Girls Killing It – A Look Back at 1-5

Saba[i], Bora[ii], Ashley[iii], Alex[iv], Nazanin[v]. Five girls living in three cities: Los Angeles, London, and Hong Kong. Five girls determinedly killing it. As I completed my fifth profile, I could not help but reflect on the qualities binding these young women together. They all offer something beyond mere drive or determination. Each harbors an intangible…

Girl #5 – Nazanin Bagherzadeh, Hong Kong

I met Nazanin in 1995 in Westford, Massachusetts—specifically, Nabnasset Elementary School. She and I were in the same first grade class, and were friends. My family moved away the following year, but Nazanin and I stayed in touch. We exchanged letters for years, including photos as we grew up. At some point the letters slowed…

New Orleans – Food Faves

If you’re looking for a long weekend getaway this summer, despite the heat, I recommend New Orleans. I am not a local, but I can confidently say that visiting this city is quick and easy.  The airport is conveniently located, and the city itself is very small and walkable. My husband and I enjoy New…

Westside Real Estate with Molly Bennett

My friend Molly is a recovered entertainment lawyer who now works in real estate in West LA. I posed a number of questions regarding neighborhoods in the Westside, and she offered the following conclusions: Favorite 5 neighborhoods to live in LA and why. Larchmont — it’s adorable, walkable, and they have the best farmer’s market.  If…

Girl #4 – Alex Nichols, Los Angeles

Food, a tiny eatery in the Rancho Park neighborhood of West LA, boasts my favorite pancakes. Handmade cards and local jams line the walls, as do daily specials written in marker on giant white sheets of paper. Sitting on a couch in front of the pastry case, I sipped my coffee as I waited for…

Office Yoga with Tasha Rose

I see the lovely Tasha Rose (http://www.tasharoseremedies.com/) at least once a week, often twice. She is one of my favorite yoga instructors, in part because she is so sweet that I cannot imagine anyone saying no to her. This is how I obtained the pictures below, in fact. Imagine this: in the middle of your workday,…

Yellowstone – South Rim Trail

As previously discussed, Yellowstone National Park is one of my favorite destinations. Perhaps not known to all, Yellowstone contains a grand canyon of its own, made of yellow rocks carved by the Yellowstone River.[i] Trails line both the north and south rims of this impressive canyon. After two miles on the South Rim Trail, hikers reach…