A decade in Vegas

This evening marks ten years since I left Canada and moved to Las Vegas. I’ve been vacillating between a lot of different feelings regarding this milestone, but what I mostly gravitate toward is gratitude. I am grateful that I took a leap of faith for love. I am grateful for my husband taking that same leap with me. I am forever grateful for those of you who helped me adjust to Las Vegas, and—despite how awkward and, frankly, aloof and...

MY FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2020

I didn’t talk about books here on the blog much last year. I didn’t talk about much of anything, actually. But we know I love books, and so, naturally, I wanted to share some of my favorite books I read in 2020. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett — there’s a reason this book is as popular as it is. I read The Mothers years ago and loved it, and TVH was even better. Luster by Raven Leilani — I...

MY READING LIST FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR.

This has been a tough, strange year, and when things get tough I reach for things that comfort me. This could explain the jump in my caffeine consumption (highly probable that my seven-year-old doing distance-learning from home has affected this as well), but it certainly explains why I’ve been spending my spare time reading—often re-reading.  There are people out there who can’t stand the thought of reading a book they’ve already read (But there are SO many books out there...

whoa, i’ve read a lot of great books this year

There was Apartment, which I loved so intensely and immediately. Untamed, which I continue to recommend to every woman I have encountered since reading it. Writers & Lovers which I loved so much that I read it a second time six weeks later. There was Abandon Me by Melissa Febos and Stray by Stephanie Danler read in quick succession. These two books broke something off inside of me that I was happy to part with. The Vanishing Half and All...

summer lists on a wednesday morning.

The last time I composed a list like this was two years ago. My mother and my best friend’s mother were still alive, no one had heard of Covid-19, and we were knee-deep in home renovations. Life, in hindsight, was much more simple, less sad. When I awoke this morning I felt suddenly compelled to revisit these lists of mine, perhaps as a way to document this moment in time. Here’s a little glimpse at life right now: things I’ve...