New York Stories

IV.
Lessons I learned from the big apple…
It's really easy to get caught up in the fantasy (and myth) of the New York City that Sex & the City has sold us, but Carrie Bradshaw is not real and if she were she'd be crippled by debt (because everything is expensive AF) and would probably already be in a wheel chair with all her heel-running around by now, but it is true that New York has a certain charm one can’t really ignore, and here are just 10 things I learned in my last visit to THE CITY that never sleeps…

1.      You will walk more than you ever thought you would and you will get blisters, so DON’T WEAR HEALS, unless you are walking just one block or have a pair of flats hidden in your purse.

2.      Always carry bandaids. As I said before, you’ll be walking as if your life depended on it!

3.      Learn to move on the subway. It is much more convenient than Uber-ing your way through town or taking a cab, you don’t have to deal with traffic, and can save the extra bucks to enjoy the city.

4.      If you get lost, just ask for directions and people will sort you out. New Yorkers are actually very nice.

5.      Talk to strangers. The person standing next to you in the subway or the line at Starbucks might be just SUPER COOL! You can make friends in the most unexpected places.

6.      Say YES! Say yes to every invitation you get even if you are exhausted, don't know anyone or assume you aren't dressed appropriately. You will make tons of memories and it would be a crime to miss out in this city.


7.      Be alone. This is the greatest city in the world in which to be alone. You see it everywhere. People reading, running errands or just listening to music while walking down the street by themselves. We're all "alone together” Go to the museum by yourself. Go to breakfast, lunch and dinner by yourself. Sit in the park by yourself. Take a break. It is really easy to get caught in the fast rhythm of New York. Take a moment to embrace its beauty. Watch and listen to the chaos of the city that revolves around you. Get inspired.

8.      Stay away from big national chain restaurants and coffee shops in the hopes of finding those neighbourhood gems and spots with totally unique flavor and character, that way, you’ll find the magical New York everyone craves.

9.      Always bring your camera or cell phone, New York is filled with art in every corner.

10.   Remember to look up.
R. Woodworth

Beauty: Coconut Heaven

Hello my dear readers!
In today's beauty tips I would love to show you the many good and healthy uses of Coconut Oil, which I discovered by a great change I've recently made in my life.
I'm doing a detox... which has shown me how we should actually care for what we eat in order to stay healthy. And one of the first steps for that is to acknoledge what we we are consuming. Most products are GMO's  (Genetically Modified Organisms) extremely toxic for our body. Apples
look red and pretty at the supermarket but are hard compared to the juicy one from the market. Why?
They tend to spray them to improve their appearance by making them ripe prematurely so that the product is sold.
That's just one of the many example we found on humans altering nutrients, proteins and minerals in perfect condition.
I can say that nature is wise and that if we ever need something it will provide us with answers and remedies.
So today I want to share with you how many uses you are able to give to Coconut Oil.
  • Hair  Conditioner:Whenever you apply coconut oil it will moisturize your hair and perfectly clean your scalp and prevent psoriasis thanks to its antibacterial properties. In addition, coconut oil will reduce your stress because its aroma decreases mental fatigue.
    Like any beauty procedure you must follow certain restrictions so that you achieve a good result. The best way to use it without leaving a greasy residue is to apply before shampoo. Spread evenly throughout the hair and massage the scalp for about two to three minutes. Leave it for 10 or 15 minutes. Then rinse and proceeds to wash your hair as usual.

  • Hands & Feet:Coconut oil can also soften your skin. Just sleep with gloves and socks after applying at night. It's like Vaseline but it will absorb into the skin.

  • Face Mask: Use half cup of oil, half cup of yogurth and honey to make a delicious beauty mask that will soak into your pores and leave your skin perfect.

  • Makeup Remover: Serves up to remove waterproof mascara. Place a small amount on a cotton and sweep gently over your eyes. Once the makeup is gone, wash your face as you normally do. I would also recommend to wash it with the oil first as it has been proven it makes atopic dermatitis go away.

  • Depilatory Cream: Conventional depilatory creams are full of chemicals, coconut oil is antimicrobial and smells delicious. In addition to its properties provide comfort to the skin will leave skin super moisturized but never greasy

  • Body scrub: make your own homemade scrub. It provides intense hydration, and is 100 percent free of chemicals. All you need is half a cup of coconut oil and a cup of brown sugar, mix well and finally add 5 drops of vanilla or essential oil.

