Posts Categorized: the intern explores

the intern explores: ten thousand villages.


last week, i had the incredible opportunity to visit a shop dedicated to the means of fair trade with one of my classes. the organization, entitled ten thousand villages, devotes their time and money to giving less fortunate artists, from around the world, a means to make money by selling their personally hand-crafted goods. from jewelry to home-ware, each piece has been made with love and incredible artistry, which makes the goods they’ve crafted that much more valuable. for these individuals, the sales end up being the only source of income they’re pulling in, and it got me thinking about the things in life we take for granted. i’ve been known to get lost in the overwhelming stresses of life, especially as a college student working hard to obtain my degree, but visiting this store has reminded me how fortunate i am. so not only do the goods help out a worthy cause, but they’re fabulously crafted as well! how cute is this wedding card from bangladesh?

until next time.

the intern explores: center city.


happy friday loveleighs! ahhh, my first journey through the work of interning with loveleigh, and what a journey it was! i’m a city girl, always have been and always will be, but through my short time working in philadelphia thus far, i’ve come to realize how little i’ve actually explored of the city. so i thought, what better way to kick off my weekly posts than by exploring loveleigh’s very own backyard!

along with a group of seven of the greatest friends i have, we set off to the city with no real plan. while our first stop was shake shack on sansom, a place i’ve come to frequent a lot, we took our fries to go and walked towards the seaport. the weather proved to be exceptionally lovely that day, and so we spent some time basking in the natural breeze before making our way to city hall. we were surprised to find ice skating still running in dilworth park, but decided to give it a try and laced up our skates. multiple crashes occurred, of course, but much laughter occurred as well. we started our day a little later, so the sun had begun to set at this point, but the sunset combined with the atmosphere of good friends made the day magical. we finished off our day in rittenhouse square with a box of goodies from insomnia cookies, which i, as a sweet lover, had surprisingly never had before (but will make sure to have again in the future). at this point, we couldn’t stop yawning, but what better way to rate the success of your day!

growing up in the suburbs has found me in center city numerous times before, but i don’t think i’d ever had as much fun. every trip to the city i’ve had was predetermined, so the freedom that came from this spontaneous trip was something i didn’t realize i needed. i was able to not only ignore my stressful college lifestyle for a bit with friends, and ended up seeing center city in an entirely new way! so i’m leaving you with the idea of being spontaneous, loveleighs. sometimes a good time can start with exploring your own surroundings!

until next time.

the intern explores: a hello.

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happy friday loveleighs! for those of you who don’t know me, allow me to introduce myself! my name is taylor, a college junior at arcadia university majoring in corporate communications, and i’ll be loveleigh invitations’ spring 2016 social media intern! as someone who loves all things stationery and design, i am jumping with excitement at the opportunity to work with the loveleighs this semester!

apart from weekly, work-related posts, chey and dee have decided to let me take the reigns on friday entries with a topic entirely of my choosing! from the first inclination of this project, the creative wheels began turning in my head. but with much excitement, of course, came a lot of jitters, because i want to do loveleigh invitations justice! but i knew that overcoming my nervousness in this situation would prove to be nothing but positive, and that really got me thinking…

what if i shed away from every opportunity that arised for me? what if i ignored the great things that could come out of being spontaneous just because i thought about it too hard? this has been something i’ve struggled with in the past, and have been trying to overcome, so why not take this opportunity to do just that! so the goal i’m setting for myself throughout this semester, is to do things each week that get me out of my comfort zone! i want to explore new places and sights. i want to explore new restaurants with food i’ve never thought to try. i want to explore new atmospheres and people. but most importantly, i want to inspire all of you, along with myself, to ignore everyday stress sometimes and enjoy life a little more!

so get ready to follow me on this magically spontaneous journey loveleighs! each week i’ll promise to push myself, as long as you’re willing to consider doing so as well! i can barely contain my excitement, and i hope you’ll stick around as this intern explores (see what i did there).

until next time.