about us

Hey everyone,

I'm Anna Lisa, alongside my boyfriend of nine or so years now, Porter, we run Recess City. We're both professional photographers, have been dating since middle school, 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.

A few months from now we'll be leaving 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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  • Port woke me up this morning amp said todays yourhellip
  • Dont be afraid to pursue something that scares you Evenhellip
  • Vienna is like that older cooler friend that totally hashellip
  • Diving off into the southern most point in Europe hellip
  • Spending our last night on the beaches of Greece inhellip
  • Gonna miss these perfect Aegean sunsets amp also the fetahellip

Brands We Love


Soko                                               Reformation                                               In Your Arms                                             Vere Verto                                             DL1961                                                   Veja                                                       Flynn Skye                                                  


Nisolo                                                   Scotch & Soda                                       Allbirds                                             Stutterheim                                               Wings + Horns                                         Needs & Wants Studios                            Will + Bear