Hey there! I’m Dara (pronounced DARE-ah, like Sara, but with a D), and I’m so glad you’re here. I started Peonies and Bees back in 2015, mainly because I love reading books and then spending a ridiculous time talking about them. And honestly, what’s a better place than the internet to babble about books?
With the occasional sprinkle of a beauty post or balance post here and there, Peonies and Bees is mostly a book blog. Recent reads that I loved. Books that would make great Book Club discussions. Books that I find overrated / hyped up. Books that literally made me laugh out loud. Books that made me ugly cry. Books that were converted to the silver screen. Books, books, books. I LOVE BOOKS. And if you’re here, reading this, that means you do to.
Outside of this blog I’m a personal chef and an improviser for a local comedy theatre. I live with my handsome husband and two feisty, silly, sweet, gorgeous, adorable orange litter-mates, Squeaks and Max, in a little townhouse in Southwest Waterfront. I’m obsessed with barre, doughnuts, coffee, succulents, capsule wardrobes, and to-do lists — not necessarily in that order.
Thank you so much for reading!