✈︎ Slow travel 🌱Sustainable living
Still not really sure what the point of the Vessel is besides looking cool for photographs. Guess that’s all it takes, nowadays?
This summer has been a non-stop hustle, bouncing from rooftop bars to working meetups and squeezing in a gym sesh in between. It’s also been really humid and I’m prone to sweating in places I didn’t know I could 😆 Good to know that the new Acti-Fresh Panty Liners from @carefree us has got me covered in that department with all day comfort and freshness while I’m on the go! #WeHustle #sponsored
Many of these beautiful courtyards in Uzbekistan are part of madrasas, education centers for Islamic teachings. Stumbled upon this quiet gem at dusk!
If you had to choose between true love and traveling the world, which country would you visit first?
Mondays in my palace of dreams ✨
“I am starting to love the willful ignorance of New Yorkers, the ability to look at the epic and beautiful and quickly put it into context. It's a skill that comes from the skyline; we see something that magnificent every day and somehow go on living. A back-drop like that will dominate you unless you learn to become a part of it, and that's what New Yorkers do. Become towers.” - Rachel Syme . Wearing the comfiest and fun set from @avomuse
Never not on the move. Who else can’t sit still for too long 🙋🏻♀️
Part of being a conscious traveler means staying mindful even when you’re not on the road. @toms has always been one of those brands passionate about creating a better change in the world, and I’m so excited to partner with them on their #standfortomorrow campaign. Now when you buy a pair of shoes from TOMS.com, you can select the cause you want TOMS to donate to, including the universal right to Safe Water! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Join me as I #standfortomorrow and use STANDFOR10 for $10 off your purchase! #sponsored
Taking a break from mosques and madrasas to explore ancient fortress cities.
Firm believer that you’re in the right place you need to be at this time. Trust in the process and enjoy the weekend!
The owner of this lantern shop grabbed our cameras and offered to take photos of the both of us. At a loss, the only thing we thought to do was an awkward fake dance 🤷🏻♀️ Sometimes you just have to go with the flow! Really wish I could have brought some of these lanterns home, though. (Peep the running sneakers and dress combo - reality of trying to look cute but also feel comfortable when traveling)
One of the greatest lessons yoga has taught me is to overcome discomfort and the unknown. Once you trust in your body and your environment, amazing things can happen. There’s that moment when everything just clicks into place, your bones are aligned, and your mind is calm. You feel completely in control. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pic: @juliannavezza at the beautiful @yogavidanyc studio, one of my favorite places on @classpass for a hot yoga sesh!
Twirling into this new week like 💃
More photos from Uzbekistan because I haven’t traveled abroad since then, so I hope you don’t mind! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I had lofty travel plans this summer that keep getting pushed back because tickets are so expensive now and bc there’s just so much going on in New York! I actually love being in the city for summer to take advantage of rooftop bars, sunset parties, and picnics (although it has been raining all week so TBD on this). Anyway, it’s the first day of summer and I’m just excited to say YES to opportunities and adventures!
Built in 537 AD, the Hagia Sophia is one of the oldest buildings I’ve ever been in! It was the world’s largest building at the time and is said to have changed the history of architecture. The church has seen the rise and fall of many empires and you can feel the weight of all those stories just be standing inside it. Can you even wrap your head around that?
Monday blueeess, I’m lookin’ at youuu 💙
One of the more unique mosques we visited during our time in Uzbekistan. There are over 200 wooden pillars carved with intricate patterns and strategically placed skylights let in beautiful lighting at all times of the day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At times Khiva felt like Disneyland and not in the good way! However there were hidden gems. One morning we got lost trying to find a photo spot and stumbled upon the locals’ part of town which was a pleasant surprise! . 📍: Juma Mosque, Khiva
Mosques aren’t the only things in Uzbekistan that are architectural marvels. The Avenue of Mausoleums in Samarkand was one of the more impressive sites we visited on our trip. We came at mid-day and a lot of locals were just chatting or strolling around. There were also lots of young school kids hanging out - kind of made me think this was their version of a shopping mall to chill after school! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Side note: While it’s definitely a public space for the locals, they can spot a tourist from a mile away and make you pay for entrance. Don’t be surprised when you get stopped while locals breeze on by!