  • Cooking: Of course this is the best option to cook. I take a tablepoon daily on an empty stomach to get rid of anything toxic during the day.
It's magic! Try it and tell me what you think..!
Xoxo, Roberta W.P.F

Soulmates, LBD's & Gemstones

I am an over analytical person.
Altough I could say that I'm quite a nerdy gal, I do not lose sleep over what the square root of Pi is.
For me, the more "mundane" and emotional things are, the more I wonder how we work and why we behave in certain ways. I'm attracted to the extremes, the dark and bright things that make people tick. That is how I develop certain hypothesis which then become... "Fashion Theories"
The latest one is about soul seeking mates...

People think about soulmates as we fashionistas would think about  little black dresses when in fact they're much more like, let's say... Diamonds, champagne or any type of shimmering complement.
See, once you've found the perfect LBD, because they are quite difficult to come by, you can have as much of it as you like. It'll become you anchor, your savior whenever you have no clue of what to wear, the best friend that'll make you always look good, your companion on every special occasion...
It won't really matter because at that point you will have already felt that long craved perfect fit you felt the very first time you tried it on. The feeling won't change (unless of course you loose or gain weight, but that's another story) Even though you like it, you absolutely adore it, it might even be the pinacle of couture, once you've found it you will have satiated your five senses with just one comprehensive silhuette.

With gemstones for example, you get the opportunity to indulge in variety. You don't have to choose a diamond bracelet over an emerald necklace or ruby earrings. You can be finicky about your selection by wearing only one type or combine all as you please!
When thinking about soulmates, the supposition is that after you've found that one person, your search is over, your existence has been complemented and therefore completed.
But that leaves us with very few options doesn't it? If every time we thought we had found the one was true, where would that leave us?
Probably wearing one single LBD as uniform for the rest of our lifes.

According to Wikipedia the exact definition of soulmate is "a person with whom one has a feeling of deep or natural affinity"
It all goes back to ancient Greece where they believed that when humans were first created they were Androgynus beings, greedy Zeus in an attempt to gain more human worship decided to split them down the middle. And so, women and men appeared. This separated humans would then pine for their other half the rest of eternity.
However, let's not forget that all this relentless search really was and still is a pursuit of happiness.
And that's where everything turns interesting.
Does only that one LBD posses the ability to make you happy?
Can't a pair of sapphires make you feel the same?
Can't a partner be just a partner? A really great one, who gets you, who likes you just as much as you like him or her, who feels comfortable in your company, someone who you can trust?
Because friendship is a powerful thing.
This last few months my mind has been mulling over the matter asking itself if it was wrong to see other people as soulmates, because I'm almost certain that I get most of this benefits from a bunch of girls who have become more like my sisters over the years.
Those who text you good luck messages before an exam, "good morning have a nice day" even from the other side of the world, listen to every single one of your issues and even love you when you are the opposite of your most lovable self.
I feel the exact same thing when I think about my mom, who gets me to a degree that I don't even get myself.
Of course, the difference between a dress and a gem in this case is the level of sexual stimulation, which doesn't mean that only because you have a connection with someone belonging to the other gender, they can't be stored in your jewelry box among your other lucky charms, right?
That's precisly the thing.
Can't your love, the one, be your little black dress and your friends be your shiny accesories? All in a soulmate spectrum?

The chemical formula for love is C8H11NO2+C10H12N2O+C43H66N12O12S2.
Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin. All produced by a reciprocity of trust and affection, which can be easily manufactured in a lab as well and it's overdose can cause schizophrenia, extreme paranoia, and insanity.
So in any case, whether it is because of a dress or a piece of jewellery, at any rate, if love doesn't kill you, i
t will certainly drive you crazy.
Xoxo, RWPF

almost


The saddest word in the whole wide world is the word almost.

He was almost in love.

She was almost the one.

He almost stopped her.

She almost waited.

He almost lived.

They almost made it.

R.Woodworth

Dear Girls...

Dear girls,
Sometimes you'll just be too much.
Too smart, too sexy, too strong.
Too bold, too beautiful, too real.
Sometimes you'll be just too much of a woman, 
Too much of something that might make a boy feel like less of a man, which will start making you feel like you have to be less of a woman to be with that so called "man".
Which might lead you to think you have to make one of the biggest mistakes there are: removing jewels from your crown to make it easier for a man to carry. 
But if that ever crosses your mind please remember that strong women intimidate boys, but excite men. Which means that you don't need a smaller crown. 
You need a man with bigger hands.
Never settle for less than what you deserve.

R. Woodworth