We have explored the phenomenon of “forest bathing” as a way to experience spiritual connection with nature and a calmer frame of mind. Another valuable practice that we recently experienced for the first time is walking a labyrinth, which is an ancient form of taking a spiritual journey that is still highly relevant today.
Beyonce. Rihanna. Letitia Wright. Yara Shahidi. Tiffany Haddish. Tracee Ellis Ross. Lupita Nyong’o. Zendaya. Slick Woods. Issa Rae. Aja Naomi King. Laverne Cox. Naomi Campbell. The September issues are here! And their covers are the best ones we’ve ever seen. Why? Because for the first time, as black women we can see ourselves, our family members, and black women we admire and respect in the faces of so many of the women featured on their covers. And more importantly, we can see issues of importance to us in the editorial features inside. History is being made this month. And its a magical experience.
And now we are two. Our second birthday here at Dandelion Chandelier is August 1, and to mark the occasion, we’re sharing some of the top-performing posts in our short history. And also some posts that we’re just really proud of, or that were especially fun to write (and, we hope, fun to read). Join the party! We’ve been focusing on one topic per day for the past week, as we counted down to our big day. We’ve shared posts in Travel and Adventure; Food and Drink; Fashion and Shopping; Sports and Fitness; Culture and the Arts; and Books. On the eve of our birthday, we’re closing this “best of” series with our top posts on life in luxury land, and the true meaning of a luxurious experience.
We are on a serious mission right now. We’re working out, eating more fruits and vegetables, making cardio a priority and learning how to meditate. The season is almost here – and we have to be ready. Not the fall gala season. Certainly not beach vacation season. Election season.
Fireflies is a recurring series of essays at Dandelion Chandelier written by our youngest contributors. Our Fireflies are sharing how they experience life, and what they love (and don’t). Prepare for sparks and flashes of insight about modern luxuries, large and small.