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02/17/2020

Get To Know Me Part 2 (inspired by Vogue)

Spoiler alert: I’m sassier here than in Part 1.

Favorite season?
I love fall for the nice break from the heat and once it gets really chilly it’s a great excuse to finally attach stockings to my garters. On a practical note, living in the desert means that I don’t have to rake any leaves unlike you people who actually have trees in your environment.
 
Where does one go on a perfect road trip?
You. Me. Convertible Porsche Boxster (probably in red). The Pacific Coast Highway for the best views California has to offer.
 
Can you do the splits?
I can do the side splits (ask me about one of my hobbies next time you see me) and I’ve been working on the center splits my entire adult life and have been unsuccessful so I’m pretty sure they’re not meant to be.
 
What’s your favorite exercise?
Upper body: pole dancing (I’m very excited to try Lyra soon!)
Core: laughing at the worst dad jokes possible (please give me your best ones bitte).
Lower body: hiking gives anyone the best ass possible.
 
Best way to decompress?
After a long day the best time I could possibly have is trying out a new recipe (cooking is super soothing for me) or having an Epsom salt bath to relax my muscles.
 
If you could go to any concert what would it be?
I’m dying to see Rage Against The Machine at the end of March and would totally break my very responsible weekday curfew of 10pm to weasel my way into the pit.
 
Favorite fashion trend of all time?
Not necessarily a fashion trend but I love men in suits. You guys look so reserved and bossy and I personally take it as a challenge. Good luck being reserved around me!
For myself, I love having delicate and lacy bra straps peek out of a very reasonable top (what’s the point of lingerie if you don’t tease a little bit?). Also the most powerful I’ve ever felt was while wearing a satin dress on a chilly night with no bra.
 
What’s your favorite dessert?
Tiramisu! I’ve had it about twice since becoming vegan because it’s sadly super hard to find as a vegan version. Eventually I’ll get around to tweaking a recipe and just making it myself!
 
Favorite color?
This is everchanging so in general I prefer jewel tones for fall and winter, and bright or pastels for spring and summer. Currently everything I’m buying is either lavender or lime so it’s safe to say I’m ready for spring fashion.
 
What’s your favorite curse word?
Fuck. It is the most versatile curse word and I will die on that hill. Having good sex? “Fuck” is appropriate. Stub your toe? Also “fuck!” Take a wrong turn because your GPS is wonky? “Fuck.” See me walk into the restaurant in a sleek black dress and stilettos? No one would blame you if you whispered “fuck” under your breath when we make eye contact. 

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With love,
Mila Taylor

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02/15/2020

Get To Know Me Part 1 (inspired by Vogue)

As I’ve said on Twitter, I’ve just settled in Phoenix as my new home base. While plunging myself into a new market (can you say Tool fans, golfers and, surprisingly, wine snobs?), I’m hankering to write, but I’m finding myself with a massive limit on time. Until I have the time to fully write some restaurant and event reviews for some of my newfound favorite spots in the Phoenix metro area (don’t worry, I haven’t only been to Old Town in Scottsdale!) please take these quick reflections as a compromise.

What is the skill still unmastered?
German! Regardless of learning German in high school from a very strict and specific German teacher, I’ve lost my fluency and to be quite honest, have at most, half-assed my way through Duolingo for a refresher. I’m great with grammar and conjugations, however, my basic vocabulary is lacking. File it under one of my goals for 2020.

Do you like surprises?
Only if they’re gifts or a surprise event/outing. Surprise parties wouldn’t work logistically because I’m scared of the dark.

What is the best thing that happened to you today? 
This is going to sound so silly, but I just realized that one of my hanging plants has grown long enough to brush my floor. Consider me a proud plant mother!

It’s brunch, what do you eat? 
Because breakfast is the superior meal, I will only brunch if I can obtain fluffy Belgian waffles or French toast (in their vegan form) in addition to at least one Bloody Mary. Veggies are the key to a balanced diet anyways and Bloody Marys are a great source! (Also I am determined to go on as many brunch dates as dinner dates in 2020.)

What’s the next book you plan on reading?
Once I finish Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener, I have my eyes on Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

Favorite drink?
Morning: biggest possible iced oat milk latte with lavender syrup
Afternoon: straight cold brew to beat the afternoon slump
Evening: glass of Cabernet 

What’s your favorite band? 
This should be a daily question because of how much it changes. For rock I’ve been listening to Deftones quite a lot. However, I just found Saint Punk and enjoy him a lot even though I’m not usually a fan of EDM.

Where will your next tattoo be?
I’m either getting my arm sleeve started or doing my lower abdomen, I’m not sure which yet.

What’s one cause that’s dear to your heart?
I’m a sucker for animal sanctuaries and plan on virtually fostering some rescued farm animals soon!

What’s your favorite thing to wear?
I think its more exciting to talk about my favorite things to not wear. They are as follows: pants, bras, shoes (at the beach of course).

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With love,
Mila Taylor

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