There are plenty of websites out there today about lifestyle, career, relationships, adventure, etc., but there was never any great place to get inspiration around everything that so many young women are interested in.
The Everygirl Manifesto: Whether she is searching for her dream job or a new city to call home; is saving up for a down payment or a trip to Europe; is learning to cook or speak another language, she wants a little guidance. She wants to be inspired.
She is The Everygirl.
This is for her.
Every day the ladies of The Everygirl add new and engaging content that keeps readers (like me!) obsessively refreshing the page for new stories. Everygirls have a place to come together for interviews with amazing women (doing jobs you would kill for), fresh job opportunities, epic and delicious recipes, design inspiration and even the occasional (and super helpful!) financial or political gem.
Most places for young women on the web these days leave me feeling uninspired and out of touch. I'm not reading things about people I aspire to be or new tricks I want to learn. The Everygirl has found a special way to share amazing and creative stories that you WANT to read and still makes you feel like you're swapping secrets with a friend.
So take a look. If I haven't sold you yet, do it because it's pretty (hello gorgeous layout and design!). Then come back the next day and take another. Soon you'll be subscribing for updates, jumping in the conversations and picking up the next book club selection. That's the thing about The Everygirl. It's for you. No matter who you are.
Okay, I know. Marfa's weird.
It's not a place for everybody. Or even MOST people. But this dusty town nestled away in the WIDE OPEN desert of West Texas has a special place in my heart.
A quick flight and a three hour drive will transport you to another world. A world where there are fewer residents than there were kids at my high school.
A world where artists and cowboys cheerfully coexist and even depend on each other.
A world where things close at 9, there's one stop light and everything you need can be found at The Get Go.
A world where a food shark is king.
It sounds strange. People wonder what the draw is. My mom is STILL confused about why I went once, let alone a second (and maybe third?) time.
These days, some of my favorite things to read aren't newspapers or traditional magazines. They are publications I can check out from my iPhone or my laptop, for free, wherever I am. New online magazines are popping up every day, but I have some tried and true favorites that I thought I'd share!
Lonny is a home decor magazine with so many pretty pictures I find myself spending a good hour soaking it all in. In addition to a monthly magazine, their website offers fresh, new content regularly to feed your need in between new issues.
When is the last time you actually watched a music video? It's not an art form most people devote a lot of attention to these days, so the ones that DO catch my eye tend to be of the quirky, creative and just a little bit weird variety.
When I saw this video from Tea Leaf Green, I immediately loved the snappy beat and spot on editing.
Big Sur. We wanted trees. Big ones. EPIC ones.
So we headed north. Way north.
A world away from the desert, we explored your winding cliffs. Dissappeared in your misty fog. Relished in the scent of pine and ocean and earth.
Played fireside jenga. Met baby seals in the sand. Soaked in the darkness with strangers.
Blew bubblegum memories. Took 10,000 pictures. and relaxed in a yurt in the sky. Found the most beautiful waterfall. The most beautiful library. The most beautiful beach. The most beautiful days.
Ate waffles in party hats. Laughed about eye patches and insects. Told grand stories.
Planned our next adventure.