When I first told my mom that Katie, Evan and I were headed to CDMX for five days, her first response was “why?” As was my co-worker’s, and my friends’, and the Walgreen’s guy when I picked up travel sized shampoos. I don’t know why people were so surprised, but I suppose it’s because generally the tropical beaches, wellness retreats, and parties the coasts are … Continue reading MEXICO CITY: Your Complete Guide
I’ve just embarked on my second week of work and it’s amazing. I’m so happy and challenged and learning new things every day. The nerd in me is so satiated. The city has been great to me so far as well – new breweries and restaurants, parks and beaches. I just can’t ask for anything more. (*Tears up with joy.) I’ve been meaning to do … Continue reading Skin and Things
Being funemployed the last few weeks has been a challenge for me – to the point that I now despise the stupid term “funemployment.” I am just soooo bored. I know I’ll be grateful for this time off once I start work next week and my body and mind have enjoyed the rest. But I haven’t lost my natural Type-A tendencies, which means the last … Continue reading Before: The Sunset Bedroom (and the Great Housing Search)
After eight years of promising myself (and my friends) that I would move to SF, it’s finally happening. It’s hard for me to even write “I’m moving,” since serendipitously, I haven’t had to do much of anything. Where I Was: To begin, I had a good job in Los Angeles, working with two highly regarded and dedicated attorneys, who taught me a lot in the … Continue reading About Time: Job Changes and Big Moves!
I’ve been grumbling about the food scene in LA for a minute. It felt stagnant and overwrought with avocado toasts and beet salads. I needed a spark, a change, something to whet my palette and get me back on my “lets spend all my money on food” train. Silverlake has proven to be that place. Mixed Company, Botanica and Bar Angeles are all newcomers this … Continue reading The New Silverlake – Where to Eat
I cried at Trader Joes yesterday. I was picking up ingredients for Evan’s going-away party, and the cashier asked me if I was having a party and what was I celebrating. Immediate waterworks. But I needed to do that before I actually got started, because God forbid if I started uncontrollably sobbing while making crostini. Nothing would gotten done. But back to Evan. I am so … Continue reading How To: Host an Autumnal Cocktail Party
This week has been pretty awful overall, with domestic and international news illuminating the darkest parts of humanity. Major bleh feelings. Personally, I was also feeling sorry for myself, but those trivial issues pale in comparison to the plights of those around the world. Please consider donating to hurricane victims (Global Giving), the Vegas victims, or earthquake survivors (Oxfam), or do what I did and contribute whatever you … Continue reading Donate + Listen, Watch, Read #14