beach life

The Beach Life: My Happy Place

In Los Angeles, we are about that beach life. When the weather forecast is exceptionally good, everyone gets the same idea to go to the beach before (or during) work to enjoy a few moments of surf and sand. I’ve known people from school and work who go to the beach at sunrise to surf […]

5 Tips for Repairing Heat Damaged Hair

Every once in awhile, I like to straighten my hair. In Fall/Winter 2016/17, “every once in awhile” became “once a month.” Even though I used a heat protectant, repeated blow-drying and flat ironing inflicted noticeable damage to my hair, leaving my once-springy curls flat and lifeless. I enjoyed wearing sleeker hair during the colder months, […]

homemade crab cakes

Easy Homemade Crab Cakes

I love crab cakes, but I don’t make them as often as I should. It’s not as if they’re difficult to make. I revisited an old recipe from my Pinterest earlier this week, and the result was so delicious that I personally committed to making homemade crab cakes at least once every three months. Kind […]

diy coffee scrub

DIY: Coffee Lover’s Face & Body Scrub

This is dedicated to coffee lovers. I’ve used this DIY coffee scrub three times in the past year, with a noticeable improvement in my skin after the second application. In skincare as in life, the more consistent you are, the better the result. I’m pretty good about applying homemade masks on a weekly basis, although […]