Love Thy Neighborhood Book Store

Check out this awesome interview The Girl in the Tiny Hat did for Book Culture on the Upper West Side with Annette Akers! Book Culture is a wonderful independent book store with three locations in the city. They give you the love, attention, and books that you so desire! Support is what makes small businesses…

Keeping Up With The Joneses

A couple of months ago I started following a few travel and cooking blogs that interested me. Every time I check my email, I have two or more posts from these blogs, and I always think to myself, “Well, shit. There is no way I could post that much.” I’ve learned over the last couple…

Mmm Mexican

I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve posted about food, so here’s Mexicue! I had eaten there years ago, but the restaurant didn’t cross my mind again until last week. I’d been at a loss for where to have dinner with a friend for a couple of days, then-Boom-walked right past Mexicue. The name…

New York Summers

You know what makes New York winters worth it? New York summers. The city is so wonderful right now. I can go outside wearing whatever I want and feel the sweet humidity envelop me like a steamed towel in a spa. I get all the vitamin D! I’m implore you all to go out to…

Description And Subscription

Everyone here knows how I feel about giving writing advice…however, I do like to share some tricks I use to make my writing more tangible, aromatic, sightly, and (hopefully) believable. The particular trick I am talking about today I think is an old one, but I also think it makes certain writers feel uncomfortable… I…

Motivation: Food and Books

The truth is this: wonderful books inspire me to write. However, food plays a big role in my writing process. No jokes, my loves. Food is the foundation of my writing process. It is the unsung hero of word upon word of storytelling. Different foods are useful for different things in my writing process. For…

Murray’s Cheese Bar

Do I even need to write anything? I feel like the title says it all. (I kid, I kid.) Once again, you damn lucky New Yorkers have one hell of a good restaurant waiting to be dined at. Just around the corner from the West 4th train station on Bleeker street sits a lovely little…

The James Brown

You all may be asking yourselves, “What is The James Brown?” James Brown the singer? Charlie Brown’s twice removed half brother, James Brown? A misspelling of Foxy Brown? The answer is this, my friends: The James Brown, I Feeeel Good is an open faced sandwich from the restaurant Big Daddy’s. Big Daddy’s specializes in slightly fancy, calorie…

“We’re all Mad Here”

It dawned on me today that I haven’t written much about things not book related in a while. I mean…you can never go wrong talking about books, let’s not kid ourselves. However, I feel like I need to share more about my other loves. This post is all about the tea. Every writer has some…

MexiCali Food!

It’s been a long time since I last posted about food. I believe my last food post was about my Superbowl snack play, so February. Crazy! (cause I love food so much). As most of you know from my previous post, I originate from southern California, where the Mexican food runs rampant! The tortillas are…

Super Bowl 2013!

I’m going to admit it………. I have no idea who is playing in the Super Bowl this year. I’m not even going to look it up right now. The only team I have any interest in is the Green Bay Packers, and that’s only because they have cheese hats. But it’s not just about the…

10 Things I am Thinking Right Now

1. I really want to watch “Space Jam.” 2. So very tired. 3. Why is there a bowl of soggy off-brand Wheaties in my room? 4. I need to finish re-watching “Avatar: The Last Airbender” before I start the new series. 5. Pasta time! 6. Lauren Hill was in my store today. 7. Coney Island…