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A little something different around here…

A little something different around here…

When I started The Offbeat Report in 2008, I had no clue what it would turn into. Honestly, I started this blog so I had a place to write. I was Editor-in Chief of my college newspaper and missed writing. I remember, sitting around, trying to come up with a name for...
Buttermilk Chocolate Cupcakes

Buttermilk Chocolate Cupcakes

Baking is sacred. Its methodical measurements are therapeutic. The precision required to ensure that one baked good is as close to perfection as possible is a challenge. A challenge that somehow calms me and makes me appreciate the end result that much more.

Why Food?

Why Food?

I love to eat. Eating is one of my very favorite things to do. Not eating just anything, however. I love eating made-from-scratch, expertly prepared, innovative yet not scary, delicious, artisanal food. But, what I love even more than eating, is cooking.

Why Beauty?

Why Beauty?

I remember being a little girl, sitting on my Mom’s bathroom floor, watching her put on her makeup. I remember watching her precisely apply her eyeliner. I remember her shades of lipstick. And I remember being fascinated.

On traveling alone and my trip to Australia.

On traveling alone and my trip to Australia.

I’ve always been intimidated by the idea of traveling alone. Where will I eat? What will I do? What if something happens? Can I really be all by myself for days on end? Will I be lonely? The answers to all of these questions are: Out, Anything you want, You’ll...
Five Years

Five Years

I never thought I’d be in San Francisco for five years. When I moved to the City by the Bay in July of 2009, I honestly thought I wouldn’t “make it.”

My trip to Singapore (worth the 21 hours of travel)

My trip to Singapore (worth the 21 hours of travel)

June was the month of travel for me. I spent the first 3 days of June in New York city, taking in the sites and sounds (and EATS!) of the city that never sleeps. On the 3rd of June, I embarked on the longest bout of international travel I’ve had the luxury of...
Time (An Update)

Time (An Update)

Over coffee with a friend last week, we talked about how quickly time passes. We agreed that, as we get older, our concept of time shifts.

More and less.

More and less.

It’s always around this time of year when we all tend to get a little reflective. A little hopeful. And a lot determined. We tend to recap our previous year, wrap it up in a little box, discard, and then focus on planning for the upcoming year.

Getting back to community

Getting back to community

I’ve been thinking a lot about social media lately. I know, you’re probably thinking, “Well, that’s good because it’s your job.” But social digs much deeper for me than just my job.

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