cooking in quarantine and beyond

There’s not much I can say about this year that hasn’t already been said. It almost feels like a fever dream, and I’ve avoided writing in this space because it’s impossible to adequately capture. Going on four months of quarantine, each day feels both the same and different, one blending into the next as I […]

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is this thing on?

I don’t know if there’s a better time to dust off this space than Day 18 of Quarantine, but who’s counting? I’m going to start by linking to an article/brain dump I wrote for Kingdom of Pavement, titled A Moment in Time: Working from Home and Working Together. I share a lot of cool, at […]

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my comedy series: we’re fine

My “big thing” in 2019 was writing, producing, and starring in the comedy series, We’re Fine. My first foray into doing anything other than showing up on set and saying my lines. It has been a lot of work (like, a lot). It has also been immensely rewarding and such a valuable learning experience. The […]

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on confidence and owning your truth

A month of unemployment, nice to meet you. For anyone unaware (although I’ve basically been shouting it from the rooftops), I left my full time, “day job” four weeks ago. And for anyone else unaware, the past 2.5 years I worked as an office manager for a firm that was very supportive and flexible of […]

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women in television

With the end of the year comes the onslaught of the “awards” films – you know the ones. The movies that are dripping with desperation to be granted the “best (fill in the blank)” accolades. Beautiful costumes, historical scandals, impossible hardships – all the trappings of an Oscar movie. Unfortunately, we’ve had to wait almost […]

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east coast meets west coast : fall style

And we’re back! You may have all the best laid intentions, but life has other plans (always). So after a whirlwind summer, and just in time for Thanksgiving, Nikki (NYC) and I (LA) are sharing our thoughts this autumn season – on style and food and otherwise. Samantha, Los Angeles Growing up shy, introverted, anxious, […]

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paris, france {part two}

And I’m back with part two of our trip to Paris! If you missed it, see part one here – where we stayed, where we ate, and where we found a few gems you probably haven’t heard of. Make sure you stick around ’til the end of this post for a Paris video and details […]

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create and capture

The beauty of dying mediums will never lose its appeal to me. Letter writing, libraries, mix CDs. I don’t shoot with film often, but boy when I do, I can just feel the magic. The uncertainty of not knowing what moment you captured. The patience until you click the last frame. The surprise of seeing […]

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happy halloween! {family halloween costume idea}

Now, we all know I’m a huge holiday enthusiast (to put it extremely, extremely lightly), but Halloween has never been high up on my list as far as important days go. I don’t watch scary movies, I cry the second I step into a haunted house, and my Halloween night plans are generally very anti-climactic. […]

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paris, france {part one}

If you’ve followed along with me (in any capacity), you’re well aware that I recently spent over 2 weeks in Europe. It was, after all, just about the only thing I could think about for months. It’s funny, isn’t it? You spend weeks, months, sometimes years planning and envisioning a big trip, and then it […]

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