Not Vanilla

Not Vanilla: The ‘Bon Appetit’ test kitchen is mwah

The “Bon Appetit” YouTube channel is a great place to find information about cooking, but it is also a tour of a fantasy work environment — one where everyone is doing what they love, with company they enjoy. 

Not Vanilla: Style Stars on the Small Screen

I thought we could take a look at some of my favorite fashion moments in television that have inspired my sense of style.

Not Vanilla: Public Picassos, and the life of online artists

Stagnation is a dire problem in our age, where new content and information is constantly pumped out. I was experiencing…

Not Vanilla: Fancy shoe obsession

The first pair of heels I remember buying was when I was in middle school. I had just joined my…

Not Vanilla: To binge or not to binge

Dear reader — I hope you got enough sun before Rochester plunges us into its 13-month-long winter. This summer, I…

Not Vanilla: Award show season standouts

Well, reader, we’re finally done with awards season. I have mixed emotions about this. I’m glad I’ll stop being constantly…

Not Vanilla: Jenna Marbles

Alright, reader. It’s time. It’s time for me to admit my maybe outdated slight obsession with Jenna Marbles. Maybe you’re…

Not Vanilla: Quizzes that tell you things about yourself

Hey reader! As you may already be aware, I’ve recently been trying to find a new way to procrastinate and…

Not Vanilla: Jewelry City

Reader, recently I’ve been delving back into my collection of jewelry. There are few feelings as exciting as donning the…

Not Vanilla: The dark side of our media

Hello, reader! I spent my winter break delving into new series. I started the anime “Death Note” and completed HBO’s…