The latest from Rachel Off Duty
Isle of Skye is one of Scotland’s most famous, picturesque isles, known for its breathtaking, untamed beauty and magical charm. Waterfalls, unreal terrain, towering cliffs, and unparalleled views make Skye a must-see, even if you’re short on time. While more time is, obviously, recommended if you have it, we had less than 48 hours. Here’s how we made that possible.
These days, we’ve started to equate being busy with being significant. I have never seen this mindset more blatantly apparent than in Los Angeles, where everyone seems to be a writer-photographer-musician-actor who also works in a law office or delivers DoorDash during the day. Work is great, and having multiple things going for you is never a bad thing. But being overworked is potentially devastating.
try to stay away from the uncomfortable stuff whenever possible. It’s just easier that way. What does that mean for the summer, with its long laundry list of en vogue sandals, accessories, and have-to-have-it sundresses? I focus on the ones that matter – the ones that I’ll feel good in for years to come.
6 months ago, we stood at the edge of the end of the year, leaning forward with big eyes and big dreams, wondering about all the things the new year would bring. Flash-forward to today. It’s June. How much have you done?
There’s something about a woman in a bright pattern, a bold shade of lipstick, or a colorful heel that always catches my eye. She’s confident, she knows exactly who she is, and she doesn’t need a safe color like black or beige to keep her head held high. Her personality isn’t beige, or blah. It never was. She was born to stand out and command attention.
Seattle packs such a punch with all there is to do and see, that you're going to want–no, need–a good place to rest your head during your stay. If you want to be in the heart of all of the downtown action, head straight to the Hotel Ändra, smack dab in the middle of the city center, which will be more than happy to welcome you ‘home’ for the weekend.
If you've been following along for some time, you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and recently, I've been trying to make a point of helping to spread that awareness on social media. To me, it's brutally personal.
There are a lot of beautiful, sunshiny destinations on the western side of the US. Los Angeles, San Diego, Hawaii, Scottsdale... But there's a different atmosphere altogether that comes once you venture more up north to the Pacific Northwest.
Santa Barbara is everything you could ever want out of a west coast getaway–it’s coastal, close to wine country, picturesque, and the architecture everywhere you look makes you feel like you’re no longer in the US… which helps create the illusion that you’re in a much more remote destination than you actually are.
The Kimpton Goodland is a boutique hotel located in Goleta, CA. After we checked in, we navigated through the chic interiors, outdoor fire pits, poolside gatherings, and colorful walls to find our room. The Goodland can best be described as boho surf chic, a coastal-inspired decor-lover’s dream, and everywhere you looked, you couldn’t help (in this day and age) to think, “wow, that would make a good Instagram post.”