Compromising With Opposite Personalities

As someone who is incredibly sensitive but also very stubborn, it can be difficult for me to compromise with people who have opposite personalities to my own. Recently I spent some time in France with my mom, who is very different from myself. I love her very much, however we have always butted heads a…

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Fierce Female of the Week: Joan of Arc

In lieu of my recent trip to France, I want to feature a French Fierce Female that many of you have probably heard of! This week our Fierce Female is none other than Joan of Arc, also known as Jeanne d’Arc, and Saint Joan of Arc. Joan grew up in a relatively normal household during…

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A Week in France

As you may have seen, if you follow along with my Instagram, I’ve spent the last week in France with my mom and husband. It was a fantastic trip, I loved every minute of it, but it definitely took a lot of planning to be sure it all went smoothly! For any of you who…

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A Carry-On Packing Guide

Packing to go on a trip can be incredibly stressful if you aren’t prepared. Some of my long-time friends will tell you that when I was younger, I was the ultimate over-packer. I would bring five different bags with me for a sleepover, dragged three large suitcases with me when I went away for a…

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Fierce Female of the Week: Mileva Maric

Who is Mileva Maric? A genius, innovator, and mathematician, who was the second female to ever graduate from the Mathematics and Physics program at Zurich’s Polytechnic school, that’s who! Mileva was born in 1875 of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, now Serbia, and attended prestigious schools throughout her life, thanks to a wealthy upbringing and links to…

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Justine’s Hair Growth Tips

For the past several years, I have primarily had long hair. I did ‘the big chop’ when I returned from Australia in 2016, and grew it right back out again afterwards. I love having long hair, and I don’t think that will ever change. Since being in London however, my hair has been dry, damaged,…

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Creating a Capsule Closet

There comes a time in life where you’ve reached a shape and size that is likely not to change in the upcoming years without something drastic occurring. There is no real need to buy cheaply made clothes that will fall apart because if you invest your time (and sometimes money if you choose to) in…

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Fierce Female of the Week: Raden Adjeng Kartini

Another week, another Fierce Female to feature, and this week it’s someone who is known by many as Indonesia’s First Feminist, and a national heroine. It is none other than Raden Adjeng Kartini. Raden was born in 1879 in Java, now part of Indonesia, which was then part of the Dutch East Indies. Raden went…

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Changing Your Last Name: Yes or No?

To change my last name or not to change my last name… that is the question that I’ve been asking myself since before I got married in January of this year. Initially, I was quite eager to change my last name to my husbands’ last name, but as time passed and the timing in which…

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A Tour of Windsor Castle

If you follow along on my instagram, you’ll know that this past weekend my husband and I went to Windsor Castle! As another building operated by the Royal Collection Trust, it is open to the public on certain dates each year, and since it is a short train ride away from the heart of London,…

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