Author: Lulu Brud

Good Vibrations | Vocal Sound Baths with Odeya Nini

Magic + Makers   In daily life, we are bombarded with unintentional sounds – trash trucks, car alarms, clicking of keyboards, neighborhood dogs barking, traffic, the hum of our refrigerator, power surging through the lines, people chewing food (maybe that’s just my misophonia talking). If you really get quiet and listen, it’s enough to fry your nerves, all of the second-hand sounds that our minds and bodies are absorbing throughout the day. But what happens when you show up to a space to lie down, close your eyes, and fall into the healing vibrations from crystal bowls? You listen...

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Behind the Lens with Igor Kropotov

Travel + Dwell Igor Kropotov has lugged camera gear across the rapidly disappearing ice sheets of the North Pole, through the harsh sun of the desert, and to the treacherous sides of cliffs to document the indigenous wild honey harvesters of Nepal, all in the name of storytelling and bringing the perfect image to life. Originally from Russia, Kropotov now lives in New York City (when he’s there) where he works as a Director of Photography on commercials, films and documentaries. His most recently released narrative feature is called FEED (available to buy on iTunes), written by and starring one of...

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Golden Milk | Bedtime Turmeric Tonic

Culinary + Fashion I recently started waking up in the mornings with the most excruciating pain in my elbows and a faint numbness in my fingers. Apparently, it’s a common sensation called “sleeping elbow” (who knew that was even a thing?!), and I think it means I’m officially in my 30s. Perhaps with the weight of everything going on in the world, I’m curling myself into tight balls while I sleep at night and my joints are bearing the weight of my broken heart…or maybe my years of tennis are finally catching up to me. We often tout the...

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Cleaning Up Our Acts | Reducing Plastic Pollution in Our Kitchens

Culinary + Fashion Ladies and gentlemen, we have a problem. A big ol’ plastic problem. Plastics are in everything we touch, and if they’re not in it they’ve been in contact with it. They’ve become a seemingly unavoidable part of our lives, which is unfortunate considering where they end up – in our oceans and landfills. Once you start looking around, the problem becomes glaringly ugly. According to TIME, an alarming eight million metric tons of plastic waste ends up in our oceans every year, a staggering number that only continues to grow as the years march on. Our...

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Sympathizing with Serena | Yvonne Strahovski from ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ On Complex Female Characters

Magic + Makers photo courtesy of Dennis Leupold I’m not sure how “The Handmaid’s Tale” missed my required reading lists in high school, but somehow it slipped through the cracks of my North Carolina public school. It wasn’t until few months ago, when the new administration took the helm in the United States, that it began circulation through my friend groups like a rite of passage. The dystopian novel, written in 1985 by Margaret Atwood, feels more realistic today than ever before – with women’s rights to their bodies and health care under attack and a seemingly slow-moving “religious”...

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