Author: Snow

Visual Diary: Baja California Eats

I am pretty sure my parents live closer to Mexico than LA, so it seemed reasonable that after 13 years of living in San Diego, they decided to go on a weekend trip to Baja California. This was my parent’s second time driving there and my first time joining them. We left San Diego around noon, drove through Tijuana, then…

Evolution of Instagram

Over the past few weeks, I’ve found myself using Instagram in a new way. I always thought of it as a place to just see what my friends were up to, so I don’t really follow anyone outside of who I know already in-person. Last year, I tried to follow more influential people on Instagram (wait, there’s a word for that—influencer),…

What I’m Listening to Now

Francois and the Atlas Mountains – Perpétuel Eté If anyone wants to take a similar photo to the one above, hit me up because it looks so fun! Maybe in the winter time when it’s cold enough to wear sweaters again. Or we could meet in San Francisco, where summers are always reliably cold. Anyway, the sweater-connected folks above are…

Chicken Soup for the Soul

I remember those Chicken Soup for the Soul books I used to see all the time when at bookstores or the library. I looked at the covers again and they seem very 90’s and early 2000’s to me, which is probably around the last time I picked one up. In case you haven’t heard of them, the general idea of…

A Playlist We’re Looking Forward To

  All of us rad-ish writers have different things going on this summer, but one thing we all fit into our summer plans was to spend a weekend together in July to hang out, brainstorm about the blog, and soak up some much needed California sunshine (Santa Barbara, to be specific). For the drive up (or down, depending on who…

How College Changed the Food I Eat

  Before college, I ate mostly Chinese food that my mom cooked (and still wish I could eat that everyday). I also had a great love for pita bread from a Persian/Mediterranean store by my house and Souplantation. When I got to college, I thought about the amazing classes that would take, the friends I would make, and the places…

If You Like This, You’ll Probably Like That

If you’re looking for new music but don’t want to wander too far from what you already know you like, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve put together several song recommendations below based on artists that you might already know and be familiar with. Some of the recommendations are based on real life events. For example, Jamie Lawson opened…

Brownies à la Katherine Hepburn

Do you find yourself cycling through brownie recipe after brownie recipe? Have you been thinking of exclusively making cupcakes instead? Or maybe you’re thinking of becoming vegan? Before you do any of the above, please try out this brownie recipe.   I love these brownies because they are fudgy and warm. The crust is chewy. They melt in your mouth.…

Krista Tippett: Heart Mind and Spirit

  You can disagree with another person’s opinions. You can disagree with their doctrines. You can’t disagree with their experience. – Krista Tippett One of the people turn to when I feel panicked about the state of the world is Krista Tippett. Her ability to unweave that which is complex and overwhelming, and distill it to the essential, forgivable characteristics of…

Advertisements are (Almost) Everywhere

A couple of summers ago, I was interning at a now defunct media company. Part of my intern duties were to research other media/ad tech companies (much, much less fun than it sounds), and I started noticing how profitable advertisement is and how much space it really takes up. One pioneering company I looked into, JCDecaux, got its start by…