One of the "draggiest" parts about this time of the year in areas like the Midwest is the dry air, outside, as well as inside due to rogue apartment radiators that whistle like a tea kettle all night, every night! I used to have a humidifier that I would put a few drops of essential… Continue reading Weleda Skin Food
It's been a really odd week, to say the least. The dangerous weather in Chicago on Wednesday and Thursday left a lot of people cooped up in their homes for safety. On Wednesday, I did not leave my apartment one time, even though it looked beautiful outside with bright, clear blue skies and an appearance… Continue reading Winter Blues
Hi everyone. Sorry for the delay in postings this week. Work has been insanely busy and I just have been harder pressed for time. That said, I had some ideas a-brewin` and I decided since they're rather miscellaneous or komono (thanks Marie Kondo), I would do another round of Smörgåsbord! Alright Volume V; let's do… Continue reading Smörgåsbord V
One of the biggest victims from our holiday celebrations and merry making is our skin. Many of us increase our intake of sugar, red meat, and alcohol. We frequently wear and (hopefully) remove our makeup for the many parties we attend and we're often not sleeping as soundly as we need to. You may even… Continue reading How I’m Healing My Holiday Skin
Without further ado, I present you with a curated gift guide that covers all the bases I could think of! Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah; enjoy this holiday season and don't be a Scrooge; treat your loved ones to more than just a basic gift card or cash! Please let me know if you end up choosing… Continue reading Megan’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide!
Recently, I've been doing some new activities for me, relating to physical health. On Sunday of last week, I did a hot yoga class with my friend Kylie, which prompted me to sign up for more via ClassPass given my two week free trial. The next day, I did a competitive cycling class (which I… Continue reading Branching Out
As I'm approaching my thirties, I am thinking more and more about skin care with regards to anti-aging (it's not too early to think about prevention!). While I do moisturize and apply facial sunscreen on a daily basis, I'm trying to be more thoughtful about what I want my skincare products and practices to accomplish.… Continue reading The Anti-Aging A-Team!
I like cooler weather, but September has been really all over the place in Chicago between the thunderstorms, humidity and overcast clouds. Not exactly what I was hoping for post Labor Day. It does lead me to believe that I could be a meteorologist for one of Chicago's news stations because apparently, you don't need… Continue reading Smörgåsbord IV
Hello, hello. I don't know if you've ever lived in a studio apartment or an environment with less storage available than necessary, but for me, it's becoming a problem. I have a large closet, but I do keep a vanity table in there in addition to hanging a large majority of my clothing. On the… Continue reading Claustrophobia & Clutter: Part I of The Closet Diaries
The inspiration for this post all started from the movie I watched this weekend. A fairly weak "thriller" film, The Phantom in the Theatre, was something I picked on Netflix because many Asian thriller/horror films are awesome. Though this one was rather corny, I finished it because the cast was so attractive and I loved… Continue reading Asian Beauty