My name is Natalie and I am a student at UCLA.
I am not an LA or New York native, so my fabulous city life has definitely been in the making for several years.
I started blogging in early 2015 because no one around me shared my passion for the tiny details in Disney, music, movies, Broadway shows and life experiences I was interested in, and I just wanted to share my feelings with people who felt the same way. I started blogging on Tumblr and have since moved here to WordPress. My old domain used to be pensandcoffee.wordpress.com.
I enjoy reading, writing, sleeping, baking, sewing, knitting, watching Broadway musicals in my spare time, and shamelessly singing and dancing despite having no training whatsoever.
When I was little, my parents called my extreme interest in boybands, movies, and musicals distracting and unimportant, but I took pride in it. I don’t want to let go of my affinities for these topics because I do think eventually I will write a kickass scholarly article about the 2000s boyband craze. I also wrote a term paper about One Direction during my second quarter at UCLA and it got an A+ and raised my GPA by a decent amount, literally saving my enrollment at UCLA, so you could say I found a successful way to incorporate all of this into my college experience.
Check out Bruins on Broadway, my lil’ project on UCLA alumni who have been on Broadway or are currently on Broadway.
Follow my social media accounts to see my journey from being a small-town girl to basically a west coast celebrity. Just kidding. I still shop for peanut butter and jelly at Ralph’s on my own.
Thank you for being here!