The Joys of Being a White Woman in Benin
Jan31

The Joys of Being a White Woman in Benin

By Katie Krohn, RN, ADN Porto Novo is a city situated on a lagoon just north of the Slave Coast in Benin, West Africa. This is the city I have called home for the last two months. I live in the little quartier (neighborhood) Kandevie. This is my first sojourn in Benin, but my third long term stay in French speaking West Africa. My impressions of this region come from the perspective of a Caucasian, blond woman. I am obliged to mention...

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Steal of the Day: Peplum Shirt
Jan30

Steal of the Day: Peplum Shirt

This ladylike peplum shirt is reminiscent of the ’40s and pairs well with skinny jeans or a pencil skirt. It’s machine washable, available in blue or red, and a steal at...

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My Hot Blooded Latina Mother & O.J. Induced Truancy
Jan27

My Hot Blooded Latina Mother & O.J. Induced Truancy

By Alisha M. My mother is one of the greatest examples I can think of. She sets the bar for what a mother should be. As a single mother she raised me and my two siblings and always put us first. She was always present in our lives and we never doubted or questioned if she’d come through for us. She was a loving disciplinarian, strong, and kind. She was also over-reactive, emotional, and impatient. Her veins run with hot Latin blood,...

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Splurge of the Day: Hitchcock Style
Jan26

Splurge of the Day: Hitchcock Style

My fantasy has long been to be a heroine in an Alfred Hitchcock movie. Have you ever seen a Hitchcock girl looking less than 100-percent stylish, sexy, and commanding? I haven’t. From Grace Kelly to Eva Marie Saint, these leading ladies were always composed, chic, and ready to run (in high heels) in or out of the arms of Cary Grant or Jimmy Stewart, to name a few. Factor in exotic locales like the French Riviera (To Catch a...

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Application for Courtship, Part 2
Jan25

Application for Courtship, Part 2

You actually made it past part 1. Congratulations. Please continue to be considered for courtship. Application for Courtship, Part 2 Name: DOB: Income: Dress/Grooming Have you ever owned “Hammer Pants?” Have you ever gazed longingly at a man with a mullet? What is the exact length of your sideburns? Who is your fashion idol? (If the answer is Jude Law, skip to the end) When’s the last time your toenails saw a good clipping? How long...

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