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Supererogation
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Supererogation

Best thing I bought last month? Lucky Peach Issue 11: All You Can Eat. While I’ve known about the ultimate foodie journal for some time, it’s hefty price tag has never been checkout-counter impulse-buy excusable. But a few weeks back I felt an insurmountable wave of self-indulgence wash over me at the Whole Foods. I mean, … Continue reading

Expedition
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Expedition

After diving into blogs like Sticky Rice and Vietnamese God, I became obsessed with going on a tour of Hanoi’s famed street food spots. I scrambled to reserve us a spot and got us to the Hanoi Cooking Centre bright and early for a bowl of…pho? Yes, we learned, pho is a breakfast food. We had … Continue reading

Exposition
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Exposition

With me, it’s go big or go home, which often ends up with me sitting at home. I’ve previously referenced my Asian Invasion: in mid-March, my best friend Rachel and I went to Singapore and visited my brother and his wife, Kevin and Ali, making several offshoot trips and engaging in hijinks along the way. … Continue reading

Emanation
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Emanation

“What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course.” -Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe supported the idea of a signature scent, so classy and character-defying. But a big old bottle of designer perfume is so expensive, and actually selecting a signature scent requires a long-term commitment to a style-type. Are you classic like Gwyneth Paltrow, … Continue reading

Assumption
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Assumption

I recently contributed in suggesting Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer-winning novel The Goldfinch to the aforementioned book club under the book-jacket supported assumption that it was a mystery. After finishing it up, I discovered that, alas, it was just mysterious - and deep. The book tells the story of Theo Decker, who loses his mother as a young teen and spends … Continue reading

Substantiation
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Substantiation

St. Cecilia, the newest venture from Atlanta-area chef-proprietor Ford Fry and executive chef Brian Horn, buzzes. For such a cavernous space, it’s warm and loud and lively. Upon entrance, a staircase to your right beckons you to what’s only the bathroom and some darkened event space. Where you’re really hoping to get to is your … Continue reading

Emotion
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Emotion

I have a lot of feelings. Sometimes I feel them bubbling around inside of me, just waiting for someone to lift the lid off so they can splatter over the side. Sometimes they’re sneaky, lying in wait until they catch a moment alone with me and overwhelm. Sometimes they manifest themselves as joyous yells or … Continue reading