May 3, 2021

Happy Monday my PCM subscribers!

This is short and sweet as I am on holiday in Jamaica. But this is the week of REINVENTION so we cover that from the Billie Eilish front as well as a few TikTok trends and everything in between.


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Have an amazing week.



The “It’s Gonna Be May (4th) ” Edition

Happy Monday my pop culture besties!

I have to admit I struggle sometimes to write about fun and silly things (most of the time) when there are not fun and silly things going on in the world. This week the Covid crisis in India is one of those not fun and silly things. …

April 26, 2021

Hello my darling pop culture besties.

THIS was quite a week. I am a little saucy aka SASSY today as I just had a lot to say about things that really DO NOT MATTER. But we cover earth shattering things like FRO-YO, FILLERS OR NOT FILLERS and of course the Oscars. Also, BE BETTER THAN KEITH MCNALLY (it’s not hard).

This week’s PCM is here.

Sorry for the delay today! If you have any feedback, please lmk…and please share with everyone!!!

I am not making you read this on Substack so there’s that. ☺



The “Fro-Yo” Edition

Welcome to my brain…


I am changing up my intro as I could NOT fight the “Hi Bestie” trend anymore. If you have a teenager — actually if you have anyone in your family on social media OR if you are a tech bro billionaire SPAC investor, you are very familiar with the HEY BESTIES line. Whether your teen is greeting you when they come into the kitchen or you’re watching a HELLUVA lot of TikToks or you’re following a bunch of rich dudes on Twitter who talk like they are 12…”HEY Besties” is not new to you. If…

April 19, 2021

Happy Monday my darling subscribers!

I am not going to lie…this week was hard as on ONE hand I had to tackle the horrible things that are happening when it comes to guns and when it comes to racism.

But on the other hand, you also want to see fun TikToks and silly things people are talking about.

SO, I attempted to do both in what may be biting off more than I can chew but YOU TELL ME.

HERE is this week’s edition titled “Guns Kill People, FULL STOP”.

AS always, feedback welcome and please share with all your friends!




Welcome to my brain…

Happy Monday my darling pop culture junkies. I say happy, even though there is so much unhappy out there right now. NOT ALL pop culture is rainbows and butterflies as we have explained here before. But there have been several themes that have been ongoing since I started this newsletter and ONE big one is that we MOST DEFINITELY have a gun issue in this country — and if you are someone I am friends with on Facebook who posts pictures of their “cute” guns that they have a name for and have bedazzled it and THEY ARE FIGHTING FOR…

April 12, 2021

Hello my darling subscribers and HAPPY MONDAY.

We have a lot of content this week that’s more video/TikToks. I didn’t even get into the MUST SEE TV so JUST for you my darlings:


A DEEP DIVE into Q ANON which I admit I did not know how much I DID NOT KNOW and it is a mind blowing thing.


AND…WHO knew ART galleries and fraud was SO FASCINATING. You have to watch this.

This week’s PCM is HERE and as always…

…feedback welcome (only if it is lovely obviously) and PLEASE share with everyone you know. And if you want to sponsor this newsletter YOU CAN…for a million dollars…or some cheese.



The “BODY” Edition

Welcome to my brain…

Happy Monday my pop culture junkies! And congrats to ALL my friends across the pond in the UK who are coming out of lockdown today. Pubs are open. Shops are open (go to BELLA FREUD ON CHILTERN STREET IMMEDIATELY) and there might be nothing I enjoy more than seeing my friends in London Instagrams and TikToks today….the joy and the humor. Nothing better.

This was a tough week to put into a newsletter so forgive me for skipping over some things you might be curious about, whether TikTok dramas (there are so many) to the deaths of DMX and Prince…

April 5, 2021

Hello my darling PCM subscribers!

Sorry I am a bit late today, but I just found there was SO much to get thru this week I kept getting pushed and pulled in different directions.

We cover a lot. But something I totally skipped over was DID YOU KNOW that the much talked about outdoor patio furniture (I mean if your patio is on a $75 million estate in Montecito) from the Harry and Meghan interview with Oprah was designed BY PETER BRADY?? The guy who played Peter Brady but we will always call him Peter Brady. And actually it was NOT that expensive:


This week’s PCM is HERE and as always:

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Have a beautiful week!!



The “VAXXED” Edition

Welcome to my brain…

Happy Monday my darling pop culture junkies! Some of you are on spring break or just back from spring break but MANY of you are vaccinated which is amazing amazing amazing. I always wear a mask when I am outside and even when I am walking my dog in my quiet neighborhood early early in the morning. This weekend I walked by another couple who were across the street also wearing masks but they waved and said “we are vaccinated!” and I was genuinely so happy for them. “Yay me too”! I said back. I don’t know them. Never saw…

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