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)