Celebrating four years on February 10! These past couple years have seen a lot of change on my little blog. At the end of 2016 I tried to write my frustrations about the political climate, but I felt inadequate in the face of ignorance. The election made me realize how much I care about politics, … More Belated Blog Birthday | Four Year Blog Anniversary!
Hi, my name is Heather and I hate paying for haircuts. I heard of programs where salons will give free haircuts for training purposes, and when I google searched in the NYC area, there were plenty of options, but the Bumble and bumble. University Model Project was the first to pop up. From my first email expressing my … More My Experience as a Hair Model
Catch up: Chapter 1. I’m still struggling with the idea that this book is only for women. How frustrating to me that a woman will be “throwing together a dinner party” and her husband/boyfriend/significant other is just lounging on the couch! I would definitely try to split the set-up/prep. Throwing a dinner party takes a lot of … More Modern Girl’s Guide To Life: Hosting a Dinner Party
I’m back at it for another round of informational blogging! This time I’ve decide to expand beyond finances and read The Modern Girl’s Guide to Life by Jane Buckingham (William Morrow). Full disclosure, I work for the publisher, but this in no way affects my reading. I must be on some sort of self-improvement kick because I … More Modern Girl’s Guide To Life: Domestic Goddess
It’s finally staying consistently warm! And now my room feels stifling and a bit too cozy now that winter is over. I’ve switched to my quilt instead of a comforter, lit citrus scented candles, opened windows to let in the fresh spring air, but I still feel that there’s more that could be done. Because I … More HeyLookAtThis: Spring Cleaning Inspo
On Tuesday, New York had the Democratic and Republican primaries for the upcoming presidential election, and I woke early to vote before work. Except when I arrived at the polling place, I was turned away because the “machines were down.” What other choice did I have but to accept that this was how it is … More Trying to Vote and Other NYC Rants
I’ve been extremely lucky these past couple months. I was able to go to three Broadway shows and one off-Broadway play. All of these shows were spectacular and special in their own way and I would not have been able to go if it weren’t for some luck. In March, I entered to win discounted … More Broadway on a Budget
The great thing about talking about whatever you want is that you don’t have to worry about wasting your time with a second date! I’m very experienced in first dates and what I want to get out of it is if I see that person as someone I can speak freely around and not want … More 10 Things To Talk About On A First Date
This past Sunday I had the opportunity to see my first off-broadway play, The Woodsman! It’s based off of The Wizard of Oz, and focuses on the life of the Tin Man, before and during his transition to a tin man. One of the most wonderful parts about the show was the puppetry. In addition to the … More The Woodsman -New World Stages NYC
Guys, in case you haven’t noticed, there have been some changes to my blog! New URL! I am retiring the hahanella.com URL in place of heather-allen.com. It’s more streamlined and professional. I’ve actually been holding on to the heather-allen.com URL for a while and I was planning on starting a separate website. It was only … More Blog Updates!