Gold Coast Gangas

I refuse to pay full price for any expensive article of clothing or accessory. I feel like you can always find something amazing (and often, the precise item you want) for 60% off, or more, if you are patient and/or smart about shopping. I have a decent amount of designer things but all of them…

American Horror Story: Haute-d Hotel

Did you know that if you die at a hotel, the hotel has to spend thousands of dollars to replace the entire bed, bedding, and any other interiors which you befouled whilst saying eff you to this earthly realm? It does make sense that most discerning (and non-discerning) travelers wouldn’t want to sleep on the…

No8Do- Chapters 1 and 2

All it would take is one shot of courage, downed neatly like an ounce of vodka. Isabella had already consumed a significant amount of spirits that evening, which left her veins coursing with both self-hatred and elation.  Everyone was already passed out in the master bedroom, but she couldn’t sleep yet. She was drawn to…

How To Lose A [Lot of Weight] In 10+ Days

Answer: Classpass. One of my #goals is to be at the weight I was at this gala, by my birthday in a few weeks. While I highly doubt I will lose another 15 pounds in 3.5 weeks (which is what I would need to be the above weight^^),  I am getting way closer (i.e. 25…

Read From Bed: January 15, 2016

SORRY THAT I HAVE BEEN SLACKING AT MY SECOND JOB AS ~UNIMPORTANT YET SELF IMPORTANT BLOGGER~. My real job has been super cray as of late, and I am also trying to be ~fit AF~, which is a very significant project unto itself. In the midst of it all, I have read some interesting articles…

Read From Bed: January 9

Some of my favorite articles that I read (likely from bed) this week. Laying in bed and reading articles while wearing a plush bathrobe and channeling a Tennessee Williams character is one of my current  pastimes along with making up songs about my dog, eating $38 worth of produce in 18 minutes, and online shopping….

BRICKELL DEBACLE/MIAMI MASTER LIST

[View of Brickell Key from Area 31 at night] I’ve come a long way, baby. In June, it will be 2 years since I moved to Miami ~paradise~. A lot of days I am pretty vocal about how much I hate Miami… The traffic, the hoards of lazy/undereducated people in their 20’s (and older!) living…

New Year, New Shoe Splurge

We are just about 3 full days into 2016, so hopefully you have already made some progress on your resolution(s). If you have that post-tax refund, or some extra Hannukah gelt hanging around, why not treat yourself to a new pair of chic kicks? Regardless of what you’ve resolved to refine/augment/scale back on, I have…

Out in Japan, We Be Counting That Yen: Part I

[Is a popcorn tee-shirt for you? Or do you seek to KNOW YOURSELF FIRST?] Even if you are not Queen Nicki and don’t have enough yen to brag about counting (yet), there are still some quintessentially Japanese items which are worth the spend. Now that we have discussed how to save in Japan, read on…

THE GILDED AGE: GOING FOR GOLD

[Originally published in 2012] Gold can be a flamboyant, edgy, even gaudy color to wear, as anyone who has donned an American Apparel or Herve Leger micro-mini can attest to. However, this season, designers have taken gold to another level, channeling the opulent elegance of the Baroque period and other historic gilded ages. Check out…

SAVING IN TOKYO

A lot of people in their twenties avoid Japan, eschewing it in favor of more budget-friendly places in Asia, such as Thailand or India. However, if you live in a big city such as NY/LA/SF/Miami and go out to nicer places frequently, I doubt you will find Tokyo to be any more financially taxing than…