Lifestyle • Vegan • Self Care

Around-the-way girl who found herself living in London. Trying to find my chi and be fly without f*cking up the planet or those in it... 🇬🇧🇺🇸 🔲🖤🔳

http://twitter.com/chasitynao

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“Oh, hey Chas. Whatchu up to?” ... “Ohhhhhh I’m just at Campbell’s Canal Cafe in Camden ‘bout to f^ck up this vegan fish ‘n’ chips...” 😝🍽️😜

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#OOTD... Well kinda... Ok, not really... I just wanted to show off this dope t-shirt I got from the Khalid (@thegr8khalid) gig in London last week. I wasn’t that familiar with his music before the show, but I really dug his music and his vibe was incredibly refreshing... I bought this shirt because I loved the design and because I legit feel like an existential teenager... @Pharrell is my spirit animal.

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When you have a meeting at a restaurant with no vegan dishes on the menu, but the chef is a boss, so he whips something up... Mr. Chef sir, YOU DID THAT!!! #Yum #VeganLunch #WhatVegansEat

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"Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. I use the word "love" here not merely in the personal sense but as a state of being, or a state of grace - not in the infantile American sense of being made happy but in the tough and universal sense of quest and daring and growth." ~ #JamesBaldwin

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This is, LEGIT, the best salad I have EVER had... Mixed leaves, humous, baby asparagus spears, sliced avocado, sun-dried tomatoes, red onion, falafel and bulgar wheat dressed in a balsamic reduction... It's so beautiful it makes me wanna 😭!!!

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When you can't cuddle up with bae so you snuggle up with his football 🏈 sweatshirt instead... I know he's tired of me jacking his clothes, but what's a girl supposed to do when they're comfy and she looks cute in them 🤷🏾‍♀️

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I'm a nonviolent person, but I'm about to KILL this poke bowl... 🤤🤤🤤. When folks be like: "What do vegans eat?" I be like: "All-a-dis boo, boo... All👏🏾... A👏🏾... Dis👏🏾!!!"

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I was scrolling through my photo albums and found this selfie from my friends' wedding... I feel bogus since this is the only pic from the wedding I've posted, but I really wanted to show you this gorgeous pendant they gifted me at their pre-wedding henna party (although I'm wearing it in the wrong spot, lol). It was suuuuch a beautiful wedding. I was honoured to participate in it... Makes me wanna divorce my husband just so I can marry him again... 😝😘😛

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When it's Sunday and you can't be bothered to cook, so you go for posh #VeganPizza instead... 🍴🍽️🍕

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#MorningRoutine... Every morning (at least I aim for every morning) after I oil pull I drink the following concoction: 1 tablespoon of #AppleCiderVinegar or the juice of half a lemon, 1 tablespoon of blackstrap molasses, 1 teaspoon of #moringa powder and a litre of warm water. Why you may ask? Well, the #ACV or lemon juice helps wake up my digestive system. I'm anaemic and the blackstrap molasses and mornings powder is full of iron (among other dope nutrients) and the water gives me an early morning hydration boost... It's a great way to start the day! I'm looking to rev up my #SelfCare routines, so please leave any tips or suggestions in the comments. I'd love to hear what your morning routine is... 😘😘😘

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Tonight's #vegan dinner... Yam cakes on baby greens. Whatchu know bout dat? #ItalFood 🇯🇲

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#MorningMeditation... I don't always do it, but when I do I can definitely feel the difference... 📿

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What my life is right now... Yes I'm one of those... #AroundTheWaySpirituality 🤸🏽‍♂️📿

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Coped this necklace from Spitafields Market in London ... What y'all think? 🔥 or nah... #MyLookIsAlwaysEvolving

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Vegan high tea at La Suite West, London... When people ask me if it's hard to be vegan, I'm like: "Naw, I can have my cake and eat it too." Heyyyoooo! 🍰☕️🍮

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Got a new septum ring from @carribbeanconnection in #JaxBeach. Not sure how I feel about it, it's kinda big (That's what she said... 😝). What do you think? #PiercedGirl

