Why I Love Halloween : A Huckleberry Perspective

Since I was a child, Halloween has always been a favourite holiday of mine. A lot of people in my life know this, but they don’t really know why; so I thought I’d write it down ☺️ First, to share a bit about my “Huckleberry” background: I grew up in a very small Northern Californian […]

You’re Not My Boyfriend

My best friend and I were in a “band” in high school. We called ourselves Trendy Wendy, for obvious reasons, which have yet to change. We had one die-hard fan; his name was Kyle. He drew this for us and posted it on an old website called MySpace.com: This song’s called You’re Not My Boyfriend. It was […]

An Unexpected Love Letter

I felt compelled to write this because of the difference in responses I’ve received over the last 6 years doing what I do. I felt compelled to write this because of the good press, viral bad press, in-the-middle press Influencers have gotten over the last many years. I felt compelled to write this because my team […]

Farewell, My Love | A Bronchitis-Epiphany of Self Love

If you’ve spent any notable amount of time with me in the last 10 years, you’d know how I feel about New York. It didn’t take long for me to fall and to fall hard. A self-proclaimed Brooklyn-girl I’d quickly become, after dragging my suitcase between West Chelsea and East Williamsburg for six months. Baby, […]

Donating Hair For a Good Cause

I have a big family, and we all love to get together to catch up, laugh, and eat — Great memories are always made. Today, we met up for a barbecue, where the kids could run around and play; and the adults could stroll around the beautiful lake and catch up on all the latests. […]

We Put On (Real) Pants Today

Once upon a time, I was sixteen and wrote my college application essays about how I wanted to study economic development at UC Berkeley so I could start a minimalist apparel line with priorities of social consciousness and ecological consciousness in production.  Then, I could share my love for fashion & design with the world, while providing new […]

#fbf: Lovable, Even At Your Worst

About three years ago, I sat on the porch of this amazing beachfront bungalow soaking up the sunshine and yelling at Trigger to stay away from the stray perros that seemed to run the beach town of Tulum.  It was easy to fall in love with this place – in all its magic and perfection.  It […]

Living on the Edge: in Brooklyn (with Teenage Boys)

Perhaps you didn’t hear, but it was sort of a big deal when I moved to Brooklyn (practically had to beg de Blasio not to throw a parade about it) {*Side note, remind me to tell you more about my first NYC parade experience… which of course was the peak of the 2014 Dominican Day Parade when I was just trying to meet a […]

Ice Buckets, Buckets of Ice

It was a hot weekend in Williamsburg – ideal timing to participate in the #ALSicebucketchallenge. Though I don’t make it a habit to partake in viral social media campaigns, I find the convergence of community, awareness, and generosity within the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to be utterly inspiring and brilliant. Nearly 5 years ago when my […]