In Life

001: Filled the void leaving Puerto Rico has left in my life by indulging in Tacos with friends all over the place, starting with Chaia in Georgetown, DC. and ending with bartaco in Reston.
002: Currently en route back to Europe, ready to hit the ground running, starting with hosting a Superbowl Sunday party at my house – which is either a genius idea or the worst idea I have ever had. Sleep? What’s that?

On the web

001: Anyone up for a conspiracy theory about Chipotle’s downfall?
002: Ever wonder what it’s like to be left handed in a right handed world?
003: Computer shortcuts everyone needs to know.
004: Been listening to the Cambridge Union’s conferences recently while working. Loved their conversation with Russell Brand.
005: Thrillist clothed Playboy’s most iconic centerfolds …which subsequently reminds me of the time a guy pm-ed me an unsolicited dick pic on instagram… which resulted in me photoshopping it intentionally poorly, mailing my new and improved “g-rated” version back, and telling him to never contact me again.
006: Are you in the DC area? Then you must check out this guide for the best ramen restaurants in the DC area.
007: Looking to up your photography game? These tips from Matthew Payne for Artifact Uprising are sure to help.
008: Winter trudging by just a bit too slowly for you? Then check out this recipe for a dotted Thai fruit cocktail.


001: Conscious Living 005: #exploremore – Some photos from Puerto Rico’s rainforest and thoughts on traveling in 2016.
002: Puerto Rican nights at the Dreamcatcher Guesthouse in Ocean Park – Check out The Dreamcatcher Guesthouse – basically paradise on earth.
003: 5 ways to keep blogging while away on vacay – Need some tips on blogging while afk? Then this post is for you.
004: Furry Friends in Puerto Rico – Check out these photos of a street cat I basically fell in love with while in Puerto Rico.
005: LFB announcements: You Tube, Giveaways and Ad Slots – Read about my reason for starting You Tube as well as some other new things coming to LFB.

Nadine - portrait by Rae Tashman -

From the archives

001: In the Kitchen 023: Vegan lentil salad with avocado dressing – Did you catch this recipe from last week? If not, get the recipe now!
002: In the Home 016: How to build the best fort ever – Looking for a staycation? Then check out this post for tips on how to build a fort.

photography by: Emma McAlary for The Washington Post, Matthew Payne, Sugar and Cloth, and Rae Tashman

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Rae Tilly

Rae the EIC of LFB and YEOJA Magazine. She is also a photographer and social media influencer.


  • Yellowicing

    That left handed video made me LOL. Writing is the absolute worst, I always end up with smudges and I’ve had to adopt a special way of writing which looks pretty bizarre. I remember being at school and having to face the opposite way to everyone in my class to throw a javelin! But some things help, like my left handed scissors and left handed chequebook! Haha. That cocktail looks amazing too! And your Super Bowl party sounds awesome!

    Lucy x- Yellowicing

    • rae

      Yup basically. Whenever I write, people look at my hand and ask me how it doesn’t hurt when I write, but to be honest, after about 5 minutes of writing my hand always does cramp up, so maybe it is a lefty thing. And I can totally sympathise with you on the smudges as well! Funny story – my dad actually taught me to cut with my right hand when I was a little girl, so I cut with my right but do everything else with my left. Makes it easier when scissor shopping – not that I go scissor shopping all that often though haha.

  • Thanks for the Thai cocktail recipe! And a Super Bowl Sunday party at your house sounds great! I hope you’ll have a great time and it turns out to be a genius idea ;-)

    Hannie Arden from

    • rae

      No worries and yes the little party turned out to be a lot of fun, we were all up so late watching until the very end of the game!

  • megsiobhan

    Those tacos look SO good. And I definitely need to build a fort sometime…

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

    • rae

      Right?! Tacos are seriously the absolute best, and yes, I highly recommend fort building! ;)

  • Siffat Haider

    Those tacos look delicious, so happy you had a wonderful time on your travels!

    • rae

      Thanks so much, Siffat!

  • valentina

    i absolutely adore this :D you just made me hungry as hell haha



    • rae

      Glad to hear it, vale!

  • Monique | WritingMonique

    I loved this post! Great links, I had never heard of Cambridge Conferences; LOVE IT!

