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Fashion - Luxury - Summer - Lifestyle xxxx

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Fashion - Luxury - Summer - Lifestyle xxxx

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"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
C. S. Lewis (via lyssahumana)

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I have a small problem. My name is Nilla and I’m addicted to leggings! (I have a mutual understanding with Jenna Marbles)

In particular I’m in love with the “In the Flow Crop ii" by Lululemon. I got them for my outdoor yoga - or well any makeshift yoga which is not done on a mat! I’m a bit of an impromptu yogi. I have done splits and handstands in some of the weirdest places. That, together, with my love of being comfy has led me to wear these basically constantly!I normally love Lululemon but I am slowly starting to see them fray at the seams  which I thought wouldnt happen because they are meant for yoga!

Honestly, I used to be the type of person who said "leggings aren’t pants" but my life has changed a lot and I’ve realized that I have to make my own opinions about things instead of letting my friends, my family, or society decided on how I should feel about things! I understand that leggings have a sexual connotation but I’m going to wear what I feel comfortable in. I control my life not my friends, my family, or even society.

A Teenager Who Likes Opera Music:

Sounds something out of a bad sitcom right? But honestly, it is my weakness and I am so lucky to have grown up in both New York and Salzburg, two of the Opera hubs of the world!

This year I was given the incredible experience to go to three premieres in Salzburg. One for an opera, Charlotte Solomen, and two for plays, The Forbidden Zone and Hinkeman. All three were incredibly unique and diverse   yet I loved them all.

Now getting to the part that you honestly care about the “WHAAAAT” or “WEEIRREDD” reaction  you probably had when you began to read this post. I’ll be honest with you: most seventeen year olds don’t have basically every piece composed by Mozart but I do. I went to opera summer camp for three years and grew up immersed in the appreciation of classical music. Salzburg has gifted me the ability to appreciate all genres of music and performance. Look in my iTunes: Disney, Beethoven, AC/DC, Bridget Mendler, and The Arctic Monkeys (just to name a few)

This is my plea to you to just try something different. Music and performance is a form of personal expression and although you might rather listen to punk than bubble gum pop - try it! Honestly, put in a pair of headphones and search up something different on 8tracks. Who knows what you could find! Anyways, the nice thing is about headphones is that, unless you are trying to kill your ears with the volume, no one can tell what you are listening to!

Tips to flying: It’s all about the prep.

why-the-hate:

A lot of flying really is about preparation! Before I fly I like to make sure I have no plans that day - not even errands! Or at least try to leave yourself some free time before your flight.

A) take a shower - I always like to bathe after I have finished packing because then I have time to…

why-the-hate:

A few have you have recently requested more information about my dog because well, he is all I talk about but I’ve never actually answered any of your questions! (Even if you don’t read this please just realize how adorable he is and how gigantic how tongue is!) :

What is his name?
His name is Wade

Why/How did you choose that name?
Well, it’s actually a pretty embarrassing story! I was much younger and I wanted to call him dojo (which I was saying really incorrectly! I was pronouncing it almost like Dijon mustard) because I loved it’s meaning and I thought it would be cute if we called him “DJ” as a nickname. I almost embarrassed myself for the rest of my life! Luckily my mom had this idea that dogs like the sound of W’s. I don’t know know where she got this idea but some how we ends up going with Wade!
I honestly spent hundreds of hours on babynames.com looking for ideas!

What type of breed is he?
Wade is a goldendoodle! That means he is a mix between a golden retriever and a poodle!

How old is Wade?
Wade is now 4.5 years old! His birthday is on December 13th!

Is he hard to take care of?
Once you get into the habit of it, spending time with a dog is relaxing! I love going on runs with him and taking him to the doggy park! Obviously it is a lot of responsibility, especially when a dog is as large as wade! Having a dog is also a great way to build good habits because they need to run on a schedule and thus so does the owner!

Things I will miss about New York:  (Inspired by Daniella (2)

  • The architecture 
  • central park
  • the weather
  • the country
  • my family
  • the food
  • freedom
  • my dog
  • rowing
  • waffles
  • netflex
  • bagels 

why-the-hate:

Crazy College Tours Day Two:
We had another early rise when my alarm clock buzzed at 4:00 am this morning. Honestly, it was worth it because when we got to the airport the sun had just begun to rose and it caused an absolutely beautiful sunset which reflected off of all of these huge airplanes.

