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Month: March 2018

Wednesday Shakespeare: A Modern Girl

Wednesday Shakespeare: A Modern Girl

It can’t be denied that there are some powerful female characters in Shakespeare’s world to whom we might actually be able to relate. Let’s take Lady Macbeth for example. She’s that incredibly ambitious woman who we tend to admire because she’s able to get things done through the sheer force of her will alone. She’s also bitchy, controlling, and downright cruel, so while we may admire her type, it’s often best to stay as far away as possible. And then there’s Ophelia from Hamlet. She’s pure and

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Monday Booktails: Fée Fraîche

Monday Booktails: Fée Fraîche

Today just happens to be National Absinthe Day, so this week’s cocktail from the Experimental Cocktail Club book had to contain the elusive “green fairy” as one of its ingredients. Technically speaking, absinthe is a spirit, not a liqueur, because it contains no added sugar, and it’s made by infusing alcohol with wormwood, anise, fennel, and herbs during the distillation process. It’s bottled at a high strength, has a potent licorice flavor, and since it comes in at somewhere around 120 proof, it’s

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Friday Musings: Late Night Text

Friday Musings: Late Night Text

I was scrolling through my Instagram feed the other day when a little blurb from one of the accounts I follow that features quotes caught my eye. It read “You are my favorite notification” and it was accompanied by a heart emoji, of course. As silly as it may sound, especially for someone like me who grew up with a rotary phone, this little quote truly made me smile. Oh come on, don’t laugh. We’ve all been there. You’re going about your day and you hear your text message alert on your phone. You look

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