Why You Should Move to New York

“Let’s watch the sunrise on the rooftop,” Jordan said as we emerged from a warehouse building in Williamsburg in the early morning after a long evening of drinks followed by dancing to underground DJ’s. In a few hours we would find ourselves brunching over Bloody Mary’s before she called me an Uber into the city. Welcome to New York indeed. ...

The Best Time of Year to Be Single

Exactly one week after Valentine’s Day, a Facebook Event invite was received for a pool party taking place on February 21. Though I felt a tinge of fear - my body is still not quite ready to rock a bikini - a smile spread across my face as I did a little happy dance at my desk. It was the first sign that Single Season has officially begun. While ...
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The Best Time of Year to Be Single

Exactly one week after Valentine’s Day, a Facebook Event invite was received for a pool party taking place on February 21. Though I felt a tinge of fear - my body is still not quite ready to rock a bikini - a smile spread across my face as I did a little happy dance at my desk. It was the first ...

Five Shades of Grey

If I’m starving before going to a restaurant, I’ll eat something like a hardboiled egg before. Why? If you wait too long to eat, you run a few risks: 1. Consuming the entire bread basket. 2. Inhaling your food, thus not fully enjoying it. 3. In extreme cases, your hunger could pass entirely, to the point that you don’t even want your salad when it ...

Single Is Not a Selling Point

“Why would we need a table for 3?” she asked as the hostess grabbed three menus and led them to a table nearby. The cheerfulness had left her voice, and for the first time he watched two lines form between her brows as the brightness faded from her eyes. There was no hiding it; she was pissed. “My buddy is joining us for dinner,” he casually ...
Beauty & Style

What to Wear to Phoenix Open 2015

Last night, on Tuesday evening, I was that feminine douchebag who sang along to Drake’s “Club Goin' Up” as I applied eyeliner for a pre-Super Bowl Open House party. Because of this, and a few vodka waters, my eyes were glued shut this morning. However, since the Phoenix Open dress I ordered from Nasty Gal had arrived late in the mail, I had no other ...

Why I Threw Away My Padded Bras

“You’re wearing a bra today?” he observed while spooning. It was that one oxytocin-filled Sunday. After declaring to him in weeks prior that I was saying goodbye to bras all-together, I also wondered why I was wearing one on this given Sunday. Perhaps it was because the striped, cropped cotton tee I wore was thin and loose. A recent purchase ...

Dear Strapless Bras, I Hate You

Laughing at inappropriate jokes, sharing Tinder tips and eating Panda Express without limits are all reasons why I love sharing an office with two guys. However, emotional breakdowns, carrying tampons and pulling up my bra are a few of the times I wish they shared an extra x chromosome. When wrestling with the bra that is sliding down my rib cage I often ...
Girl Crush

Why You Should Move to New York

“Let’s watch the sunrise on the rooftop,” Jordan said as we emerged from a warehouse building in Williamsburg in the early morning after a long evening of drinks followed by dancing to underground DJ’s. In a few hours we would find ourselves brunching over Bloody Mary’s before she called me an Uber into the city. Welcome to New York indeed. ...

Girl Crush: Caroline the Collage Artist

While riding on a brilliant butterfly across the sky, I hop on a rainbow and slide down to a pastel-colored cloud filled with flowers. Landing in the middle of a soft sunflower, I feel the warm sun on my cheeks and cuddle up next to a lion lying nearby, running my fingers through his fur. We’re the same size. Some may assume this is a bad acid trip, ...

Hamstrings Can Be Hot

“She has my dress!” I exclaimed as I stared down the bleachers at my Homecoming Dance crowning ceremony junior year of high school. She would. Staring at Alli’s matching Bebe flapper-style dress, I instantly imagined us going head-to-head on Fashion Police’s “Who Wore It Best?” My immature Mean Girl-self smugly thought, “She might win every ...
Living

Get Over Yourself

It was the bottom of the inning, and I had one strike left. From behind me came loud baseball chatter from my fourth grade classmates who attempted to distract me from the impending pitch. My mind was on the sound of their voices instead of the ball. Swing and a miss. Dropping the bat to the ground, I charged over to first base where my P.E. teacher ...

Surprise Yourself

Do you know that feeling when you read a quote or hear a song and the words so eloquently describe exactly how you feel or something you want to say? You can relate to it so much that your breathing unconsciously shortens, a smile spreads across your face and you feel an urgency to share it immediately, as if it's the ice cream in a root beer float that ...

SOML's Best of 2014

New Year's Eve is undoubtedly weird. Between event tickets, midnight kisses and squeezing into a sequin dress post-Christmas cookies, the expectations make it nearly unenjoyable. However, the beauty of New Year's is that it forces us to reflect - to recall the memories and life lessons the previous year held before setting new resolutions for the coming ...
How-To

How to Make Emoji Sugar Cookies

I'm one of those perpetually single people who actually look forward to Valentine's Day. It's the one day out of the year that makes my normal Friday night completely legitimate, even expected: drinking wine and eating chocolate on the couch in my pink pajamas while watching rom-coms. Yay. Additional celebrations normally include valentines to ...

How to Date Without Dating

“Oh my God. Did she really use the P word?!” My jaw was hanging open in disbelief. “Yeah, I hung out with her once,” he replied, holding his iPhone out for me to see the text. As he sat across from me at the coffee shop, sipping on espresso shots, brushing back his David Beckham ‘do and searching for more crazy texts, I couldn’t help but ...

Canned Food is Your Friend

Healthy. Inexpensive. Easy. That's always my motto when it comes to what I eat for the following reasons: Healthy: A personal goal is to lift heavy, stay little (as douchey as that sounds). Because of this, protein is important so I don't cry at Crossfit and refined carbs are limited - besides beer, wine and dessert - so I can fit in my mini ...