5 WTH Barista Moments

Let’s face it, when you work with the public — you see a ton of crap.  Sometimes it’s good crap, sometimes bad, and sometimes, you think, “What the hell just happened?” All walks of life love coffee, it seems, or at least, they pretend…

Goodbye StarShine, You’ll Always Be A Part of Me

On July 26, 2001, I was a girl fearing my future. Unsure of who I was and where I was going. All I knew then was I loved writing and entertainment. I began StarShine to overcome my fear of interviewing people. On January 29, 2002, I found myself backstage at an Aaron Carter concert, terrified and beyond excited to be given such an opportunity so early on in my journalistic career. The day was surreal. I was hanging out with Aaron and his crew and yet that was only the beginning of my 9 year journey running StarShine Magazine. From there, it was a whirlwind of Nick Lachey sneaking me into a premiere, smoking a cigar with a Backstreet Boy, having a drink spilled on me by Jesse Bradford, almost being groped by Pretty Ricky and meeting Taylor Swift before anyone knew her. The question is why would I give up all those fun, sometimes crazy experiences?

Recognize This Pop Country Sweetheart?

In May 2004, as a favor to an industry friend I went to a bar in NYC to interview a young up & coming country artist who hadn’t done any interviews before.  That country artist’s name is Taylor Swift.  I remember her being excited…