Florida Governor Rick Scott had a campaign stop in Tampa.
A transit plan for Pinellas County is gaining momentum. Congress member Kathy Castor endorsed the Yes to Greenlight initiative during a media conference in St. Petersburg.
Whistleblower Edward Snowden is seeking to extend his stay in Russia.



Get beach hair with this DIY salt spray

It’s spring in Florida and with spring comes my persistent yearning for change. Armed with inspirational photos, I decided to change my hair. My hairdresser, Amber Ternet, cut off eight inches to give me an ear-grazing pixie, shag cut. Cut it all off! 8 inches going to make someone a nice wig. #hair #haircut #shorthair […]

Remembering Louise Veillard.

Remembering Louise

It’s been almost a year since I lost a dear friend, Louise Veillard. Last weekend, I marked what would have been her 27th birthday. I lit candles, listened to Neil Young and thought about the ways Louise changed my world. Since she committed suicide in May 2014, I often dream about Louise. I dream that […]

China food blog dumpling soup

Dumplings, custard tarts and jasmine tea: eating my way across China

After a friend’s big fat Cantonese wedding drew me to China, I set out on a three-week culinary exploration in the land of dumplings, custard tarts and jasmine tea. Hong Kong Previously eschewing baked goods, I relished all the glutinous offerings in Hong Kong. Chinese-style bakeries were ubiquitous, offering pastries in all their bleached-flour glory. […]