"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it." — Maya Angelou
Cristina Ramos is the Founder and Co-Owner of mandana blvd., an online vintage home decor shop specializing in bohemian and mid-century design. When she is not out looking for the best vintage, she works as a freelance Writer/Producer for The Oprah Winfrey Network. She currently resides in Oakland, CA with her partner and plant babies.
Being back in New York fills me up with so much nostalgia. After all, I spent seven pivotal years in Brooklyn after graduating college with only $800 in my bank account, gripping onto a cemented sense of determination to make it in one of the greatest (and most difficult) cities in the world.
Thanks for hanging out with me in LA on June 20th as I navigated a typical work day at the Oprah Winfrey Studios.
Thanks to everyone that hung out with me on June 4th as I navigated my way through a sunny Monday in The Bay! My skin needed the vitamin D, and my plants were happy as hell. That's all a plant mama can ask for, right?
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Writer Akwaeke Emezi and Photographer Yagazie Emez. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, February 2018
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