Friday, October 31, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A Change Is Gonna Come

Damian played this song for me the other day, it's one of my favorite Sam Cooke songs and i hadn't heard it in ages. I couldn't help but start thinking about the upcoming election and how badly I want, we need Obama to win. Damian also shared a little factoid about the song, apparently Sam Cooke wrote the song after hearing Dylan's " Blowing in the Wind ". He was so moved by the song and by the fact that a white man could write such a poignant song about racism in America that he wrote " A Change Is Gonna Come ". As i find myself obsessing about the election with CNN constantly on my computer monitor, I listen to this song and think about the true change this country needs and i think Obama can bring that change. I know it sounds naive but my soul has been stirred and i have in some ways reverted to that girl in high school who kids would call freedom fighter as they rolled their eyes.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Man on Wire





Philippe Petit is my hero. He should be yours as well.

Friday, July 04, 2008

4th of july



There's nothing like celebrating Independence day with Sonic Youth, The Feelies and an awesome picnic spread. I couldn't help but have one of those, "I love NYC in the summertime moments"

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

computer love

I just got home from watching Wall-E and i must say that my heart is full. Jessica told me i would love it and i do, i really do. Like, it's one of my favorite movies ever kind of love. I cried during the movie and got teary eyed just talking about it with Jessica when i got home. Tomorrow i will call everyone I love and demand that they go see this film. I will beg and plead, because it's just that good. It's a love story! A robot love story! Plus, there is an amazing message which will hopefully make people look beyond there computer screen and text messages. I love life! P.S. watch the trailer!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

tarts and gardening, what a perfect saturday...




I bought my first tart pan while i was in Beacon, NY. last week. I couldn't wait to whip something up and here it is. A blueberry, lemon curd tart with graham cracker crust and yummy cream on top. It's an amalgamation of two recipes and some Sarah Fe improvisation.








Many of last years flowers sprouted once again in our tiny garden. Our gardening session was cut short due to an impromptu thunder storm but i was able to get some lovely flower shots.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

through the looking glass ( london and new york )

There is nothing quite like summertime in New York City. So much to do and so much of it for free! When we heard there was a huge old time telescope installation which lets you say hi to Londoners, we had to see it for ourselves.



You can see the Londoners in Damian's face.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

to the one who made me...

!Feliz dias de las madres!
To the one who made me with my poochy nose and big brown eyeballs. This is a pic from 1980 showing my beautiful, young and oh so fresh momma. Isn't she lovely?!

P.S. Yep, thats a beer in my lil baby hands. You've gotta love those pre p.c. times.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

this is music...

Ten years ago a group of us rented a van and drove from Miami to Atlanta to see one of our favorite bands perform. That band was The verve. One of my all time favorite bands and Richard Ashcroft, easily the most beautiful man to walk the earth. Long story short, they break up and break my heart. Ten years later they get back together and Damian and i have tickets to see them both nights in NYC. We are front row center both nights. They were amazing and Mr. Ashcroft has not aged a bit.





Sunday, April 20, 2008

i want it all!

When I'm not wearing your standard New Yorker black, gray and white color pallet, I'm probably in red, navy and white. Stripes and solids, in every combination. I don't think of it as patriotic, maybe Parisian. I am after all the girl dressed in red, white and blue the first time I visited the Eiffel Tower! DORK!



Thats why I'm in love with Marc by Marc Jacobs spring collection. Beautiful, primary color pieces that look like they were plucked off of Anna Karina herself.






Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want to Believe



Please, run on over to the Guggenheim and marvel in Cai Guo-Qiang's , I Want to Believe exhibit. One of the best art shows i've seen all year and the best usage of an art space. Take my word for it, go now! One suggestion, don't try to figure out how he made these pieces come to fruition. It will only make your brain hurt!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

martha

Damian and i went to a taping of the Martha Stewart show today. Yes I'm a dork and yes, Damian is a saint for coming along with me. A couple years ago something changed in me and i became obsessed with Martha. I still get excited when i receive my issue of living in the mail every month. The filming was fun, the middle aged women loved us and we went home with an english rose to plant in our garden!






The weather was gorgeous, so we strolled on over to the west village and took some photos with a happy springtime skunk hanging out in the window display of the Marc Jacobs store.




Later we had a Magnolia cupcake, witnessed a near knife fight in the park and saw some guy on the train trying to speed solve a Rubik's Cube while timing himself. It was a wonderful day. The kind of day you could only have in NYC in the springtime.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

haunted by you



I bought this photo at a flea market a couple weeks ago. I think it's so sad when photos lose their homes. It means people have moved on and forgotten. I think this photo is gorgeous, just look at those eyes. Now she has a home.

Monday, April 07, 2008

naive melody

At first i played this song because i felt like i needed a lil bedroom dancing this morning, to get me into a productive, happy beautiful mood. Then i remembered that my friend Steven played this song for his fiance' after proposing to her. I sat down and read the lyrics and couldn't stop crying. Best love song ever

THIS MUST BE THE PLACE (NAIVE MELODY)

TALKING HEADS


Home is where I want to be
Pick me up and turn me round
I feel numb - born with a weak heart
I guess I must be having fun
The less we say about it the better
Make it up as we go along
Feet on the ground
Head in the sky
It's ok I know nothing's wrong . . nothing

Hi yo I got plenty of time
Hi yo you got light in your eyes
And you're standing here beside me
I love the passing of time
Never for money
Always for love
Cover up and say goodnight . . . say goodnight

Home - is where I want to be
But I guess I'm already there
I come home - she lifted up her wings
Guess that this must be the place
I can't tell one from another
Did I find you, or you find me?
There was a time Before we were born
If someone asks, this is where I'll be . . . where I'll be

Hi yo We drift in and out
Hi yo sing into my mouth
Out of all those kinds of people
You got a face with a view
I'm just an animal looking for a home
Share the same space for a minute or two
And you love me till my heart stops
Love me till I'm dead
Eyes that light up, eyes look through you
Cover up the blank spots
Hit me on the head Ah ooh

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

can you feel the vibes?







What can i say? It was a magical day.

in a big country, by malia james






This was truly a magical day. Driving through the English countryside with no real destination, looking for inspiration everywhere we turned. I have never seen grass so green or roads more narrow than in England( the later being quite scary ). We took our cameras and shot up a storm. These photos were taken by the lovely Malia James and i think they are gorgeous. I think they are super 60's occult, witchy looking. Thank you Malia for showing me that beautiful photos can be taken on a cloudy day during dusk. You are truly an inspiration.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Foggy London town!



Damian and i are off to London and Yikes!!!! I'm way scared of the British Pound. We've decided to be Bohemian this trip, not spend lots of money and keep record purchases to a minimum. I'm really excited, We are going to spend time with good friends, take tons of photos and even celebrate the wedding of two friends. Life is good...

Monday, March 17, 2008

rock of love craft night...

Last season we all became obsessed with Rock of Love. We decided to start Sunday Rock of Love parties at Michael's apartment . We always make yummy food and play silly games and it's a whole lot of fun. That's a good thing because this season of Rock of Love is a bummer. The girls are terrible and Brett looks bored the whole time. Damian decided to make this Sundays event a craft party! We will be in London for Easter so i brought the Easter crafting!



Craft Owl with a potty mouth by Damian...





Easter craft stuff!







Talking skull dude Damian made...



A surprise for Michael. Why do boys always revert to being 12 years old. It's pretty funny though!





I made little birds nest for the eggs, out of shredded wheat and melted chocolate. I think i did this in kindergarten and still think it's pretty cute. Plus, it's quite tasty.