National Beach Day

As summer starts to wind down, I’m dreaming of warm sand and cool blue waves cresting along a beach. I have many fond childhood memories of weekends spent under the sun swimming and snorkeling in the tropical shores of Guam. When my family moved to California, we spent many more weekends walking and having picnics…
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Attention Banana Lovers

Are you bananas for bananas? Express your admiration for this tropical fruit on August 27th, Banana Lovers Day. Persistent Banana Rumors Every few years, I experience a jolt of panic when the news reports roll in again: "Bananas will go extinct within the next decade." Then I hop on Snopes and breathe a sigh of…
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National Dog Day

Get your petting hands ready! National Dog Day is coming August 26th. On this day we honor our furry friends by recognizing the importance they have in our lives. In addition to giving love and companionship, dogs help us out in countless ways. They keep us safe as watchdogs, assist us as service animals, aid…
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National S’mores Day

August 10th is National S’Mores Day! I thought I would honor National S’mores Day by counting down my top three favorite summer moments that included (of course!) making s’mores. #3 Great America Unlike my other experiences this summer, which were with my entire family, this trip to Great America on an unassuming Wednesday afternoon in…
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Paris: City of Love, and Toes!

Mark your calendars: August 6 is National Wiggle Your Toes Day. Though the origin of this holiday is unknown, its purpose is to show off your toes by wearing sandals or going barefoot. Make it a sensational day by stepping into fresh cut grass or the warm sands of your favorite beach. Or...take a trip…
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Watching Sharp Objects? Here Are Five New Read-Alikes

Move over Big Little Lies – the next great literary thriller-turned-TV-HBO-series is Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects! Starring Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects will take viewers on a twisty and gruesome ride. You might have been introduced to Flynn through the book and movie Gone Girl. Sharp Objects has similar elements – the requisite…
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