I often confess to having an insatiable case of wanderlust... I rarely stay in one place for long and currently claim both NYC and LA as home. When hearing of my travel routine of the past year I was often asked "what are you searching for?" And while the easy answer is "adventure, new experiences and inspiration" the most concise answer is actually just... magic.
Magic can appear in many forms. It can mean being in flow with your surroundings when everything seems "meant to be" and easy. It can be as grand as laying eyes on the Taj Mahal or striking up conversation with a local whose beliefs expand your understanding of normal. It can also be as simple as discovering a new secret hiking trail, or that a long lost friend lives in your neighborhood. It can mean overhearing a snippet of conversation that seems to be advice just for you, or noticing a dimple in your lover's smile.
One day years ago, while wandering around my own neighborhood I quite literally stumbled upon the pursuit of magic. The words were scrawled on the sidewalk, assuring me that I was on the right path. Last summer, in a magical pocket of Big Sur called Esalen, I happened to meet the artist and cofounder of In Pursuit of Magic, Betty Kay Kendrick. What started as a passion project has since become a worldwide phenom, sprinkling good vibes and connecting communities across the globe.
In the wake of her successful solo art show in New York, beautiful Betty Kay spills on the magic that led her down this artists path, and what it means to follow the signs of the universe.
Watch below, and prepare to be inspired!
Thinking about a warm weather holiday? I recently took a walk on the wild side of Saint Lucia for a trip that was equal parts eco-friendly and super lux. Check out my video highlights, and a guide to a sustainably decadent way to spend a week this winter...
Magic can appear in many forms. Last summer, in a magical pocket of Big Sur called Esalen, I happened to meet the artist and cofounder of In Pursuit of Magic, Betty Kay Kendrick. What started as a passion project has since become a worldwide phenom, sprinkling good vibes and connecting communities across the globe. Here, Betty Kay spills on the magic that led her down this artist's path, and what it means to follow the signs of the universe.
Visions of Rome in your future? Don't waste your time or calories on crappy gelato. Check out my highlights from the Italian capital, from the healthy to the traditional - and you'll be eating like a local on your next visit.
If you're still dreaming of la dolce vida after reading my post earlier this week, prepare to be fully charmed when you watch the VIDEO! Brunello speaks about his commitment to quality of life, and how he runs his multimillion dollar business sustainably, and with heart.
Watch this behind the scenes look at my 5 issue collab with Bon Appetit magazine, and see where I shop and find inspiration in and around New York City!
If you've been following Natty Style for a while, you know how much this girl loves to travel. As I continue my quest for a life well lived through mindful practices and conscious consumption - expect to see more of my global (and local!) inspiration through video.
Who says you need booze to get a buzz? This easy to make, alcohol-free tonic is packed with superfoods like ginger, holy basil and turmeric - plus a secret ingredient that gives it an extra special kick ... All natural euphoria? Yes please.
As the year rounds down to a close, things can get as overwhelming as they are fun. This year, Christmas was on a full moon, making emotions run even higher. If you find yourself anxious now, or anytime of year, this simple practice is a great way to get grounded.
There are so many reasons to be grateful at this time of year and always. Watch and learn how bringing awareness to your blessings can bring positivity to your life.
If you're a human being living on planet earth, chances are that you know what stress feels like. Luckily, one answer to all of the above is something that we humans also innately share: our breath. Simpler even than meditating, this routine can be done anywhere, and barely takes a minute. Literally.