Lifestyle


Lifestyle // April 8, 2013 This winter, I officially became a card carrying adventurer when I traveled to Ecuador for the first time. When my boyfriend, Mathias, invited me to tag along to visit close family friends I jumped at the opportunity to experience this unique South American country. The combination of diverse geography, the remains of the Inca Empire and influence of Spanish-Colonialism make this equatorial nation rich in culture…
Entertainment // March 25, 2013 A&E attempts to prove it’s more than just the Storage Wars channel with its newest scripted thriller, Bates Motel, which is meant to serve as a sort of back story to the horror classic, Psycho. Most pilots suffer from exposition-overload to ensure the audience doesn’t feel lost. Fortunately, Bates Motel does not fall into that trap and thus makes for a swift-moving and intrigue-filled first episode.…
MW Local // March 25, 2013 Co-founders Serena Watson and Lindsey Day checked out TheBroot Salon in Santa Monica. Read about their experience below and get two reviews in one!SerenaI was excited to try out TheBroot Salon after checking out their website and reading about their all natural process. My hair history is long but to sum it up, I had a chemical relaxer for a really long time and…
Fitness // March 25, 2013 Sometimes when I can’t get to the gym or am feeling too broke to hit up a yoga studio, I like to have a backup plan. After researching some of the best health & fitness apps for the iPhone and asking fit friends for suggestions, I identified five apps that I wanted to try. I went with the free versions to start, just so I could…
Lifestyle // March 25, 2013 It’s been 10 years since you have seen your high school classmates. It seems like another lifetime ago. You may find yourself curious every now and again about ex-boyfriends and the “popular” crowd, but is that enough to motivate you to revisit the high school days? Plus, the five social networks you actively use have made it impossible to lose touch with anyone since 2004. I…
Made Music // March 11, 2013 Teeny Bopper Guilty Pleasure: Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were TroubleI never had a problem disliking Taylor Swift because she was always “Country.” They say that Country music is the most popular genre. Now I don’t know who “they” are, but I’m pretty sure they’re the same liars that tell us that kale is delicious, and we probably want to eat it in…
Recipes // March 11, 2013 Whether it’s a girls’ get together, a poolside soiree, or a group of close friends coming over for game night, most of us find ourselves racking our brains for the perfect party appetizers when it’s our turn to host. And while most of us love to impress, we don’t want to spend hours agonizing over food preparation. I’ve come to rely on a few easy…
Made Mommy // March 11, 2013 So, you’ve heard that you can’t exercise anymore once you’re pregnant? Well, that’s a big, fat myth. In fact, if you have a healthy pregnancy (one without complications such as a “compromised” cervix, or previous difficulty carrying to full term, etc.), you are encouraged to stay active. Of course before you start running laps or going for bike rides, you must consult with your…
TV Recap // March 6, 2013 Can you believe Hannah has OCD? I can’t, especially since it comes out of left-field in “It’s Back,” an episode in which most of the girls behave unexpectedly.Apparently Hannah’s had OCD since high school, but managed to keep it under control until the pressure of writing an e-book becomes too much. The trigger ends up being an unexpected call from Adam. After he calls,…
TV Recap // March 1, 2013 Remember that time Hannah traveled upstate with Jessa and slept with a 19 year old? This is the unfortunate way Girls fans will likely describe "Video Games," which follows Hannah as she tags along with Jessa on a visit to see her parents.  An episode featuring Hannah and Jessa is bound to have cheeky dialogue, so Jessa advising Hannah to stuff garlic up her…
Interview // February 24, 2013 With an eclectic style that won’t be tamed, Dezi Paige explores a range of musical styles in her debut, the recently released, Tall Tales. Paige was born to the into a Psychedelic Rock family; she is the daughter of David Getz, the drummer of Big Brother and the Holding Company, where Janis Joplin cut her teeth. With a best friend kind of ease about her,…
Health // February 25, 2013It may be fun to get those bottles popping right before a party – but have your friends been telling you that you might be overdoing it?Alcohol addiction is a very serious and common condition that affects more people than one would imagine. Some people drink to ease themselves into social situations, but oftentimes they may not recognize that this consistent trend can make them alcohol-dependent,…
Academy Awards // February 21, 2013 Every year at about this time, movie lovers everywhere spend time in theaters, reading reviews, and debating their critical assessments in preparation for The Oscars. The nominees have been selected and we’re waiting with baited breath to see who will go home victorious. Unfortunately, the Academy doesn’t take our opinions into account, but let’s take a look at what regular people are saying about…
TV Recap // February 19, 2013 I missed the chance to recap last week’s episode of Girls, but as luck would have it I really didn’t miss much.  “One Man’s Trash” was a nicely directed episode full of Hannah having sex with a stranger named Joshua (played by the very sexy Patrick Wilson). They played topless ping pong, Joshua begged her not to leave and by the end of their…
Justin Timberlake at The Palladium // February 12, 2013Justin Timberlake’s return to music has been a whirlwind. First, he dropped “Suit & Tie,” then followed it up with a full album announcement, a “lyric” video that honestly could be a standalone video if he wanted it to be, a show at DirecTV’s Super Bowl party, and then an incredible performance at The Grammys this past Sunday.  What you may or…
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