eat + drink,lifestyle,recipes

Recipe | Kind of Homemade Chili


When I was little, I used to watch a TON Food Network. One of my faves was Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee. Her cooking concept of using part fresh and part prepackaged ingredients stuck with me because cooking after work is extra tiring and sometimes I just don’t have the time and energy to cook after work. I especially love eating chili in the winter because it’s super hearty, warm and comforting (ayruvedic benefits! scroll past the recipe to see what…

Read More »

eat + drink,lifestyle,recipes,wellness

Recipe | Dark Chocolate Covered Kiwi Slices


I’m all about fast, seasonal and healthy recipes. Case in point, this dessert recipe for dark chocolate covered kiwi slices. The benefits? Dark chocolate has antioxidants and may improve brain function. Kiwis are a winter fruit and have skin and digestion benefits. Kiwis and dark chocolate may even help with sleep, so I like to call the pair a healthy nightcap! This dessert recipe takes about 20 minutes and two ingredients. The directions are pretty much peel, slice and dip. Recipe | Dark Chocolate Covered Kiwi Slices Ingredients 3…

Read More »

lifestyle,style + beauty

Style | Venice Beach Views


I was in LA for a hot minute — to visit my best friend and my grandma! Now I’m up north in the Bay Area and I fly back to Philly on Monday. Anyway, my friend took me around Beverly Hills, Hollywood, The Valley and Venice Beach. I ended up taking a ton of photos in Venice. I went when I was a kid, but exploring places as an adult is always different. I don’t even know how to start describing Venice.…

Read More »

lifestyle,style + beauty,wellness

Wellness | Hot Yoga Essentials (+ CPY New Studios!)


Is it just me, or do your muscles get extra stiff in the winter? A little heat gives my muscles more movement (obvs). Hot yoga and cold weather go together like tacos and Tuesdays. Which is why I call this time of the year…hot yoga season (although, I do like it year round). Freezing temps make me groggy, grumpy and tired…aka a hot mess. Yoga helps reverse that — afterwards I feel grounded, alert and my mind feels at ease.…

Read More »