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Herbivore Botanicals Reviewed

For the first 20-some-odd years of my life, I’d been pretty blessed with easy-to-care-for skin. But as I get older and my hormones change, I’ve started to notice more and more annoying little blemishes. Drinking lots of water and religiously washing my face didn’t seem… Read more

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How A Hand Injury Heals Everything Else

I’ve been away from the blog much longer than planned, but not because I wanted to. Instead, I’ve been in and out of doctors’ offices and generally trying not to use my hands. There were definitely some initial surface level perks (like my boyfriend doing all the housekeeping, getting… Read more

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BRB (And Bathing Suits)

I have to take a little blogging break – doctor’s orders. Not sure exactly what the cause is yet, but my hands and arms have been in a lot of pain lately – made noticeably worse by typing and using my phone. (Modern day woes!)… Read more

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The Ocean At Night

“The house represents what we ourselves would like to be on earth: permanent, rooted, here for eternity. But a camp represents the true reality of things: we’re just passing through.” – Richard Deakin Camping can be many things – dirty, sleepless and at times frustrating – but at its best,… Read more

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Not So Little Black Dress

We all know how flattering a little black dress can be, but we rarely talk about the not so little black dress. You know, the one that might be mistaken for a sack or a maternity dress – the baggy, saggy, flowy, loose-fitting comfortable one. The one that’s… Read more

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Beer-Battered Cauliflower Tacos

The name says it all, beer plus batter, plus cauliflower, plus tacos. Heaven in a tortilla. And super easy to make. I found a vegan recipe via The Milking Almond, but modified it slightly since I didn’t have all the same ingredients on hand and… Read more

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Simply Scalloped

I have a small obsession with all things scalloped. The circular edge is such a playful detail that really makes a big impact. This basic black and white outfit would be  a lot less interesting if these shorts had a regular hem, but instead it… Read more

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Easy Mediterranean Salad

My number one dream destination is Greece. The beautiful white buildings, gorgeous coastlines and fresh food make it a must on my list. But since I don’t have plans to visit any time soon, I can make do with bringing a little bit of Greece… Read more

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Matchy Matchy

A few weeks ago, I attended the Twin Peaks World Premiere at the Vista Theater in Hollywood. Even though I was technically off-duty, whenever I attend work-related functions I think it’s important to keep it professional. I didn’t want to wear anything too risque (not… Read more

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The Cheese Store of Silver Lake

There’s an old french saying, “A dinner which ends without cheese is like a beautiful woman with only one eye.” I think Daryl Hannah in Kill Bill might disagree, but I understand the sentiment. Cheese makes everything better. So you can imagine how wonderful a… Read more

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Treasured Tees

As much as I love getting dressed up for special occasions, having to stick to a strict dress code five days a week is an extra stress I’m glad I don’t have at my job. I tend to spend a lot of time on my feet,… Read more

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Mushroom Stroganoff

I love comfort food and one of my favorite dishes is stroganoff. Warm noodles, savory mushrooms, flavorful shallots and white wine? What more can you ask for! It’s really pretty easy, though the first time I made the dish I got whiplash from the number… Read more