TV Review: Parenthood

Julia Braverman (Erika Christensen) is the best friend that you share an imported bottle of Chianti Classico wine with while simultaneously sipping with jealously over her seemingly perfect life. She stands five foot five, add a few inches for her black stilettos, with strawberry blonde shoulder length hair that is usually tied at the nape of her neck with a single strand left out to … Continue reading TV Review: Parenthood

The Fitbit Phenomenon

As the clock turns to 3 o’clock, Mariel Porfido, Brian Apfel, and Amanda Greco all look down at their inconspicuously placed Fitbits to gauge their daily progress towards 10,000 steps. A college student, an admissions counselor, and an athletic trainer, respectively, are all at different points in their lives. They all joined in on the fitness trend for various personal reasons, but the end goal … Continue reading The Fitbit Phenomenon

Restaurant Review: Rossi’s

I’m walking on the uneven, dark brown cobblestone streets of Florence and meander into Pino’s Panini Shop. All of the essential cibo Italiano is housed behind a glass case that stands about chest high. Watery mozzarella runs from inside white containers as Parma ham sits on an old oak cutting board waiting to be sliced. I order a panino called “Springtime,” which features fresh prosciutto, … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Rossi’s