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New York City Hangout

While the weather remains undecided, we area in the middle of spring clean season. This is a season for me to make space for new projects and spend time with my community. I will be popping up every where for the next few months, both in New York and California. I’ve teamed up with Sweaty Betty […]

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Let’s Get Sweaty! NYC Fitness Event!

It’s POP-UP time of year and we are launching our sweaty season at our favorite, Sweaty Betty in SOHO! Come join us Tuesday May 16th for a happy hour of free yoga and bubbles! 6-8pm 77 Mercer Street, NYC. The yoga is all levels, complimentary, mats are provided by Sweaty Betty. RSVP now: Liz Gluckstern is […]

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A (SLOW) Fashion Revolution

Did you know the average American throws away 82lbs of textiles annually? I had no idea until I recently attended a very informative event arranged to bring awareness to the Fashion Revolution the world is currently undergoing. This movement brings attention to consumer behavior and to identify who exactly makes our clothes. Just as the slow […]

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(2016) A Year in Travel

2016 was a marvelous, whirlwind of a year. We got married! We did it – and it took a lot of work and planning. So a lot of my travel was really focused on Todos Santos and Baja. Many birds, one flight. Thankfully with the help of many amazing humans, I was able to visit […]

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Costa Rica by Air, Land or Sea

Headed to one of our locations in Santa Teresa? There are many ways to get to Santa Teresa, located at the southern tip of the Nicoya peninsula. The quickest route? By private charter plane. The captain we work with has private planes that seat 2, 5 and 10 people, making for a quick transfer from […]

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Top 10 Mother Teresa Quotes

In honor of Mother Teresa on the day of her canonization Mother Teresa, we would like to share some of her inspirational tokens of wisdom. Mother Teresa officially enters sainthood today. She was a person of peace, love, gratitude and courage. In honor of her mindful lifestyle, I would like to encourage everyone to take one of […]

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New York’s Fashion Week

While at Paraiso we are firm believers that experiences hold more value than material items, there can be a few exceptions, and these are the precious keepsakes found on adventures. I often collect pieces of clothing in the countries I visit to bring home as gifts and for myself. There’s a certain magic I feel […]

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Afropunk Music Festival

August 27th is just around the corner… and it’s a very special weekend.  Afropunk returns to Commodore Barry Park for another weekend of live music and unique vibes.  Afropunk can be described as one of the most multicultural festivals in the U.S.  The line up is as diverse as the audience. This years line up […]

Beach Beauty Tips & Tricks

So you’re off to the beach…lucky you! The environment at the beach is a little different than what all of us without the privilege of being year-round beach bums are used to, and it’s easy for your body, skin, and hair to take a hard hit from all that sun, sand, and salt. But with […]

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Mind Over Matter For Summer Season

The summer season is glorious in so many ways, but it also brings with it an inevitable and specific set of stressors. Here’s how to maintain your cool and  combat the season’s chaos. Crowds Seriously, where have all these people been all Winter?? Is it just us or does the world’s population somehow double in […]