Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
(photo via jewels of new york)
This uber-creative blog header
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
"I want someone who will be monogamous and nice to his mother. And I want someone who likes musicals, but knows to just shut his mouth when I’m watching 'Lost.' And I want someone who thinks being really into cars is lame, and strip clubs are gross. I want someone who will actually empty the dishwasher instead of just taking out forks as needed - like I do. I want someone with clean hands and feet and beefy forearms, like a damned Disney prince. And I want him to genuinely like me. Even when I’m old. And that’s what I want."
- Liz Lemon, 30 Rock
Monday, May 24, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Do you ever have teeny, tiny wishes that are actually pretty attainable but still are wonderful to dream about? I have them all the time, and then I try to make them happen! Fulfilling our spontaneous urges are what makes us feel the most alive. And jotting down those wishes are just the first step. So this weekend, I'm wishing to:
... read this book
... find a girl-version of this guy's yellow jacket!
... cook recipes from here
... meet this amazing, inspiring man
... sing this beautifully haunting song
... shop for jewelry here
And as always, keep it...
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Like paying extra attention to this random cabbage that was sitting by our garage door. (Got some weird looks from my family though!) No, but in all seriousness, I'm really starting to care more about the things I ingest. Maybe I should read this book next?
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Growing stronger with every hardship, even if it's really hard.
Finding & embracing your individual style, not your mom's or your friend's. Yours.
Loving where you live, and if not, finding a place to love and call home.
Being open to failures, regrets, risks. And being open-minded.
Funny how inspiration can translate into some great advice. These last two I'm especially taking into heart. More to come, I'm sure. :)
(photos via various sources)
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Clogs are in for 2010, or so says a plethera of fashion magazines. Personally, I've never been a fan and am not one to follow trends too much, but these Swedish Hasbeens T-Strap clogs are suddenly looking adorable. They'd look great with cropped pants to show off those delicate ankles. I think I'm smitten.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
(photo via wit + delight)
It's true for everyone -- when your friends smoothly settle into their lives, into solid careers and robust relationships, it's scary to compare when you're still just getting there. Still paddling between the lanes of intrepid exploration and plain trying-to-figure-shit-out. Suddenly, you start thinking like your parents and asking yourself all these questions; for me, variations of the career/relationship/post-grad kind. It's enough to make a girl want to run to the nearest dive bar and order a tonic closest to Absolut De-Stress!
Yea, I freaked. I began to wonder if I got the short end of the stick, having so many opportunities in life, in NYC, that I don't even know how to settle. Doubting my ability to combine all of my passions into an entrepreneurial career; doubting the possibility of finding the right guy with the perfect combination of imperfections; doubting everything the future could hold. All of this, and the alarming realization that I'd graduate in exactly a year!!!
The freak-out continued, but my friends thankfully brought me back to earth. It's still daunting to think about really "growing up" after college, but right now is truly just the beginning of the beginning. Who was I to be so cynical at the ripe ol' age of twenty-one? So I heeded their advice, ate some more fondue and brownies, and drank some water. But I put down the Absolut Stress for good.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Tina, Anuja and I all got the stuffed quail with sticky rice, shiitake, and sour mustard greens. Yum!
Danny's chili soft shell crab with green plum, asparagus, and lemon confit... it was tasty.
Danny and I
Tina and Harrison, I love you guys! Happy birthday T!