The Cinque Terre Part 3: Monterosso


On our last day in The Cinque Terre, (we were only there for 2 full days) we had a relaxing day of doing nothing. We took the train to the beach in Monterosso and laid there, and read and went swimming.

It’s exhausting being a tourist and exploring. Flemming and I are always on the same page, so we got all of our exploring out of the way the first day and used the second day for sun and relaxation. Continue reading →

The Cinque Terre Part 2: Vernazza & Corniglia


After we left Riomaggiore via ferry we stopped off in Vernazza. Vernazza dates back to 1028! Can you believe it! In the 1400’s they had major pirate raids, which decreased wine production. Damn pirates! According to Rick Steves, “Vernazza has the only natural harbor in the Cinque Terre. In the Middle Ages, there was no beach or square. The water went right up to the buildings, where boats would tie up, Venetian-style. Vernazza’s fishing fleet is down to just a couple of boats. Still, Vernazzans are more likely to own a boat than a car.” – Yup. There’s no room for cars in this town. Continue reading →

The Cinque Terre Part 1: Riomaggiore


Last weekend my boyfriend and I took a much deserved day off work and explored The Cinque Terre for a long weekend. I’ve been trying to write/post more about travel as part of my not-so- newly expanded blog and Cinque Terre is a great one to start off with! Continue reading →

Workout Woes



Some of you might have seen on Instagram that I posted a pic of my poor legs after I tormented them with exercise even though I hadn’t done any in months. Like 4 months.

From my last few posts, you guys know I’ve been busy, working on a charter yacht blah blah blah, boring. Continue reading →

THC’s Unofficial Book Club: The Book Thief


Pretty sweet setup in the pic up top right?!

You may have already seen it on Insty: It was a few weeks ago in Cannes, France on a random day off. That photo is everything my boyfriend and I like to do when we have time off. Beach, rosé, swim, read & play on our phones. Continue reading →

Lately: A Picture Post

// Pavero Beach – Sardinia //

Once again, I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve blogged :( – I promise that is the last time I’ll say that.

If you aren’t up to speed (and want to be) on my current situation and/or want to know where my posts have been, click here and here. Continue reading →

Where Have I Been?


Hi guys,

Remember me? My name is Hilary and I started a blog called The Healthy Collective last summer? Things with THC were just getting going with lot’s of collab opportunities and new readers? I used to post every single day? No? Nothing? Not ringing a bell? LOL.

I don’t even know what to say except that I’m sorry and I miss blogging more than I ever thought I could. I knew when I started working again I wouldn’t be able to post as much but nothing to this extreme.

I won’t bore you with the day-to-day goings ons of my job but I will say it’s been HECTIC! And just when the interior girls and I thought it was over, it started back up again. Womp womp. So, I hate to say it but this might be the new norm. A sporadic post now and again whenever I can. My heart is in it, I just can’t physically find the time to write.

The couple times I’ve been off the boat in the last few weeks, I’ve taken pictures for the blog and written stuff in my head to go with them, knowing exactly what I’ll say but never being able to get it down. I have a couple places I want to tell you guys about in Italy… one being Boccadasse and the other Lake Como – yes, where George Clooney lives; No, I didn’t see him.

On a more serious note, I just exercised tonight for the first time in 3 weeks!!! That’s not ok! But what do you do when you work really hard from 8 am to 9 or 10 pm? I’m seriously asking what you do? I need suggestions. The 20 minute jog I just did was way harder than it should’ve been!

Well, I don’t know what else to say except that I’m sorry again for the lack of posts and it will be this way for the next little while, BUT NOT FOREVER! THC is my baby and we ain’t goin’ anywhere!

The 2nd Squat Challenge Is Over!



I’m so happy the squat challenge is finished!

It’s not because I hate squats, or because I hate working out, or because I’m sick of doing squats, or because I didn’t even lose 1 millimetre this time around… I don’t hate any of these things.

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