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When I started blogging seven years ago, the only topic I covered was fashion. I was coming straight out of an internship at a major fashion house in NYC, and I only wanted to chat about all things clothes and accessories. Over the years, I’ve expanded to a few other verticals: including travel, lifestyle, and beauty.
Admittedly, I’ve never considered myself to be a beauty expert. However, fashion and beauty go hand-in-hand, and I’ve been fortunate enough to try a ton of skin, hair and beauty products over the years. When I say a ton, I mean an excessive amount. Here are the beauty tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years by trying out all the things!
The main reason why I went to New Orleans? The food of course! In my opinion, New Orleans has consistently had one of the best food scenes in the country for decades (I would say centuries, but, you know, I’m not quite old enough to know that!)
New Orleans restaurants have doubled after Hurricane Katrina. I knew I had to try the Cajun dishes that NOLA is known for, but there are so many talented chefs in the city that offer any kind of cuisine your heart desires. Try the po boys, red beans and rice and the beignets, but also don’t skip out on these modern New Orleans restaurants below that serve Southern cuisine and seafood with a twist!
Single-handedly, the worst part about growing up for me is that I now have friends scattered across the country.
It doesn’t help that I was raised in a region of transplants — AKA the Washington, D.C. Metro Area. Ever since I was little, I became accustomed to new friends transferring in and out of my school system. I’d have to guess that nearly half of my friends growing up were military kids, or their parents had some high-level position that caused them to move around quite frequently.
I’ve seen friends come and go from my city, but that doesn’t mean that I’ve lost touch with them. Most of my friends from high school and college started to move across the country to pursue their dreams. Not to mention, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to meet so many talented bloggers who live in all different parts of the world with all of the conferences and press trips I’ve been on over the years.
Maintaining a long distance friend when you live several states away takes a bit of effort, but it’s completely worth it. Here are some things I do to help sustain those relationships!
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