Filipino Food at its Finest

By Chloe Maddox In the heart of downtown Santa Ana lies a cozy, tropical getaway. The hole-in-the-wall restaurant, Irenia, offers up a piece of traditional Filipino cooking with a gourmet flair. The chill, eclectic music and modern decor creates a welcoming atmosphere and even more welcoming are the staff. The best part though, is the…

Mist Your Problems Away

By Chloe Maddox Although the summer has come to an end, California is never truly chilly. One way to combat heat while clearing your skin is by using a refreshing rose water mist. I like to use this to prime and set my makeup, as part of my skincare routine and just as a refresher….

Shape, Sound, Color: Solange

By Chloe Maddox A year ago this week, Solange released her third studio album, A Seat at the Table. On the surface, it sounds like funky, dream-like R&B. However, the album deals with the misconceptions, and fallacies associated with African-Americans. With spoken notes, the album is both personal and impactful.  I was fortunate enough to…