Book Review: When Life Gives you Lemons by Lauren Weisberger


Have you watched The Devil Wears Prada? Just in case you didn’t know, it started as a book which was then turned into a movie. Lauren Weisberger is the author of many great chick lit books that I have thoroughly enjoyed.

When Life Gives you Lululemons did not disappoint. It was a quick and easy read which made it perfect for the beach. It follows 3 women who knew each other from their teenage years or earlier on in their lives. One was the senior assistant from Miranda Priestly – the devil herself, the other was a famous model who met Miranda’s assistant when she worked at Runway, and the third was a friend from camp.

We follow one woman through a high profile divorce from a man who intended to run for office and set her up terribly. The other woman quit her job to move to the ‘burbs to raise her three kids, and of course thought that her husband was cheating on her. The third’s career was heading from the dump and was hell bent on never having kids and lo and behold she winds up pregnant – which I could figure out before she did.

As usual, all is well that ends well. A chick lit book would not be chick lit if it ended on an unhappy note. I won’t go into details and spoil it for you but it was definitely worth the read.

If you read it, let me know what you think!

Marissa and Michelle on Sex and the City


Today’s post is a little different. In honor of the recent twentieth anniversary, Marissa from Global Carnivalist and I have teamed up to write a piece about the popular tv series Sex and the City. 

Michelle’s take

The very first time I watched Sex and the City, I am pretty sure I was just about to leave high school and a lot of what was going on in the show went over my head. I then rewatched it sometime during grad school and again for the third time earlier on this year and during this time so many more things stood out to me than ever before.

I guess, for the time that the show aired that it was cutting edge and forward thinking because it followed 4 women who were looking for love in the Big Apple and they were somewhat feminists with careers. The series ended in 2004, and now, 14 years later I just can’t help but feel that there were so many things off about the entire show. Read More

a tribute to Kate Spade


Kate Spade New York was a brand I aspired to own and afford during my journey through college. I remembered spotting chic fashionistas like Nicolette from Nicolette Mason and Briony from A Girl A Style in KS and I aspired to grow up (graduate college, get a good job and make enough money) to be like them and not just dreamily peruse their posts and the KS website. My first KS piece was a tote that was actually a graduation present from my freshman roomie (she graduated 3 years earlier) and from then on my collection Read More

Travel Diaries: Chasing Waterfalls in Guyana

I decided to play tourist in my own home country recently when a friend came to visit. Showing the country to a visitor was a great way for me to see and appreciate some parts of it for myself all over again and even to experience new spots.

For those of you that do not know, Guyana was once ruled by the British and was actually called British Guiana up until they attained their independence. It is the only country on the South American continent whose official language is English and is home to six different ethnicities that have all contributed to the Guyanese society. We are a nation that can thank the Chinese, East Indians, Amerindians, Africans, Europeans, and Portuguese for their contributions to our food, religion, and overall culture.  Read More