Single Girl Dinners
I used to cook. A lot. My old blog on Xanga was sprinkled with recipes—ones I’ve made up and ones inspired from new cookbooks, vintage cookbooks, dishes I’ve had on my travels, dishes from retro eras, macrobiotics and health dishes, cooking shows, magazine articles, and restaurant menus. The catch is that I’m only moved to cook when I know I’m cooking for others...
Friends at First Sight
There she was, sitting at the edge of the pool at Hotel Zaza in Houston, swinging her toned legs into the water, wearing a white string bikini with her blonde hair pulled back into a ponytail—my friend Gina. Little did I know at the time that we would become such close friends. We met last May when I had moved back to Texas for only about a month. A friend of a friend had reached out to me...
Princess Ashley and the Ogre
My friend Ashley is an absolute hoot to hang out with because she’s one of the girliest girls I know. She holds relatively traditional values when it comes to male and female dynamics and is always impeccably dressed. Her room is outfitted in chic white sheets and she is ever the gracious hostess. When I stayed with her for a week last fall, she laid out a fresh Ralph Lauren towel on the...