Author archives: kaceylake

  • Rent the Runway

  • Have you seen this? Rent the Runway. A U.S. based company that allows consumers to rent high-end designer fashions for events- at rates they can actually pay. It's like having a girlfriend or sister with the most remarkable closet in the world. And you don't have to feel at all guilty asking her[...]
  • Legs-It

  • Did you see this? The Daily Mail, the fairly satirical tabloid paper in the UK, ran a photo of the Prime Minister Theresa May and First Minister of Scotland Nicole Sturgeon in the paper yesterday. The photo captured the meeting between the two ministers to discuss what Scotland's future would lo[...]
  • The Jungle

  • My heart has been heavy this week surrounded by headlines and features detailing the closure of the  Jungle refugee camp in Calais. An estimated 8,000+ people, 1,200 children (according to various news sources) who are have lost the closest thing to "home" that they have known in some time. Home the[...]
  • Pumpkin Oat Scones- Nyoutritious

  • Autumn is in full force. I don't know what your surroundings are, but the trees in London are a tie-dye of orange, yellow, red and green! And a run through the canopy trees in Hyde Park yesterday left me absolutely breathless. I featured that post on Hygge the other day- all things cosy and warm- an[...]
  • Trump's hot mic and Michelle Obama's response

  • like you, i was outraged when i listened to donald trump's recorded comments of sexually assaulting women and what he can do to women thanks to his "power" and fame. i was sick to my stomach for my own reasons and even more so for those of my children. and as american living abroad, i am- yet again-[...]
  • We should probably Hygge now.

  • one of my dearest friends is Danish. and i knew of her love for dark days, cosy socks and ambiance (her kitchen chairs are covered in sheep's wool) long before i learned about this current buzzword: Hygge. Hygge: pronounced hoogah is a Norwegian word that essentially means "well-being." it's all abo[...]
  • Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection: TED Talk

  • check out this amazing talk by reshma saujani about teaching girls to be brave instead of perfect. about taking chances and thinking outside the box that has been created around them- either by themselves (ourselves!) or society or someone else... http://www.ted.com/talks/reshma_saujani_teach_gir[...]
  • Black Bean Veggie Burgers- Nyoutritious

  • Regina has pulled together a great veggie-based/family-friendly/ridiculously-tasty meal once again. Which always leaves me telling her that I would like to subscribe to her food delivery service. The one that does not exist (as of yet....). From Nyoutritious: Black Bean Veggie Burgers [...]
  • TIME Person of the Year 2015: Angela Merkel

  • How captivating is Angela Merkel? Like many others, I've been drawn in by her recent presence and stance on welcoming refugees into Germany with open arms. She carries such a beautiful mix of stoic and resolute and yet sympathetic and human. Things get done under her watch and while the NY eve event[...]
  • Buy a Lady a Drink

  • matt damon and water.org have joined forces with stella artois (again) to spark up this extraordinary campaign aimed at bringing clean water to women around the world. on a trip to africa with bono's organization ONE, damon speaks of the impact that was made on him as he observed young women and gir[...]
  • The Rapper of Refugees- The Atlantic

  • check out this article from The Atlantic about the new single by MIA. i love that she's asking the questions and i love that The Atlantic is encouraging her voice... The Rapper of Refugees What’s M.I.A.’s “Borders” video really about? InterscopeSPENCER KORNHABERNOV 30, 201[...]