The Doctor Who Experience [Gal About Town: Fashion and Travel at Your ...

Hi, Everyone!  This is JP stealing the blog again.  Jenny’s working double-time on a film and a commercial, both at the same time because apparently sleep is for amateurs.  So, it’s a good time for me to put in my five cents on one of my favorite stops during our trip to Europe: The Doctor...

The Alps and Pickpockets [Gal About Town: Fashion and Travel at Your F...

After a lovely rainy day of stuffing our faces with chocolate and taking in Geneva, we woke up very early the next morning to catch our train to Salzburg, Austria. This was not going to be a “normal” train ride. For the next 8½ hours (you read that correctly) and one train change in Zurich,...

A Taste of Geneva [Gal About Town: Fashion and Travel at Your Fingerti...

Geneva, Switzerland was one of our first destinations in our three-week, whirlwind European holiday. We flew into Geneva from Manchester, UK (A VERY lovely airport, I was impressed by it’s décor, calm atmosphere, and cleanliness) via EasyJet. It had been about five and a half years since I...

The Making of Harry Potter Tour Part Two [Gal About Town: Fashion and ...

Welcome back to the love fest blog about The Making of Harry Potter Tour- Part Two! If you missed Part 1, click here. Last time we met, we were just about to enter the Great Hall through the magnificent Hogwarts main doors. The Great Hall was absolutely majestic and awe inspiring....

The Making of Harry Potter Tour Part 1 [Gal About Town: Fashion and Tr...

A few weeks ago my husband and I took advantage of his hiatus, and the fact that Hollywood pretty much shuts down during Christmas, and jetted off to Europe for three weeks. I had been blessed with a lot of work during 2012 and racked up quite a bit of Priority Club points from using their...

DIY First Class Flight [Gal About Town: Fashion and Travel at Your Fin...

The Holiday season is upon us once again. Millions will be taking to the skies to visit loved ones. Yet with rising fuel costs, dozens of surcharges, and perks at a bare minimum, the skies aren’t as friendly as they once were. Flying used to be a treat, something that people dressed up for...

Finding Halloween Spirit at the Happiest Place on Earth [Gal About Tow...

I’ve been having a hard time getting in the Halloween Spirit over the last few years, as you may have read. The idea of getting into costume seemed more like an unappealing hassle instead of something fun to do for one night a year. But having a husband whose favorite holiday is Halloween, I...

Fiercely Loving Halloween – [Gal About Town: Fashion and Travel ...

Hey, FaN Fans!  (Fierce Ones?  Nerd-Heads?)  I’m JP, Jenny’s husband.  And I’m co-opting the blog this week.  Last time, Jenny wrote about her hatred for Halloween.  She likes to costume other people not herself, and she just can’t get into it.  This week she asked me to step in and provide a...

Fiercely Loathing Halloween [Gal About Town: Fashion and Travel at You...

Being a Costume Designer, people often assume that Halloween must be my favorite holiday. It’s not. When I was a child, I absolutely adored Halloween, and greatly looked forward to dressing up as my favorite villain and getting into that character. I totally rocked Captain Hook when I was...

Turning Your Dream Trip into a Reality [Gal About Town: Fashion and Tr...

The other day Ernessa posted a blog about longing for her dream trip and regrets of trips not taken. It inspired me to write this blog. My husband and I have quite the list of dream trips that we plan on taking. We’ve already taken a few (Bora Bora, a summer in Europe, and a cross country...

Loafin’ Around- Loafer Style [Gal About Town: Fashion and Travel...

Loafers and Slip-ons have been fashion staples for decades (and centuries) for their ease, comfort, and style.  Right now, they are fall’s most coveted flats for women and men. We all know and love the classic Penny Loafer and Smoking Slipper, but designers this season have really taken these...

Leslieville, Toronto’s Brooklyn [Gal About Town: Fashion and Tra...

Recently I was lucky enough to travel to Toronto to see a few days of filming of the episode my husband wrote for Warehouse 13. Being on set everyday I was there, I did not get to spend much time being a tourist. I’ve been to Toronto countless times, and love the city, but thought I had...

Fiercely Lovin’ Intercontinental San Francisco [Gal About Town: ...

Welcome back Fierce Nerds! I hope you have all been well during our “Summer Vacation” This week I’m back to tell you why I “fiercely” LOVE the Intercontinental San Francisco Hotel. As you know, I love San Francisco for countless reasons. One of those reasons happens to be the...

