

I NEVER talk about being single on the internet. Honestly, I find it a person’s relationship status dreadfully boring. Someone’s relationship status tells you NOTHING definitive about them. There are so many far more interesting things to talk about! But on this Valentine’s Day week, I want to change the way we think about being […]

February 12, 2019

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Empowerment, Photos + Vlogs

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