SELF LOVE

Why Thank U, Next, Ariana Grande's Self Love Anthem, Is Her Best Song

Ariana Grande’s new single, "Thank U, Next," is good. Really, really good. Maybe even the best song of her career. And not just because of its infectious hook and uplifting melody. It is the perfect self love // gratitude anthem for our self love movement. After a very public broken engagement, and the sudden loss of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, it would have been very easy for her to come out with a traditional heartbreak anthem burning her exes. But instead of dwelling on the negative, Ariana handles loss on multiple levels with inspiring grace and self love, and shifts her perspective...

Friday Feature

Friday Feature: Christen Eulian CEO of Kissy's Fine Apparel

Each week, our Friday Feature celebrates powerful women from our tribe who share their magic with the world in unique and inspiring ways. A few weeks ago, we started a series celebrating women in our community whose passion and creativity have made them fierce entrepreneurs. These go-getters share their journeys, hurdles they've had to overcome, and wisdom they've picked up along the way, which we are so excited to be able to share. We are excited to introduce you to Christen, who owns and operates a women's fine apparel boutique in Massachusetts with her mother, Heidi, and sister, Heather. We are honored to have partnered up with...

SELF LOVE

This Halloween Let's Embrace Our Fears

Halloween is interesting because it’s the one night out of the entire year in which being afraid is celebrated. For 364 days, we’re taught to brush our fears away, to be fearless, to act like nothing can spook us. This is of course a terrible mental health strategy, as to be fearless is impossible, and the more we try to get there the more inadequate we feel and the more we hide our true feelings and selves. Then comes Halloween. One night only. Be afraid, get validated! Enter the haunted house, leave with candy. What if we approached every day...

SELF LOVE

Banksy Made Me Do It: Transforming Everyday Ads Into Self Love Campaigns

Earlier this month, street artist and activist Banksy made headlines and history once again with his latest performance art prank. After his famous work, “Girl With Balloon,” sold at auction for a whopping $1.4 million, a mechanism inside the frame went off, shredding the piece in an act of self-destruction. This stunt can have multiple meanings, as Banksy often uses his art to comment on such structures as capitalism, power imbalances, and corruption.  Wrapped up in the Banksy frenzy ourselves, we started questioning art and its subjective worth. What makes art valuable? What qualifies as art? In what way can...

Friday Feature

Friday Feature: Leanne Aranador founder of Ladoru

Each week, our Friday Feature celebrates powerful women from our tribe who share their magic with the world in unique and inspiring ways. A few weeks ago, we started a Boss Babe Friday Feature series, and chatted with multiple women in our community whose passion and creativity have made them fierce entrepreneurs. These go-getters share their journeys, hurdles they've had to overcome, and wisdom they've picked up along the way, which we are so excited to be able to share. We're especially excited to share Leanne Aranador, the founder of Ladoru, because she played an instrumental role in developing our brand as our first Art Director. Leanne worked...

SELF CARE

The 30 Day Self Love Challenge Checklist

Make self love and self care part of your daily routine with our 30 Day Self Love Challenge Checklist. 30 acts of self love and self care that will transform you from the inside out and make choosing yourself and choosing happiness a delicious daily habit. In the past, we've done 30 day self love challenges with a designated challenge for each day, which for some led to feelings of pressure, disappointment, failure and wanting to give up when a day was missed. (Literally the opposite of what we were trying to accomplish). With this checklist, you can engage with the challenge...

Friday Feature

Friday Feature: Boss Babe Rianna Lane

Each week, our Friday Feature celebrates powerful women from our tribe who share their magic with the world in unique and inspiring ways. Two weeks ago, we started a Boss Babe Friday Feature series, and chatted with multiple women in our community whose passions and creativity have made them fierce entrepreneurs. These go-getters share their journeys, hurdles they've had to overcome, and wisdom they've picked up along the way, which we are so excited to be able to share. Meet Rianna Lane, Founder of Coast + Cove Give us one line describing what your business is about!  Globally inspired, creatively designed goods. When did you start the business?  I...

Friday Feature

Friday Feature: Boss Babe Lani Llacuna Morales

Each week, our Friday Feature celebrates powerful women from our tribe who share their magic with the world in unique and inspiring ways. Last week, we started a Boss Babe Friday Feature series, and chatted with multiple women in our community whose passions and creativity have made them fierce entrepreneurs. These go-getters share their journeys, hurdles they've had to overcome, and wisdom they've picked up along the way, which we are so excited to be able to share. Meet Lani Llacuna Morales, Founder of Love Knots Give us one line describing what your business is about!  love to create ╳ create to live ╳ live to love When did you start the business?  2018...

NEWS

Learn About Our Partners For The Week, The Breasties!

Our Relationship To The Breasties Ovarian cancer awareness month is this month, and breast cancer awareness month starts next week. And while our company has always promoted taking care of yourself and putting yourself first, our focus is typically more specific to self love and self care than health education and advocacy. So why the sudden partnership with The Breasties? Within the last year, we connected with Paige More (@paige_previvor), a fellow tribe member and co-founder of The Breasties, and learned that there was quite of bit of overlap between our world and her world. Her role with The Breasties is to empower women to take charge...

NEWS

Celebrity Matchmaker and Alessandra Conti Shares Her Perspective On Why Self Love is Key to a Successful Relationship

Before diving into the questions, tell us a little bit about your background and how you came to be a matchmaker! I always refer to myself as a "sandbox matchmaker" because I have been setting up my friends since before it was socially acceptable!  My sister - co-founder of Matchmakers In The City - and I grew up in a small town where there was very little to do, so we would rent out venues and throw parties and invite all of the cute boys from neighboring high schools and all of our fabulous girlfriends. We were always little social butterflies, and would...

Friday Feature

Friday Feature: Boss Babe Julia Ahrens, Founder of Miakoda

Each week, our Friday Feature celebrates powerful women from our tribe who share their magic with the world in unique and inspiring ways. This week, we started a Boss Babe Friday Feature series, and chatted with multiple women in our community whose passions and creativity have made them fierce entrepreneurs. These go-getters share their journeys, hurdles they've had to overcome, and wisdom they've picked up along the way, which we are so excited to be able to share. Meet Julia Ahrens, Founder of Miakoda Give us one line describing what your business is about!  Eco friendly, sustainable, and ethically made clothing that is comfortable [and cute!]. When...

Our Tribe

The One Who Saved Herself

"You Gotta Love Yourself Boo. Let’s get real for a moment with a topic that’s close to my heart, self-love. Self-love isn’t getting the love it should as often as it should. I get it, especially as women, we tend to put others first. Sometimes it’s our families, friends and sometimes even work. Whatever it is, the self-love gets put on the back burner and that needs to stop! Self-love needs to be at the front of our minds at all times. Just as they advise to put the oxygen mask on yourself before you helping others, your self-love needs...