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.
Japan July 3, 2018 How French entrepreneurs hope to save Japanese matcha blends As I’m living in Japan and getting more and more acquainted with Japanese tea cultivars, and styles of matcha, I’m also sliding deeper and deeper down the Japanese tea rabbit hole. Here in the ra... Lifestyle December 29, 2015 #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso This badass bitch took the time to write a book. You should probably read it. Amoruso went from selling stolen books on eBay to running her own incredibly successful business selling vintage cl... Lifestyle December 18, 2015 Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert I’m generally wary of titles that fall under the genre of inspirational reading, advice or self-help. But this one I found genuinely useful. Maybe there’s something to the inspirati... Lifestyle July 7, 2015 What’s a Bloghouse? You may have heard me talk about this thing called Bloghouse. What might not have been immediately clear is what exactly it is, or what happens at one. What Is It? It's an intimate weekend worksh...