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.
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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.

09 May 2009

while jesus is saving, i'm spending

all my money at anthropologie. (i've had that st vincent song in my head all day). after a fun yet fruitless journey to the domino tag sale, i strolled over to my home away from home, anthro. for me this store is pretty close to a religious experience, as i can only explain the selection as a work of divine intervention. its spooky how they always have exactly what i didn't know i needed.

right? that dress has ponies on it for goodness sakes. its online but the dinner plates you have to see to believe in the store, only 7 buckeroos. 

07 May 2009

oh mother

mother's day totally creeped up on me this year. so my poor mamacita will be getting flowers, but if she had a better daughter or if i had a mother didn't love her pearls so very much, this necklace would have been purchased.

06 May 2009

dogwooded dreams

i just got home from a work event. one of my favorite parts of my job is picking out the flowers. we did huge 4 foot white dogwood arrangements. it transformed a typical midtown conference space to a springtime wonderland. made me want a bit of dogwood for myself actually. 
{ beautiful earrings here, beautiful photo here}


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