Comic-Con 2012 [Gal About Town: Fashion and Travel at Your Fingertips]

The latest installment on my love for San Francisco is being put on hold for the moment, because I just got back from Comic-Con and needed to share its awesomeness with you. This was truly the best year yet. I got to listen to Peter Mayhew (aka thee Chewbacca) sing to Bill Prady (co-creator...

Crushing on San Fran [Gal About Town: Fashion and Travel at Your Finge...

This week continues the detailing of my love affair with San Francisco. Every time I visit the Bay, I discover something new that I love, and always leave with the want to explore even more. In this blog I’ll tell you about the Palace of Fine Arts, the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Birthday...

Carnaval 2012 San Fran Style [Gal About Town: Fashion and Travel at Yo...

While in San Francisco, my husband and I had the chance to take in their “Carnaval” Festival, which highlighted the Latino culture of San Francisco, as well as a good bit of food. We did not have a chance to see the parade (I, of course, had wanted to see the costumes) but we did get to take...

Gushing Over Gaultier [Gal About Town: Fashion and Travel at Your Fing...

San Francisco has a special place in my heart.  It has the romantic feel of New York City mixed with the casual, laid back feel of California. This combination makes San Fran a bit of a utopia for me, except, it’s still too darn cold. If it had the same weather as LA, I would definitely have...

How to Tango with Tangerine [Gal About Town: Fashion and Travel at You...

A few months ago Pantone announced it’s “Color of the Year” for 2012 to be Tangerine Tango (17-1463). Since then, you can’t pick up a magazine without noticing bursts of orange delights. From straight up graphic design to house wares to high fashion, Tangerine is everywhere. It actually has...

Rewards Points-A-Palooza Part 3 [Gal About Town: Fashion and Travel at...

At last the final installment of “Rewards Points-A-Palooza” has arrived. I hope over the past few entries I’ve helped you find the right program for your needs as well as how to maximize your earnings for it. In this last installment we’ll go over a few more tricks and tips. Please feel free...

Rewards Points-A-Palooza Part 2 [Gal About Town: Fashion and Travel at...

My, two weeks goes by fast! In my recent travels I had my first flight where there were two babies, one row apart, that didn’t even cry a bit during the 4.5 hour flight. It was truly a miracle to behold. I also received my millionth pat down by TSA for wearing a maxi dress, prompting me to...

Rewards Points-A-Palooza! [Gal About Town: Fashion and Travel at Your ...

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Passover & Easter weekend. My Husband and I celebrated a very important milestone in our relationship this week. Anniversary? Promotion? New House? No, this week, we reached half a million points for our travel club.  My husband and I...

For Guys and Gals On the Go [Gal About Town: Fashion and Travel at You...

Being a Costume Designer and avid traveler, I often get asked the question, “What are your fashion/travel essentials?” Well friends, I’ve carefully compiled my list of the top twelve things a guy or gal should have when on the go.  This applies to your suitcase as well as the trunk of your...

Fashion For The Home: DIY Leather Belt Floormat [Gal About Town: Fashi...

I hope you all have been busy searching stores and the interwebs for fun and funky steampunk accents for your home these last two weeks. Time does fly fast!  I had a great time working on this week’s blog, and I hope you all enjoy it too! This week we will go through, step-by-step, how to...

Fashion For the Home: Adding a little Steam to your Punk [Gal About To...

As defined by Urban Dictionary: Steampunk is a subgenre of speculative fiction, usually set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian alternate history setting. It could be described by the slogan “What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner.” It...

Sexy-Time Travel: Make the most out of this President’s Day Weekend [G...

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope by now you’ve all bought and wrapped presents, and showered your love one with affection. No? Well, don’t despair! With internet access, a little research, and a trip to Target, you can surprise your loved one with an amazing 3-day “Love-cation”. It’s...

We are the 99%: Buying Lingerie when you aren’t a Victoria’...

If you haven’t noticed the catalogues, emails, store displays, and company Facebook pages: Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! This is the one day out of the year when we are expected to be at our sexiest. We are overloaded with advertisements of svelt bunny-like women looking extra...

The Familiar Tourist: Traveling to Your Hometown As A Tourist [Gal Abo...

Happy Travel Tuesday! Many of you may have already gone home for the holidays, or maybe you’re like me: waiting until a trip home doesn’t cost more than a trip to London. It’s beyond me how flying from LAX to my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania costs more than crossing an entire continent...

Reinvigorate Your Style in 2012 [Gal About Town: Fashion and Travel at...

Happy New Year! What better way to start the New Year than with my very first Fierce and Nerdy blog? I feel honored to be a part of this group, and hope that my advice can help you look and live your fiercest and nerdiest. I’m a professional Costume Designer and travel enthusiast. Every week...