21 October 2009

an education

i feel like i haven't been seeing so many movies these days so this weekend i trotted over to see an education. despite all my mad men inspired 60s lust, an education left me with a renewed love fever for that time.

i was left somewhat unsatisfied with the film, but the costumes, peter saarsgard and the carefully crafted window into the 1960s was enough for me to overlook some of the less desirable part of the plotlines.

28 September 2009

cute in spades

i was shopping downtown this weekend and i happened to go into the kate spade store. i usually have little interests but there was one too many cute things in the window and i had to cave.
you can't tell, but the yellow dress is printed with tiny owls. she totally gets me this season.

25 September 2009

happy weekend

i'm so happy its the weekend i could almost do what these ladies do.
this video will blow your mind!

17 September 2009

back in the usa

i'm back after a long trip and a nice, much need vacation. i'm revived with the spirit and glam of the dutch golden age. here are a few pics from my trip.

i'm going to a quick write up on my fave places when i get home and unpack my moleskin!

27 August 2009

hoe gaat het?

i've been busy planning a very last minute trip to the netherlands! my friend is living in amsterdam but we plan on traveling around a bit. hopefully stumbling upon the tullip'ed meadow and windmill pictured above. ill be there from sept 4-12. anyone have any suggestions? i'm super excited. [photo via]

21 August 2009

weekenditis revisited

my weekend dream came true: its friday. i wish i was naked riding through the plains on the back of a pickup truck, but alas i will go to the gym and do a lot of errands. happy weekend.
[photo by ryan mcginley]

14 August 2009

in the loop

i'm not sure how um in the loop you have been about the film, in the loop, but i just thought put it out that it was amazing. its a wild cursing, hilarious parody of the inner workings of both the american and british government. for those who have seen it would you not agree that and the absense of laughter is unforseeable. it would be a great movie to bring a boy to, or a sassy gf.

13 August 2009

whale of a dream

so last night i had the strangest dream, i was at an aquarium with my parents and my best friend and we were watching the whale trainer feed the whales. but they were like blue whales, huge massive dinosaur whales and they would have to jump in the air to catch these giant fish. as i was walking back from getting a popcorn i watched the whale leap into the sky and land right on the structure above the audience, crushing it into pieces! suddenly the aquarium was submerged in the ocean and the whale swam away and i had to find all my peeps. it was very stressful. however on the subway ride over to work this morning i ran into my coworker and she said she had a dream that there was a man selling Torahs door to door and was trying to break into her apt. also stressful. perhaps it was all the rain last night. to come to peace with them, here are some whale things i think i need to heal.

from here here and here

12 August 2009

he loves me he loves me not

i loved this postcard as i always say this rhyme in the presence of daisies. 

11 August 2009

oh good morning!

in times of extreme boredom, i visit passiveaggressivenotes.com. working in a big office, lovingly written mots similar to those on the site are pretty common. but never have i seen such aggression as i did this morning! on my apt door! in lipstick

07 August 2009

peace, love and mj

i've felt strange about not mentioning mj on my blog as i've been such a fan since my childhood, but in truth it was deliberate. as my coworkers, friends and exbf all think its extremely random, and more or less find me a jacko wacko in my own right. however, one of my favorite blogs, luxirare, leaves me no choice but to post. silent no longer, as her memorabilia fashions are without equal. 

pretty incredible right, see the rest here.

05 August 2009

head over hills

i saw this on the moment blog and they kinda made my day. finally these ladies are immoralized in an appropriate medium: pastel!

if anyone headed to vancouver,
Charles H. Scott Gallery
Karin Bubaš, With Friends Like These...
July 29 — September 13, 2009

04 August 2009

unexpected guest

there was a firefly perched on my air conditioner outside, and it made me miss summers on long island. i played firefly by owl city and danced about my apartment in celebration. 

03 August 2009

monday song

has anyone else been slammed at work besides me? its summer! and shouldnt there be any perks to a depressed economy? oh well, here is a song for any of ye reader vigilantes.

17 June 2009


last night when i was doing the dishes i noticed all of my juice cups either don't match or have little chips. this is a problem. i need some cute new ones in a hurry.

i like these. juicy juicy juicy.

16 June 2009

am i a total square?

or have you never heard of rubikcubism either?

totally blows my mind. [via wooster collective]

15 June 2009

soulbrother stephano

i have a list of growing evidence that stephano tonchi from tmag should in fact be my best friend. to prove my love i am doing something i said i wasn't going to do: post from the selby.

we both love cowboys.

appreciate a clean desk.

and share a love of glassware.

