You Can Call this a Comeback

With the end of the year approaching I'm suddenly inspired to reflect on 2015, take inventory of the positive, find solutions to the negative and ultimately decide what I want to bring with me into 2016.  One of the things I want to bring with me is this very blog. Hey blog, missed ya! And … Continue reading You Can Call this a Comeback

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Billboard Bang for your Buck

Recently I discovered how easy it is to spend invisible money on iTunes in one sitting.  I mean really, without knowing it, or choosing to pretend the songs didn't cost a thang, I purchased $26 worth of songs like it was nothin'.  And then it hit me, why would I continue spending money on music?  … Continue reading Billboard Bang for your Buck

A St. Tropez Summer

Summer is quickly approaching and that means two things.  1.  It's time to kick it into high gear at the gym, and 2. you need a pre-tan base of course before showing off your amazing bod in scantily clad attire. Enter tanorexia. "Tanorexia: the term often used to describe a condition in which a person … Continue reading A St. Tropez Summer

Drugstore Delivery

Behold...your days of toiletry and beauty shopping in-store are over.  How is that possible you may ask?  Or even retort with, "been there done that."  Well, if you've never online shopped for these items, or if you have but don't get cash back and free samples, I share with you my new favorite website, http://www.drugstore.com. Continue reading Drugstore Delivery

To Don’t List

Happy Monday everyone!  A friend recently shared this extremely inspiring article with me and I wanted to share it with all of you.  What better way to start your week than with a "To Don't List" of the 30 things to stop doing to yourself.  It's a quick, moving and ultimately useful reminder of the … Continue reading To Don’t List

Identity Crisis

A girl walks into an accounting office, sits down with her accountant and shows him her W2 and tells him what her write-offs are.  Accountant says great, you'll be getting a refund of $X.  She pays her accountant and leaves a happy camper not-so-secretly planning what to do with her impending funds.  Fast forward to … Continue reading Identity Crisis

Happy Drawers, Happy Life

What better time to resurface than a lovely spring holiday weekend celebrating both Passover and Easter.  Two holidays bringing together family, slowing down the hectic pace of life, reminding you of what's most important, and of course, concluded by a giant feast and if you're lucky, hopefully stomachache- free. And with that, what better time … Continue reading Happy Drawers, Happy Life

JTJ: Walk this Way

Calling all art lovers sans plans for the evening! Tonight, and the second Thursday of every month, is the free, self-guided, public art phenomenon known as The Downtown Art Walk.   The DAW brings art lovers and community folk together to celebrate the arts in Los Angeles' ever evolving downtown.   Many of the DAW activities take … Continue reading JTJ: Walk this Way

Save the Children

I write about food trucks and cheap ways to live a lavish life - but what about those that face complete starvation and haven't even had a chance to taste the things we've tasted?  Ever.  This doesn't have to happen. Save The Children has launched an emergency aid response in Africa.  Please watch this video, … Continue reading Save the Children

JTJ: Canon Concerts

It may be very last minute, but if you're looking for something fun, festive and free tonight, then head over to the Beverly Canon Gardens for Concerts on Canon, featuring a variety of upbeat music from jazz and classic standards to Latin, Folk and Reggae.  Similar to the aforementioned Jazz at LACMA...but under the stars … Continue reading JTJ: Canon Concerts