about us


Hey everyone,

We're Anna Lisa and Porter and welcome to Recess City!  We're both professional photographers, have been dating since middle school (are now married), live in Boston, and love to travel.

After a year of running a lifestyle blog & Instagram, we realized we weren't exactly enthusiastic about how the fashion industry uses these social platforms to drive readers to "consume." We didn't love feeling like a pawn in a game with questionable ethics, and we wanted this space to be something more than art & entertainment; we wanted to contribute something that compelled people to think differently, and we wanted our platforms to encourage others to aspire to do good, not just try to be like us. So we made a decision, a big, hold-your-breath, all-in decision.

As of September 1st we left our home to travel the world indefinitely. With one piece of luggage each, filled exclusively with clothing from ethical brands we're passionate about, we'll slowly be making our way across the globe. We'll be sharing all the little steps of this lifestyle right here.

We love being able to write about bits & pieces of our life and are so excited to continue to do so as things get a whole lot more interesting and unpredictable. We love the opportunity to share what we love with all of you, and we're grateful for the support & encouragement we receive on this platform.

Thank you for following along!


Anna Lisa + Porter

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Brands We Love


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