After a brief flight we landed at Duke which was honestly beautiful and more incredible than I could’ve ever imagined! (Especially their gardens!) The tour was followed by a few laps at the pool and a huge dinner!

Eating Raw in New York City:

Last year, I was living 100% raw as a “health kick” during August. My friend Daniella showed me this incredible restaurant and I recently returned to indulge in a mother daughter dinner before I heading back to school for at least two months! 

Raw Vegan, often dubbed Raw, has many benefits because, when done correctly, the person is only eating natural and healthy products. Although fruits and vegetables are naturally delicious not being able to cook limits the amount of food one can eat drastically but this restaurant has found the solution.

Pure Food and Wine has found creative ways to allow you to retain your lifestyle whilst also being able to eat everything you normally would. My suggestion is to not get three courses because although they look small the portions are incredibly filling! Make sure you have space for dessert! They are incredible and hard to believe that they are vegan - let alone raw and gluten free!

why-the-hate:

I often get many questions about cooking. In particular on how I learned to cook, what I like to cook, and maybe a few recipes! 
Well I wouldn’t say I’ve “learned” to cook yet! I’m still “learning” and there are many basic skills, which I have yet to master. 
I learned a love for food and in particular for baking from my nanny when I was younger who taught me how to bake everything from chocolate soufflés to croissants to banana bread! She will always be my biggest inspiration and origin of my love of food! 
I have also gone to a lot of cooking classes! 
Recently, I went to a Georgean cooking class and I learned how to cook their traditional bread and cheese dishes. That was an incredible experience to learn different techniques of cooking bread. I also went
To a ravioli and pasta making class this past spring. It was taught by the renowned Austrian chef Markus Holzer! He showed me how to cook everything ranging from traditional Austrian pasta to asparagus to a delicious chocolate dessert! He was a great teacher and I was very impressed with his cook book. 

As a vegan, cooking is a lot more difficult for me but I find many ways to find delicious things to eat! There really are vegan alternatives to every food you might like! 
I have a few exiting recipes coming up very soon!

why-the-hate:

I often get many questions about cooking. In particular on how I learned to cook, what I like to cook, and maybe a few recipes! 
Well I wouldn’t say I’ve “learned” to cook yet! I’m still “learning” and there are many basic skills, which I have yet to master. 
I learned a love for food and in particular for baking from my nanny when I was younger who taught me how to bake everything from chocolate soufflés to croissants to banana bread! She will always be my biggest inspiration and origin of my love of food! 
I have also gone to a lot of cooking classes!

Recently, I went to a Georgean cooking class and I learned how to cook their traditional bread and cheese dishes. That was an incredible experience to learn different techniques of cooking bread. I also went
To a ravioli and pasta making class this past spring. It was taught by the renowned Austrian chef Markus Holzer! He showed me how to cook everything ranging from traditional Austrian pasta to asparagus to a delicious chocolate dessert! He was a great teacher and I was very impressed with his cook book.


As a vegan, cooking is a lot more difficult for me but I find many ways to find delicious things to eat! There really are vegan alternatives to every food you might like! 
I have a few exiting recipes coming up very soon!

why-the-hate:

Eating out as a vegan:
Everyone loves a special occasion at a fancy restaurant, ordering in instead of cooking, or just stopping for a quick meal or snack while traveling! No effort yet you reap all the yummy benefits! Every vegans first few weeks are especially difficult because it seams like EVERYTHING has milk or eggs in it! Also a lot of “vegan” food still contains honey.


Preparation:
I hate being the difficult one at a restaurant so I generally try to prepare before hand! Most restaurants have information about the menu online and if you do not see anything which suits you try calling!!

Snacks:
If a restaurant doesn’t serve anything for you, it would be a good thing to have a secret stash of vegan yummies in your purse, suitcase or car! This is just a great thing to have if you get bored or hungry!

Random restaurant you’ve driven to: one day you may find yourself in the middle of a restaurant and it seams that they have nothing you could possibly eat!
Guess what? Restaurants want to make you a nice yummy meal and even if all they can do is a large salad almost all restaurants will almost always deal with your dietary needs