Looking Back On: Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Every woman, young and old-er, should venture out to see this narrative performance. Love, Loss, and What I Wore
is a play based on a novel of the same name, by author Ilene Beckerman. It has been translated into a collection of stories for the stage by playright sisters Nora Ephron (whose film credits include Sleepless in Seattle and Julie & Julia) and Delia Ephron (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, You’ve Got Mail). And it is truly delightfully, hilariously enjoyable. Continue reading

Nacho Libre


There’s this little Mexican place in Kensington on Augusta called El Trompo that has become a top-rated establishment in my books. Every time I walk by I get lured in by the delicious aroma of salsa and spices.

One summer day, a friend and I decided to take a well-deserved break from the desert heat to try out this quaint restaurant. I ordered a simple plate of nachos for only $3.25, and what I got was a decent stack of corn chips covered in melted cheese with refried beans, diced tomatoes, and onions. Never have I been so addicted to one dish since late nights after work ordering thirteen dollar plates at touristy Hard Rock Cafe.

I ventured back to El Trompo every time I was around the hood, only to realize the price of the nachos had risen to an unthinkable $3.75!

But that’s cool, I still leave an even five for a (full) filling meal that gives me enough energy to walk two doors down for some coconut gelato.

Please note: The above photo is not an accurate representation of the deliciousness that are these nachos.