Tag: Friends

Restaurant Review: Brunch at Cielo Restaurant & Bar

The only thing I think I love as much as I do clothes/shopping is eating. Whether it’s a restaurant or a recipe from pinterest, if the rest of the world is feeling it, I more than likely willing to try it. I particularly love trying new restaurants and sharing them with all of you. When my girls hit me up about going to brunch at Cielo, a rooftop restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, I was all in! (more…)

High-Functioning Depression: What it is & How it Looks

Over the past few days I have binged watched the entire first season of 13 Reasons Why on Netflix. 13 Reasons Why is a Netflix Original Series (based on the book 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher) that tells the tragic story of a teenager’s decision to end her own life. Not to reveal too much, but over the course of the season we watch everything that led up to Hannah Baker’s death, get to see all of the events from her perspective, and learn that her classmates basically had no idea the harm they were causing her. The show controversially addresses mental illness, specifically discussing the taboo topic of suicide. After finishing the season, I spent a few days reflecting on my own mental health and decided it was time to share my own experience with depression with the hopes (as always) to encourage anyone who needs and happens to stumble upon Royalty in Reality. (more…)

3 Reasons You Need a Best Friend at Work and How to Find One

I’m a firm believer that friendships develop in the most unlikely of places. Most people don’t go to work to make friends, but if they are fortunate enough to connect with someone the relationship may not get too deep since after all you know one another professionally. However, I’ve been blessed not just to find someone I kind of like at my job, but someone that I actually want to spend time with outside of work and in the short time that we’ve been closer probably knows me as well as my college friends. Now while some of you may think I’m crazy for letting a co-worker into my inner circle, I’m here to tell you that it has made me realize we all need to have a best friend at work! (more…)

3 Halloween Ideas for Adults Without Kids + Thursday 3 Link Up

When most people think of Halloween, they think of children dressed in super cute costumes. I remember when I was little what you were going to be and who you were dressing up with was a REALLY big deal. Even through college, my friends and I made dressing up a top priority. Now that college is over and I’m trying real hard to be a real life adult, I’m struggling to figure out how adults do Halloween. I mean, I clearly won’t be knocking on doors asking for candy and I won’t be headed to any frat parties, so how am I supposed to celebrate Halloween?! (more…)

Introducing “Dear Roxy C” – Your Virtual Best Friend

During my undergrad days at the University of Miami, one of my favorite things to do was read the “Dear V” column of the school’s news paper. This special column featured anonymous letters to V, an unknown member of the writing staff I assume. Students were able to write to V about any problems they were facing be it at home, at school, or at work and V would provide unbiased friendly advice. I loved the thrill of seeing what was going on in my peers lives, but what really resonated with me was the manner in which V offered advice.  V was always compassionate and spoke to her writer’s like she knew them personally and they were her best friend. I want to be that virtual best friend for all of my Royals in reality. (more…)