Seven ways to conquer quarantine

What a crazy time it is. While we’re all at home protecting the health and safety of ourselves and others, it is safe to say we have all gone a little crazy – and if you haven’t, I applaud you. Social distancing has brought us strange times where we have absolutely no idea what to […]

Six things to keep yourself busy during COVID-19

As countries across the globe begin to reach a peak in the coronavirus impact, and as quarantining remains a major effort in the United States, the best thing you can do during this time is to fill it up with activities while keeping it entertaining. This blog post will give some ideas for those times […]

5 ways to keep your tropical plants looking great

Caring for houseplants is becoming more and more popular, leading many to wish to create their own tropical garden in their living rooms. And many novice house planters covet tropical plants such as fiddle leaf figs, monsteras and rubber trees because of their beauty and ability to brighten up a room. But while they are […]

9 everyday things that cause climate change – and you can fix

Common things we are doing every day are speeding up climate change at unhealthy rates.  The good news is that from just remembering to turn lights and electronics off when not using them to bringing your own grocery bags are some of the easy ways to keep this planet healthy. Read this list to become […]

7 movies to watch during quarantine

With the stress of quarantine and trying to escape pure boredom while social distancing, there’s no better way to pass the time than doing something fun – either by yourself or with the family.  Although the activities are limited, one thing everyone can do is sit down and watch a movie. Here are seven movies […]

7 must-watch Netflix shows during the COVID-19 crisis  

If you’re anything like me, you might love spending your quarantine time watching Netflix.  It is actually becoming a problem, to the point where I find myself watching an entire season of a series in one sitting.  As someone who has used Netflix for many years, I have watched quite a few movies, television shows, […]

Take COVID19 seriously – and stay home

I know that while the topic of COVID-19 is very serious, it is also very tired.  I find myself forgetting what I used to talk about with friends and family before I was placed in a cage by Mother Nature or the powers that be. It has become very apparent that humans don’t like to […]

5 best coffee shops in Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina, is a great place to get a buzz – but not  just from alcohol.  The coffee options in Charleston make getting a good caffeine buzz well worth the effort as there are many quaint places to enjoy a cup with friends, or simply while reading a book of your choosing.   Follow this […]

5 ways to distract your mind while running

Running is good for you! It produces endorphins, relieves stress and helps you maintain a healthy lifestyle. For me, the hardest part of running is deciding that I’m going to. Getting off my couch, putting on my tennis shoes and getting outside. After that, the hardest part is to keep it going. It’s hard to […]

7 local non-touristy hot spots to visit in Charleston

Planning a trip somewhere new is always exciting, but finding the “best spots” can serve as a challenge. Over the past few years, Charleston has repeatedly earned the title “No. 1 U.S. City,” bringing in tourists from around the world. Those of us lucky enough to live here have learned the best local spots to […]

How to practice self care during quarantine

COVID-19 has become a hindrance to everyday routines, causing shutdowns of businesses of all kinds and creating high anxiety across the globe. Quarantine has been in effect for nearly a month, and the laundry list of “things to do” has come to an end. With anxiety at its highest, what better thing to do than […]

7 things to do during quarantine 

We can all probably agree this is an odd time in our lives, and most of us are likely going stir crazy as we practice social distancing. With all this time on our hands, we finally have the time to do all the things we “never have time for.” This can also be a time […]

The best buffalo chicken dip you’ll ever have

Buffalo chicken dip is a well-known and all-around loved dish. The mix of unique flavors within make this dish a worldwide favorite. It’s also super fun and easy to make. Not only is this a great dish for the holidays but perfect for any sporting event or party as well.  And it’s not just popular […]

Five things that make the best window boxes in Charleston

Among the beautiful houses that make up a portion of downtown Charleston are window boxes.  Window boxes serve as a decorative and beautiful part of the historic community, adding pops of color and flair to the outside of homes, some of which date back to 1830.  But there are some defining characteristics that make a […]

Best burgers in Charleston (according to me)

As a self-proclaimed burger fanatic, I have made it my mission to rummage the Peninsula in hopes of finding the Lowcountry’s best burger. I’m sure you’ve seen quite a few of these best burger lists, but the difference is that I’m not looking for something over the top. I like simple. I like classic. And […]

