Hi everyone! HAPPY 2021! Phew, we made it. I am extremely thankful to be sitting here writing this post with a heart full of thanks and gratitude. For all of us, 2020 was a period of testing our strength and resiliency to withhold ourselves in the unknown. Our world got crazy, hateful, and treacherous. I am so proud of all of you who faced and overcame challenges this year. You deserve a big round of applause and ~ virtual ~ hugs. We will head into this next (and oh so bright) chapter together as strengthened and enlightened humans. I know it will be a fantastic one.
For those of you that are new here, WELCOME! I cannot waiiiiiiit to start this journey together and share a spark of my passion with you about all things conscious living. And to you amazing humans out there already reading the blog, thank you ♡ there is lots of growth to come!
Having a blog has always been something I’ve wanted to do, and I am so happy to be committed to being present here this year with you. Gab With Me started several years ago when one of my best friends and her lovely mama came to visit me in New York City. I was telling them about my URL ideas on the subway and when I said Gab With Me, their eyes lit up as it was immediately decided this HAS to be the one I go with. My bestie’s mom surprised me that day at Eataly (ummmm, Y U M) that she purchased my domain name and the rest is history. Also, can we take a moment to appreciate how cute that was?
Gab With Me encompasses my love of social connections and open conversations. This blog will share all kinds of content with a purpose to help us grow and feel good about our daily lifestyle choices. We’ll be gabbing about being mindful and empowered with everything from:
✰Clean, non-toxic skincare and beauty✰
This has been a huge passion that I was luckily enlightened about in 2018 when I moved to NYC. Do you know there are thousands of products (even a good chunk that is marketed as vegan or cruelty-free) that are so harmful? It’s shocking to realize what products are actually made out of and seeping into your gorgeous skin. It is SO important what products you choose to use. I am so eager to share a bunch of what I’ve learned along the way so you can discover new must-haves, dupes for your beloved go-to products, deets about toxic ingredients and more!
✰Ethical and slow fashion✰
Have you ever thought about the impact the clothes you’re wearing have? I didn’t until recently, and now that I have, I won’t ever shop the same way. Ofc we all love the cute $10 shirt from the mall, but there are a bunch of cons that can come with that purchase. Slow fashion is taking a stance (woop woop) and there is so much for us to learn. Stay tuned for insight on comfortable and stylish clothes from brands who care about the earth, its materials and its workers.
✰Sustainability (everything under the 🌞)✰
This will encompass so many different corners of life. From shopping second-hand (hey hey fellow Poshmark lovers), to drinking out of cute BPA free water bottles, to what kind of laundry detergent you’re using. It’s an all-encompassing subject in my book, and I promise you will feel good being present to make choices that are not only healthier for you but others…. and this only planet we call home. I’m talking about you, mother earth.
✰Sweet spots (okay and yes, sometimes literally, hehe) in NYC✰
New York City. What a magical place. I’ve had the absolute privilege and pleasure to live immersed in this magical city since the start of 2018. Let me tell you, every moment is breathtaking. There are tons of incredible places to see, experience, EAT and of course, take that adorable IG pic. I’ll share my fav local hidden gems that once it’s safe to do so, you have to check out.
As the chapter starts fresh for everyone, I truly believe this year holds many big blessings. 365 days to wake up and grab your passions – be the person YOU want to be. Live it for the big and little moments that fill your soul with warmth and make you feel inspired and beautiful. Being kind to one another, even if it’s just smiling at a stranger under your mask.
I’m grasping onto the fresh breath of 2021 and running like the wind.
From this Sunday forward, you can expect to hear from me weekly (and on Instagram – let’s connect there, too!) with new deets and a lil boost of encouragement. ☺ I can’t wait to start this journey and hear all the things you want to learn more about. Together, let’s take steps to continue accomplishing our biggest dreams.
All the love,
(also if you understand this reference, pleaseee comment and tell me because ILY)
Love this. Love you. Cannot wait to see where this take others but especially cannot wait to see where it take you. You are capable of greatness, babes. Cant wait to ride with you ♡
You’re so golden,
I have the biggest smile on my face and in my heart reading this, P. I love you endlessly and am so grateful to have all your love and support. I am so excited about this magical new ride of a lifetime, and I am so thankful you are along for it. I cannot wait to experience each exciting moment. You are full of magic and light. I couldn’t love you anymore (Hazza ref, ofc.)
I love every word of this! So proud of you! Can’t wait to see more!
I love you so much! I am so happy to have you as a reader supporting me and I can’t wait to share more. XO bebebe
I am soooo looking forward to this weekly literature from such an amazing and beautiful person. Thank you for teaching me to become a better and happier version of myself. Love you with all of my heart!
All the love 😉
I am cheesin over here and feel so lucky and blessed to have you in my life. I adore you and can’t wait to share this weekly literature with you — and the behind the scenes! I am so excited about this journey of becoming the best and happiest version of ourselves – here’s to 2021 being the start of our continued growth to our amazing, fun and beautiful goal-chasing fuuuuutuuuuure! Love you with all my heart!
All the love, always,
Arlene Lanz says
This is the breath of fresh air I needed heading into 2021!! I love you so much and am so excited to read, follow and learn from you!
Ugh, I love you SO much and this means a ton to me!! It’s the breath of fresh air I needed too and I can’t wait to have you along for the journey and visa versa for all of your amazing dreams. I am so so lucky to have you here reading and supporting me in every single way, always. I love you!!
Katharine Chen says
Gimme more!!!!!! Love this!!! I wanna see vlogs, more blogs, more IG, just more of everything!!! Gab With Me everywhere!!!! Golden coins all around…….
GOLDEN COINS EVERYWHERE!! I love you so much, Katharine, and can’t WAIT to make all of this content together for our dreams coming true – in every golden-paved path we wander!!! Thank you for being a golden coin and such a huge supporter and believer full of love and inspiration. Vlogs, blogs, IGs, and more to come!!! You will be a part of it 😉 and I cannot wait!! Visions are coming true for both of us!!
Momma Stone says
I am so so so so excited to watch you ROCK this Blog!!!!!
Loving. you to the moon and all the way back!
MOMMA STONE!! You are an angel and I love you to the moon and all the way back!! Thank you for surprising me a few years ago with a gift of a lifetime! <3 I am so so excited to have you along for the ride!!
Sarah J Moore says
I am thrilled to be sprinting in 2021 with you and I look forward to regular posts!
I couldn’t be luckier or more thrilled than to be sprinting into 2021 with YOU!!! I can’t wait to share regular posts and brainstorm amazing ideas with you and grow from now forward! xx and all my love to my biggest supporter!!! <3