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Drastic change came knocking on my door recently; I will soon be leaving New York City — my home for over a year — to return to California. Read more »

Maia -Jan 29, 2015, 1:29PM
I moved to Colorado from NYC several years ago, but I always go back. NYC will always feel like home in some ways...and often it's even more intense and beautiful due to the time I've been away.
Julie -Jan 29, 2015, 10:19AM
This is beautifully written. I've been moving around a lot recently, and when I left the place I grew to feel most at home last year I found little ways to bring pieces of it with me. Sand from my favourite beach is in a vial on my desk; fallen bark from my favourite birch trees adorns my headboard. Best of luck on your new adventures! Julie // Northern Rustication

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This post comes from our Australia contributor, Miann Scanlan. Follow along with her on Instagram @freepeopleaustralia

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Sarah -Jan 29, 2015, 7:24PM
Thank you so much for this post. I was recently diagnosed with depression and anxiety, and although different than having an accident while surfing, it felt like a setback similar to this. You wrote down what I've been trying to figure out on my own, and you have no idea how much it's helped me get through today! I feel a lot more confident going forward.
Michaela Jean -Jan 29, 2015, 12:49PM
So needed this. And the images, the ocean always serves to inspire! xo Michaela

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Last week, beautiful yogi Talia Sutra said something that really struck me as we were nearing the end of the wonderful class she taught at the #FPLetsMove event in Brooklyn. Read more »

Sheri Ramirez -Jan 29, 2015, 4:30PM
Beautifully inspiring...looking to the sky keeps your heart open, helps you stand tall and as they say 'keep your chin up'-don't hang your head low and never ever give up. "The boy remembered an old proverb from his country. It said that the darkest hour of the night came just before the dawn" - The Alchemist Sending Love your way, Sheri
Rochelle -Jan 29, 2015, 11:14AM
I volunteered at a little permaculture farm this summer that used the practice of a "Bell of Mindfulness." At random times throughout the day, someone would ring a bell, and everyone would take three minutes just to become present again. I often find myself wishing for a "Bell of Mindfulness" in everyday life, but we can always create our own special moments if we remember.

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Post image for FP Me Stylist Of The Week: Saralrash

Blonde hair, fair skin… Sara has a look that’s soft and romantic, but leaves you curious about the soul that lives within.

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LEE @ Modern Granola -Jan 29, 2015, 4:37PM
Love her! I totally relate to her outlook on life.
Rachel Razo -Jan 29, 2015, 11:41AM
Sara, your style is EVERYTHING! I love how you were named after a song and that the lyrics really speak and motivate you! How beautiful! Loved this interview! XO, Rachel

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Post image for Austin Must-See: The Blanton Museum of Art

Ever since I was little I’ve loved museums.  Read more »

Vemiska -Jan 29, 2015, 6:33AM
I love those pictures :) amazing shots and an amazing museum I like it :)
Anctemarry -Jan 29, 2015, 4:14AM
like you blog!

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Post image for Road Warriors: Get To Know @Helloamerica_

The below interview you are about to read is one that I myself re-read three times before writing this here intro.
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Vanessa -Jan 29, 2015, 11:34AM
Love this post. I'm just in the beginning phases of planning to leave everything behind, move into my 83' Westfalia and hit the road. Seeing inspiring post like this help me with my doubt and fears of what lie ahead. Thank you xoxoxo Vanessa
Ashley -Jan 28, 2015, 12:46PM
i've followed them for a while and their photos are so inspiring! Moving cross country next week by car and excited to get a my first little taste of living on road!

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It’s early morning; I’m sipping coffee and mixing paint. Read more »

LEE @ Modern Granola -Jan 29, 2015, 4:38PM
Cool furniture!
korin -Jan 29, 2015, 8:12AM
Wonderful read. Love the idea of making a palette of your home/life.

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Post image for A Free People Girl’s Guide to New York City

There are countless visitor guides out there telling us how we should see New York City. Read more »

Eunice Caroline -Jan 29, 2015, 7:00AM
This is such a great post! I was in NYC last summer and it was absolutely amazing! My favourite was walking along the Chelsea High Line and exploring Greewnich Village. It was such a nice contrast from Times Sqaure which I have now grown to dislike! I'm sorry. Eunice Caroline
Alice Rose -Jan 29, 2015, 3:49AM
Love these tips! Can't wait to make it to NYC someday to experience these! xoxo Alice Rose

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Post image for A Night of Yoga in the Big Apple: #FPLETSMOVE NYC

Candles burnin’, bodies movin’, good vibes flowin’.
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Maïa -Jan 29, 2015, 11:15AM
Wow what an amazing night ! I am so jealous !! Is the yoga mat on the first pic from FP ? x, Maïa
Emma -Jan 28, 2015, 9:40PM
I totally want that yoga mat in the first picture. Looks like it was a great event! I wish we had more like this here in Atlanta :) ~Emma

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Post image for Easy Decor Update: DIY Crystal Drawer Knobs

January has been all about the home for me.  Read more »

Jayme -Jan 28, 2015, 6:38AM
Awesome DIY! This seems actually pretty easy and a big save on money for those types of things. I think this could be my next project for my apartment.
Emi -Jan 28, 2015, 1:06AM
Beautiful idea for door handles!

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Post image for Book Club Meeting, Chapter 1: Stopping

For those of you who missed last week’s post, we have a new book club going on! Read more »

Andrea -Jan 28, 2015, 8:04PM
Nature allows me to soak in the present moment. It can act as a much needed reminder in a busy day. Thank you for posts like this! The Power of Now book club sparked me to read that book at an opportune time. This new selection sounds great. The photographs with quotes are beautiful.
Tyrene -Jan 28, 2015, 10:19AM
I actually have this book on the way to me as of right now! I saw where you had posted about it last week, and that's when I ordered it. :) I Love Home and feeling Connected. Your images are Beautiful as always Brigette. My Favorite thing to do is sit in total Silence, look around our home and out the window if I'm inside. I'm filled with Peacefulness and Gratitude. Thank You for recommending this book, I know how much more it will add to my Life. Peace, Love and Happiness to You Brigette!

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Post image for Meet Joanna, The Newest Member of Our Team!

You’ve likely noticed her presence on this blog for some time now, first as a contributor… and then more frequently in the new year. Today, I’m so excited to formally introduce you to Joanna, the newest member of the BLDG 25 team! We’re so excited to have her voice on the blog as our soon-to-be California-based blogger, read on to find out more about her: Read more »

Michelle Collins -Jan 28, 2015, 2:20PM
We're going to miss you here on the East Coast.
erin -Jan 27, 2015, 5:28PM
Congrats! Can't wait to read more of your content and love your fashion and photos! -Erin

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