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A coast to coast lifestyle and girl talk blog covering everything from fashion to health, indy music to pop culture and everything in between. Keep up with the writers' new adventures and great finds in their local cities: Los Angeles , Washington D.C & Philadelphia.

“My Everything” is Pure Pop Perfection

Ariana Grande’s ‘My Everything’ is pop magic. Sweet and spicy—a wonderful mixture of 808s and simple but not dumb lyrics. It’s the kind of album you’ll want to sing along to in your car and your shower and while you clean (essentially everywhere).

It’s sexier than last album but not dirty. It feels like the natural progression of someone collaborating on songs from the age of 17 to 21.

Grande is the best of everything that’s on the radio right now: EDM with Zedd, hip-hop features with Childish Gambino and A$AP Ferg, and all without straying away from her constant throwback to old Mariah feels.

In a time where there is so much chaos in our world, it’s refreshing to be reminded the kind of escape music can be.

Favorite Tracks: the sexy “Be My Baby” feels like 90s R&B re-imagined; “One Last Time” is pop perfection. 

For your listening pleasure… Ms. Ariana Grande

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Things a Woman Must Do

Well first, there are some things a woman must do for herself. Admit who you are and where you are and how you are to yourself. You don’t have to do that to anyone else. But admit who you are to your-self. Have enough courage. And say, [if it’s the case] ‘I’m overweight. I am underweight. I’m not using my time intelligently. I’m not getting enough rest. I’m not having enough fun. I’m not reading enough.’ And say it to your-self. Make notes to yourself so you can improve yourself.- Maya Angelou

Very appropriate for the beginning of the year. What needs to change in your life?  Remember acknowledgment is the first step in progress. 1 month down, 11 left for opportunity, and like a friend of mine always says “every day is another chance”

-KG