Photo: Vintage

Beautiful tile work on the steps of an historic downtown Oakland building, The Claridge Hotel.What historic buildings are in your town? Let me know in the comments!Thanks for reading!Ciao! Paula...more

Artist Spotlight: Alexia Sinclair

I've always had a deep appreciation for art. Recently, I've been checking out more and more art and thought it might be fun to a do an artist spotlight every once in a while. So today, I'm going to be featuring one of my favorite digital artist/designers/photographers: Alexia Sinclair. ...more

The Life of Art

Elena ClarkArt is life and life is art.To understand life one has to come to terms with art. Art isn't what you see on a canvas, no in fact the true meaning of art cannot be restricted to just drawings  and paintings.Art is anything beautiful, from a beautiful dress to a beautiful car all is art. The ability to think out an image that people admire is the true meaning of art....more

The Manageable Challenge — Social Media Challenges and the Absolute Impossibility of Ever Completing them

This is a cross-post with my tumblr where I put stuff that I have found and liked and which you can find here....more

Me and Bob


Fleamarket of Paris


The Baughman Center at the University of Florida

While I was in school, my professor told us that the Baughman Center on UF's campus was originally going to be designed by E....more

A Dream Cast for The Signature of All Things

I absolutely loved Elizabeth Gilbert's novel The Signature of All Things, so I was pretty thrilled to hear news that the novel is being adapted for Masterpiece on PBS. ...more
Ok I like your casting picks. I wouldn't change a thing.more

Georges Stahl Parfums Elle d'Elissa (2007) {Perfume Short (Review)}

A Review of Georges Stahl Parfums Elle d'Elissa Eau de ParfumPeachy fragrances can be delightful - we know that since Mitsouko by Guerlain (1919) ensnared the senses with its Persicol molecule lit by a chypré chiaro-oscuro effect. When peach perfumes are spiked with a dose of oud while paying homage to the gourmand temple of perfumes that has been building up brick by brick since Angel by Thierry Mugler (1992), the result can be interesting......more

Read a chapter of my new novel SOLEMN in Deep South Magazine.

Among many other things, my latest novel-length work concerns a troubling circumstance largely elbowed out of the #BlackLivesMatter conversation: assaulted and/or missing Black American women. Women who look like me are never the Fairy Tale heroines the world becomes trained to root for in Hollywood movies. We are never portrayed as prototypical damsels in distress....more