Coffee is one of those things that when I graduated from college I made a concerted effort to enjoy just like other things adults are supposed to crave such as sushi and exercise. I was no longer relying heavily on the substances of dorm life aka beer and weed so I felt a hole in my life addiction wise plus I was a newly working actor who spent a lot of time running from audition to audition and often needed a place to hang out in between. The streets of New York are cold, coffee shops are warm and a plain cup of joe is usually the cheapest thing on the menu. At first it wasn't easy. I needed a strong milk to coffee ratio to make it ease down my gullet but now like any good addiction I could probably take it straight up if that was my only option.
When I was a kid growing up in Baltimore it was a family tradition to celebrate birthdays at the Olive Garden. Now I'm a grown up living in L.A. and the new tradition seems to be trekking out to the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs like we did this past weekend for Grasie's b-day. Not that I'm complaining, I would be lying if I said it wasn't a bit of an upgrade. Although...let's give it up for unlimited salad and breadsticks!
I like wearing shorts... like really, really like wearing shorts. It has to be one of the reasons that I decided to put roots down in Los Angeles. You may have noticed on my Instagram that the weather here is very short friendly pretty much all year round. But cut-offs and Vans are unfortunately not appropriate for all occasions. Neither is living in Paris and forever being a professional champagne drinker. Another lesson I learned along this road called life.