Wednesday, September 30, 2009

isn't it wild?

When I Grow Up

I went to see Fever Ray at Webster Hall with friends on Monday night. The costumes and music were so other worldly -- like characters from a Jim Henson production. It took me away for a little bit.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

etsy idol: Hoakon/Helga

After a particularly harrowing work week last spring, I decided to soothe myself with a little retail therapy. I bought myself an adorable repurposed navy leather Monarda bag from the etsy seller Hoakon/Helga. The bag arrived in no time, and happens to be totally ideal. It's so unique -- the perfect balance of slouchy-cool and prim and cutesy. It's a great size to carry, fitting all of your necessities and then some, but still compact enough to take you straight into happy hour and beyond. Now that fall is upon us, I'm tempted to treat myself again. Pictured above are some of my favorites currently in Andi's shop (be sure to visit this link to drool over her bow clutches).

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

like I said, I wouldn't mind being her....

rad voice. patti smith's long lost little sister?

the latest from Elbow Toe

i wouldn't mind being her

Alison Mosshart

Jane Goodall demonstrating how adult chimps greet and embrace.

photo: Sarah Troup

Jane Goodall demonstrating how adult chimps greet and embrace.

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That's me sitting in the lower left corner. I took just one class on Primatology in college, but was totally smitten with Jane Goodall from then on.
Chimpanzees serve as great ambassadors from the animal world. They show us that our differences are more of degree than of kind.
— Jane Goodall (just gave a lecture at my office)

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Gimme 2009: Fall shoes

The weather's just right to start wearing something more than flip flops on your feet! All would go perfectly with a pair of skinny, colorful corduroys, your favorite vintage tee and a light weight sweater.

Nine West Donuvan


Saturday, September 19, 2009

catching up...

A tough virus has kept me from updating the blog with some recent events, but here's one:

September 11, 2009: Kings of Leon

Great show! Like many Americans, I'd never really listened to these guys until my boyfriend introduced me to them (he's friends with them from back in the day) and this year's album blew up, but I do now and really like their stuff -- especially the older music. This picture makes it look like we were further from the stage than we were.... I lost hearing in my left ear for 2.5 days afterward. My special one was mistaken for the lead singer of the band about 10 times that we noticed. Fun night!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Oh yes, you will be mine

Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2010

FO: Chapelet #2 Sweater

I finished another knitted item recently, for an even more impressive FO: my big sister's second born baby, Miss MLC! She was born September 15 and let me tell you...she's an absolute doll. Can't wait to meet her, and I won't have to wait too long.

Clearly I snapped these photos before I sewed the buttons down, but you get the idea. I went with baby blue because the baby's sex was a surprise to us all, but I thought that this shade would look lovely on either Chapelet or Chapelette, considering first born's complexion. I sewed the buttons on using a buttercup yellow thread.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game, 2009

I bought some cheap Yankees tickets off a coworker for a random night at the new stadium, and it turned out to be the night Derek Jeter met the hitting record held by Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth! I'm not much of a baseball fan, but I love going to Yankees games and taking in the energy from the crowd of die-hard fans. What a great night to be at the game!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Long Branch, NJ

On Labor Day weekend, I was treated to a surprise getaway to the infamous mafia town of Long Branch, NJ. We stayed at the very hip new Bungalow Hotel, which will be featured in a new reality show later this year on Bravo about the design duo who created the space. We ate a memorable late night French dinner on the beach, with fireworks right over head. We laid out in the sun and drank cocktails.

We walked the beach night and early morning. We indulged in a huge sushi dinner. We got lots of good rest away from the city. And when the train pulled back in to Penn Station, we were so happy to be back in New York.

Sunday, September 13, 2009