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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Rolling into 2018 like...

New Year, New Me
not really…I’m usually setting all of my new years intentions & goals to the point where friends want to have goal setting dates…not into it this year…here’s why…
 1.   I set goals & intentions year round…so doing so for the new year isn’t actually anything new
2.    I love all this stuff. tarot card readings, crystals, astrology predictions, horoscopes, energy healings…mushroom tea (lol @astraedevin knows whats up here) I love full moon hikes & intention setting…I read my horoscope every morning…I believe in the power of my crystals (who thinks I am an actual witch yet?)
Don’t get me wrong… I have rolled my eyes plenty of times with this stuff too & I think some of it is way too far off from reality. There’s a balance for sure. 
The third & most prominent...
3.    I am living in the NOW

I took @MarcoYoga's class last week in NYC & I’ve never felt the power of the present moment so much as I did in that class. I physically & mentally felt the release of so many things…not to mention the release of possibly my right hamstring as I hit the floor falling into my mat after pushing to hold a pose SO hard. The falling out of it never hurt so good. Its because I pushed myself in the moment to be so present that I didn’t look or feel anything except the exact moment. (Couldn’t move that leg for a few days FYI) Marco’s influential coaching me through with the wisest words that lead to setting my most important intention of 2018.
The power of present..."theres NO where to go except here...where you are…right now...the NOW” 
When you aren’t in this state of presence and you are either looking back or forward, you can’t see opportunities that are right in front of your face. More importantly, you aren't being present in that exact moment before its gone forever.

So yes, there's things I would like to do differently this year…things I want to come…things I want to release…things I want to do more of…but instead of focusing my energy on all of this…I am shifting my perception of the "new year" & focusing on the NOW. Soaking up the people in front of me & the memories I am making right now, accepting myself, who & where I am now and all the love that surrounds me right now.

Happy New Year!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

West Coastin'

Back on the West Side 
Hi everyone…I am alive.
The blog slack is back…it never left but this might be the worst slack since I started Cup of T. Does anyone notice I start every post like this?…last time I wrote was SUMMER!
West Coast Hood Life

What Season Is It?
I love fall…but I have been seriously seasonally confused.
The entire month of September was spent traveling. I hit 6 states & 4 different time zones. Along with that, it felt like 3 different seasons.
I started by flying to CA…heat wave status.
The day after I landed, I road tripped with Zoe to Denver…we stopped in Zion…hot by day, cold by night. (If you haven’t been to Zion National Park, you MUST go…I felt like I was on Mars.

 On our way from Utah to CO…we drove through the mountains…and hit a blizzard…white out status. Zoe hasn't drove in snow in 12 years so it was very fun. 
 Denver was perfect fall weather. 
The only day I saw of Fall that looked like Fall

I flew from Denver to Nashville for Trust biz…got to Nashville & it felt like I walked out of the airport into a Sauna. FINALLY back to CA…wore a beanie one day & a ‘kini the next.
So I am not kidding around when I say I was seasonally (also time zone) confused. After a new moon, a time of renewal & a few weeks back in my own west coast digs, I am starting to feel settled.
It feels good to be back…

Nashville got the best of me…always does. Best of Trust I should say. Thanks to my homegirl Ashley of @JamCatchers for always hosting me...making me feel at home...feeding me guacamole & taking me to all the places. 

So excited to have Vinnie Louise as a NEW Nashville account. 

CastilleJa stocked UP
Native + Nomad stocked UP

If you're taking a trip to Nashville...FOR REAL...get The Nashville Guide or follow @thenashvilleguide for all the GOOD spots to eat, drink & shop. This guide will take you outside all of the tourist traps. Also shoutout to of my photos is published in it. 

I’ve been hustling planning for the holidaze which sounds crazy but its right around the CORNER! I am flying home for a zip trip to see my locals, the people who have supported me from the start & slay trust at Love Local Holiday Edition…come see me & SO many other awesome vendors...drink some Cape Cod Beer & shop LOCAL.

Back to CA for a couple weeks for some West Coast holiday celebrations then back home again for the holidaze. I will be poppin’ up at a few of my East & West coast shops for holiday trunk shows…stay tuned on dates so I can see you all!

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

East Coast Summer

East Coastin’
the blog slack is back…it never left but this might be the worst slack since I started Cup of T.
We all know I love to write..but on my own time & in my own language. Whoever knows me well enough knows I speak in my own tune. I have Cup of T to reflect on life, adventures, travels…really for myself.
 I am always moving so fast through these things that I feel as if they don’t get as much credit as they should. So if I write about these experiences, I can hold onto them a little bit longer.
Anyways, I like to write when it comes from a genuine place.

Life has been a WHIRLWIND since I got back to the east coast…& Trust has been a WHIRLWIND since I launched Hotel California.
 A change of pace on the REAL.
My life in California is  a bit more simple & I love it that way. My life on Cape is spinning & I also love it that way. It’s the perfect balance of hustle & relax. I feel so grateful to be able to live bicoastally to soak up a bit of both. When I started Trust, I always said one day I would have the best of both coasts & here I am, living in it. When life gets crazy, I try to sit back & remind myself…of this little excerpt below I once wrote & tucked away...

"Trust has fulfilled my dream & enabled me to live the life I want…
How lucky I feel that with this little job…I can fuel my soul with adventure. Because of everyone who has supported me along the way, my desire to let go of society’s expectations & have a job that allows freedom has solidified into material form. To travel, to chase sunsets, to be still, to be creative, to hustle, to adventure, to see the color of the ocean in different parts of the world (one of my favorite things about traveling!)
My visualizations have brought my dreams to fruition and here I am. Traveling these roads back home…Living my dream life." - T.RUST

Your life should make you smile, and if it doesn’t, you should change it.

Cape Cod Summer
I finally was able to reach the speed limit on the highway after the craziest July 4th weekend. I think everyone in the country came to the cape. I didn’t have much cellphone service all weekend but I like that. I spent it from beach to bbq to beach to bbq to friends to bonfires to family…it was the best.
Cape Stores are ALLLL stocked UP.
 These familiar faces… these shops…these people… have supported me since the start of Trust…really who have enabled me to get to where I am. Its so cool to be back hangin’ with them & keeping them trustin’
They’ve been keepin’ me slayin.
Also check the newest Trust account...South Boston...the CUE!

I’ve been spending time with my hometown home girls which has been so sweet. These girls are like sisters to me. I hug them a little tighter each time I leave but every time I return, its like I never left. There’s something so special about real friendship. I like to keep all of my friends close…maybe not in distance but in my heart. I know it sounds corny but friendship means a lot to me & I believe when you find someone or something you love, you should hold onto it.

I’ve been cooking & dancing in the kitchen with my grandmother, A LOT. I visit her at least once a week.
 She’s my priority, that lady. Its so nice when she feeds me thirds & bakes homemade biscottis then tells me “you used to have such a ballerina body.”

Spending the summer on the beach, slaying jewels & catching sunsets.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Hotel California Collection

Hotel California

South West x West Coast
welcome to the world!

hope you enjoy!
photography x  Leila Brewster