“We commercialize everything. Look at Christmas. Christmas is Jesus’ birthday. Now I don’t know Jesus, but from what I’ve read Jesus was the least materialistic person to ever roam the earth. And we turned his birthday into the most materialistic day of the year. Matter of fact, we have the Jesus Birthday season; it’s a whole season of materialism.” – Chris Rock on SNL What … [Read more...] about Six Tips to Stop the Xmas Insanity and Give without Going Broke
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My Lover and I were talking the other day about his twelve-year-old son having his first girlfriend. And I realized I’m not sure I can remember what girlfriend and boyfriend meant in seventh grade. I do know that I went to my first co-ed party, played spin the bottle and prayed that it would get too late in the evening to play seven minutes in the closet. I was pretty shy … [Read more...] about You Told Dad That I Got My Period?!
Zouk: a style of music inspired by the rhythms of the Caribbean islands (or a four letter word that can earn you tons of points in your Scrabble or Words With Friends game). But for Jenny Best and Katharina Tagliaferro, Zouk is a way to bring worldly treasures to a new audience. The sisters are the owners of Zouk Los Angeles, a new boutique that just opened in Santa … [Read more...] about Two Sisters, One Dream: Zouk Mixes Culture With Charity