How to Stock a Dorm Fridge

Yesterday I tried my best to be an adult. It wasn’t easy, but I made it out alive with a brown grocery bag in hand. I rode the subway back with a Whole Goods bag nestled between my feet and a grin on my face because I could cross another thing off of my week’s to-do list like a real adult! I won’t lie and say that I didn’t get pushed around a little in every aisle or try and say that I didn’t stare at 37 different Greek ...

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Andytown Coffee Roasters: A tribute

If you are searching for me on basically any given morning, you can most likely find me at Andytown Coffee Roasters, the light of the Sunset district in San Francisco and the light of my life. Andytown is actually short for “Andersontown,” a quaint town in Ireland that perfectly reflecting the quaintness of this corner spot. A single communal seating space with one shared wooden tabletop welcomes you to the counter, where you place your order with one of the amazing baristas you will find here. The atmosphere adapts to ...

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Hollow: A San Francisco Coffee Shop

Tucked away in a sea of traditional buildings is a green storefront that serves as the entrance to Hollow, a coffee shop in San Francisco. Upon walking in, you are greeted by a quaint atmosphere and a line of small, round wooden tables. On the wall above the tables, there is a rustic-framed window that plays the role of a menu, each pane a different category. If you walk a few more steps, a double-door entrance on the left gives way into a second room. The walls in this room ...

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My 2016 Resolution + Goals

I just read my New Year’s Resolution from 2008 and my main goal was to “be kind” (this is understandable if you knew me as a 10 year-old). Pretty lofty dreams for a fifth grader, I know. This year, I’m using the tips from my last post to create a resolution I might actually be able to stick to past March. However, I took advice from my 2008-self and I only came up with one resolution for the New Year. 2016 Resolution: Become the version of myself that I want to ...

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5 Tips for a Successful New Year’s Resolution

Buon Anno Nuovo (“Happy New Year” in Italian)! The book of 2016 has officially begun and is currently open to page 2 of 365. New beginnings are a time to reflect on the past and reign in the future as you embark on a new journey, whatever that journey may be. January 2016 is the perfect time to begin something or to start something again. For me, it is Briana Augustina, this blog, which I am “starting again.” It is also myself, who I am “starting again” as I’ve entered a ...

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Photo(booth)shoot

Remember when Photo Booth was very much a thing around 5 years ago? Well, I (hopefully along with other people) think it’s time to welcome Photo Booth back into the norm. Hopefully Photo Booth pictures from 7th grade—or your equivalent of an awkward stage—with your best friend are of you throwing up the “peace sign” or smiling with braces. All complete with the Thermal Camera effect (that SUPER appealing one that makes you look green and blue!!) However, my approach to the Photo Booth renaissance is to implement the aesthetic appeal ...

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