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After my mother asked me to speak at Papa's home-going, I sat down several times to try and figure out something to write to honour the life and memory of Papa. And every time, I stared at a blank page at a loss of what words I could chose that could come even remotely close to expressing the profound impact that my great grandfather had on me… And every time, I walked away from the page feeling slightly defeated… I felt that either I was losing my juice as a writer or there just isn’t a true combination of words that could capture what this man meant to me and so many others.
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“Words can’t express…” I have heard these three words so many times in so many instances that their true meaning has become lost in translation to me, until now. I realised that I had such a hard time preparing something to say today because words will never be able to truly express what this man has given to me and what he means to me and so many of you here today.
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So, instead I will share some thoughts in the hopes that they illustrate his character…
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When he was a deacon at Trinity… The attention to detail he put into getting dressed in his Sunday suits, with his polished Stacy Adams and shinning cuff links with F and M… The way he stood tall with a sense of dignity and sang his hymns with his brothers for the congregation… That was a testament to his pride, his integrity, and his faith.
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After I moved away to Florida with my parents he would fly me back to Oxnard every summer to spend time with him and the rest of my family so I wouldn’t lose a connection to my foundation…. That was a testament to the way in which he valued family.
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The fact that no matter what happened I knew I could count on him, that he was just a phone call away and that home was just a flight away. That stability he offered me, that safety net provided me with the courage I needed to take chances in life, and I can’t say I would be the woman I am today without that… That’s a testament to his steadfastness, commitment and devotion.
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And for all of this and much, much more he has given me, he has never asked for anything in return other than my time and attention, which I was more than... cont'd

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"A wise man once said: 'Look at the ocean and realise that no matter how famous you are or how much money you make you'll never be as important as the ocean.'" ~ #PoeticJustice

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Tempeh tacos with sprouts and blue corn chips and salsa at Natural Cafe in Santa Barbara, California. I love visiting cities that accommodate my hippie tendencies... 🍽️🌴🍽️🌴

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I'm going, going back, back to Cali, Cali...

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I've got soooooo much going on at the moment... but all I can do is woo-sigh and take it one day at a time... 🙏🏽

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When you're smiling to yourself because you know you're frontin' with your gym shirt... As it stands today, I have more cheat days than not ...🍕 🌯🍔🍟🍜
But I'm getting there tho... #ProgressNotPerfection

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Yes, I work from a futuristic jungle... Werkin' while I'm workin' 🍃🌿🌱🌴🌵

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And this my friends is what they call a Full English or a Fry-up... the #vegan version of course... Baked beans on toast, hash browns, bubble and squeak, roasted mushrooms, veggie sausages... The only thing I'm missing is bacon rashers and roasted tomatoes. And before you ask, yes this is the vegan remix of an actual traditional English breakfast... 🍽️

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When you get home from the #gym and you're too tired to shower but too sweaty to sit on any of your furniture... 🏋🏽‍♀️ 💦 #GymLifeProblems

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Had suuuuuch a great time at D&AD's #NewBloodAwards last night. The D&AD represents global creative, design and advertising communities and celebrates brilliance in commercial creativity. Their New Blood Awards recognises the next generation of creatives. Because of my background in digital media, I was invited to judge the awards. I was soooooo impressed and inspired by the innovative projects of the entrants. I was honoured to witness this magic, and can't wait to see what they do next... ✨✨✨

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Summertime in London... It's a short, sordid love affair but I can't help falling into your clutches every year... On a completely different note... Them legs tho! I'm definitely starting to see the results of my hard work in the gym... #Gains 💪🏾🏋🏽‍♀️

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Pre-work breakfast with the husband at our favourite South London #vegan eatery... Vegan Huevos Rancheros... 🍴😝 #Protein

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I sometimes think back about my life as a kid... How I wanted to escape, runaway and see the world... How I yearned for the freedom to just be myself... When I think about what I've been through and how far I've come I can't help but feel pure #gratitude. -Sterling, Scotland 2017

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They say it's not about perfection, it's about progress and I concur... Slowly but surly, I'm getting there... 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾

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