Twenty. Freakin’. Three.

I’ve been drafting this blog post for a while, as it was my birthday last Saturday. A truly bittersweet day (for a drama queen like me). I knew for a while that when I was to turn 23, I should have a job, have graduated from uni other cliché things revolving around having a totally perfect self-centred life. Achieving most of these things, I was still underwhelmed the entire day because really, I was just that one. Year. Older.

Introducing the first in a series of posts, ‘Can We Just’, where I wanna talk about real-life issues, things that no-one really talks about (yet) and just generally things I wanna get off my chest. This is inspired by Chynna’s series on her blog. To start off with, I’m going to chat about hyper-pigmentation and how I’ve grown up with it as a brown chick in the West (lol).

I was thinking about what my new years resolutions should be, but I realised they were built on the flaws of 2017. So I thought, why not think about some actual real core stuff I need to improve on, instead of whacking out new goals outta nowhere. Also, as a self-proclaimed commitment-phobe, I’m starting small with a cute little list of three things I did in fact not do. So anywho let’s get started.

I worked in New York the summer of ’17, armed with a bulletproof Instagram ‘list’ of many a drool-worthy place. Heartbreakingly, I did not manage to visit every place on the list. However, I did do some damage (to the temple I call my body) through some of these places, as well as getting some very juicy close up shots of cookie dough. So here’s a little guide to some of the best sweet spots I came across, because what else is indulging in NYC for.

What a better way to start this blog off than a post about a recent adventure, in Mauritius. With my dad being from Mauritius, we’re lucky to have got away for a few weeks over the holidays this year, getting to spend Christmas Day in the sea New Year’s Eve on a beach! And so it began where all good adventures begin, with an atrociously uncomfortable airplane nap!