The Rye Truck

Did you know that stressed spelled backwards is desserts? When I have a long day ahead of me, I love to start my mornings on a sweet note. However, as a firm believer in eating healthy, how do I justi...

Grateful for Gratitude

“Why are you grateful today?” A simple question, yet one that caught me completely off guard. This is one of the many routine “questions of the day” that our waitress, Sabrina, and other staff...

URTH to Erica.

URTH to Erica! I have a huge midterm in less than 24 hours! So why am I drooling and thinking of carrot cake instead of studying? This week’s Secret of SoCal is Urth Caffe in Laguna Beach. In late ...

13 Things About the 1989 World Tour

It’s just another drive home after work and as always, I’m blasting my life anthem(s) from 1989. I attempt to paint pictures of how this weekend will unfold at Staples Center in Los Angeles fo...

Stop and Smell the Roses

Our to-do lists will always be full. We will always have laundry and need to go to the grocery store. Our dry cleaning will always need to be picked up. Even though I’m practically already basically...

Over the Rainbow

Judy Garland mused it best in 1939 when she strolled along a haystack and crooned “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”  We’ve all been there – wanting to see if the grass really was greener on ...

ESPYS ft Erica

Lights. Camera. Action. We’ve all been there. Perhaps not as dramatically as myself, but we’ve all been there. We had a taste, felt a touch, smelt a stench of our hopes and dreams before us. Then,...

Build a Bridge & Get Over it.

What a day to be alive! There is nothing like some sibling rivalry on this lovely Sunday afternoon. There I was, sitting at Islands restaurant, eyeing our cute waiter. All of a sudden, my brother pick...

Swinging Into Summer

The wait was over! It was finally here. Free of rife, responsibility, and reason. Summer had arrived. I was beyond ready to swing into summer. As nostalgic and warm as I felt, a wooden splinter pricke...

We Aren’t In SoCal Anymore…Part Two

It’s finals week at Chapman University, and as always during this time, there is palpable anxiety sparking in the air. So yes, there I was in the library, imagining myself somewhere over the rainbow...