I’m currently in the process of doing some small tweaks to the site to bring it into 2015. In case you need a refresher, I started Everyday to Runway in 2009 after I had graduated college and was looking for a passion project to work on while I was looking for a job. Well, I was 21 and the main direction for design I gave was “girlie, pink, and scallops.” A lot of things have changed since then, and my life has gone from a high-energy, high power event production job in New York City to learning about health, wellness, and enjoying peace on the island of Oahu.
My life is a lot less “runway” now. I use beach bags more than my designer bags, I live in Birkenstocks and Locals (slippers, aka flip flops) and save my heels for the occasional dress up. Back when I lived in New York, you can ask my boss, I literally had a HEEL drawer at my desk. Yep, a full drawer of stilettos, wedges, platforms, boots just in case I needed a mid-day switch or had an unplanned happy hour to attend. Now, expect to see a lot more beachy, barefoot posts, bikinis, coverups, and workout attire, in addition to the style posts. If there’s one thing I learned living here, you can never own too many bikinis…
Just as in the past, I’ll once again be sharing my favorite beauty products, but because of the weather change, my routine has completely changed. I’m all about hydrating hair products, light makeup, and sun protection. Here in Hawaii, this is standard year round, but for all you mainlanders I hope to help amp up your summer and resort routines with my tips and product recommendations.
One of the biggest changes to this blog will be the addition of health and wellness posts. Since moving here I have gone through some major health challenges, and have found that I have a passion for alternative treatments for illnesses and ailments. I am 19 months gluten free as a result of my celiac disease. Celiac is an auto-immune disorder that affects your absorption of nutrients. By avoiding gluten I have eliminated a lot of joint pain, migraines, and other issues caused by ingesting wheat. I, in no way, suggest eating gluten free if it does not negatively affect your body. If I wasn’t celiac you bet your butt I wouldn’t eliminate gluten! I also suffer from vertigo and adrenal fatigue. With guidance from my naturopath here on Oahu, I have found ways to lessen symptoms through stress relief, meal plans, and if you follow me on instagram you might already guess this one, but essential oils. Expect more detailed posts on all this in the future.
I am so excited to share this new phase of my life with you all here on my blog. Writing brings me such passion, and I’ve made amazing friends both in person and online, and I can’t wait to be back up and running! In the mean time, tweet me over @LiLikoiLo and follow me on instagram with the same name. For those who aren’t familiar, Lilikoi is an amazing passionfruit that I can’t get enough of, and Lo is my nickname, hence the new social handle! So stay tuned for new posts, features, and a new look over here on the blog.