Hello my loves,
Long time no blog post!
I can't believe it's been over a month since I've written a blog post. I've spent the entire month focused on my students and have had barely enough time and energy to create content for myself.
Add on the stress of COVID and the upcoming election and...
But after a conversation with fellow theatre artist and content creator, Jenna Leigh Miller, I realized there is a way to find a balance. So expect the weekly blog posts to continue as we head into November!
With Halloween being tomorrow and Corona still being a huge concern, I thought I'd kick off the return of blog posts with my recommendations for a spooky and safe Halloween.
Without further ado....
1. Dress up and take pictures!
Just because you aren't going out, it doesn't mean you can't dress up in a cute or scary costume. I know finances are a huge concern, but you are one of the most creative humans I know and I have faith in your ability to pull a costume out of your closet.
Once you and your quarantine crew are dressed up, grab your phone, and take those cute af Gram pictures and I'll be there to like away.
I highly encourage you to put your phone down after photos are taken and be present in the moment.
Head to my IG Reels today for some #BroadwayInspired costumes I created out of my closet. Below are a few from early on in quarantine!
2. Indulge in some Halloween treats.
Pumpkin bread, apple pie, or grab some Reese's pumpkins and call it good. Nothing says fall like warm food and delicious desserts. I love grabbing a glass of wine and sous-cheffing it up while Jason makes some of the most delicious meals I've ever eaten. Here's a little video from when we made lemon chicken orzo soup the other night:
3. Pumpkin Carving or Pumpkin Painting.
You don't have to be a little kid to carve or paint a pumpkin. This it legit one of my favorite Halloween activities and it's a good artistic endeavor to escape from the world for a bit. And don't worry if you aren't near a pumpkin patch (or don't feel comfortable going), most grocery stores have pumpkins you can pick up! Be sure to send me a picture of your creations and I'll reshare them on my stories!
4. Light a fall candle, bundle up and watch a Halloween movie.
I've seen a lot of posts about the first snow of the season and I know NYC has been extremely cold, so it's the perfect time to bundle up, grab a blanket, light a candle and watch a movie.
Some Halloween favorites of mine are Hocus Pocus, Halloweentown, and It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.
Or if you are a brave soul, throw on a scary movie.
(Or just do a marathon of your favorites- the possibilities are endless.)
If you haven't voted yet, be sure to look up your voting site hours because a lot of polling sites are open on Halloween! Honestly nothing says Halloween like getting the current pumpkin in the White House voted out office.
I know you want to hang out with friends and go out to bars, but I am urging you to stay home. Even if you are wearing a mask or doing a socially distant hangout, the risk of COVID doesn't completely vanish. Please stop being irresponsible and do the right thing, especially if you want the industry to return sooner rather than later.
Sending you all spooky and safe Halloween vibes!
Much love always,