Author: Lulu Brud

Bless Your Sole | Meet Mohinders

Travel + Dwell Meet Mohinders, your new favorite go-to shoe for daily wear. From their soft slides to their slip-on flats, both women and men can enjoy the ease and comfort of their handmade beauty. Their light-weight and compact design take up little real estate in any luggage, which quickly ranked them as my number one go-to travel shoe. Plus, the more you live in them, the better they become, as their leather forms to your foot over time.  Below we’re honored to have shared a meaningful conversation with Mohinders founder Michael Paratore about what makes this shoe so special....

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Almostness | A Reflection on Pregnancy Loss

Female + Family “When we introduced the Female + Family category it was meant to expand on the stories we tell into ones of birth, motherhood, and children. But as fate, and our daughter would have it, that is not the place in which I find myself currently…So, perhaps, this is what the category was meant to be all along. A place where we can talk about this kind of loss that faces so many women and has silenced them in their shame. This is not the story that I wanted, but it’s the story that I’ve come to...

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November Bibliotherapy with Lulu Brud

Culture + Community As the sun has been ducking out of the sky earlier and earlier, my desire to curl up under a cozy blanket with good books has been increasingly more present. I devoured both of these books in two days and barely came up for air in between them. With the holidays rapidly approaching, mounting social obligations and gatherings and rushing about will try to pull you out of your house, but these books will give you a good excuse to stay home, curled up on your couch. “The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir”by Ariel Levy...

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A Clean Beauty Wonderland | Meet Tara Foley of Follain

Beauty + Brains Imagine the most gorgeous store, stocked to the brim with over 600 clean beauty products! Enter Follain, the brainchild of founder Tara Foley. Follain, Gaelic for healthy and wholesome but also closely related to Foley’s own last name, is aptly named. This amazing store has done the vetting and screening of all products for you – from make-up to skin care and hair care, they’ve got your clean beauty game covered. Learn a bit more about the brand and the woman behind it below! When did the Follain journey begin? We officially opened our doors in 2013, so...

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Behind the Beauty Brands | Oh Oh Organic

Beauty + Brains If you’re anything like me, you haven’t thought too much about the harvesting and growing standards of the oil that is used in your beauty products, and you certainly haven’t considered that the mica in your eye shadow may have potentially been mined with child labor in India. Even while being conscious of most of the ingredients I put on my skin and typically buying natural products, I have trusted that I’m buying a finished natural beauty product from a company that has done its own solid research and that it’s safe for human consumption. Well, that...

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