The Art Of The Bathroom Selfie 

  If there is anything that garners more shame than a bathroom selfie, I don’t know what it is. Which is unfortunate, since the bathroom has some of the greatest lighting. I’m not ashamed to admit it – I love the stark contrast of cold white porcelain and soft, warm flesh. The bathroom is an intimate place –…

Cocktails + The Comrade General: “American Pie” Whiskey Spiked Apple Cider

If the comforting combination of whiskey and apple pie flavor doesn’t scream “Murica!”, than I honestly don’t know what does. In an age where sex, scandal, and the political circus (or freak-show, whatever you prefer) has taken over the forefront of American society – do yourself a favor and pour yourself a good ol’ fashioned American drink. If there is anything…

In The Land Of Blood & Poppies 

If I were to write a memoir, it would read like a dark Eastern European folk-tale. From the endless travels through faraway lands, a childhood spent playing among ancient Byzantine ruins with a best friend named Snow White, and days spent in Bucharest watching gypsies with glittering gold teeth play the accordion for their dancing…

The Comrade General Cooks: Beef Stroganoff (Строганов)

It is officially sweater (and fully-fashioned stockings) weather! I adore Autumn weather, it is the perfect mixture of moody and romantic – what I like to call “writer’s weather”. When the coastal fog begins to tumble over the hills and that first chill sets in, there are few feelings more satisfying than making a pot…