Hey, I'm Mel!
I'm a tea sommelier, an adventurer, a language lover, and a photographer! I love finding new ways of seeing the world. Chasing an unconventional life inspires me. In my writing here I'm pursuing to be as raw and honest as possible. I'm goofy, sarcastic, and straightforward. I want to make you feel comfortable so you can sit down with a cup of tea and chat like we're family. Welcome to my corner of the internet.
Lifestyle January 21, 2017 Mel’s Book List 2017 2017 is going to be a good year for reading. I can taste it. I've already finished five books and broke open the spine on my sixth. There's a proverb floating around the internet that it takes 21 d... The Sunday Letter May 1, 2016 The Sunday Letter You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford. -Samuel Johnson... The Sunday Letter January 17, 2016 Sunday Sundries, Vol. 31: Goodbye Bowie and Rickman I think we all know it was a hard week. A week where star men died and wands were raised in recognition of the loss of two men who were great both in artistry or empathy. I see this having never known... Lifestyle January 14, 2016 Six Tips To Help You Read More Last week I posted my reading list for 2016. It's 52 books long and a continuation of my 2015 project to read one book per week. Over the course of last year I found there were a few things that re... Lifestyle April 21, 2015 The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau TIME TO BACKTRACK HERE to the book that inadvertently kicked off my 41-books in 41-weeks reading streak (currently on 4/41!). I say inadvertent because it wasn't until I was reading book 2/4... Lifestyle April 16, 2015 Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell A BOOK that was so goddamn sweet, and also broke my goddamn heart.After I read the last page, I flipped to the next page, didn't see any more writing, frowned, and flipped back and forth a few ti... Lifestyle April 13, 2015 Mel’s Book List 2015 I've decided to try and read one book per week for the rest of the year. Why? Because I've only finished one book so far this year. That's not enough books. I'm not going to be able to read fo...