A Cat Cafe Experience

A couple of weeks ago Natalie and I made reservations for Crumbs & Whiskers, a cat-cafe located near West Hollywood. Since I didn’t know much about what a cat-cafe experience would be like, and as someone who has little to no experience around household pets, I was a little apprehensive. Would the cats be friendly?…

A Classic Manicure

One thing I have always coveted are long, natural and elegant nails, but I had never been careful enough to avoid suffering breaks which kept them short. Recently, my friend Gaby shared a YouTube video from SimplyNailogical with me that opened my eyes to how to end my short nail woes. It’s been about about…

A Work-Out Challenge

The one resolution for 2018 I’ve been both eager and dreading to start working on is prioritizing exercise. It’s been about half a year since I was last working out regularly. The reason I stopped was because I had gotten overwhelmingly busy at work, which will happen every September since I work at a school….

A Casual Weekend Outfit

Currently, my weekend style has been at complete odds with my style during the work week. Although my overall style is something that I’m constantly working on, what I wear on the weekends is reminiscent of something I would have worn last year, at my old job. To clarify, I didn’t put any effort or…

A Modern (& Single) Dame’s Valentine’s Day

As a perpetually single lady, I don’t subscribe to the idea that Valentine’s Day should only be for lovers. Aside from making Valentine’s Day cards, one of my Valentine’s Day traditions is to dedicate a day indulging in romance… for myself! To start with, every year I get myself a special gift for my boudoir….

A Valentine’s Day Project

Next to Christmas, Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. There’s just something about dedicating an entire day to love that appeals to the romantic in me. That’s not to say that I think Valentine’s Day should be reserved only for lovers. I like to make it a celebration of love for my friends…

A Palm Springs Weekend

About a week ago, my sisters, Helen & Sarah, and I took a road trip to Palm Springs, CA for a weekend of fun and relaxation. It was a very short trip–we were there for less than 48 hrs–so we had to make the most of it while we were there. We headed out early…

A New Year, Looking Ahead to 2018

Some people ring in the new year by treating it as if it were any other old day, but I like having a day where I feel like I can symbolically shed away the old year and look forward to something new. This year, I didn’t just want to treat the “old year” as something…

A Look Back, 2017

At the beginning of this year I was not in a good place, but I think I had come into it determined that I would not close this year feeling as miserable as I did then. At the beginning of 2017 I was stuck in a job that was emotionally stressful and had no future. …

A Holiday Treat

One of my favorite parts about the holiday season is that the weather finally cools down enough for me to experiment in the kitchen and bake. For us in SoCal, cooler weather this early December has meant 75ºF up to about 82ºF, so I’ve had to postpone my baking plans for a couple weeks. Instead,…

A Portland Thanksgiving

This past week I spent the Thanksgiving holiday with my sister in Portland, OR. This was my second trip to Portland, but the first time I came I was only in town for one full day. Although my sisters and I made the most of that day, there was still so much I wanted to…

A Portland Carry-On Guide

I’m not sure why I find it easier to pack for a nine-hour international flight as opposed to a two-hour domestic flight. I like to have my carry-on packed with everything I need to make the long international flights more comfortable and help me look like I stepped out of a 10-minute car ride versus…