Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Mama Jolie!

Today marks 4 years since Mama Jolie died. Holy hell, does time fly. Over the years, December has become my favorite month: obviously, there's Christmas, but there's also my little brother P.'s birthday, as well as Papa Jolie's birthday (which happens to be Christmas Eve, too). And then, there's December 14th, which will now always be ...

The BlogHer Diaries: Fighting Blogger (and Life) Burnout

With the lovely Aly Walansky at BlogHer I go through at least one existential blogging crisis a year. My friends are used to them by now, although I think the first time I was all, "Who am I? What am I doing with my life?? What else can one say about lip gloss?!?", they were ...

Merry Christmas! (And, Jolie is not moving to San Francisco)

Several months ago, I was having late night drinks with a friend from the Bay Area. San Francisco was always one of Mama Jolie's favorite cities; we lived in Menlo Park briefly when I was younger; and I currently have tons of friends in the area. At times, it seems to me much more cultured and ...