collages, Design, Life, photography

As in a mic check.

Since I really need to confirm anyone’s presence.

Ahoy lucky readers, it’s been a painfully long time since I last stopped by these streets. So long. So.so.damn.long.

What can I say? I underestimated the importance of steadiness. Balance. Holding yourself accountable to a routine. Never giving up on said routine no matter how tough it gets. Finding a creative outlet to avoid spontaneous combustion. Dancing like you don’t give a WHAT whether you’ll be a (/ˈmiːm/ MEEM) or not.

So I’ve found my way back here.

Mostly for me and my sanities.

YES plural!

Hope you’re all still golden.

10,000 TOV

Lifestyle, Literary loves


Based on the 10,000 hour rule I should be  am well past being a full-fledged writer.

Thanks, Thank you! Really you’re too much.

I’ve managed to blog somewhat consistently for almost 5 years, even if- between you and me- I felt like annihilating this blog on day 1.

During that time I’ve worked harder than the Kardashian family’s PR, writing for other people as well as for my grown self.

Writing is my profession, pastime, and a huge part of who I am .

In spite of the migraine inducing moments, I’m doing what I set out to do.

What has prompted this unnecessary big-uping you ask?

You try spending an entire afternoon with TED talks as your soundtrack and see if it doesn’t inspire you to mark some milestones.

The Secret Life of Jose

Holidays, Lifestyle


On my way to frolic on the beach so I have literally* 5 minutes to edit my last words of the year into something comprehensible;

Jose Gonzalez is something swoon worthy/magical

Ben Stiller, please direct more.

and possibly the best lesson I had to learn (the hard way) this year has been “What the %^* is stopping you?”

Thank you new, old, and tween readers for staying tuned. As always I will strive not to be a disappointment next year by posting more of..yadi yadi yada

Happy New Year!!xo

* yes, the correct meaning of the word


Lifestyle, Other, Other Loves


I have over 45 would-be posts patiently awaiting their fate, so forgive me if I forget where and when I found the below questions.

All I know is I tagged myself, like all kool kids do!

1. What is the most-played song in your music library?

Without a doubt Flying Lotus ft Ahu- ‘Added Efforts’ and Alice Smith’s live performance of ‘Fool for You’. Watching Alice perform on BET actually gave me the chills! One.fly.lady!

2. What is your favorite thing about your current occupation or job, whatever it may be?

As a freelance copywriter, f0r the most part my schedule is flexible, which gives me the breathing space to think about other things. Starting an online magazine for one. Becoming the next Nigella a close second.*

3. City or country?

New Orleans, its got that charming something that thoroughly appeals to a sap like myself.

4. What is your coping mechanism after a really bad day?

Music, lately anything by Hidden Orchestra. Some mat time. Any candy I can score.

5. Favorite item in your closet right now? 

My yet to arrive  deep V slinky as hell dress by Solace London. Second would my cherished VERY heavy vintage leather shorts.

6. Skill or craft you still want to learn or work on?

Learn to Sew or die. The fact that I can’t confidently sew a button is PATHETIC DOT COM. And skateboard like a champ!

7. What is your most precious keepsake?

I thought long..ish about this and couldn’t come up with an answer. This might me a good thing folks, I may be less shallow and materialistic than I thought. Jeah!

8. What’s at the very tip top of your holiday wish list this year?

Morocco/Scottish Highlands.

9. What’s your favorite spot in the town/city/state you currently live in?

Give me a park with a great view and foot friendly cobblestones and I’m happy girl-not-yet-a-woman!

* minus the man/courtroom drama.


Lifestyle, Literary loves, Other Loves


Sorry about the prolonged absence folks, just another poor excuse of a blogger at work.

Though some of you will be happy to know I’ve been devoting my spare time to bringing back the art of letter writing. It happened late last week when I received what is known as a thank you card. A real life one! Who knew sticking it to emailing would be so much fun ey?

I’m currently hard at work choosing the right pen. The roller ball or the fountain pen? Convenience or timeless elegance?

Do I then get accessories such as a helicopter letter opener and a steel hip flask to go with that?