Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

2009 Lists: Stuff that Annoys Me

  1. The term "stinkin' cute"
  2. when people don't cut the temporary stitches holding the back vent of their coats/jackets closed

2009 Lists: Places Visited

  1. Portland, OR
  2. Washington, D.C.
  3. Pocantico Hills, NY
  4. Detroit, MI
  5. Kalamazoo, MI
  6. Chicago, IL
  7. Long Branch, NJ
  8. Portland, OR
  9. Nashville, TN
  10. Dublin, Ireland (forthcoming)
  11. Paris, France (forthcoming)

2009 Lists: Live Music Events

  1. Peter, Bjorn and John record release party at the W Hotel
  2. Ratatat at Terminal 5
  3. Flight of the Conchords at Radio City Music Hall
  4. Peter, Bjorn and John at the Hard Rock
  5. Doves at Terminal 5
  6. School of Seven Bells at Bowery Ballroom
  7. The Thermals at Bowery Ballrom
  8. The Decemberists at Radio City Music Hall
  9. Gang Gang Dance and TV on the Radio at Prospect Park Bandshell
  10. Fever Ray at Webster Hall
  11. Kings of Leon at the Izod Center
  12. Justin Townes Earl and Dan Auerbach at Webster Hall
  13. Camera Obscura at Music Hall of Williamsburg
  14. Ghostland Observatory at Terminal 5

Post Blizzard!

This photo was taken from my sleeping loft, looking out at our outdoor space. Might not be the easiest to see, but there is a good foot of snow! Yaaaaaay! More on the way today.

I woke up early this morning after having a nightmare about putrid, furry poisonous beetles living in the corners of my imaginary country home, bought some of the Rodarte for Target line, and I'm planning on spending the rest of my morning bundled up in bed, sipping Stumptown with vanilla Silk, knitting a hat for my special one, popping the cocoa rum balls my friend gave me on Friday, and reading Sedaris' When You Are Engulfed in Flames.

Monday, December 07, 2009

move with your lover

The evening of December 5 was a celebratory night for us. We went to see Ghostland Observatory at Terminal 5. What a fantastic time! Those two guys really make a crowd go crazy, and their set was so tight.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Live at the Apollo

My special one and I had an amazing evening on November 24 in order to kick off the Thanksgiving weekend. We went to see Dreamgirls at the Apollo Theatre -- my first time inside the Apollo! We started the evening with a quick drink at the famous Lenox Lounge, then headed over to catch the show. We has an incredible time! Wow, everyone in the show was so talented, and the music was terrific. It almost inspired me watch the movie version. Almost.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Strength Hat

I just finished this hat (thanks for the free pattern, Smariek!) for a friend of my boyfriend, who's fighting cancer and in real need of a bone marrow treatment.

We've also joined the Be the Match registry to hopefully save someone's life who is in similar need.

Registering is super easy, and it's a great thing to do.
You can sign up online, and within a few days you'll get a kit in the mail that you send back to the National Bone Marrow Donor Program for them to process to see if you're a match. To complete your kit, all you have to do is swab the inside of your cheek with the provided cotton swabs, seal the kit, and put it in the postage-free envelope. Then, you wait to hear if you're a match for one of thousands of people in need of a life-saving marrow transplant.

Wouldn't it be great to give someone a second chance at life for the holidays this year?

Here's a great video of Joshua and his brother going golfing the day before his bone marrow biopsy. His positivity and sense of humor are really inspiring. Watch!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

kimchi jigae

It's not your average American chicken noodle soup! Kimchi Jigae is a crave-worthy treat that I indulge in at my favorite Korean restaurant year-round. Now I'm gonna try making a big pot of it at home, thanks to this post!

via Daren

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


a woman
alone in a private room
with relics of the outside


via Big Daddy
via ffffound.

As a kid I used to have this dream that I was riding on the back of an elephant who was swimming through the ocean, with no land in sight. It was always early evening, with dark uncertainty ahead of us, and sharks circling.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Silver birch against a Swedish sky; the singer in the band made me want to cry

November 22, 2009
Music Hall of Williamsburg

I've missed Camera Obscura so many times, and I finally got to see them last night. Great show. And I had the best company, too. :)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

DIY project: Studded collar

What a perfect shirt collar! I've got to do this. Maybe a studded cuff version, too.

stranger in town

This fall look (via Stil in Berlin) is perfect. Love the mixture of textures -- suede, leather, felt and wool gabardine. Love the deep colors, and the long silhouette.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

best show of the year

Last night my special one and I saw Dan Auerbach play at Webster Hall, with Justin Townes Earle opening for him. What a great show! I'd even say -- perhaps the best show of my year!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

remember these?

I was obsessed with these boots last year, and I NEED them this year.
I have found them on eBay in my size and my favored color combo (the navy ones).
They will be mine. Oh yes. They will be mine.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

A Plus

Just saw Bryanboy's post on the post-modeling days Gemma Ward. She was one of my favorites, and she looks amazing today! But the comments about her being plus-sized model? Is a size 6 a plus size???
Gemma Ward during her modeling days.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Project: frayed flowers

Lately I've been going through my closet and pulling out piles of clothes to give away. I've also been altering skirts and dresses, hemming things shorter. This frayed flower tutorial from Maize in Montana would be a great project and way to use up all those extra pieces of material.

Knit Inspiration: Chunky

via Vogue Nippon

Dublin Trip

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

ugly boots 2009

I love Daphne Guinness as much as the next person, and I LOVE ugly boots and shoes, but these Nina Ricci shoes exceed my tolerance levels for crazy shoes.

my new favorite etsy shop

{top: Cardamom Marshmallows
bottom: assorted flavors shortbread cookies}

Happy Halloween!

photo by Ellenjo of her dog Ivan

Friday, October 16, 2009

fashionable fur

First there was the Where the Wild Things Are collabor with Opening Ceremony, and now United Bamboo's hilarious and cute 2010 calendar featuring their designs as worn by cats....