    • rae

      So glad you liked it, Monique! And yes, the Cambridge Conferences are absolutely awesome!

  • Thanks for a great link list! I’m all over Cambridge conferences right now :) Love Russell Brand too :)

    Whiskey Jars Blog x

    • rae

      No worries, Alice! So glad you are enjoying the Cambridge conferences!

  • Love your roundups! Aways find such interesting things :)

    Enclothed Cognition/Bloglovin

    • rae

      Glad you enjoy them, Keri!

  • This posts are so original!! I hope you have a lot of fun in your superbowl party :) And get some sleep!! haha

    • rae

      So glad you enjoy them, Paula! My mini superbowl party turned out really lovely – we had so much fun!

  • Those tacos look amaze <33 (btw check out the Oxford Union because Oxford is always better hehe ;)



    • rae

      Thanks Emma, they were incredible! And will def. check out the Oxford Union as well haha. I actually did part of my study abroad at University College where I took a tutorial ;)

  • Those tacos look delicious! Great blog post girlie.

    XO, Jessi

    • rae

      Thanks, Jessi!

  • I always love your pictures, those tacos look delicious as does the dotted thai fruit cocktail! So gourmet!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

    • rae

      Thanks so much, Sally! And yes, doesn’t it look stunning?!

  • I love reading your weekly roundups and your photography is so beautiful!


    Anjelique | snapchat: anjeliquetv

    • rae

      Thanks so much, Anjelique!

  • In love with your photos!! I can’t wait to read up on your weekly round ups!

    Anna Czarina Blog

    • rae

      Thanks so much, Anna! Enjoy the links!

  • clare⭐

    I love how you take your photos!

    • rae

      Thanks, Clare!

  • Ellese Launer

    I always love reading your roundups! They usually make me laugh out loud, this week was the Chipotle downfall conspiracy. I will have to snag that Vegan lentil salad recipe. Thanks for sharing. Xo, Ellese


    • rae

      Thanks so much, Ellese, so glad you enjoy them! And yes, found that Chipotle article great too!

  • thanks for the love, Rae!

    • rae

      No worries! Love your blog!

  • Danielle

    Everything looks so great! Love it! Happy Monday!


    • rae

      Thanks, Danielle! Hope you are having a great week!

  • Interesting article on the Chipotle conspiracy! I see why people would think that; Monsanto is not above this kind of tactics, but I don’t think the success of Chipotle threatens the biochemical company enough for this claim to have any shred of reality. I’d think they would go after Wholefoods first! I wouldn’t mind if someone corporate espionages Monsanto and they burn to the ground though ;P

    xo, Alice || a l i c e / T Y P E N U

    • rae

      Isn’t it? To be honest, I would really not put it past Monsanto, but you def. have a point there! Although, maybe Wholefoods is too powerful to attack?! Who knows, but what I do know is that I love a good conspiracy theory. I mean right now, I am watching “Weird Or What – Mysterious Vanishings” on youtue, so … HAHAHA.

  • I just want to curl up with a blanket and tacos in one of those chic forts! Have a great week!


    • rae

      Thanks Merrissa! And yes, if only you could oder tacos for delivery like Chines food!

  • I nearly died with laughter at 005 and the unsolicited insta pic!! Thanks for the computer shortcuts link – lifesaver :)

    Pop over to my blog!


    • rae

      Right!? Men ughhhh.

  • Awesome collection of articles! There are so many great photos in the Artifact Uprising piece.

    • rae

      Thanks so much, Kathryn! So glad you enjoyed!

  • minaali

    Haha, I love that you carried for Puerto Rico experience into what you eat now! I found myself craving dumplings after my visit to China, so this makes sense! <3


    The Snap Narrative

    • rae

      Oh yes, seriously, if I could have it my way, I would have tacos for lunch every day. And yum dumplings sound amazing!

  • Girl you had me at Chipotle Conspiracy Theory. i mean WOW. I am so glad I found your blog love – the layout and photos are STUNNING. Bravo! xoxo

    • rae

      So glad you found my blog as well and glad you enjoy it! Be sure to follow along on bloglovin and subscribe to the newsletter to stay on top of things!

  • Love the photography tips! Thanks for sharing :D I’ve shared it on FB too ^-^ -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s