Monday, October 21, 2013 NOM NOM NOM: A Sugar Lover’s Guide To Halloween
Sure, Halloween may be about over-the-top costumes and killer parties, but when push comes to shove, we all know what makes the holiday really go round—candy. Trick-or-treating may be so ten years ago, but, honestly, for me candy never went away. In fact, I actually consider myself a sweets expert of sorts. I grew up in a Whole Foods-obsessed family (which I thought was the stupidest thing ever until last year), and my favorite part about playdates with friends was the other families’ pantries (usually filled with the forbidden high-fructose corn syrup). This progressed into taking a serious interest in old fashioned candy in 4th grade, which made me pretttty well-versed in the sugarsphere throughout the ages. In order to properly celebrate the holiday (and the most important meal of the day), I headed to Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy store near UCLA (where I live!) and picked out all my favorites from various times in my life. Interestingly, some of my old go-tos are no longer on my good list (hands up for growing up!), but two things have stayed the same: Rolos are still my number one, and weird-flavored Jelly Beans are forever on my shit list. Get excited for the best holiday of the year! —Marissa Klurstein
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Globetrotter: Keely’s European Diary, Part One
Sure, we may not be able to drop everything and travel to Europe, but we found the next best thing. NG Studio Production Intern and UCLA student Keely Murphy headed across the pond to study Studio Art at Central Saint Martins in London this fall, and (lucky for us!) she’s sharing every last detail. Check out the latest excerpts from her diary, and stay tuned for future European adventures over the next couple months!