Friday, July 29, 2011

happy friday!

Whee! I'm excited for this weekend. I'm going to a party for my dear friend Peter, who has successfully completed his six months of chemotherapy and is returning to his old self with gusto. Additionally, one of my best friends from high school, Will (see above photos), is coming to town. Will and I have been friends since we were fifteen, which isn't really that long, but I feel like I've known him forever. For the past few years Will's been going to school in New York City (he's a painter), so we haven't gotten to spend much time together. It was actually a year ago this week that I saw him last, when I was in NYC last summer.

So what do you have going on this weekend?

Here's some fun from around the web...

Disney princesses in historically-accurate costumes

rad striped backpacks

if you haven't yet, be sure to check out Jay-Z's website, Life+Times

Joanna's husband Alex wrote this fun piece about beards (what it feels like for a guy)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I'm alive!

a herd of elephants via The Steward

Here's what's been going on:

I finished my coursework for my BAJ, moved back in with my parents, said a sad goodbye to my beautiful dog, Delilah, who I've had since I was seven years old, spent as much time as possible in my friends' and neighbors' pools, completed a photo archiving project I've been wanting to do for years now and tried to catch up on my reading.

Also, my computer broke right after I returned from Japan, hence the month-long hiatus from blogging.

I'm back and excited to be!

Monday, July 25, 2011

woody & penelope

Loving this portrait of Woody Allen and Penelope Cruz by Annie Leibovitz

and this one, too.
Photo credit unknown.

Friday, July 8, 2011

happy friday!

photo of the young Prince Charles via The Steward

so want to go to this hotel in Sicily
such a lovely bangle. I'd wear it to a gallery opening.
a Polaroid of Andy Warhol sneezing
It's hot! I want this bench
a blog of an artist's journal
picking your battles
some strong words on nudity

Monday, July 4, 2011

july 4th

photo by Elizabeth Messina, courtesy of Kiss the Groom

A month around the world and now I'm back in the U.S.A. It's funny how being away makes you appreciate home so much more. There are little things you miss— for me, I missed cooking in my kitchen, driving and my iPhone. And of course, my family and friends. Travel is great because it reminds me of my equal appreciation for both the jet-set and the old Chevrolet-set.

I hope you have a most incredible and celebratory Independence Day!

I plan to listen to "Born in the U.S.A." by Bruce Springsteen and "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A." by John Mellencamp! P.S. I'm also a huge fan of Lea Michele's cover of "Firework."

Friday, July 1, 2011

happy friday!

I love these laughing eyes of a true New Yorker, Robert de Niro. via The Steward

tips for paying student loans (I have to start thinking about that now...)
 a glass for one who's ever the optimist
feeling free with these cliff-diving images

remember "Back to the Future" from Irina Werning? Here's a behind-the-secnes look at her work (watch the video; it's great), and part of her latest project with pro athletes
I want this easy-breezy little pink dress so badly!
a genius way to get closer to nature
sometimes you just have to laugh... it's just too easy. thank you, mr. vice president, for having such good intentions. but also for being so entertaining.