Weddings are a beautiful occasion to celebrate your union with your loved one in front of friends and family, but they can be quite daunting to plan for. As someone who’s getting married in about two months, I’ve had the chance to try out just about every wedding-related technology over the past year. Below are some of my favorite websites and tech tools that have kept me on track (and sane) during the wedding planning process.
From cold brew to drip to espresso at Starbucks, Dunkin’, or that neighborhood shop you’ve fallen in love with, we all have specific ways to enjoy our cup of coffee. After four years of decline, coffee drinking is back on the rise, according to the NCA National Coffee Drinking Trends 2017 report.
Coffee is undeniably the go-to pick-me-up in the morning for many Americans, but if you’re looking to change up your routine or avoid coffee-shop lines, we’ve come up with some ways you can get your day kickstarted without the extra caffeine.
Let’s face it, living in a big city like San Francisco is a blessing for me but not so much for my wallet. During my very recent college years, I got myself into the habit of looking for different ways to save a little extra cash. Over time I have found some of the most useful apps that help me find discounts, save some money, and track my spending.
Let’s face it. It’s 2017, and there’s no shame in having your smartphone ready at a moment’s notice. From keeping up with friends to responding to work email on-the-go, our devices are essential to our everyday lives. They’re practically an extension of us. However, a phenomena known as text neck has come out of our consistent use of electronics. Text neck comes from our tendency to lean forward from our neck when we’re working intently from our devices, which can put unwelcome strain on our neck and backs. Our phones and laptops aren’t going anywhere, but there are ways to avoid the negative effects of text neck without losing the convenience of our devices. We’ve come up with a list of four ways to counteract it.
As exciting as a big move to a new city can be, it can leave you feeling overwhelmed and lost (literally). From apartment hunting to finding the city’s best brunch, moving can get tricky. Luckily, there are many apps and websites that will help you survive your new city and get the most out of your fresh start. As someone who just made the move from Florida to NYC, I’ve used the apps below to help me get situated in Manhattan.
Alongside Gmail and Facebook, Instagram is one of the most frequently used apps on my smartphone. As an avid photographer, I love posting my own pictures on Instagram, and to browse through others’ beautifully ‘grammed photos. However, there are times when I just want to print a photo from Instagram to stick on my wall or use the photos I’ve taken to create a nice gift for friends and family. Thankfully, there are a ton of companies that offer Instagram-friendly printing options that are not only easy, but also affordable and stylish! Read more
Having a baby is super exciting - and scary! I’m currently pregnant and have been getting up-to-speed on all the essential products that can help make the transition to new parent go more smoothly. I’ve stocked up on lots of onesies, burping cloths and bibs - but have my eye on some more tech-savvy products that promise to make life just a bit easier. Read more
April is a special time of year for me, because it’s when I met my husband -- at the Coachella Music Festival, no less! Ever since, we have shared a love of music festivals, attending five years of Coachella festivals back-to-back, along with Outside Lands here in San Francisco. Read more
Last year, I made a New Year's Resolution to travel more in 2016 -- and I am happy to share that I actually achieved it. In February, I packed my rain boots for Seattle, enjoyed the sunshine and salty ocean of Mexico in March, tasted fame in L.A. in September, and explored the amazing history of Spain in October. Read more
I’m looking forward to spending as many days outdoor as possible this season with my Nikes and fanny pack. And, I’m not going to settle for just any trail. Good hikes take planning, and I’ll be using a few key apps to find the perfect trail, navigate it, and make the most of my time outdoors.