malibu beach

LA has a ton of amazing places to go and explore. In fact, there are so many that I haven’t even touched many of them myself. But I do know I have some places I absolutely adore. If you’re ever in LA you should check out these gems! Wildwood Canyon Park: If you love incredible […]

what the doost, travel to inspire

Traveling inspires me in. From the endless adventure, beautiful scenery, and exposure to the many cultures that compile our human kind. It’s a fascinating experience for me. By plane, by train, or boat … it doesn’t matter, I just want to travel. The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a […]

Dominica Challenge

Last year, I entered the Dominica Challenge, and I was SO excited when I was announced as a semi-finalist. I felt like I was this close to winning a trip to what looks like one of the most incredible islands (and with my favorite person in the world)! But then, the team announced the official […]

treasure in books, what the doost, wtd, disney, read out loud, read to inspire

I love my job! I get to read books all day long, even ones that haven’t been published yet. I learn about all different sort of topics whether it’s a romance novel or a historical piece. Words have always had a strong impact on me. Language fascinates me and my curiously for its origin is […]

inspire, what the doost, deva nitins

Much like a car, we sometimes need a kickstart. Whether you want to take your career to the next level, improve the quality of your life, or achieve whatever goal it is that you set for yourself getting started can be a struggle. And the struggle is real. I live it and I’m sure you’ve […]

patti smith

Patti Smith understands that words have power. Sometimes the right words can provide insight that overpower negative feelings, replacing them with something true. In her memoir Just Kids, Patti Smith writes about both times of suffering and moments of profound beauty with equal nuance. In the video below, she addresses the importance and inevitability of hard […]

Sushi & Roll

Behind California’s sunny smiles, their relaxed sate of mind and outdoor yoga, resides some of the most creative and talented sushi chefs America has to offer. The West Coast wins the category and it includes Octopus Japanese Restaurant. A sushi specialty hidden in the valleys of Encino. And for those of you who aren’t familiar […]

same model

SOCIAL EXPERIMENT NUMBER ONE!!!! BARTENDING: WILL I GET MORE TIPS AS A FEMALE…. OR A MALE? After a full evening of bartending as both male and female, I had some interesting observations and a WINNER of the sex battle. Now this is important to note that the bar chosen was HOOK AND CLEAVER in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The […]

Photo by Tutti del Monte Photography

My first experience with Bella was striking. Being familiar with other beauty-on-demand apps I wasn’t sure what to expect. But the experience left me speechless! – GD You can experience the same, just go to Bella’s web-page or download the app here and in the comments section make sure to mention “What The Doost!?” for your 15% discount. […]

Living Different on Oxygen

Help Stacey from Oxygen’s Living Different Raise Money for Surgery! Click here to be directed to the Indie Gogo Campaign!!! My name is Rain Dove, I’m a 6’2, muscular, intense androgynous fashion model. I’m often mistaken for a male. I’m often harassed as a female. I love who I am, and I don’t care WHAT […]

Msafiri Tours

Do you ever have a picture that stands out in your memory so vividly, it’s like you can see it in front of you even when it’s not there? Usually, when I travel and take photos — no matter how many — there’s a small handful that stand out in my memory before I even […]

FR Youtube

Someone whom I know to be highly intelligent, and whom I love unconditionally, was pissing me off. I hadn’t seen him for several months, namely since before Michael Brown was killed by Darren Wilson. It’s also worth mentioning that he’s forty years my senior. Here’s what happened. We were playing a card game; he won. […]


One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. -Dale Carnegie There is this magic about looking beyond, about […]

new day

A wonderful way to trim figures is to stay active. My biggest suggestion is to WALK! Park your car a little farther away. Take the stairs. Keep your booty moving because every stride counts and I’m not talking about the gum. So you’ve got your forward motion going, how do you keep your look glowing? […]

snowflakes, Jill Firns, What the Doost

Now that I’ve been able to start doing more fun and more easy nail art with the generous goodies that Kiss Nails sent to me, I’ve been feeling that it’s time to start doing themes! With the official start of winter just over a week away, I thought it was time to do something season-appropriate. […]


In New York City, it seems like on-demand beauty apps are sprouting up left and right. I love the concept of on-demand beauty — what girl wouldn’t want to be pampered at the drop of a hat in the comfort of her own home? But for me, there’s one app that stands out among the […]

Holidays and Pets

It’s the season of celebration. It’s also a great time to refresh your connection with your family, friends, and colleagues. Whether you want Aunt Ruth to know you love her or your high school friend to know you still think of him or your favorite client to know you’re on the ball, going out of […]

KISS nail art with Jill Firns

So honest moment here: Last week I painted my nails three nights in a row. That’s a little excessive, even for me! I was trying to do some pretty nail art, but I just kept messing up. I finally landed on this adorable look, and was very happy! The dark forest green is Essie’s Stylenomics, the […]

a pile of phone cases

When it comes to phone cases my need for the best kind of protection has often conflicted with wanting the most stylish one (to my own taste). My fiancé is an OtterBox kind of guy because he believes in the importance of its protection, yes they’re #1 with the slogan “We’ve Got Technology Covered!” Agreed! But when it […]

inner peace

Founder of PERRY&WEST Design Studio in New York City, Vivianne Schreter is an interior designer and decorator who approaches every project in a unique way, custom to each, individual client. She operates from the motto – “it’s the inside that counts,” as she believes that your interior environment and your inner-peace greatly affect one another. […]