My Experience with Pure Barre

photo by Frances V. Isaac Photography When I first moved out to the east coast 6 years ago, I took a barre class a studio by my apartment and, well… hated it. Growing up a classically trained ballet dancer, the moves are *just* different enough to really make the learning curve very apparent…and frustrating. I tried to tough it out…

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My Favorite Purchases of 2021

Alright, here’s the tea: here are my top 10 favorite purchases of 2021. Nothing major that broke the bank, just items that I genuinely love and use or wear often. Equilibria CBD – Consistent use of CBD has had a huge impact on my sleep schedule and I cannot say enough good things about their muscle rub. Use code blissandbellinis50…

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Some Final, Personal Thoughts on 2021

In 2021, I was reminded how complex our emotions can be and how many can live in our hearts simultaneously.  This year, I experienced grief unlike anything I could’ve expected. Navigating the feelings around losing my dad has often felt insurmountable and when I said “I will miss him every minute of every day” I’m not even sure I understood…

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Thoughts On This First Day of Fall

< dress > Perhaps it’s the internal academic in me but the seasonal lines that blur as summer fades into fall always bring a renewed & welcomed jolt of energy. The crisp & breezy temperatures in the morning make my walks along the water a little more pleasant than the days of peak 100% humidity at 7am. And for whatever…

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A Look Back at 2020

What’s the end of year version of TGIF? I’m not going to sum up the happenings of 2020 because dear lord, haven’t we had enough? When Covid first hit and we all went into quarantine in March, the weeks that followed felt extremely uninspired and coincidentally unmotivated. Not everyone can be Taylor Swift putting out two albums, if all you…

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