Pseudo-Sunkissed with COOLA

What better way to close Skin Cancer Awareness Month than share a product that can make you pseudo-sunkissed? Being a fair, freckled sun worshipper, I have beat up my skin a lot. I have the deepest regret of the backyard sessions with the baby oil and a Seventeen magazine. That early 2000 teenage starter kit […]

Essentials for Adult Spring Breakers

You need a break! Spring Break once was a holiday reserved for college students but I truly never craved a break when I was an undergrad. However, as an adult I think it is important to take a breather and enjoy the beautiful weather Florida has to offer every March. I partook in SB 2018 […]

COOLA, Calm + Protected

Many know how passionate I am about reef conservation. Our coral reef ecosystems are the backbone of Florida’s largest industry: tourism, not citrus like you maybe thought. I have worked as an independent ocean researcher in Florida and Australia, and when I was a teacher I even grew coral fragments with my students. I am […]

The Search for Sea Safe Sunscreen

The weather in South Florida has been delicious, and any moment that I haven’t been working I have been soaking up every bit of salt and sun. With my Slavic background, it is important that I wear sunscreen and I deeply regret my teenage days of slathering on baby oil and embracing melanoma. In my […]