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September 8, 2015

Happy Day-After-Labor Day everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday celebrating both the end of summer as well as all the people out there who get up every morning and go to work.  I sur...

April 10, 2015

After a 5 week absence, I am finally back in New York, and have a message for my favorite (read: least favorite) faction of city folk:

Hipsters... Bless Your Heart.

I'm speaking exclusively to the male...

February 25, 2015

One of the major themes that I explore on this blog is displacement, and the struggle that comes with trying to reconcile who you are with where you abide.  For me this comes two fold.  As I explained...

February 18, 2015

Good afternoon, all... and welcome to my first entry as Emily Post(modern).  Today, I will be covering an etiquette issue that is very near and dear to my heart:

Manners for

Dining at Chipotle

As o...

February 9, 2015

So in my mind, I like to think I'm a total Domestic Goddess.  I'm Martha frigging Stewart (without the jail time)... I'm Donna friggin Reed (without the dated gender roles).  I can cook, I can clean,...

February 4, 2015

Since beginning this blog a year ago, many people have called me a "Modern Day Emily Post".  Any debutante would consider this the ultimate compliment, and I am no exception.  Emily Post is the epitom...

August 8, 2014

It seemed only fitting to begin today’s blog with a Barbra Streisand quote in light of the fact that she, the queen, the be all end all, the top, the LEGEND, just yesterday joined the world of Instagr...

July 21, 2014

Insecurities.  Those little ticks, twinges, or voices in the back of our heads that tell us we aren’t good enough… smart enough… pretty enough.  As strong as I consider myself to be, I still have my f...

July 7, 2014

GRITS – not to be confused with the delicious southern staple that comes served up cheesy for breakfast or with shrimp for dinner.  This acronym stands for:

Girls Raised In The South

Cute, huh?  I can’t...

June 20, 2014

So today marks the first official day of summer, and I know after that Polar Vortex we all braved I should be happy it’s finally here, and I AM, but there are a few realities about summer in this city...

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My name is Mary Lane Haskell and my two "claims to fame" are that I have Dolly Parton's fax number and that Reese Witherspoon once liked a post on my Instagram.  I am an actor, a writer, and a profound Chipotle enthusiast making my way in Los Angeles while trying to stay true to my family's southern roots, all with grace and a touch a good humor.  I'm so glad you're here!

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