Anyone who has been to Italy can tell you that she casts a spell over you - a spell of romance, of fantasy, of decadence and of awe. While studying art in college, I fondly remember my art history classes and loved learning about the artists of that time and the stories behind the masterpieces. Some classics I studied then have always been personal favorites of mine - utterly fascinating, beautiful things that demand attention. They can be found at one of the most prestigious, most visited, and...
Vegans aim to spread awareness about veganism to inspire compassion for animals and help reduce their needless suffering. Because we vegans heart animals and their treatment really bums us out. So what better way than to wear the very message right on your own body?! You gotta wear clothes anyways (mostly) so why not have those clothes say something. (Or spell something!) Fashion plus compassion! Yay!
I recently got the absolute coolest vegan bomber jacket in the world from James & Co out of Australia. Just look at all that style, all that sass, and all that charm that just oozes right off the silky soft vegan leather... And this look stands the test of time. It's always chic, always in style, and always cool.
I recently attended the Vegan Summer Fest UK in Brighton. It was a jam-packed weekend full of vegan food, fun, sun and more! Held at the Level, a huge outdoor green space in the center of town, the fest was a massive event of outdoor and indoor vendors. Over 180 stalls showcased their foods, drinks, clothing, accessories, beauty products and several animal rescues campaigned for their causes. Various fun events included multiple workshops, talks, yoga, cooking demos, live music, face painting,...
As a minimalist and a full-time traveler, I'm always on the hunt for stellar multi-function pieces. Recently I came across the Ultimate Travel Dress which checked all of my boxes so I definitely had to try it out!
Pizzaface is a local pizza joint born in Brighton that offers a huge selection of bold and interesting pizza goodies, including an impressive vegan menu, and they are all prepared by hand and cooked in a stone-based oven. I definitely had to get my hands some of this vegan cheesy and meaty goodness. And what's my favorite thing about pizza?... That's right - delivery! Check out the Ozzy! A pie of melty, tasty cheese, red onions, mushrooms and not just one but three different kinds of meats - a...
As a longtime vegan who travels around the world forever explaining my diet and lifestyle choices, I'm sure I've heard every comment, question, concern, joke and urban legend about veganism. Here I'm going to address the top 10 repeat offenders that I hear the most (read: all the time), complete with my own very personal responses. Defending animal rights is kindof like defending the existence of the sun. All I can say is - open your eyes. Saddle up, folks. It's snarky.
As a solo female full-time traveler, I get asked a TON of questions. All the time. Apparently I'm something of an enigma to everyone. Well, I'm not. So let's clear some things up. Here's some of my top repeat offenders and my answers to them.
I recently got a surprise text of a piece of writing from my super smart 8 year old niece Scarlett. This is an excerpt of the piece, entitled "If Kids Were In Charge Of The World". Here's why this list, and kids themselves, are awesome and why grownups should be more like them. Adulting is super overrated. Kids are imaginative. It's something we all too often lose along the way as adults. We need to remember to think like kids. Find our inner child. Try to be happy. To use our brains,...
Moby has been my hero since 1995. He first introduced me to animal rights and veganism and inspired me to get involved in animal rights activism and to go vegan (also in 1995). Back in the day, kids, we had these things called compact discs that our music came on. And they came with booklets. And Moby's albums like Animal Rights and Everything is Wrong were packed full of information and facts about how cruel and evil the animal farming industry is and how devastating the resulting...