Tea: Therapy Of A Different Kind

Tea: Therapy Of A Different Kind

Today is International Tea Day, and while I could argue that every day should be International Tea Day, perhaps it’s best us tea enthusiasts don’t drown the common folk in our favorite blends and water boiling gadgets every day of the year. I’d happy go on about my favorite teas to you all, but there’s [...]

The Creepiest Christmas Carols You’ll Hear This Holiday Season

For those who celebrate Christmas, and those subject to its mass commercialization, carols flood the airwaves on every radio station and in every store. Back in the day when I use to work at Barnes & Noble, I would dread the day after Thanksgiving. Yes, it was the hell hole known as Black Friday, but [...]

5 Fandom Friday: My Very Nerdy Christmas Wishlist!

5 Fandom Friday: My Very Nerdy Christmas Wishlist!

Ironically, the last time I did one of these 5 Fandom Friday posts (created by my friend Megan at The Nerdy Girlie) was around this exact time last year. And it's pretty much on the same topic. One day I'll do these weekly. But for now tis the holiday season, and as such, here is another [...]

Scrumptious Saturday: Daiya Vegan Greek Yogurt

Scrumptious Saturday: Daiya Vegan Greek Yogurt

So I've been a veganish person for the past six years. I say veganish because I do eat eggs, I started again around a year ago. I also eat honey. But being very lactose intolerant, it's usually easier to tell people I'm vegan than a lactose intolerant vegetarian... because then I'll have to explain what [...]

Alston Stephanus: Indonesian Fashion Icon. Cosplayer. Costume Designer.

Alston Stephanus: Indonesian Fashion Icon. Cosplayer. Costume Designer.

Swarovski crystals. French lace. And more feathers than the fanciest of birds. These are just some of the defining features of Jakarta born Alston Stephanus’ fashion designs. In 2005 this creative young man created his own accessories company, redefining what Indonesian fashion was through mixing Victorian glamour with traditional Javanese Keraton. It’s nature and wildlife [...]

A Very Sherlockian PJ Party

I have the distinct pleasure of having helped raise $16,000 for wounded and disabled veterans the past three years thanks to The Baker Street Babes Daintiest Charity Ball. Amazing and generous people donate arts, crafts, and collectibles to us and we auction them off during the annual BSI Weekend. BSI Weekend is basically a week in [...]

Review: One World Symphony’s Hannibal Opera

Review: One World Symphony’s Hannibal Opera

Last summer I wrote about the Game of Thrones opera that was premiering in New York City to much delight. Of course there needed to be a Khaleesi opera in the world, why hadn't someone done this sooner? The sheer idea of it delighted me beyond explanation, and when I saw there was a Hannibal [...]

Boo! On Ghosts, Spirits, & Tom Hiddleston’s Ass

Tomorrow is Halloween, All Hallow's Eve, the day where our world and whatever notion of the afterlife/Veil/Fade you believe or don't believe in are the closest. I'm spending Halloween in Gettysburg with a friend and fellow history buff. We'll picnic on the battlegrounds, roam about the adorable and historically significant town, and then we're going [...]

Dress Like The Fade With The Dragon Age Fall Collection

Cole: Your clothes look like the Fade, Dorian. Dorian: The stuff of dreams? An explosion of color and sensation wrapped in an enigma? Cole: It's shiny. If you follow me on twitter or tumblr, then you know I am epically obsessed with Dragon Age. It's BioWare's fantasy baby and was a HUGE part of my life [...]

Scrumptious Saturday: Moriarty Mulled Cider

"You must drop it, Mr. Holmes, you really must, you know." - Professor James Moriarty, The Final Problem Whoops! This was supposed to go up yesterday, but the kitchen was a bit busy and so here's a special Sunday edition of Scrumptious Saturday! I was trying to think of something that would be a good [...]