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How do you start your day?

I like to start my morning off by drinking water to get my metabolism going for the day. I’ll read for 15-30 minutes before I go on my phone and start checking emails and social media. I also try to journal in the mornings as well, but recently I’ve been slacking.

What does a typical day in your life look like?

Right now, a typical day in my life is pretty laid back. I wake up, do my morning ritual of drinking water and reading, then hop on my phone to get checking in for the day. When I’m ready to get out of bed, I’ll go make myself breakfast, which is usually a yogurt parfait with granola, honey, chia seeds and berries. I also enjoy avocado toast and eggs with toast. Two days a week I have a zoom call for class, so I’ll workout for the day after the call. Otherwise, I like to workout in the mornings because it helps me start the day energized and motivated. I’ll then make lunch, which is usually avo toast, chicken and veggie wontons, or leftovers from the night before. Next comes schoolwork. Right now, I’m only taking two classes, so it doesn’t take up a lot of my time. When I’m done with school and exercise for the day, the fun can begin. I love spending time with my family, our animals, and my boyfriend, so a good amount of my free time is spent with them. I also try and spend time each day coming up with content ideas, planning out my feed, and taking photos. By this time, it’s definitely close to dinner. My family has dinner together every night, and we all take turns cooking. I’ll usually end the day by watching a Netflix or reading some more.

Do you prefer digital or print publications?

Print publications are so much better in my opinion. You can’t beat the feel of a September issue in your hands. I love saving my magazines and using them later on in craft projects and inspiration boards.

Describe your personal style?

I’d like to say my personal style is effortless, but right now it has turned into no effort. Sweatpants and oversized t-shirts have become my go-to since leaving the house isn’t really an option right now. But in normal circumstances, I love throwing on outfits that look good and like you spent no time planning them out. I think jeans, a cute pair of vans, a crop top and Levi’s trucker jacket perfectly encompass my style. I also love a good skirt and vintage oversized shirt combo, with the shirt tucked in and an accent belt. Right now, one of my favorite outfits is a cute maxi dress with a high slit styled with vans and my Levi’s jacket.

Which fashion era would you like to have been a part of? 80’s 90’s etc and why?

I’d have loved to part of 90’s fashion, which I think my style is partly inspired by. For the most part, it’s pretty effortless. Think slip dresses, crop tops, high-waisted jeans , grungy t-shirts, leather jackets and chunky boots like Doc Martens. All the staple pieces that my closet is filled with.

Coffee or Tea?

Tea for sure, but usually only in the winter. Coffee smells great, but it makes me really sick.

What is something that our readers would be surprised to learn about you?

I’m a lot stronger than my small build suggests. The first time my boyfriend and I worked out together, I surprised him doing getting 8-10 pull ups. I pride myself on my activeness and strength, and it’s something I’ve been working on for years.

Where has been your favorite place to travel and why?

My favorite place is definitely Spain. I love Europe, but Spain has my heart, especially Barcelona. It has such a good vibe, the architecture is stunning, and the food is to die for. I love that you can walk so much of the city, and there is so much to explore. I’m not a huge beach person since I’m pale and burn easily, but the beaches in Spain are really nice.

Can you offer any travel tips and tricks to our readers?

Number one, always bring good walking shoes. Unless you’re spending all your time on the beach, you’ll most likely be doing a lot of walking. Not overpacking is a big one, because if you do how will you fit all your new clothes in your suitcase on the way back? When your packing, roll your clothes instead of folding them, and you’ll be able to fit a lot more in your suitcase. I’d also say bring key clothing staples instead of a ton of different options, but pack accessories like different shoes, jewellery and belts to spice up each look and make it unique.

What has your greatest adventure been?

I’m not sure how to answer this question. Travel-wise, I’m lucky enough to be part of a family of explorers who love discovering new places, from the Dominican Republic to Greece. I travelled on my own to Paris for two weeks when I was 18, and it led to a lot of self-discovery. But my greatest adventure so far has been figuring out what it means to be me, who I am. I know that it is a life-long adventure, one that I look forward to discovering. There are so many little moments, as well as big moments, that go into making you who you are as a person, and I can’t wait to see what happens in the future. But for now, I’m happy with all the experiences, good and bad, because they’ve made me into a person I love and am very proud of.
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