Los Angeles.

So back in January (I know, I am super late with this!) Doug and I visited Los Angeles for a few days! He had to go out there for a work event, and I was lucky enough to be able to go with him. Our first few days were spent mostly at the Los Angeles Convention Center (which was HUGE), but after the event was over we had a couple of days to play tourist. I discovered that I loved Los Angeles a hell of a lot more than I ever thought I would. Here’s some pictures from our trip!

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A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes at NOMA

Last year, when Mom and I visited the New Orleans Museum of Art for the Venice exhibit (and the Ferrari exhibition), I decided to go ahead and sign up for a membership to NOMA.  We tend to go a few times a year, and there are occasionally special events for members, so I figured it would be fun. And I was right. A few months ago, I got a press release from NOMA about their upcoming first-ever fashion exhibit, “A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes”.  Not only was I excited about this exhibition because it was focused on fashion, but they would also have some Alexander McQueen ensembles there on display.  My favorite couture designer is Alexander McQueen, and the opportunity to see his pieces in person was something I could not pass up. I recieved an invitation from NOMA to view a preview of the collection the day before it […]

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Beep beep

So I have some awesome news that happened last week while I was off of work for the holiday – I got a new car! I traded in my TARDIS (a 2006 Scion xB) for a 2018 Toyota Corolla. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my Scion. It was my very first brand new car that I financed and paid off. It had a ton of room and was great for road trips to many places – Houston, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Huntsville. But it was coming up on 12 years old, I was beginning to have more and more problems with it, and since it was under 100K miles I figured now would be a good time to trade it in. So I did my research, narrowed my choices down to two cars (the Corolla and the Yaris iA), and headed to a local Toyota dealership to test drive them. […]

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Is this thing on?


Yeah, I know, I haven’t been here in a while. Let’s just say life and a serious creative drought kept me away from this site. There was more than once that I would open WordPress u, all ready to write something, and I would sit there staring at this big white box and my brain would go blank. Well, I’m gonna try and give blogging a go again this year. Let’s see how it goes. So, let’s see. What have I been up to? Not much really. Work takes up a majority of my time, both the standard M-F job and CoastCon tasks. Those are both going well. I dyed my hair purple. Well, it’s more of a purple ombre thing, but it looks bad ass and I love it. A post shared by Karen Lewis (@theblackberrybelle) on Nov 30, 2017 at 5:57am PST I went to visit Chicago last […]

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Dress A Day May – Week 1

Last month, lots of my Instagram pals participated in All Dress April (#AllDressApril), where they wore dresses for the entire month of April. I didn’t notice it until a week in, so I didn’t want to be late to the party. However, Yvette from the Trashy Diva fan group on Facebook mentioned she’d be doing Dress A Day May (#DressADayMay), and that piqued my interest. I’ve been feeling a little funky lately (which you can probably tell via my posts), so to try and get myself out of the same-old fashion funk I’ve been in, I decided to participate. So, here’s what I wore for the first week of #DressADayMay! Monday – I was sick at home, so no dress pic. I wore a nightgown, though. Does that count? LOL. Tuesday – Dress: Lady V London Lyra in paisley print This is one of what I call my “pajama dresses”. […]

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Candy hearts photo

(Warning: discussion of disordered eating in this post.) It’s said by many professionals that eating disorders thrive on secrecy. So, it’s in my best interest to be honest. I’m a binge eater.

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