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Why I Stopped Asking for Disposable Takeout Containers: Living the BYOB Life

As a foodie, I love eating out but inevitably I always order too much food and always have leftovers and normally have to ask for a to-go box. I care about the environment and the amount of garbage and waste produced by humans, I absolutely HATED getting Styrofoam, plastic, and plastic-lined paper containers that would just […]

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How I Became an Instagram Food Influencer

I often get asked about how I became an Instagram food influencer so I thought I’d share my story here on the blog.  I went from starting a new Instagram account (@newdenizen) with no followers, after moving to a brand new city where I didn’t know anyone to getting invited to restaurant previews and openings and […]

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Snowshoeing Take D’ Leap, D4, & D3 Trails in Winter Park

Looking for some awesome snowshoe or cross-country skiing trails in the Winter Park / Fraser area? I highly recommend an amazing little network of trails we discovered off Vasquez Road that is used for mountain biking in the summer. They are a charming little spiderweb of trails that don’t have a high volume of traffic (I’m almost hesitant […]

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Ice Castles Colorado: Tips for an Awesome Visit

UPDATED: 1/6/19 The first time I saw a photo of the Ice Castles in Dillon, Colorado on Instagram, I knew I had to go. It looked like an amazing magical ice world straight out of the movie Frozen! I read up the entire FAQ on the site to figure out how to make my trip […]

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Ultimate UNIQLO Size Comparison: Japan vs. US

As a petite Asian woman living in the United States I am always struggling to find clothing that fits straight off the rack. Granted there are a number of retailers in the US that do offer petite sizing, but even then the cut and styles never seem to be exactly right for what I’m looking […]