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Hi, I'm Jackie. I was born in Cairo, raised in Eastern Los Angeles, and now live in the Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts. I enjoy writing, cooking, baking, film, listening to vinyl, art, culture, and making connections with others.


I am using this platform as a place to publish my work regularly in hopes it will help me exercise my writing muscle. You can always reach me at

A few of my favorite things




Max Richter

The Stone Roses

Talking Heads

The Clash

David Bowie

Sly & The Family Stone

The Kinks

The Who

The Jam

Hans Zimmer

Damon Albarn name a few.


Christopher Nolan

Edgar Wright

Marlon Brando

The Godfather


Period dramas

Science fiction

British comedy


The Twilight Zone
Have I Got News For You

The Repair Shop


Person of Interest

Gilmore Girls

Cookbook Authors/Food Resources

Andrea Nguyen

David Lebovitz

Cheryl Day

King Arthur Baking Company

Meherwan Irani

Joanne Chang

Yasmin Khan

Samin Nosrat

Dorie Greenspan

Chetna Makan

J. Kenji López-Alt

Bryant Terry

Laura Calder

Local Restaurants/Coffee/Bakeries

Esselon Cafe

Woodstar Cafe

The Roost

The Pie Bar

Bread Euphoria

YUP Coffee Roasters

Hungry Ghost Bread

Pita Pockets

Amanouz Cafe

Masa Mexicano

Favorite Businesses

Electric Eye Records

Iliad Bookshop

Records The Good Kind

Brimfield Antique Market

Snow Farm

Amherst Cinema


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Clark

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

The Getty Center & Villa


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