Honor the Fallen: Make the Most of Your Life

It has always been perplexing to me why so many people are drawn to and fascinated by war movies, myself included. From Saving Private Ryan to Hacksaw Ridge, these films are realistically gruesome, and stressful to watch. But I've come to realize that they serve as more than entertainment. They serve as an opportunity for … Continue reading Honor the Fallen: Make the Most of Your Life

The Voice Builder: Talking about Teaching with Up-and-Coming Voice Teacher, Mitchell Hutchings

Voice teachers. I have been blessed with some remarkable voice teachers in my past, and am so fortunate to have found my current teacher, Patricia McCaffrey, who has worked tirelessly in helping me find my true voice and my confidence as a performer along with it. She, and her gift for teaching the human voice, … Continue reading The Voice Builder: Talking about Teaching with Up-and-Coming Voice Teacher, Mitchell Hutchings

Divatopia: Female Entrepreneurship and the Women Behind the Shoperatic Empire

It was an unusual sound as my heel-clad feet walked down Callas Boulevard- not the typical, hollowed click and clack I am used to. The street was not comprised of asphalt, brick, or the quaint cobblestone of a small village. Instead, it was entirely encrusted with various sizes and hues of crystals. Yes...crystals. I felt … Continue reading Divatopia: Female Entrepreneurship and the Women Behind the Shoperatic Empire

Getting comfy with discomfort

The New York City Subway system is a very special place. When you spend two hours in this world on a daily basis, you learn to deal with certain discomforts. For example, the N/Q/R platform at Times Square will always be perfumed with the essence of urine. Also, if  you’re tight on time, it can … Continue reading Getting comfy with discomfort

NYC: The city that never sleeps…in a cardboard box.

New York City. I first moved here in the summer of 2011 with my sister and a U-haul full of too much stuff. Just as in the movies, I remember that first glimpse of the iconic skyline, driving through the Lincoln Tunnel with a fireball of hope in the pit of my stomach, and the … Continue reading NYC: The city that never sleeps…in a cardboard box.

Opera and Dessert: Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine's Day Eve, Darlings! It doesn’t matter what your week started out like. If you take the following suggestions to heart this February the 14th, your Valentine’s Day is sure to beat your expectations. Divine music + Beautiful Poetry + Sugar = LOVE Below you will find our recommended dessert pairing with our favorite … Continue reading Opera and Dessert: Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day: Party of One

To all my darling singles: Happy Valentine's Season... that season when love is in the air and unsolicited pity is rained down upon society's singletons. In my 31 years on this earth, I have spent the majority of those years single. I don't know what the future will bring... but up until this point, evidence … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day: Party of One