Daily Rituals...

This past August I took the plunge and started doing Wanderluxe full-time without any other projects/freelance/side hustles.  And, while working for yourself is super rewarding and challenging, the lack of structure kind of threw me for a loop the first few months of being in it. 

I realized I needed to create a structure for myself with some daily rituals and self care.  I now schedule about 20 minutes in the morning and evening for meditation. This little ritual helps me ground and create the mood for my day and at night it helps me wind down and quiet my brain. I like to burn a little copal incense from Incausa to set the mood and plug in my headphones for a deprivation chamber effect.

Here are some links to my favorite apps/meditation videos:
    Guru Jagat-Magnificence Meditation
    Mindbliss-esoteric meditation app for when you're ready to get weird
    Calm-app with great meditations and adult bedtime stories

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Do you have any daily rituals that help you feel grounded? Share them in the comments below.

XO, Erin

Eclectic Minimalism...

Last week I showed you how I would style an Abundance altar here. I want to continue to discuss little ways that I am creating space for myself amidst the chaos of our modern world.  In 2018, my goal is to take a deep dive into creating a solid self care practice and to share my findings with you. 
Disclaimer: I am by no means an expert! If you have nuggets of wisdom, books, practices, blogs, podcasts, ANYTHING! please share by replying to this email.  I would love to start a conversation and community around this with you all.  
My hope is to provide value in these weekly newsletters instead of just updating you on my show schedules and events (although I'll be sharing that kind of stuff, too). If there's anything you've particularly enjoyed from these emails that you would like to hear and see more of, let me know.

This week let's chat about a hot topic over the last few years: minimalism.
For a long time when I thought of minimalism, I would get this futuristic, sparse image in my brain. I wanted to have less, need less, clean less, have a smaller burden, but I am by nature a collector.  It comes with the territory of being a maker and an appreciator of art and handmade goods, I think.  It wasn't until recently that I realized that minimalism looks different on everyone and that it's more about your state of mind.
The photo above is a shot of my new studio space with @saintsomething. I think it really embraces the vibe of less is more.  I'm really enjoying this space right now because of its openness and abundance of light.  I'm looking forward to continuing to share how we tackle the constant challenge of maintaining a minimal work space.

Xo,
Erin

P.S.  If you are a buyer, designer or maker come visit me in the Emerging Maker section of NY Now, Booth 1421.  Grab your tickets here...

Styling your Space with Intention

People often ask how they can style the Wanderluxe Petit wall hangings in their home.  Since each Petit wall hanging is based off of an ancient rune, they all hold powerful meanings. I love the idea of creating an altar with a few pieces that hold intentions and meaning for you. Since I'm currently enrolled in Lacy Phillips Opulence Manifestation course, I thought it would be fun to show you how I would style an abundance altar featuring the Wealth Rune Petit wall hanging.

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Pictured above is the Wealth Rune Petit wall hanging (still a few pieces left here). I also pulled The Empress card from my Wild Unknown Tarot deck. The Empress symbolizes abundance, creativity and divine female energy (not a bad card to have on your altar). A handful of citrine gems help aid in manifestation and direct personal power + decisiveness.  White sage and a white candle are always great for cleansing a space and getting ready for a meditation or tarot reading.  What are hoping to manifest in 2018? Love? Family? Focus? If you're looking to style an intentional space or altar in your home take a look through some of the other Petit wall hangings here.

XO, Erin

Matunuck Beach Playlist: August 2015

Hello Lovelies,

I hope everyone's having an awesome summer. I just came back from a pretty perfect weekend at the Field of Artisans market in Matunuck, Rhode Island. Be sure to follow the link to check out the remaining market dates for the summer.  It's a great event that brings together local artisans in a rotating outdoor setting throughout South County.


I'm feeling a special, next level kind of relaxed after two days at the beach.  

Check out my playlist for what I was spinning over the weekend and you'll see what I mean.  Here's hoping this mellow will carry on into the week :)  Click the photo below to follow the Spotify playlist link.
Have a great week everyone!

xoxo, Erin

Desert Playlist

Hey y'all. I recently returned from a 8 day trip to southern California.  I plan on sharing some of my finds/shops to hit up/foods to eat at a later date.

At this very moment I'm having a LOT of feelings about my 4-day stay in Joshua Tree. There is some serious MAGIC happening here. It's very hard to describe how beautiful and vast this place is. Picture after picture I snapped was just not doing it justice. Music is a great way to capture feelings and moods, in my opinion.  Please enjoy the below playlist and I hope it transports you to a small piece of the beauty that is the Mojave desert.

1. Devendra Banhart-Carmensita

2. Timber Timbre-Curtains!?

3. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti-Bright Lit Blue Skies

4. Jenny Lewis-She's Not Me

5. WOODS-With Light and With Love

6. Ana Tijoux-1977

7. Poolside-Kiss You Forever

8. Black Moth Super Rainbow-Dreamsicle Bomb

9. Toro y Moi-Talamak

Hello, World!


February Studio Playlist

Hey Y'all. This month's playlist is inspired by nice weather and the warm sun, because there's been none of that here in Rhode Island for a minute. These last few weeks have made Winterfell seem like a resort. So, here's my playlist. I hope it lifts your spirits a bit if you've got the late winter blues, or at least occupies some time while you're trapped in the house because its snowing. Again. 

1. Braids-In Kind

2. Kisses-Kisses

3. Frankie Rose-Know Me

4. Phantogram-Howling at the Moon

5. Glass Animals-Hazey

6. Glasser-Shape

7. Gazelle Twin-Belly of the Beast

8. iamamiwhoami-Hunting for Pearls

 



September Studio Playlist

Each month we are planning to post a playlist of music that's currently inspiring us at the Wanderluxe studio. It could be anything from hip-hop to folk music to French pop. There's even been an early 90's trance moment happening here, so anything goes.  We hope you enjoy our first installment and if it inspires you to create, even better!  

Let us know if you have any new music suggestions for us!  We love hearing about new stuff.