There are certainly more important things in the world to be concerned with, but sometimes little things help you look in the mirror and feel like you have control over something. Even when that thing is something as silly as eyebrows, I find no issue with taking comfort. And so here I am, really into my brows. It all started […]
8 Things Worth Wrecking Your Stockings
Bonnaroo:If you’re not lucky enough to be in Tennessee, you can watch livestreams on their site, or listen to performances on Sirius XMU (subscription required). Makers Market: Come celebrate the opening of a new Makers Market brick and mortar store at San Jose’s Santana Row. I’ll be co-hosting some festivities (come for the free food and […]
What’s Your Earliest Memory?
Isn’t it crazy how where we’re from effects us so strongly, even when, like me, you’ve lived in other places for even longer than where you grew up? I lived in the same house in rural Pennsylvania my entire life, and my parents still live there, so perhaps I’m influenced more strongly by my childhood roots […]
Summer Chopped Detox Salad With Fresh Fennel and Snap Peas
I’ve been eating A LOT of salad lately, which is all good except for the fact that all my salads are all pretty much the same. The family is hecka bored and I am too, come to think of it. So, especially with summer coming, I was excited to find this chopped detox salad recipe. […]
My 20-Year Skincare Secret + a Giveaway!
Hey everyone! Here I am with my face, wearing my old glasses because I broke my newer ones. I’ve been obsessed with my skin since I was in my 20s, mainly because of my issues with acne over the years. But also, I won’t lie, because of vanity. When I was a nanny in Colorado […]
What if Albaloo Polo (Sour Cherry Rice) Were an Outfit?
Even though I’ve been part of a Persian family for nearly 15 years, I only recently tasted albaloo polo, or sour cherry saffron rice with tiny meatballs and pistachios (and I think almonds on this version), for the first time. I’m guessing my mother-in-law hasn’t made it when I’m around because historically I was vegetarian and/or […]
Re-Entry Into the Regular World of Eating Post-Hormone Reset Diet
Key challenges faced upon re-entry: 1. Driving on my own down to L.A. for the Simply Stylist conference without Good & Plenty 2. Free chips offered upon checking at the Farmer’s Daughter hotel 3. Complementary whiskey tasting also offered at the hotel 4. A bottle of champagne and two chocolate-chip cookies waiting for me when […]
Hormone Reset Diet: 21 Days Later, 10 Pounds Lighter
Today is my last day of the Hormone Reset diet. I haven’t eaten significant amounts of sugar, refined carbohydrates, alcohol or red meat in 21 days. Three weeks seemed like a long time when I began the diet, but now that I’m here—and I know it’s such a cliche—it went by in a flash. And […]
I Can’t Believe I Didn’t Drink Last Night
As I mentioned last week, I’ve been doing the Hormone Reset 21-day detox diet. It has marked a few firsts for me. 1. I’m 98 percent sure it’s the first time in my life when I didn’t eat some type of refined carb for breakfast. 2. Also pretty sure it’s the first time in my […]
The Perfectly Imperfect Red Lip
I do not do a red lip, usually. It makes me look 100 years old and there’s no way to keep a precise drawing intact on my face for an entire day or evening. I lack the necessary composure. It would mean keeping my hands away from my mouth and/or eating and drinking in a delicate manner, which […]
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