adventures of a Broadway dresser
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This edition of On The Road features the handsome and talented Chaundre Hall-Broomfield! Dre is a Newburgh, NY, native and earned a BFA in acting from Purchase College. He’s currently traveling around the country with Hamilton's Angelica tour! Dre plays the roles of Hercules Mulligan and James Madison, so when his company was in Washington, D.C., I absolutely had to get a picture of him next to the Madison statue in the Library of Congress! I love how Dre's personality shines through all of these images. I hope you enjoy getting to know my new friend as much as I have!
This isn't a revolutionary statement, but MOVING IS HARD. It's especially challenging when you are a proud maximalist like me. I lived in my last apartment for three years and had ample storage space. Over that time period I accumulated a lot of junk and never had to get rid of anything. So when I decided to pack up and move downtown into a tiny apartment, I had to make some major changes. Just in case any of you are moving soon, I compiled a list of random things that helped my moving process a little bit easier!
It's no secret I am a gigantic Harry Potter fan. I have been in love with those books since the first one was released when I was seven years old! The final book came out the summer I graduated from high school, which was such a dramatic and poetic way to say goodbye to my childhood. It was extremely hard for me to narrow this down to a top ten, but I compiled a list below of my favorite quotes from the books.
Before my big move a few months ago, I did tons of research on every home goods product you can imagine. I like being an educated consumer! Quality is extremely important to me, especially when buying products I’ll use regularly. This blog post highlights a handful of new products I found that have helped make my new apartment feel like home!
Welcome to the first ever home tour on The Backstage Blonde! Since moving into my new apartment last month, I have been completely obsessed with turning it into the coziest and girliest nest in all the land. Because I enjoy ferociously obsessing over every detail of a project until it’s perfect, with help from Burrow, Allswell, Bear Mattress, Bluebird Linens and Onsen, I achieved my goal in record time! I hope you enjoy this little home tour. Leave me a comment with any questions you have about decorating or the moving process!
Today's edition of On The Road features my beautiful new friend Shoba Narayan! Shoba is a Pennsylvania native and is currently starring as Eliza Hamilton on the Philip national tour. Before this, she was in the 12-time Tony nominated musical Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812. In that role, she made Broadway headlines in 2017 by being the first South Asian female in a principal role in more than a decade. I am thrilled for you guys to get to know this strong female lead and find out what she loves about playing Eliza!
This summer seriously flew by, and I genuinely can't believe it's over. I've been thinking about what big sisterly advice and encouragement I can share with all my little babes out there who are starting a new school year. One formative story from my high school experience keeps popping into my brain, and I can summarize it with the word "defiant".