The Leisureist


Born from always trying to make the world a little brighter, The Leisureist is a source of inspiration that covers everything from learning to cook to traveling the world and admiring its beauty, with plenty of wine tasting in between. We’re dedicated to inspiring you to find time to do the things you love and that matter most to you, our readers. Life passes us by very quickly and we have to remind ourselves that we must live it to the fullest. Time is precious and we will never have enough of it. Use your time on your terms!

Leisure is defined as the use of free time for enjoyment. For me, that means exploring new places, creating memories, building traditions, and simply being present in the moment. I’m here to remind you to embrace leisure as a lifestyle. I hope this blog encourages you to try new things, prioritize your well-being, nurture your family life, and enjoy your glass of wine to the last drop. Get out there, and make your life unforgettable.


I enjoy the little things. Life is about creating memories. It’s about finding your passions and making a difference. Making time for the things you enjoy and learning about yourself. The Leisureist embodies this mantra and inspires it’s readers to do the same. I started this blog back in 2015 when I met my then boyfriend, Alex (now husband). I knew that I wanted to do something different, and I knew that I wanted to spread my “leisureist” mentality with the world and so – here we are. I’m a lifestyle blogger, social media professional, and hopeful optimist who always has her bags packed for the next adventure.

I have been blessed with a loving family who has been there for me every second and has given me a beautiful life. I have an 18 year old sister who keeps me hip, an 84 year old grandma who keeps me strong, and two parents who keep me grateful.

Life is about living. It’s about spending time with our loved ones and learning about ourselves. How we decide to spend our time is the most valuable thing we are in control of. In 2004, I was involved in a jet ski accident that hospitalized me for the first three months of my high school years. In retrospect, I realized the gravity of what I had been through and a sense of creating meaningful time has been on my mind ever since. I know that going through an experience like that must have been for good reason (a divine one I will never really know) and I’ve been searching for what I’ve been called to do for a really long time. I think this blog is a great way to start.


Katrina Vargas Vila

Miami-based blogger and founder of Socially Intuit. Living the lifestyle trifecta: food, wine, and quality time.

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