Try Something New

Rachel Off Duty: Try Something New

Last month, date night was spent eating Ethiopian food and ice cream cookie sandwiches in West LA. It was the boyfriend’s turn to surprise me, and I’ve never had a chance to try Ethiopian food before! I love trying new foods–as long as it doesn’t involve insects, snails, or mushrooms (bleh)–so I was all-in. I […]

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Stillness and Change

Rachel Off Duty: Stillness and Change

I was listening to a podcast on my way to work this morning (Reply All, if you wanted to know), and the storyline focused around this man who–for the sheer enjoyment of it–has spent every Sunday evening for the past 9 years fixing grammatical errors on Wikipedia. A silent internet hero, correcting the world’s sloppy […]

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Unlikely Pairings

Rachel Off Duty: Unlikely Pairings

There are a lot of paradoxes in LA. People who swear on being vegan and eating kale chips end up being the same people wearing leather and throwing trash on the ground. Girls who show up religiously on their yoga mats are the same girls getting tequila shots on the weekends (guilty). Instagram warriors are […]

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Culottes (Pronounced “cool • oats”)

Rachel Off Duty: Culottes

“cool • oats” There are some things I just refuse to be an early adopter of. Culottes (pronounced cool • oats) are one of them. I don’t have anything against them per se, I just hadn’t yet found a pair that worked for me. If you’re like me, you might feel a sort of wary […]

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Desert Heat

Rachel Off Duty - Coachella

Since it’s Thursday, here’s a little throwback for you guys. To the desert. Palm Springs, to be exact.   After a weekend of bottomless mimosas, endless walking, soul-soothing music, and dry, dusty desert heat, I (somehow) survived. But man, was I exhausted. For a second, I worried that I was getting too old for this. […]

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Knowing Your Worth

Knowing Your Worth

The other day, I mentioned to someone that I was a blogger. The person paused, laughed a bit, and said “oh, a blahhh-ger (I bet you guys can all read that in the exact tone it was said, right?). Do you have like a million followers and spend the weekends in like, Greece and shit?” […]

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Festival Season + How to Style your Hair

How to do Your Hair for Coachella

It’s April. And if you’re like me, that can only mean one thing: it’s Coachella season! I honestly almost wasn’t going to be going this year. I’m moving into a new apartment this month before the lease on my current apartment is up, which pretty much means my life is going to be a financial […]

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Hello Spring

Hello Spring

Happy spring you guys! This was one of the first days I was able to comfortably wear shorts outside in months, and my poor pale legs loved every second of it.  Spring is, actually, my least-favorite season. But not because I hate it. Rather, it’s just because all the other seasons are 10x more exciting. […]

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New Beginnings

Rachel Off Duty | New Beginnings

You know what I hate about the beginning of the year? The sun is finally beginning to reveal itself, the days are getting longer… and it’s still cold as all hell outside. Don’t get me wrong. I’m a sucker for winter and I love the summer with all my heart, but the seasons in the […]

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Sunsets on Oahu

Hawaii 2017

Two weeks ago, I went on a last-minute trip back home to Hawaii… and, like all trips, it ended way too soon. Doesn’t it always seem like the more you want to hold on to something, the quicker it disappears? That’s how it always feels when it comes to vacations… and food. Am I right? The […]

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