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The spoken diary of Katy Bellotte, a self-employed graphic designer living in Los Angeles. Each Thursday, Katy blends her personal experiences with stories from history, offering advice, laughs & some major epiphanies. She chats about living in full color, through the thick & the thin (with a dirty martini in hand).
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Thick & Thin Katy Bellotte

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The spoken diary of Katy Bellotte, a self-employed graphic designer living in Los Angeles. Each Thursday, Katy blends her personal experiences with stories from history, offering advice, laughs & some major epiphanies. She chats about living in full color, through the thick & the thin (with a dirty martini in hand).
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    The real reason why we pair wine & cheese

    The real reason why we pair wine & cheese

    I hope you’re not hungry, because on this episode of Thick & Thin we’re talking all things wine and cheese. Where did wine come from? What makes the two a perfect pair? Plus, I share my favorite wines and best tips for building a charcuterie board. So, sit down, grab a glass of wine, and let’s chat! // Follow me on IG: instagram.com/katybellotte //
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    Sources:
    Early Neolithic wine of Georgia | PNAS
    (Book) Strong Wine Red as Blood by Robert Daley
    Fascinating Facts about Red Wine | Newsweek
    Facts You Never Knew about Red Wine | Amazing Spaces
    The Real Reason Wine and Cheese Go Together | IB Times
    Persian Wine Stories
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    • 43 min
    Art attacks & the new year

    Art attacks & the new year

    On this episode of Thick & Thin we are exploring the mysterious Stendhal Syndrome, AKA an “Art Attack” brought on from being exposed to objects, artworks, or phenomena of great beauty. Plus, I talk about what’s been going on in my life recently; a flooded apartment, a new foster pet, and my outlook on 2021. // Follow me on IG: instagram.com/katybellotte // Become a patron! https://www.patreon.com/katybellotte //

    SOURCES:
    Stendhal Syndrome | Medical News Today
    Having an Art Attack | Pyschology Today
    Overdosing on Beautiful Art | Mentalfloss
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    • 47 min
    Tough love & seasons of retreat (A Thick & Thin Classic)

    Tough love & seasons of retreat (A Thick & Thin Classic)

    Hey guys! I'll be taking a quick break from the podcast this week due to some reasons I explain. In this throwback episode of Thick & Thin I welcome 2020 by chatting through my resolutions and the ways I hope to grow this year (and years to come!). I chat about subjects like tough love, seasons of retreat, Lyme disease, moving apartments and more. // Follow me on IG: @katybellotte
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    • 49 min
    Goal diggers & the diamond rush

    Goal diggers & the diamond rush

    This episode of Thick & Thin is by far the most dazzling one yet- cause we’re talking diamonds! We’re going to explore the history of the diamond industry and find out why women everywhere love this gem. Does the phrase “a diamond is a girl’s best friend” ring true? Or is this just another result of the magic of marketing? Plus, we’ll have a chat about why you shouldn’t be scared of your goals and the possibility of your dreams. // Follow me on IG: instagram.com/katybellotte //
    SOURCES:
    The Surprisingly Recent History of the Engagement Ring | Racked
    The History of DeBeers | Britannica
    How Much to Spend on an Engagement Ring | The Knot
    Diamonds, Explained | Netflix Documentary
    Blood Diamond Definition | Britannica
    How to buy an Ethical Diamond | TIME
    Diamond Trade Still Fuels Human Suffering
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    • 1 hr
    The truth & myth of the white wedding

    The truth & myth of the white wedding

    In this episode of Thick & Thin, we're tracing back tradition and unpacking the history of the wedding industry. I explore the origins behind modern marriage practices and discover that the meaning of the white wedding dress goes much deeper than the long-spun western tale of purity and virginity.// Follow me on IG: instagram.com/katybellotte/
    SOURCES:
    A Natural History of the Wedding Dress | JSTOR
    Ancient Roman Bridal Fashion
    Chinese Wedding Attire Basics | THE KNOT
    Lives of the Queens of Scotland and English Princesses
    History of White Wedding Dresses | CNN
    And the Bride Wore | MONTANA WOMENS HISTORY
    The Meaning of Something Old | THE KNOT
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    • 50 min
    Bathtub gin, speakeasies & the american right to drink

    Bathtub gin, speakeasies & the american right to drink

    In this episode of Thick & Thin, we’re going back in time to the 1920’s prohibition in America to uncover secrets and intriguing parallels found between that era and modern times. I also discuss underground parties, gangsters, risky alcohol allegedly made in bathtubs, and just how far people will go to maintain a sense of normalcy. // Follow me on IG: instagram.com/katybellotte / 

    SOURCES:
    https://www.thecut.com/2020/11/nyc-underground-nightlife-covid-19.html
    https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/unintended-consequences/ 
    https://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-should-know-about-prohibition
    “Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition" by Daniel Okrent (a book)
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    • 49 min

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haya 💕 ,

Message to the person i admire

The concept thick and thin + your videos have become the most bitter sweet decorations/self care parts in my life/daily routine. everytime i hop into the shower its become a daily routine to listen to one of ur podcasts Ive binge listened to all of them and as a senior in highschool it opened my mind in into different aspects that i love in life such as art,design,poetry and most importantly love. each podcast has new topic and a new entry that manages to summon the positivity in me everyday or if i had a rough day your podcasts manages to make me feel better and motivated so thank you so much katy , your truly an inspiration to me.

Xx with love haya 💕

princyshams ,

Brightens my mood

This podcast is amazing, it brightens my mood and it make me feel happy, motivated and positive. 🥰💜💜

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