By Emily Merrell Where the ladies at? Kiss frat-tastic co-working spaces goodbye and say hello to chic, palo santo smelling spaces filled with light, love and hustle. What all of these spaces have in common is a collaborative feminine energy transforming the way we used to work. Here’s a roundup of our favorite female co-working […]

By Emily Merrell & Elizabeth Roberts For the month of December, we’re taking a moment to give the blog over to our members. Some are newbies, some are seasoned: all have a unique story about their time with SDS and the connections they’ve made along the way. We’re so impressed by how they’ve attended events […]

By Alli C. Since the beginning of the baby boomer generation in 1964, our society has experienced significant changes: family life, education, self-fulfillment and relationships. Due to certain advancements that have been implemented over the years, older generations are being forced to adapt to a new way of life. One of the newest generations, the […]

By Pinsi Lei I’ve always loved music, dance and Broadway. So much so, that when I went to college in northwest Massachusetts I would take a 6-hour bus ride to New York City, book a hostel for the night and watch a Broadway show by myself. The adrenaline rush of being in front of a […]

Polly and I met back in 2007 during a semester studying abroad in Madrid. Throughout our time in Spain Polly’s stomach never quite adjusted to the gazpacho, tortilla española or late nights of drinking red wine and eating fried croquetas. When she got back from her study abroad she was diagnosed with colon cancer at the ripe age of 20. Polly luckily was able to kick cancer’s butt, however through the treatment comes hard choices about your body and sexuality. Now 8 years later and cancer free Polly is the CEO and Co-Founder behind a monthly subscription company for sex toys and accessories called Unbound Box. Read on to learn abou Polly’s incredible journey. 

Tracy Dungo never dreamed that her middle school AIM screen name and also her Hawaiian name, Kalaki [kah-lah-kee], would one day come to life as an island inspired jewelry brand using reclaimed metals and crafting each piece by hand. Dungo, despite her exotic looks, hails from local Short Hills and when she’s not traveling the world snapping up FOMO worthy photos she can be found at her new pop-up shop on trendy Elizabeth Street in Nolita called Nude House. The store offers locally made products such as tea from Big T NYC, custom fragrances from Nomaterra, natural lipsticks in vibrant colors by Finding Ferdinand along with curated products that are all “nude” or stripped of the superfluous, ornamental or artificial.