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Our travel destinations, tips and tricks for traveling, scenes from around the studio, vegan fashion & lifestyle, favorite vegan recipes and more. New post every Thursday!

Self-Care & Learning To Love Yourself

When did loving yourself become a crime? With your day to day life and responsibilities it is no surprise you find yourself exhausted. It is completely normal to feel overwhelmed, insecure, or anxious from time to time. Taking the time out of your day to focus on YOU is crucial to living your happiest life. We love the idea of others loving us, but often forget to love ourselves. Unfortunately, for some of us loving who you are doesn't magically happen over night. It is easy to become wrapped up in the vicious cycle of focusing on your faults and the negative aspects in life. However, you hold the power to break this cycle and turn all that dwelling into something positive. Learning to...
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Packing Guide - City Break

Over packing is the easiest thing to do. Whether you’re traveling the world with a loved one, taking a city break with the girls or you’re in need of a one night get away, some of us find it almost impossible to pack the right items and the right quantity. I am also very guilty of this, which is why an easy packing list can be the most useful thing when picking out what to take!  To help you pack accordingly next time you jet off, I’ve put together a guide of objects and luggage you won’t regret taking on your next city break travels. Suitcase: yes or no?Depending on the duration of your trip, think sensibly. For a couple...
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The Ultimate Back To School Gift Guide

Do you know anyone getting ready to head back to school? We have put together a list of natural, eco-friendly, and 100% cruelty free items that will have you feeling pumped and relaxed for this school season!   1. For The Student Who Needs To De-Stress Just because the summer’s coming to an end doesn’t mean your vacation has to. With Air Aroma's neat oil diffuser you can create the most relaxing and perfect ambiance to any room in your house by infusing a sense of “Summer bliss.” 2. For The Student Who Is Always Running Late In need of that morning pick me up? No problem, we all know how hard it can be to wake up in the morning...
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A Day of Self-Love and Relaxation: Hammock Day

Imagine this~ You're lying on a hammock, somewhere tropical, without a care in the world. No worries, no stress, nothing but love and relaxation. Sounds like a dream, right? Hammock Day celebrated on July 22nd is a true blessing, giving us all a chance to kick back, relax, and just hang. Nothing says ultimate relaxation like spending some down time to reflect and self-love, or surrounding yourself with those you love. Although we all love Hammocks, this special day doesn't have to involve a hammock to be celebrated, as long as you are relaxing you are honoring this day. Here are some tips on how to find your inner zen this Hammock Day! Take some deep breathsWith the chaos of everyday life sometimes we need to...
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How To Better Your Flight Experience

The feeling of getting on an aeroplane can affect people in so many different ways. Some love it (like Lee Coren!), the feeling that a vacation is just a flight away, some (myself included, Gemma here!) are not fans of being 38,000 ft in the air and some aren’t even phased by it. From experience, I’m certain that your experience depends purely on how you allow yourself to feel. For years I’ve been told the fear is all in my head and as I’ve grown up I’ve realized it is, which doesn’t mean I’m not still worried to fly but when I’m organized and have everything for my journey in a bag next to me, I begin to feel slightly...
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The Packing List To Any Vacation

Introducing our forever easy, free, printable Packing List To Any Vacation Over packing is the easiest thing to do. Whether you’re traveling the world with a loved one, taking a city break with the girls or you’re in need of a one night get away, some of us find it almost impossible to pack the right items and the right quantity. I am also very guilty of this, which is why an easy packing list can be the most useful thing when picking out what to take! To make it easier, we've created a printable list of "7 Easy steps for packing" to make sure you're prepared for any vacation!  Never forget a thing, start packing smart, easily - Download The Easiest Packing List...
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5 Ways To Celebrate Nature Photography Day

Imagine an entire day devoted to grabbing your camera or cell phone and exploring the world around us. Well this day is celebrated on June 15th and is one of my personal favorites and it's called Nature Photography Day. For all our photography lovers out there this day is perfect for you, and for our non- photography lovers we have 5 tips for you how you can get a breath of fresh air and experience the world as never before.  Photograph by TaylorCutFilms Here are a few ideas on how to take this opportunity to stop what you're doing right now, go outside, and embrace nature, brought to you by our team member, Taylor!  1. Take a casual stroll or hikeFor the not-so-athletic types (like myself) by...
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Beach Vacay! What do you need?

Escaping to a sandy, clear watered beach is the best feeling. Whether you’re going for a week or two, some things are entirely necessary and not worth leaving behind. Here's a short Q&A with our summer-loving, travel-happy Gemma: Q: Beach bag? A: Get yourself a nice tote bag that you can fit all your beach bits into but is also strong and sturdy enough to carry at least 2 litres of water (hydration is key)! Q: But what if sand gets into my tote? A: Getting sand into your belongings is SO annoying, as if you don’t find it in places you didn’t think sand could reach, you find it covering your belongings. You need to buy a smaller bag...
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So Fresh, So Clean - Mother's Day Gift Guide is Here

I know how hard it is sometimes to put life on hold in order to come up with that thoughtful gift you wanted, and then to also find the time to go and look for where to buy it! ​ Since scouting the web for treasures is one of our favorite activities, we took Mother's Day as opportunity to curate a fresh group of must have's that would make thoughtful gifts. These items are fun and easy, but also answer to a young mom's functionality, perfect for that yummy mommy in your life, or to treat your well-deserved self. All items were enthusiastically handpicked:  Lee Coren Metropolitan BackpackThe Metropolitan is a city backpack for all her daily get-things-done needs but also for travel, commuting...
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The Curated Commute

Whether you're on the plane, bus or train, for a long or short ride - I've compiled a list of reads and listens that will not only pass time while commuting, but also enrich the journey ♥  #1Dictionnaire des Religionsby Mircea Eliade Book | Long read that can be segmented Don’t be alarmed by it’s title, the "Dictionary of Religions" is a fascinating book, and one of my all-time favorites! As he completed his monumental: “History of Religious Beliefs and Ideas”, Mircea Eliade wished to unite the result of a life devoted to the history of religions in one volume. This dictionary is the fruit of this phenomenal work. It offers not only important articles on the different religions of the world but also a...
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