I'm doing really well on my ballet goals; I can see a lot of improvements! Keeping a dance journal blog is super helpful, and I was linked in a popular Adult Beginner ballet blog so now I have more of a community. » 1/21/15 12:27am Wednesday 12:27am

My favorite flats are Delman, but those are also in the $100 - $200 range. I like Bloch as well, which are usually around $100, but sometimes you can find deals. Same goes for French Sole. » 1/20/15 11:54am Tuesday 11:54am

Not exactly helpful, but wanted to share the most amazing food essay about beans ever is "How to Live Well" by Tamar Adler. I was able to find an excerpt here with tips and general ideas for beans, but if you can find the whole essay, it's well worth it. (http://www.ciaosamin.com/2015/01/tamar-...). I read it in Best… » 1/19/15 10:38pm 1/19/15 10:38pm

I had great ballet classes yesterday and today. My friend is taking me out to dinner tonight for my birthday. I am leaving for the Virgin Islands on Wednesday for a week long vacation. Things are good right now! » 1/19/15 3:41pm 1/19/15 3:41pm

I really like Oyster. It feels well curated to me, and their recommendation lists and categories make it easy for me to find stuff I want to read. I'm mostly using it to read books from my childhood at the moment though (Jacob Have I Loved, Catherine Called Birdy, etc). » 1/16/15 11:38am 1/16/15 11:38am

I would NOT give my boyfriend of 8 years my foot. I'm doing releves every morning and rolling them on lacrosse ball every night; I am not giving my foot to someone who would not be able to appreciate it's articulation. Why should I be the footless one??? My arches have come too far!!! » 1/15/15 11:42pm 1/15/15 11:42pm

I'm turning 29 in 2 weeks, so I've been thinking about turning 30 a bit more. I feel like it's not about my 20s being more fun...but for me I was less anxious about my future when I was younger. Like broke at 22 felt a lot better (because I felt like I had so much time to get my shit together and no one else had their… » 1/09/15 3:58pm 1/09/15 3:58pm

Chinese delivery soup sadly is not representative of real Chinese soup. If you are ever at a real Chinese restaurant, you can try something like winter melon soup served in a carved winter melon shell! Or you order a steamed whole fish, and they take the carcass and make soup adding watercress and dried scallop. Sooo… » 1/09/15 3:35pm 1/09/15 3:35pm