5 Halloween Looks That Will Take You Back to Your Childhood

In recent years, we’ve seen a lot of nostalgic looks inspired by iconic cartoons. It takes us right back to our younger years with our eyes glued to the TV humming along to the theme song of The Proud Family, Rugrats, or Totally Spy. Bringing our cartoonish characters to life is a unique way to…

Halloween Should Be Scary; Costume Shopping Shouldn’t

Halloween, like almost all holidays, has been commercialized for as long as any of us can remember. We get roped into buying decorative pumpkins, festive ceramics we’ll put out for just a few weeks every year, and bags upon bags of candy to give out for free to swarms of overexcited kids. The most important…

Amazon Wish List Deep Dive

Halloween has passed and Thanksgiving is upon us, which means I am currently listening to my all-time favorite Christmas bops. Don’t fight me on this—Thanksgiving is cute and all, but I’m really just waiting for Santa to come down my chimney. Let me deck my halls and ring my silver bells while I eat the…

Favorite Fall Reads

The best reading season is inarguably fall. Summer is sometimes nice for reading outside, except that actually it’s super hot and sweaty and buggy and awful. People glorify “beach reads,” but books get all sandy and suncreen-y and warped just from being near the ocean, I guess. (Insert Danny from The Mindy Project shouting “I…

The Salem Experience for $20 or Less

Come for the witches, stay for the tiny hand-blown glass animals. That’s not the slogan for the town of Salem, but it definitely is for my time there. I was initially interested in the grisly history of the witch trials, especially since it’s perfect for Halloween. I mean, the pivotal film Hocus Pocus is set…

Halloweekend 2017: Celebrating the Best of Horror

Let’s face it. Horror movies have a bad reputation. Recently, the genre has consisted of either a remake, a sequel, or, just plainly, an unoriginal, uninspired horror flick. In that way, it’s easy to forget how impactful horror films really were to the industry. Horror filmmakers weren’t afraid to break barriers and cause controversy. Because…

A Day Trip to Salem

My boyfriend’s parents are visiting Boston and were kind enough to take my boyfriend and I on a day trip to Salem. I have lived in Boston for three years and have never been to Salem. It’s absolutely outrageous. Luckily, last Monday I was able to visit for the day and was finally able to…

Candy For All

When I was a kid, fall was my absolute favorite. Of course I loved Christmas in the winter, my birthday in the spring and the never ending playfulness of summer, but something about fall air always energized my young mind. Some of my most heartwarming childhood memories are from brisk Halloweens where I would play in…

In Defense of the Pumpkin Spice Latte

I can practically see you rolling your eyes already and picturing me sitting in front of my laptop, sipping on orange, frothy goodness from Starbucks, wearing yoga pants and Uggs and cradling a small baby pumpkin. Even though that is not what I look like currently, I would not mind finding myself in that situation….