03 June 2009


my poor coworker lost his two front teeth in an unfortunate rough housing accident. i've been left swamped at work! he refuses to send me a photo in his absence, i found these to sate my curiosity.

i hope they sate you guys until the end of the week! aww, aww & aww.

21 May 2009

hot dog!

its the weekend. its finally warm out and i am so ready for a mini break. i'm off for the holiday to the city of brotherly love for some good old fashioned american fun with some good old fashioned american broads. hot dog!

20 May 2009

squash anyone?

so last night i went to the university club of ny to watch a gal pal's bf play in his squash final. and i thought i would share my findings. my findings are as follows: the club is awesome! i've walked by it on madison so many times, I now realize I was too mesmerized by the smell of the indoor pool to have noticed it there. i didn't make it downstairs to the pool as it is occupied by nude dudes (per the nyt). but i think i'd strip down to give it a try.

right? the club's pride and joy, rightfully so is their library. it has a fantastic collection of book and art, and ridiculous architecture. there are pictures from this century on the web, but it looks identical today as it did in james alexander's "A history of the University Club of New York, 1865-1915."

in other news, i'm really into squash now though. its my new thing so be forewarned, there will be related posts to follow.

18 May 2009

gossip girl gingham

mondays are rough for me in the morning. the transition from play to work clothes keeps me paralyzed in front of my closet. so either i have something crazy on or my hair looks crazy because i ran out trying to avoid said crazy outfit. these sentiments are further heightened due to my apt's proximity to private high schools.

these girls (as i've mentioned before) are so incredibly kempt and chic, it makes me want to start wearing sunglasses until i get to the subway. i noticed per girl herd there were approximately 2-3 in gingham which can only mean 1 thing: i need to get me some of that.
1 2 3 4

15 May 2009

happy weekend

for the sake of order i decided to list out my weekend plans into two catagories:
1. my actual weekend plans
-theory sample sale
-little ashes (mr pattinson as dali) at the paris, sigh, theatre
-beer garden in astoria battle of the bands (also note there are 2 new bgs in queens, here and here)
2. my fictional weekend plans
-renting a house in the hamptons, and by house i mean grey gardens
-boating with the bros pictured above
-bar hop downtown with my cool new friends, namely sebastian, from bravo's newest series NYC prep
-then probably just sleep off my hang over on my new zebra skin lined bed recently confiscated from my billionaire boyfriend Tamir Sapir

hope you all have fab weekends!

14 May 2009

moi, moi-même et je

my sister's bountiful flickr account is almost entirely comprised self-portraits. i always found it slightly unsettling. though upon reflection today i was reminded of a painter i had heard about when i was in paris in the fall. his name is arnaud prinstet. he has painted an autoportrait everyday for the last 10 years. 

i found his blog and a great article in ladd magazine. he says his work is a diary of who he is each day, a body of art cataloguing his perpetual state of transformation. he has great videos of himself painting around paris. he's even more adorable than these portraits suggest.  amazingly introspective as illustrated in both work and life, he studied engineering but then later on in life decided to study art in NY. maybe i should cut my sister some slack.  
(images here & here)

13 May 2009

i bike nyc

so friday is national bike to work day. all the details are here. i would totally do it to if the following conditions would permit: 1. i had a bicycle 2. a bicycle could fit in my apt 3. my building at work wouldn't stone me to death if as much thought about bring a bicycle up in this shh. alas, i hope one of you can ride in my absence. if i could do it though, i would: 1. wear this cute shirt 2. listen to this song, "nothing else i can say eh eh" by lady gaga 3. thats it really, cherry cherry boom boom.

11 May 2009

hot town, summer in the city

my good friend let me know the bryant park film festival schedule is up. so all you kids waiting for a sign that summer has officially arrived well, here it is. for your ease please find below june.

Mon 15 5:00pm
The Sting

Mon 22 5:00pm
Breaking Away

Mon 29 5:00pm
Gold Diggers of 1933

in the words of johnny hooker, "Hey, where's June?"
{lovely photo cred}

10 May 2009

of moms and motherhood

happy mothers day. my mom is in dc today and as i can not celebrate her wonder properly i decided to montage of a few of my mom's fave things:
our jack russell, buddy. we have 2 but let's be honest he's the real fave;

reading (read: harry potter);
iced green teas from starbucks; 

aww my four eyed smiley dad;
my parents' home on LI and our annual geese guests;
& my mom's ultimate girl crush MS.