Fun Dining With Friends

This weekend has been pretty magical! It was full of friends, omelettes, and interesting experiences around the city. My dear friend Britt was in town for a girl's night; a kind and thoughtful suggestion made to her by her husband Tom. She's been working hard caring for her infant son 24/7, so it was a… Continue reading Fun Dining With Friends

Smörgåsbord III

Time for another Smörgåsbord and we're on round III! Enjoy the charcuterie board of topics this week. Shopping The past few weeks were pretty major in terms of sales. I already covered the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The other "major" one barely deserves mention. Amazon's Prime Day. What a massive dumpster fire! In addition to the… Continue reading Smörgåsbord III

Mid-Year “Resolutions”

Truth be told, I'm not one for resolutions or steep goal setting. I don't like to set myself up for feeling like a POS if I deviate from a plan. So the less rigid the plan or intention, the better! Still, I think now that half of 2018 has passed, it's a good time to… Continue reading Mid-Year “Resolutions”

The Wonderland Murders

Hello chickens! I finally have a podcast that is not only active, but is only three episodes in that I can share and heartily recommend to you! You don't have to be a true crime lover like me to enjoy and immediately subscribe to The Wonderland Murders! This is produced by Wonderly and Hollywood & Crime. I was… Continue reading The Wonderland Murders

Marge

Instead of effusing about my mom, who I affectionately call "Marge" of "Ma", I thought I'd create a tangible list of the value she has brought to my life and the lessons she has taught me. Brace yourselves; it's a long list. Be polite. Respect yourself and others. Read. Put butter on the outside of the bread when… Continue reading Marge

The Allure of Tragic People

Some of my favorite books, stories, films, and histories are about tragic people. You know those individuals whose stars shine so brightly and flashes across the sky so quickly, it either burns out or comes to an abrupt halt? Well, I loved reading novels like Madame Bovary, Anna Karenina, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, The Virgin Suicides, etc. I still… Continue reading The Allure of Tragic People

The Golden State Killer

Many of you have seen the news and my god was this a doozy! The Golden State Killer, aka the East Area Rapist, Original Night Stalker, and other monikers, was actually identified, arrested, and brought into police custody yesterday! Now, I don't want to pretend I've heavily studied this case, because I haven't. That said,… Continue reading The Golden State Killer

Glamour and Beauty in Pop Culture

I didn't wake up one morning and decide that I wanted to devote time, energy and money on elaborate skincare and makeup routines and products. Much of my interest has stemmed from certain iconic moments in film, literature, and pop culture. I've compiled some of these pivotal moments that have left an indelible impression on my perception of… Continue reading Glamour and Beauty in Pop Culture

Crazy Beautiful: Vivien Leigh & Mental Illness

When I was aged 12, I read Margaret Mitchell's only novel, "Gone With The Wind", with the kind of fervor you can expect from a future English major and insecure preteen. What captivated me the most was the protagonist, Scarlett O'Hara; a beautiful, selfish, pragmatic, intelligent, and chameleon like woman who not only survives the… Continue reading Crazy Beautiful: Vivien Leigh & Mental Illness