Modern Bohemian: Spread The Love

A style stunner, the boho-chic girl is far from your mother’s kumbayah. Although she carries herself with a nonchalant attitude, she’s an active citizen of humanity and ever the proponent of free love and peace. While she’d love to call Coachella home, she’s busy making artistic strides against conformity — a true free thinker!
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What To Wear:

Now that the summer heat (and summer music festivals) have gone, it's time for the boho babe to start mixing and matching her breezy pieces with fall-ready wares. Embrace your inner flower child, and pair a flow-y, floral skirt with a cool graphic tee. And keep true to the artisan look with a studded bag with fringe. Just make sure your feet can keep up with your free spirit — the Nine West Pattycake boots will keep you comfortable and chic no matter where the wind may take you.

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Where To Go Out At Night:

If fog machines and neon lights are not for you, the Hemingway-esque lounge at The Jane Hotel may be just the scene. Don’t worry — there’s no studying or creative writing involved (not that you would mind). On the contrary, you are literally free to dance on the couches, tables, and bar. Not to mention, the affordable drink prices may be just the thing to keep your free spirit soaring.

If this West Village joint gets too crowded, consider a taxi ride to Brooklyn’s Lavender Lake in Gowanus. Converted from a horse stable and boasting a rustic vibe, this indie bar serves cool cocktails infused with unconventional ingredients, like Earl Grey, and has plenty of good eats.

L.A. hot spots: Hotel Café, The Bungalow, Rose Bar, and Oscars

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What To Listen To:

The “Age of Aquarius” may be long gone. But this modern-day flower child still sways to music that’s spiritual and instrumental, and reflects the issues our youth faces today. Not surprisingly, she’s a constant fixture at music fests like Coachella and Pitchfork. And when she’s not watching live bands, she has this playlist on repeat.

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What To Do On A Lazy Weekend:

Living the modern-bohemian life doesn’t take much — just good music, great friends, and a lot of love and soul. So, when a lazy weekend approaches, you bet it’ll be light on the raging and heavy on the lounging. In fact, a picnic in a nearby park sounds ideal. Place a spread over a comfy blanket, and take in the city’s sounds.

But, wait — you can’t be boho-chic without a few vintage wares, so stop by your local flea market and peruse the latest offerings. In fact, we’re so glad we made it to the Abbot Kinney Flea Market in Venice or else we would’ve missed out on our latest obsession: a pair of gorgeous, one-of-a-kind earrings! You never know when that one piece will speak to you.

Photographed by Claire Thomas
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Where To Go One Day:

She may love her fashions, but this boho babe is no girlie girl. She dreams about connecting with Mother Earth on a deeper level. And, there’s only one place to see raw nature at its best: Peru. Any environment lover or adventure seeker will be in awe of the 200-foot trees, exotic animals, extensive waterways, and historical ruins that make up this country. But, for your security, a trip to the Tambopata Research Center is all it takes to safely experience the densest parts of the Peruvian Amazon — a rare location of tough jungles and overgrown rain forests seemingly untouched by man. Our tip: Wear a lot of bug spray.

When you’ve had too much fun marveling at nature’s strength, travel the Inca Trail to discover what the early man could do. The hike up to the 15th century Inca ruins, known as Machu Picchu, is not for the faint of heart. But the reward — beautiful structures, spiritual grounds, and breathtaking views — is 10-fold. We guarantee a humbling experience.

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