In a maddening (“maddening”) situation of “someone has to do it,” I spent half of January on the island of Curacao (Dutch Antilles, not Cuba, etc). Mister Freckle and I thought it was a nice half way meeting point between the US and the Netherlands, the amazing island itself came later into the decision.
Beach time, mofos.
Summer is almost over. Let’s relax a bit before we can’t anymore.
There will be plenty of people who would love to ruin your day at the beach with misconceptions, shallowness, and overall idiocy. Read More A Day at the Beach (Comic)
Oh, the elusive Happy Place. Sometimes used as an emotional retreat from trauma, sometimes as a mental break from outside stressors, and sometimes as a physical location where one can tune off the outside world. Creating and cultivating a Happy Place for yourself, both mentally and physically, can be one of the most beneficial things you can do for your mental well-being, but it can be hard to know where to start in finding yours. Read More Positivity Challenge Week 9: Finding a Happy Place
Biking to the beach on the weekend is becoming a habit for my girlfriend and I as of late. Did you know you can jump on your bike in Brooklyn and be at a beach in less than two hours? It’s true! And as much as I’d love to just drink tallboys and eat a plate of fries every time we go, I find packing a lunch reduces the chances of this unwise decision happening.
It’s summer! (Well, kind of.) Hooray! Time to enjoy all the wonderful things that June, July, and August have to offer, like delicious in-season fruit, finally letting your arms and legs see the light of day, and super-fun trips to the beach! Read More Welcome to the Beach: a Ladyguide
If any of you pal around on Polyvore, you’ve probably noticed that all the “cool” Polyvore users (well, I assume they’re cool, because they’re the ones winning contests to style models in NYC for fashion week) copy images from Vogue, et. al., use them as backgrounds, and add products to recreate the style of the models in the photographs. Read More Polyvore Outfits: Vintage Ladies of Yore