I looked back at the hotel, once, then twice, truly questioning if I was going to abandon all of the rules I had set for myself prior to leaving for my first solo trip. I had watched Taken, received countless lectures about the dangers of solo traveling as a young single woman, was fully aware that what I was about to do could backfire in my face, and yet, here I was throwing all of my self-preservation and home-training out of the window.

"Are you coming?" he asked, opening the car door for me.

"Sure!"

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It's golden hour on a Friday night and your girl's night has once again turned into half-Netflixing and aimless texting. You go around the room, once, twice asking each of your girlfriends what they want to do and the conversation goes something like this:

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In xoNecole's quarterly series Dope Abodes, we tour the living spaces of millennial women, where they dwell, how they live, and the things they choose to adorn and share their spaces with.

Outside, the brisk January air sent cold shivers up our spines, but inside Jersey-based interior artist Bailey Li's firehouse station loft, warmth radiated from the bright hues and plush fabrics adorning her space.

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Don't @ me, but Rihanna is one of the baddest there is. In a world that loves to put women in a box, Rihanna has become the epitome of artistic versatility and professional ambition.

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I don't know about you, but the City Girl's "Twerk" video featuring Cardi B had me somewhere between wanting to book a girls' trip to Miami and running to the nearest gym to go get my body right. Bikini season will soon be upon us and everyone is looking for the best ways to incorporate more exercise into their schedules.

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Have you ever had that moment in the midst of your 9-to-5 grind – dealing with a long day of phone calls, difficult personalities, and never-ending emails – that you stopped, looked around, and said:

"I need to get out of here."

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