Gillian Flynn is one hell of a writer. I plunged back into the world of fiction after a brief holiday in memoir-land, and let me start by saying: the title doesn’t lie. Dark Places is dark. Really, really dark.
Let me paint you a picture. Continue Reading →
Chances are, sooner or later you’re going to go to a job interview. You’re probably going to go to a lot of job interviews in your lifetime, whether it’s straight out of college, or later on in your career. I’ve been to tons of interviews, especially over the last couple of weeks while I was job hunting. So much so that I can practically do it in my sleep now. I’ve been on the other side of things, too – interviewing potential candidates for a job. So if you want to know how to ace a job interview, here are 15 tips for making a great impression and hopefully, getting the job. Continue Reading →
I’m slightly ashamed to admit that this is the first of two Indigo haul posts to come. What can I say: Indigo bookstore is my kryptonite. Plus, they carry Kate Spade items, which is just unfair, really. So anyway, here are a few things I bought recently to keep me organized, motivated, and stylish while I work from home. Continue Reading →
This past weekend I attended a very special party. A masquerade! And as if that weren’t cool enough – a murder mystery masquerade! It was an exciting and surprise-filled night, but before I get into all of that, why don’t you come and get ready with me? Continue Reading →
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a wish list of mine! I may make a series of these Lust Lists, but this one is for October 2014. Here are ten gorgeous things I’ve been gazing at from afar with big puppy dog eyes lately. Continue Reading →
I’m not one for celebrity memoirs. They tend to be self-indulgent money grabs which aren’t even written by the celebrity 99.9999% of the time – they’re ghost written.
Song of the Day: I’m Not The Only One – Sam Smith
A little while ago, I hosted brunch at my apartment for a few of my closest friends. The great thing about hosting is that you get to set the rules of the game. In this case, it meant that for one day, everyone had to operate on Sara time.
That meant brunch – in the late afternoon. Continue Reading →
I don’t usually share any negative stuff I’m dealing with on here, because I like to keep this a positive place – my happy place.
But in a strange kind of way, this blog has become like my diary, and in an even stranger way, I feel you all have become my extended family.
Some of you have followed me for years, and have seen some of the happiest moments of my life. Today was not such a moment. Today has been trying.
I debated writing this post at all, but writing helps me sort myself out when things get murky. So here it is. Continue Reading →
Ring Them Bells – Liza Minelli
I’m having a major Liza Minelli moment, and this is such a fabulous song.
One of the most common questions I get asked online is about how to build your confidence and feel good about yourself.
In a world that literally functions based on telling people (especially women) that they’re not good enough as they are (yay, capitalism!), having confidence in the face of that onslaught is no easy feat. Continue Reading →
I fell in love with the idea of this book more than I fell in love with the book itself. The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules, by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg, has an absolutely delightful premise. Continue Reading →
I wasn’t going to write a blog post about this, mostly because I hardly took any pictures, and I’m not sure very many of you would care to read this kind of thing. But I’ve just returned from such a lovely weekend away that I wanted to jot down a few memories before they fly away forever. Continue Reading →
Eek! Sorry for seemingly vanishing without a trace for a bit there. If you follow me on any social media (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram) then you know I’m still very much alive and well, just a wee bit busy, lazy, and distracted. I have lots of exciting (I hope) post ideas rearing to go, but finding the time to edit the photos and write them has been tricky. Continue Reading →
For one thing, I’m very choosy with makeup and know exactly what I want (and don’t want). Giving up the ability to choose for myself in order to get a bunch of randomly-selected miniature products and potions that will just clutter up my bathroom counter is just not my thang.