Adam and I spent a lot of money this weekend. Estelle joined the family, and we closed on our new house. Yup, you read that right. We bought a house in Ventura, California! When we bought the Farnum House, we did a handshake deal. We sat across from Ken and signed all the papers at… Click to keep reading!
Sometimes names hang around for notorious reasons. Sometimes, a writer on a pop-culture behemoth pulls someone obscure from history and gives them another run at life. Estelle Leonard was a founding member of Alpha Chi Omega. Estelle Leonard became Joey Tribbiani’s agent on Friends. Now, Estelle Leonard is my (new to me) 2002 Chrysler… Click to keep reading!
There is something so deliciously snobbish as listening to “101” by Walla and actually driving down the 101 highway at the same time. This is my place, this is my 101. But traffic in LA can be exactly as bad as it seems. Especially the 405 freeway. It’s like a clogged artery — if… Click to keep reading!
Paris is not my favorite city. It’s a controversial opinion, but it’s mine. Paris has lovely pain au chocolat and cheap champagne. Paris has avenues of identically charming apartment buildings built in the 1840s and 1850s. The Eiffel Tower is breathtaking for the first five minutes of every hour, starting at 9 pm, when it… Click to keep reading!
The best part about living near LA is everyone comes to visit. My blogger friend/sorority sister Whitney came for west coast road trip in February. We spent a couple of hours hiking up Runyon Canyon talking about our life goals, our personal goals, our writing goals. We parked about a mile from the trailhead because… Click to keep reading!