ALANAYA ON THE RUNWAY!!

Hi beautiful people! First of all, if you don’t follow me on social media, you’re missing all of the fun. @Urbahnbeauty or @AlanayaBrown (shameless plug!) Second and most importantly, this past Sunday I put on my first ALANAYA fashion show EVER! The process was a combination of the hardest yet most exhilarating thing I’ve ever […]

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From the Inside Out

Happy Tuesday! It’s been a little while, between traveling, and life, and work, and more traveling…but I’m back. Many of you know I started a book club via Alanaya So Chic on Youtube, and one of the first books we’re reading is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. If you haven’t […]

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Traveling in Style: PFW #OOTD Day 2

Let’s talk layers….especially since it’s raining out here in California right now (unheard of)!! On our second day abroad, Paris was a tad chilly so the simplest solution for this Cali girl was layers, layers, layers! A visit to the Louvre Museum also required some comfy clothing, so I combined my favorite Summer jumpsuit and […]

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Traveling in Style: PFW OOTD #1

“I’m only going to bring one bag….that’s it!”…I promised myself. (Also to myself: “…Well….one bag and my purse…and shoes…and it’s Paris…so you have to bring things back…”) “Ok so I’ll bring my backpack and an empty suitcase…but ONLY to bring back things from Paris…” *three hours later* “I’m just going to bring my backpack and […]

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17 Things I Learned in 2017

It’s a new day…a new year. While in theory, this day is different from any other day, it marks the beginning of a new chapter. Every year I try to take the opportunity to write down some important things I learned the previous year. Sometimes I re-read and re-learn, but this list serves as a […]

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ASC DIY: HANGING TERRARIUMS!

I love plants! They’re good for your home environment and thanks to the recent Mid-Century Modern decor trends (which I am here for!), they are all the rage! So I’ve been loving decorating my apartment with the hubby, but have been finding it difficult to find any hanging plant arrangements that don’t require me to […]

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The Richardsons Take Europe: The Eiffel Tower!

When I was a little girl, I read….a lot. By day, by evening, by moonlight when it was bedtime (hence the glasses), and practically anywhere I could get my hands on books. One day in elementary school, I read about the commencement of construction of the Eiffel Tower in 1887 by Gustave Eiffel and Stephen […]

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