This parody confirms one thing: I am an Applebee’s addict*

*And I’m not alone. This light-hearted portrayal of an Applebee’s fanatic working off of Sam Smith’s top selling song, “Stay with Me” is hilarious. I do wonder though if it is telling that I can relate to every word both spoken and sung. And I mean every word. Seriously. How can you not be seduced by Applebee’s 2 for $20 menu? (Maybe confused because the 2 for $20 offer actually entitle you to one appetizer and… read more »

Would you sign up for this?

No time to sleep? No salary? Always standing on your feet? Ha! Love this. Watch to the end. xo #worldstoughestjob

Ms. Lyons & Co. are Listening and Delivering

Last summer, freelance writer Jenni Avins penned an open letter to Jenna Lyons, Creative Director of J.Crew.  It was published on The Cut. The letter was actually a wistful plea for the company to bring back a basic swimsuit that simply worked for Anvins: the scoop-back tank. And Anvins was very specific in her request. “What I want is smooth, taut fabric that stretches from my shoulders over my chest and ribcage, with hip-high leg holes and… read more »

First Kiss is a Lovely Hit

If you are a rom-com junkie, you’re going to love this short video called First Kiss by Tatia Pilieva. Like good foreplay, the premise teased us. It suggested that twenty random strangers were asked to kiss for the first time. Hmm. Intriguing setup. The tease and kisses pay off. Watching it will remind you of those warm, awkward and fuzzy moments that ignite the beginning stages of a budding romance. The video is engaging and seemingly organic. Well, organic as it could… read more »

Beyonce: Be Brave. Be You.

I appreciate the underlying message of Lean In’s “ban bossy” campaign. Love that it was launched for Women’s International Day. Love that there are many “brand” girls involved.

Scripted or Not, Ellen’s Selfie is Oscar Worthy

We now know it as the world’s most famous selfie. And as perfect as a product placement could be. Samsung won huge when Ellen DeGeneres used a Galaxy Note 3 to take a photo of herself with several others stars at this year’s Oscar. Samsung may have paid an estimated $20 million for their primetime ads that aired during the broadcast, but it’s Ellen’s selfie that stole the show. DeGeneres predicted this selfie would make… read more »

Hookup Culture: So Where is this Going?

It happened again. KABOOM. Another promising startup with a “him” ended with a hideous crash, landing a girl squarely on her ego. (C’mon! It bruises so damn easily these days). It was a scene that could’ve been written for the movie Bridesmaids; A girl was dismissed by text, mere hours after intimacy, on New Year’s Eve, by a boy channeling a god awful Jon Hamm. I mean, WOW. Who does that (channel Jon Hamm)? And… read more »

Generation Self(ie): The Grievances of a Digital Immigrant

Today, everyone seems to consider themselves to be some sort of marketing guru, art director, photographer or all of the above. Now where is this extreme sense of self-importance and all encompassing talent coming from? Oh yeah, right (Insert emoticon: one clearly smacking itself in the head): It’s the almighty smart phone––along with the billion apps that help you “do it all”. Never has it been easier to be your own little brand ambassador. Personally,… read more »

An Iconic New Year’s Resolution

If you’ve been single for more of your life than not, you, too, probably have collected some things you’re not sure you need. Like the pile of expensive lingerie resting in your bureau, several pieces of which you don’t have the guts to wear, except perhaps in darkness, under a hoodie. Like the small army of five-inch heels lined up in the closet, begging to be chosen for that next over-six-foot-two date. Like the small… read more »

The Best Part of Breaking Up

This will be my first Christmas away from family and friends back east. In an attempt to offset any homesickness, I immediately set out to create new memories. My first step was possibly a bit much: I nearly drowned myself in holiday cheer via a constant stream of Christmas tunes on Pandora. Step two was better: I embarked on a mission to get holiday spirit into the house. Literally. Girl needed a tree. In hindsight,… read more »