“Do Not Trust Your Future Self…..”

future self
I watched a YouTube video the other day. I was just killing time on the bus on my way from San Francisco to Colfax. You know when you kind of get in a rabbit hole of internet content? That happened to me. From Jimmy Fallon interviews, to travel vlogs, to... all the sudden, "Dear Lazy People." ......I can be lazy. I mean, not all the time but often I just...

“Empties”: Products I’ve Loved, Finished, And Will Use Again

I thought this could be a fun series. Showing empty bottles of products I've used all the way through. That says something, you know? The series is not an original idea (I've seen some YouTubers do it I think), but it does provide other avenue where I can showcase some products that I really believe in. So two of these things are HAIR related and two of them, SKIN. I...

@Coletteleclair_: “If You’re A Creator- It’s About Your Community, Not You.”

Colette Prime
If you haven't followed @Coletteleclair_ (formally @colette.prime) on IG-- oh man, you're missing out. This girl is one of kind and I'm going to lay out some bullet points as to why. Colette has made a career out of making Amazon clothes HIGH FASHION and shopping for women on the daily. (See her incredible shop HERE.) Whatever we need, Colette is going to find it and help us stay on...

12 Daily Practice Ayurveda Tips

Ayurveda practices
Are you interested in Ayurveda? My own practice doesn't stem from Ayurveda however MANY of my beliefs when it comes to health and longevity align with Ayurveda protocols. I love that Ayurveda focuses first on gut health when it comes to the human body.I am so happy to have Dr. Nisha Khanna back on Violet Fog. Last time she was here she gave us tips for irregular menstrual cycles. Many...

15 Foods You Don’t Need To Buy Organic (The Clean 15 2020 Edition)

Every year, the Environmental Working Group comes out with two lists. The Dirty Dozen-- foods that are often laden with chemicals and pesticides that we should try (if we can) to buy organic. The Clean Fifteen-- foods that have the least amount of traces of chemicals/pesticides on them. Therefore, buying organic isn't as important. Not only am I going to list off the Clean Fifteen- but I'll give ideas of...

1760: One Heck Of A Sexy Brunch Spot, San Francisco…

I love a good brunch spot. Especially one that’s sexy and has all the right vibes. Like... 1760.  You read that right: THIS SPOT IS SEXY. The food, the drinks, the atmosphere... SEXY. I don't think I could sum it up with a better word. Something about the plating, the atmosphere, the people, the lighting, the unique flavors of  food... it's just an alluring brunch experience. Trust me... you'll see what...

20 Things San Francisco Gals Can Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving

San Francisco
To my fellow SF women... there's a lot we can complain about regarding San Francisco. i.e: THE RENT. (Nothing makes me want to cry more than when the first of the month rolls around... holy shiz, goodbye to half my bank account.) BUT. The wonderful things about San Francisco overshadows the bad ten fold! We have TONS to be grateful for as residents in this incredible city. Allow me to...

2018 New Year’s Resolutions For The San Francisco Girl

There are sooo many articles out there with these generic New Years Resolutions. That's cool... but let's get specific here for the SAN FRANCISCO GIRLS. We have readers from all over but 75% of y'all are from the Bay! This is for you. If you're new to The Violet Fog- WHAT'S UP GIRL. We are a close knit community and I (and occasionally other writers) write about life in the...

3 Fun Tips On Cooking Vegetables With Rachel Of Curcuma Food Truck

Curcuma Food Truck Austin
No one I know cooks vegetables and plants more creatively than Austin's favorite wellness Chef: Rachel Musquiz. Context for people who don't know Rachel, Founder of Curcuma Food Truck and Luna Fixa foods-- she runs a sustainable, ayurvedic, PLANT-BASED, gluten-free food truck out of East Austin and the food is INSANELY good for you. And insanely tasty. It's very well-known around here. The benefits you get in Curcuma meals and...

3 Nutrient Dense Spices To Start Incorporating Into Your Cooking

Healthiest spices for cooking
America is a salt and pepper nation. We use salt and pepper on almost everything. And while it tastes great, we are missing out on some using really healthy spices that could easily take the place of our tried and true S&P. I want to talk about three that are SUPER easy to incorporate today. The kind of spices that if you use them weekly, you are sure to reap...

3 Problems With Whole Foods

Problems with Whole Foods
I want to preface this by saying: I do still shop at Whole Foods. sometimes. I buy my nut milk there. I buy my tahini. I buy certain sauces, some bulk foods, and some specialty snacks that I have a hard time finding anywhere else. But there are things I just will NOT purchase there anymore. I'm making the decision to no longer buy my vegetables and fruits there (unless it is...

3 Things To Do At Home To Protect Your Liver

Branch Basics review
It is vital to think about liver health. It's by and large one of the most important organs in our bodies. It detoxifies our blood, aids in enzyme activation, works with our adrenal glands, stores vitamins and minerals, and metabolizes fats, proteins and carbohydrates. JUST TO NAME A FEW. It has many functions and works to protect us day in and day out. I've said it before and I'll say...