My Heart Almost Died.

Ally Sheedy was right (or John Hughes rather)… I feel like my heart died a little. But I’m determined to get it beating again. It’s time to come home…

Traveling Barista Picks: Coffee Shop Playlist

Let’s face it, being a barista is sometimes a gruesome job.  We romanticize it, and how it allows us to pursue our dreams, and connect with people.  While that is all true, there is also the downside.  We’re often underpaid, overworked, and take crap…

Coffee Shop Etiquette 101

There are some things you should never do in a coffee shop. You may think your behavior is totally normal, but you might be royally pissing off your barista. Who cares, you say? Well, not only will your baristas secretly dread seeing you, you may actually be slowing down the pace of the cafe for other patrons. So many people (most of them good people) are guilty of such bad etiquette that I thought I’d list some items here for all to see.

What NOT to Say to a Celebrity's Child

Confession time: My father is somewhat famous. Since I was a little girl, I have been asked for his autograph or heard things like, “I can’t believe who your dad is!”
Well, you know what? I can’t believe who my dad is either. When I think of my father, I don’t see some celebrity. Yes, I am proud of my dad’s achievements in his profession, but he was also an abusive person in my life. THAT is who I can’t believe brought me into this world and half-heartedly raised me.

Local Isn't Always Better — at least not to their employees

One of the biggest problems with bad bosses is they don’t know they’re a bad boss. I was excited to work for a local small business in Nashville. I thought this was my chance to learn “real” coffee and make latte art; to work…

Author Sandy Lo