Give it Back, Pay it Forward….

By Myka

When we first had the idea for Highbrow Hippie and drafted our Manifesto, we made a commitment that we would always try to be as transparent and authentic as possible, offering our readers the good, bad and ugly. One subject in particular we wanted to focus on from time to time was the importance of giving back. Often life gets so busy and stressful that we forget that we are very blessed, and there are others in the world that are truly suffering and would gladly trade their problems and worries for ours. So whenever we feel like shit is truly about to hit the fan, we have found that the solution is to get out of our own heads, and focus on helping others in need. Let us tell you that the timing of Aids Walk Atlanta 2012 was just what the doctor ordered. Last weekend offered us the chance to explore the new Atlanta Beltline project, while re-connecting with friends old and new while we raised money for an incredible cause.

Exercising outdoors in gorgeous weather, helping others, followed by post-walk al fresco cocktails in Piedmont Park and a nostalgic tumble down a large hill circa 5th grade? Sounds like a perfect Sunday afternoon to us. We are blessed, indeed.


By Myka
Myka has always been enamored with beautiful things and making things beautiful. It’s what led her to Paris to study at Parsons School of Design, and subsequently landed her in New York. The desire to move beyond clothing resulted in working as a trend forecaster and stylist – curating trends and creating beautiful environments. Myka has lived in New York, Paris, Munich and Italy, tried her hand at furniture design and worked as an interior stylist and creative consultant and most recently a certified yoga instructor. A serial entrepreneur, her journey has led her to explore and discover different parts of herself. Eventually she landed in Europe where she spent several years before returning to her hometown of Atlanta where she opened WAX, Atlanta’s first waxing only studio and then BUFF, Atlanta’s first natural nail bar. She now resides in Venice, CA with her son and their rescue dog Piper.
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