Happy Birthday Tru!

Today marks what would have been my beloved Truman Capote’s 87th birthday. Happy Birthday Tru! A photo series of my obsession: Endearingly referred to as “the shrine” at home. Photos– some cute, some horrific– from my Breakfast at Tiffany’s-themed, Truman Capote birthday party last year. Friends, thank you for humoring me. I love you all. … Continue reading

Truman Capote and Andy Warhol 1979

Mark your calendars! My beloved Truman Capote’s birthday is this Friday, September 30. I will celebrate as I do every year– by dressing up as Holly Golightly. The anticipation builds.     This Mick Rock photo of Truman Capote and Andy Warhol, taken in 1979, cracks me up every time.    

A Week in D.C.

I’ve been in D.C. for a little more than a week now and am finally beginning to settle in. Posting has been sparse because, to be perfectly honest, I don’t have a lot of free time. A short outline of my day: 7:00 AM- Wake up; stumble out of bed; put on somewhat matching clothes … Continue reading

Book Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

On September 13, I scurried to Vroman’s bookstore in Pasadena for a copy of Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, released earlier that day. For months, I had been bombarded by the press, media, and hype surrounding Morgenstern’s first novel. The Wall Street Journal went so far as to suggest it might be the bestselling successor … Continue reading

My Summer in Books

I arrived in Washington, D.C. yesterday for the first part of my year abroad/outside California. I’ll wait until the end of the weekend to talk about it. Activities are plentiful and free time is rare, so I want to get back to reading Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus. Before that though, I thought it might … Continue reading

Book Review: The Two Krishnas

Last week, I reviewed Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla’s new novel, The Two Krishnas, which will be released September 20. If you’re interested, read a brief summary and my thoughts on the book at the Los Angeles Magazine website.

Summer Vacation: A Recap

Today marks my final day of summer vacation. Tomorrow morning I will wake up at 4 A.M. to board a 6:30 flight to Washington, D.C. Please wish me luck. I’ll need it. Back to your feature presentation: I spent summer vacation back home in Los Angeles where the crazy never stops and the stories are … Continue reading

Snapshot: Los Angeles #5

The Lost Boy         Location: Hollywood, La Brea and 3rd Street Intersection Sex: Male Approximate age: 50 While driving down La Brea with my mom, this man on a motorcycle immediately grabbed my attention. It was less about his riding a motorcycle and more about the decorations populating his motorcycle. The bumper … Continue reading

10 Misconceptions I Formed Growing Up in Los Angeles

1. All attractive people are (aspiring) actors. 2. Vaguely recognize someone? Probably from a TV show. 3. Waiters and waitresses are aspiring actors and musicians. I truly believed this one until I was 14. The concept of waitressing as a long-term career still baffles me. 4. The largest possible size one can reach is a … Continue reading

Book Review: We the Animals

Sometimes words fail. Every time I’ve tried to sit down and write a review of Justin Torres’ We the Animals, I turn into a blubbering mess. The words don’t come. Or one word comes out and the rest get stuck. I looked forward to the release of We the Animals for months. The Stanford magazine … Continue reading