This will be a short post, as I have a fun one planned for tomorrow, but I just felt the need to proclaim springtime in Chicago, finally. Check out today's forecast and the rest of the week. No sign of snow! My parka is at the dry cleaners for good reason, hurray! It's about time.… Continue reading Finally Spring!
May I just wax poetic for a minute about the glorious fragrance that is, Soleil Blanc by Tom Ford? Good, because this is my blog and you don't get a vote. Sephora has been marketing Tom Ford's summer fragrances big time as of late. While I don't mind his variety of orchid centered fragrances, orchid is just… Continue reading Soleil Blanc
Normally, I don't wake up before 6am on a Saturday morning. Today, for great reason! I'll be heading to Indiana for one of my dearest friend's baby showers! I've had many friends have beautiful, lovely babies, but Britt would be my first best friend that is my age going through the process. I love hearing her… Continue reading Friends & Babies!
Most people when they're younger have the tendency to think, feel, and act in extremes. Gray area doesn't exist. I was not an exception. The pattern I found myself in as a younger person was choosing to buy into the darkness (negativity) instead of the lightness (positivity). Even less common would be my acknowledgment that… Continue reading The Power of Choice
Lady Dynamite is a Netflix series starring Maria Bamford as herself, a supremely hilarious, talented and awkward comedian in her day to day life trying to stay mentally healthy and navigate relationships while balancing her career. The show was created by Pam Brady, writer and producer on South Park, as well as Mitch Hurwitz, the creator… Continue reading Lady Dynamite
Here are your buffet styled topics for today! Film I recently saw Amy Schumer's new movie, I Feel Pretty. I'd seen a trailer and thought it looked kind of fun, but frankly after her last standup special, The Leather Special, I was very turned off by her. I'm all for a bawdy sense of humor à… Continue reading Smörgåsbord II
In a conversation with my friend Arie, who is about to receive her Masters in Clinical Social Work, she brought up something really interesting when I told her I was in a bit of a funk. She mentioned that perhaps tapping into more creative pursuits, like this blog, could be making me feel different. Not… Continue reading Activating the Creative Psyche
Admittedly, I've been feeling a little down the last few days for no particular reason. This has manifested itself into a physical depression; lethargy, low energy, body aches. It has also given me a vague sense of foreboding and stagnation. I know it's temporary and that this happens to many. The trouble is that when… Continue reading The Little Things
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
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