Romantic Obscura

Hopeless romantics be warned: this article will not cure you of your many issues. It won’t keep you from being overly sentimental. It won’t save you from your ridiculously high expectations. It won’t even offer you comfort that your Mr. Right is out there. But we’re hopeless romantics. Since when did we care about the…

Put An Egg On It: Five Ways to Make A Feast Fancy

Not all meals are born beautiful. It’s an uncomfortable fact. I could slave away for hours on a dish, caramelizing onions, stewing meat, cleaning turnips, chopping carrots (and maybe a bit of my pinky), and for what? Sure, it tastes delicious, my friends and family will sing my praises but there was a slight pause…

Take the Hat off the Rack

When one thinks of hats, they inevitably think of the famous characters who seem inseparable from their head gear. Sam Spade and his rakishly low-tipped fedora. Rooster Cogburn and his cowboy hat. Charlie Chaplin and his black bowler. Marlene Dietrich and her satiny top hat. The Queen at tea, any tea, in a big flouncy…

The Summer Playlist for the Busy Bee

“Summertime, and the living’s easy.” So goes the famous opening line of “Summertime,” the Porgy and Bess song that every slightly talented American Idol contestant wails in the Hollywood Round. As individuals still in the prime of our youth, we like to think that our summer is easy livin’. God knows we’ve slaved away at…