Galavant Girl Magazine » Elise McMullen-Ciotti

Uptown >> Downtown

Uptown >> Downtown

“This gorgeous city of individual neighborhoods, stitched together by the subway…all of these places we’ve been introduced to by way of movies and songs…they’re there for anyone to discover.” –guest blogger Mark MacMullen

It’s All in the Suitcase: How to Pack When Trekking Across the Globe

It’s All in the Suitcase: How to Pack When Trekking Across the Globe

After years of traveling all over the world, sometimes for months at a time—Christina Zolotova has some great advice about our friend, “The Suitcase.”

Note to Self: Be Gentle…Be Kind…

Note to Self: Be Gentle…Be Kind…

“I’ve lost a number of people in my life—a number of friends. I lost them to depression, to addiction, to suicide. And I myself nearly lost “me” more than once…”

Memorial Day Melon Salsa

Memorial Day Melon Salsa

“…muskmelons seem to have a very placid and unadventurous life. Unless, of course, they live in Europe…”

Gamers: The REAL Online Pioneers

Gamers: The REAL Online Pioneers

“When you think of online gaming, what picture forms in your mind? Is it something like…”

Porterhouse Steak: You Make Me Happy… When Skies Are Gray…

Porterhouse Steak: You Make Me Happy… When Skies Are Gray…

“It’s particularly during chilly weather that I drift toward Texas cravings and comforts—like spicy enchiladas in mole sauce…a beautifully prepared steak…”

“Patience,” says the cranberry.

“Patience,” says the cranberry.

“It was a snowy Saturday, and wrapped like an urban Eskimo, I headed to the open-air market for whatever I could find….”

2014! Happy New Year from the Galavant Girl

2014! Happy New Year from the Galavant Girl

“How are our greatest desires created? Come to find out, it is directly related to who we believe we are….”

Holiday Wishes: Chocolates for Grandmother

Holiday Wishes: Chocolates for Grandmother

“In fat times, I wandered about the stores and markets, hunting for the perfect gift. In lean times, I’ve put my hands to something, whittling the hours on the details in quiet….”

Autumn: A Season of Purple

Autumn: A Season of Purple

“…I wondered if purple was the color of “a finishing”—the last moment before a death when the lack of oxygen turns lips their deepest and final shade… When fruit will soon drop from the limb…”