Style & Substance

“I didn’t always know what I wanted to do,
but I knew the kind of person I wanted to be.”
— Diane Von Furstenburg

New words: Caffiend and Caffriend


A person extremely devoted and addicted to liquid in the form of soda or coffee.

Also inspired the word Caffriend, a person – possibly at the office – with whom you share your caffeine addiction.  I will not comment as to whether this is the sole reason you are friends with this person, but caffeine’s a real addiction. It bonds people.

New word: ridicute


ridiculous + cute = ridicute

Inspired by my dear Gold Friend‘s surprise engagement photos, I present to you the word “ridicute,” to be used to describe something that is intolerably darling, precious and pleasing. 

Go ahead and enjoy this new, fabulous word. Use it in a sentence.  Impress your friends and coworkers with its cleverness.  You’re welcome.

Our hearts are heavy and light.

“I think it’s appropriate right now, this idea that people need other people, this idea that we’re not alone, that we’re all in this together. Life is a lot of things. Our hearts are heavy and light. We laugh and scream and sing. Our hearts are heavy and light. Peace to you today.” – Jamie Tworkowski, To Write Love On Her Arms.