What I’ve learned about rosacea in my 30s

In the seemingly never-ending battle with my skin, I decided to go for a consultation with a new dermatologist a few weeks ago. After feeling jaded for a few years since my last visit with a not-so-helpful derm, I bit the bullet and decided to start at square one again. The news she gave me has been life changing, friends. I can finally stop chasing all sorts of cures and treatments that aren’t working now that I have a diagnosis of what the heck is actually going on — and that is, drumroll please… rosacea.

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Top 5 things to do in LA (and not need a vacation from your vacation)

A few weeks ago, I got into my feelings about my inaugural trip to LA and the happy, sappy thoughts it left me with. But now I don’t want to leave you hanging and not share some of the top hits from my trip as well.

If you’d asked me before I went away if I thought I’d come back feeling recharged, rested and balanced, I would’ve assumed no, as is the case with most vacations. Not true though. Buckle in buds, I’ve narrowed down 8 days of exploring to my top 5 must-do’s for the perfect LA trip — and not need a vacation from your vacation.

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What a week in LA taught me

You’ve likely heard the whispers that LA doesn’t have a personality, it’s just palm trees, vapid people, and unrelenting traffic. This is how LA is generalized to those of us living outside of its sunny, shiny, perfect bubble. So when I booked my week-long trip to the City of Angels, I had nothing but high hopes thanks to my long-term love affair with California — and zero clue what to expect.

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A locals’ guide to New York City

New York City: the city that never sleeps, the city so nice they named it twice, the Big Apple, the concrete jungle, etc etc… The city also known as my favourite city in North America. I think I like New York so much because there’s always something to discover. No matter how many times you’ve been, there’s always some cranny, nook, or weird tiki surf bar hidden among the towering buildings and the buzzing sidewalks that’s just waiting to be stumbled upon – or into, depending on how many mimosas you had with brunch. My latest visit to this city where dreams are made of was no exception.

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