The 7 best free things to do in Charleston

Charleston is an absolutely amazing city to explore.   Although this city has numerous fabulous restaurants and interesting events occurring daily, splurging all of the time can become costly.  It’s important to remember that the beauty of this city can be enjoyed for free or at a small cost.  All you need is a little guidance […]

Keeping up ‘with the girls’ while broke in college

As a girl in college your first want and need is to fit in. Keeping up with fads of what’s cute to wear, hip to listen to, and cool to do can be expensive and time consuming. As a college student those are two things we can’t afford to spare. Therefore, here are five simple […]

5 yoga poses to boost confidence in GenZ

With the rise of technology throughout the entire lives of GenZs,  the generation has been denied privilege of having a work-life balance.  Since they were in fifth grade, this generation has had “work” at their fingertips – creating a personal brand, updating social media accounts, and constantly communicating with the digital world.  Most young adults […]

Podcast: Surf therapy a good boost for mental health

When you think of therapy, you probably picture someone sitting in a chair while a therapist jots down notes on a clipboard. But recently, surf therapy has been getting more recognition as a new form of counseling.  Organizations such as the International Surf Therapy Organization have been advocating for the benefits surfing can have on […]

Seven things I can’t wait to do after quarantine in Italy

The spring weather has finally arrived in Florence, Italy. But like all the other cities in Italy, we are on a strict lockdown with no set date of when life can return to normal.  Even though we are living in strange times, I can’t resist writing about what I’m looking forward to doing after quarantine […]

Why Cam Newton should not be the Patriots new QB

Tom Brady has packed up his bags and finished his run with the New England Patriots, causing a big stir in the world of professional football.  The real question is, what does head coach Bill Belichick have up his sleeve for the Patriots?  Knowing Belichick, it’s probably something good, but it should not be Cam […]

7 reasons to get a miniature goldendoodle

In a world filled with every dog breed you can imagine, I want to convince you that the miniature goldendoodle is your most practical and your most fun option!  In my book, miniature goldendoodles are just the best all around. They are not superior in only one category concerning the quality of a dog, but […]

7 non-tourist spots students should visit in China

It is often hard for students to find original, interesting places to visit when studying abroad in China. Instead of going to the most tourist-packed spots, students should go off the beaten path to experience the history, culture and different adventures China has to offer. Whether it be informational tours, performing arts or physical activities, […]

Top five budget-friendly shoes that still make a fashion statement

Summer is over and fall is here. That means it’s time to ditch those flip flops and slides and lace up your kicks. Buying stylish shoes might be hard since prices have increased over the years on all of the popular brands. Here’s a list of budget-friendly shoes that’ll have you fresh when you’re on […]

My favorite ‘Into the Gloss’ Top Shelf posts

Into the Gloss is the brainchild of Emily Weiss, who is also the founder of the growing Internet-born brand, Glossier.  Aside from the often beauty-related content, the New York-based blog has created a series called, “The Top Shelf.”  Inspired by the photos spread across platforms like Instagram, Into the Gloss interviews and photographs notable people […]

Treat yourself! Restaurants to splurge at in Charleston

Charleston is a town full of history, beauty, and most of all, restaurants. If there is one thing to splurge on in this city, it’s the AMAZING food. Whether you want seafood or Southern comfort, there is a place here that will leave your stomach full and happy! This week Alyssa and Ally talk all […]

5 charities in South Carolina to donate to this holiday season 

The holidays are an exciting time for many people but can be less exciting for those in a less fortunate season of life.  A lot of charities and non-profit organizations rely upon the generosity of others during this time of the year to provide their services to those who depend on them.  Individuals and families […]

5 places you can eat out in Charleston on a college budget

As a college student on a tight budget and schedule, cooking is not my top priority.  Going to school in a food hub makes it a very easy choice to eat out at a restaurant, especially when I am too lazy to go to the grocery store, cookand clean up after myself.  With being a […]

Seven upcoming DC films to get excited about

There is nothing more enjoyable after a hard week of work than watching a good movie in a relaxing theatre. There are many of these great films coming out in the next few years, and DC has some interesting characters you might want to keep your eyes out for. In fact, DC has several potential […]

Five transportation differences to expect in Italy 

Ah, traveling in Italy.  You probably have a very dreamy image in mind – historic cities filled with lively people, delicious food and wine, sunny beaches and clear water.  Italy definitely lives up to all its hype. In my two-and-a-half months of being in the country, I have experienced the wonderful pleasures the various regions […]