Fitness Friday

Every New Year I make a resolution to exercise, specifically strength training, more consistently so that eventually I can have six (or even four?) pack abs. I have never felt confident enough to purchase a gym membership. I fear that I probably wouldn’t end up using it and the money would be a waste. That’s … More Fitness Friday

My City: Back Bay

In “My City,” as a way to experience and enjoy more of where I live, I will share new and interesting places, restaurants, things to do, etc. as well as some of my tried and true favorites in Orange County and Southern California. Up today, Newport Beach’s Back Bay.  The Back Bay, also known as … More My City: Back Bay

Humans of New York

When Brandon Stanton first started the Humans of New York project, it was initially a personal goal to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers on the street. Eventually, he started interviewing his subjects (not just photographing them from across the street). Using these photos, and his subjects’ stories, he started a blog to give people a glimpse … More Humans of New York


In the United States, people are either cat people or dog people (sometimes both, like me) but in Istanbul, Turkey, everyone is a cat person. Cats are a huge part of the life of the city. “Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in … More Kedi

Front + Main

While I don’t fancy myself an interior designer, I do appreciate beautiful design. I especially love seeing before and after photos from remodeled homes; I’m always amazed at how even the simplest changes can entirely transform a room. And there is something addictive about seeing the “big reveal” of a new home on any HGTV … More Front + Main

Girls At Library

I recently stumbled upon Girls at Library (GAL), a website created by Payton Turner and Eliza Wexelman in 2015, as a thoughtfully curated archive of girls and women who are passionate about books. GAL “invites the exchange of ideas, perspectives, and emotions that underscore what makes reading such a universal pursuit. The books one reads … More Girls At Library