Flirting With Cuba

July 20, 2015, was a historic day for the United States and Cuba–” a new chapter,” says President Barack Obama; “a new era,” says Fidel Castro. The day was monumental because embassies were reestablished in both countries capitals. Cuba reopened the U.S. embassy in the heart of Havana, and America did the same; reinstating the same building, in…

A Day In LA: Darling Magazine Valentines Event

hello. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and were reminded of that little thing that makes the world go round: love. But, who says Valentines Day is only for the monogamous lovebirds? Certainly not I. Especially after experiencing such a wonderful day–full of love, love, love–minus the typical male counterpart at a spectacular…

Mass Media Monday: American Sniper & Patriotism.

Right now, there is much conversation circulating the film, American Sniper, which depicts the life of Chris Kyle; the United States Navy SEAL who became a major threat to Iraqi insurgents, after connecting a number of unthinkable shots… To see or not see, has been the overriding question of many mediated voices, with differing opinions. But, despite…

happy one year + outlook on 2K15.

so, exactly one year ago i launched my bloggie; wanting to do something that essentially scared the living s#!@ out of me. looking back now I cant believe the nervousness I had in just launching this blog (seriously, my Mom had to encourage the click). But, the things that followed in 2014, I truly could…

isn’t this lovely…

Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing…

Mass Media Monday: Music + ‘Net Finds

music. Everything; their outfits, moves, lip color…i just adore. Chargaux: such creative creatures… for more artsy eye pleasure, go here + follow them on sound cloud here. humor. so good. love his twirls & how he throws it to the skeleton. ugh, so thankful i do not, currently, have a roomie. cultural rant; the catcall @#$!! THE CATCALL:…

The Selfie Phenomenon

I had this strange thought the other day, regarding the whole Selfie phenomenon; many of our future grandchildren {if they so happen to exist} will have quite the collection of Selfies…Selfies of their grandparents (could you imagine?)…and then I thought— what I would do for some vintage Selfies of my grandparents—feelin’ themselves, all ready for a…

Morning Routine

morning rituals are important—and as life changes, they seem to as well…this can be nice but also a bit uneasy if your a creature of habit, like me. i love to hear the little details of ones morning ritual or bedtime routine. those moments when we are getting ready for the day ahead or reflecting on the day behind us…