Life Lessons Straight Outta the 1980’s

Hey Hipsters, guess what? Today is retro Friday (yes, sometimes we like to mix things up around here). So, what does that mean? We’re flashing back to the past to find some inspiration for living life to the fullest today. That’s right: some favorite 80’s songs with some really good choruses that have meaning right now. Songs get famous for a reason. It’s a mixture of talent, ...

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Lifestyle Designers, Take a Cue from Pablo Picasso…

Hey, Hipsters. Who’s ready for an art history lesson? Okay: we promise it won’t be boring. We’re going to talk about Pablo Picasso. He is probably the most famous artist of the “cubism” movement in art. What’s cubism? It’s a style of art that totally abandoned perspective. You know - perspective is what makes paintings and drawings look more like photographs than children’s art. ...

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March to the Beat of Your Own iPhone

You know that quote, “march to the beat of your own drum”?  Today we’re going to explore why it’s important to do just that and find out: what does it mean to you? When you ditch society’s expectations of what you should be doing with your time, life, passion and money you open the door for what you really want to be doing with all that good ...

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Who Says You Can’t Rock That $5K Handbag?

Gentleman, apologies. While reading, replace handbag for sunglasses, suit or any other fashionist-o item your masculine heart desires. Ah, the luxury handbag. It’s a total status symbol. It’s a way to make your outfit instantly pop - even if you’re sporting sweats and a cat t-shirt. Fancy handbags announce you’re there and you're there to be counted. They say power, they say respect, they say style. ...

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Hey, Lifestyle Designers: Go Back to High School

Success. Some of us get it early. Some of us seem destined for it. Some of us… really don’t. Our perceptions of who can be successful and who can’t be start early - our perceptions of our capacity for success does too. In grade school, we excel at certain subjects while others are a flop. Maybe we are praised for our artistic ability, the way we structure sentences ...

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Wanna Be a Lifestyle Entrepreneur?

Today, we pay our bills online. We meet our significant others online. We schedule our doctor’s appointments online. We even hang out with friends and family online. The online world is unrecognizable from the 80’s and 90’s era of online bulletin boards and chat rooms. Now, you can even work online. Being able to make a living - or, better yet: create a lifestyle - online changes everything. If ...

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Motivation: Are You Playing for Keeps?

So, staying motivated to do something - anything - is one of the hardest things we humans can take on. There’s no way around it: staying true to your goals, desires and dreams is tough work. When it’s so tough, how do we stay motivated - especially when things aren’t always going exactly as we want them to? Sure, you could try putting a photo of yourself ...

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Start Wearing Hawaiian Shirts to Work

Ah, the Hawaiian shirt. An ultimate symbol of ... tackiness? Maybe - but it’s a lot more than that. It’s a symbol of being relaxed. It’s a symbol of a devil-may-care approach to life. It’s that whole Jimmy Buffett, sipping margaritas at noon, watching the ocean tide come in kind of a thing. The Hawaiian shirt is a lifestyle. And it makes us ask - how do ...

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