10 Cheap Ways to Greenify your Home Today

You sometimes buy organic. You carpool on occasion. You turn off the water while brushing your teeth and the thermostat when you’re gone. But come one, people. It’s 2018. Time to kick our environmentally friendly game into overdrive, starting in your own home. You can’t control everything in life, but here’s a few easy ways…

Much Work, Much Wine, Much Life

Hey all! Sorry it’s been a while. Many things have happened in the past few months and I’ve sort of been riding the wave until it all settled out. So here’s what’s new: I have two new, wonderful jobs. Gerrit got a year-long position in Napa. The new apartment Caitlin and I moved into in…

8 Great Things I Do Between Jobs

Yesterday I started my first big girl job ever. Pretty rad, I know. But for the past month, or two or three, I had been spiraling trying to figure out what was next, praying for an interview. But it turns out, my time wasn’t wasted. While I may have watched slightly more Netflix than usual,…

Eat Green, Drink Green, Sleep Green

As a sustainably minded, health conscious vegan, I’m constantly searching for ways to improve my health and protect myself from unnecessary toxic chemical contact. Your skin is the largest organ on your body. And while it doesn’t absorb everything, it does absorb and incredible amount of what we touch. It’s quite clear that many of…

7 Women Inspiring Me Today

Girls rule. A lot has happened in the past year that has brought us together to rally around each other, and although not always under the best circumstances I’m here for it. So it being International Women’s Day and all, I thought I’d take a moment and recognize a few boss babes inspiring me today….

Wine Clubs: To Join or Not to Join?

If you love wine, joining a wine club is probably one of the most tempting things to do in the world. Whether it’s with your favorite winery, online, or with a wine shop, there’s about a million ways to spend your entire paycheck on bottles and we’re here for it. However if you’re not in…

How to Travel More Sustainably in 2018

Unfortunately today, tourism is one of the biggest sources of pollution in the world. And as someone who likes to travel and travel a lot, one of my biggest goals for this year is to travel more sustainably. If you’ve ever been camping you may know the phrase leave nothing behind but footprints, and I…

12 Things I Can’t Fly Without

Compared to other people my age, I fly a lot. And since I’m gearing up now for another round of planes, trains, and buses, I figured I’d share my go-tos for both domestic and international travel. It’s not complicated, but for those who haven’t done much flying I hope it helps! And if you think…

Like a Phoenix

Sorry for the lack of posts lately! Harvest’ll do that to you. In a week though I’ll be done at Staglin! After the fires everything flew by faster than I could have imagined. We’re just now getting back to 8 hour days which is both wonderful and heartbreaking since it means it’s all coming to…

Harvest Take 3: A Valley Inflamare

A week ago, I was planning on writing about how harvest at Staglin was going. It was in the middle of the busiest week I’ve ever worked–13 to 16 hour days every day–and I had no idea when my next day off would be. We were cranking out tons of grapes and our tanks were…

The Kalindi Diaries

For my last week of this whirlwind Euro trip, I figured I could either visit a new city or take the week to relax and reset before returning to America. And after finding some great detox yoga retreats to choose from, the choice was easy. One week on an island getting fit, sipping juices and hanging…

Le Mess du Monaco

Three hotels, $700 and 2 hours of hiking with luggage later, we made it. The day started out so innocently on the beaches of Nice. Sallie and I had a nice afternoon sur le plage, made it to our train on time and had a smooth 15 minute ride to Monaco. But that’s where it…