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Top 5 Tips to Master Instagram from a Millionaire Influencer

Instagram Creators To Watch Year Book from Creator Week 2021

Want to know how to create and maintain an Instagram following? I know a little bit about this ;) The majority of my income actually comes from Instagram. People are always surprised by this, and honestly, so am I! I do so much work as part of my business offline, but the way the cookie crumbles is that big brands will pay for exposure on a well designed, story-telling and thought provoking social media page. The Instagram platform is constantly changing, updating itself and evolving to create a more dynamic experience for its users.

Furniture Hack for Apartment Dwellers

sustainable furniture parts from hoek home

I’m very close to finalizing a duplex apartment purchase and I’m already shopping for furniture. So let's just say I've got suggestions for redecorating or buying furniture for a new place, especially if it’s a loft, duplex or triplex style apartment. Urban spaces and  contemporary décor are totally my thing. And New York City is as urban as they get! I’m including some of my favorite furniture that maximizes living space, won’t break the bank and gives you easy storage options.

3 Hygienic Fitness Accessories You Absolutely Need for Going Back to Fitness Studios and Gyms

Women wearing weight lifting fitness gloves at the gym.

Heading back to the gym soon? I’m not going to lie, I never stopped going. My private training gym, The Fort in NYC, managed to stay open throughout most of 2020. To be safe, I adopted hygienic rituals every time I stepped into the gym or out. I continue to do this as numbers have returned to full capacity. It’s hard not to forget the year we endured or how easy it is to catch covid, so I’ve put together a short list of 3 products I use and highly recommend for keeping your fitness routine extra clean.

How To Avoid Losing Your Phone Like I Did. Follow My Tips Before It's Too Late!

Bianca Jade running with dog at Art Omi Sculpture Park in front of a big orange rock sculpture

That’s me, on the hunt for my iPhone, lost somewhere at the Art Omi sculpture park in Ghent, NY. First of all, you must go see this place. It’s a fantastic visual experience on-foot and it’s dog-friendly. As you can see, Frida doggy was there too. I haven't been to many sculpture parks in my life but so far this one ranks at the top.


Pet Check: What Your Dog Needs To Be Healthy This Summer!

Bianca Jade (girl in sweatsuit) stands with seven cloned versions of her chihuahua, Frida. They are jumping all over her.

Hello Dog Mamas and Papas!

Are you doing right by your canine bestie and making sure they see the Vet?

Listen, in NYC, a vist to the Vet is something I always dread because I know the bill will be no less than $450! I could feed and clothe SEVEN Frida's for a month (if not longer) for that price! It’s obviously beyond expensive here BUT I won’t skimp on Frida’s health…esp with her being a senior Chihuahua. She's 11 years young but in wonderful shape--and I'd like to keep it that way.

My Big Real Estate Decision: City Mouse or Country House?

I found this pic of an adorable house I viewed back in September, owned by hippies in Connecticut, and I thought, I should really write about my home search. Obviously it's a trending topic as there's less inventory than EVER right now during a thriving seller's market. But I see it as a comedy of sorts coming from the warped and spoiled experiences of a New Yorker. In case you didn't know, we ALL think New York City is the center of the world. ('Cause IT IS.)

You Don't Really Know Your Mom Until She Loses Her Mom

Mother and daughter wearing red lipstick.

You don’t really know your mom until she loses her mom. I learned this last summer as we struggled through not being able to attend my grandmother’s funeral in Honduras. I was in New York when it happened, while the rest of my immediate family was in St. Louis together. A few weeks later, as soon as I could, I went to visit and spend some time with my mom. She cried, recounted memories, and claimed she'd been prepared for it as my Grandma's health had been rapidly declining.

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