Go Shawty, It’s Your Birthday

I felt so loved this weekend. I had a joyous birthday celebration -- on Saturday I made a delicious brunch for close friends and family, followed by wine tasting and a a feast of tapas at a trendy local restaurant. Everyone was left tipsy, pleasantly sleepy, and totally content. On Sunday I went with my [...]

´╗┐But Oh…Those Summer Nights!

Monday was the official first day of the summer. To which I say: WAHOOOOOOOO! Despite the fact that I'm a grown adult lady, I love summer as much as I did when I was six-years-old, drawing sidewalk chalk madterpieces. I love the sense of play that comes with warm weather and shorter skirts. I'll never [...]

Ode To Joy

On Saturday night, I attended the live show for my favorite podcast, The Read. The audience was black, opinionated, loud, joyful. Afros, Beyonce t-shirts, and bold lipstick abounded. It was surreal to share something I usually consume alone in my car with hundreds of other enthusiastic black people. It felt a little like church, complete with [...]