A Few Things

June 29, 2012

We rang in Evan's birthday at the Sake Bar with an inside-out German chocolate cake I very quickly whipped together. Castro wished him a Happy Father's Day and for dinner.. fried chicken dinner. Evan's mom came to visit him this week for his birthday and we did a whole lot of touristy stuff and a lot of hanging out. I am most certain I left my Ray Ban's on Staten Island.

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A Terry Richardson spoof

Healthcare upheld!

W Magazine interviews Karlie Kloss

The Art of Packing from Louis Vuitton

Agyness Deyn and Giovanni Ribisi eloped? I respect you less, G..

"Why'd you lead cops on this [car] chase?" "Because I got swag."

Sometimes, you just listen to those stereotypes

Megan Fox's baby bump is the only time a Prego makes me want to puke

West Nile Virus found in Orange County, CA

The Spice Girls reunite (temporarily)

Kanye's KK view after sexytime

Magic Mike opens today

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The office is slowing down and all I have is anxiety with the possibility that things in my life could be changing at the drop of a hat. I hate that I found out about this possibility weeks ago and still have to wait weeks to find out. I'd much rather hear the news later because this waiting is miserable. It's not impatience--it's the anticipation that is killing me. When speaking to my dad about the possibility of said venture, he said that if it doesn't work out, then it doesn't work out and it wasn't meant to be. It's not a happy feeling, but it's a feeling I am willing to accept.

Who knows, I could still be here, doing this.

Noir et Blanc

June 28, 2012

Work Desk

June 27, 2012

I don't know what's wrong with the colors

Post-it's have become my best friend. I never thought I'd be the wasteful type, but after trying to recycle old print-outs and make scrap paper, there is nothing better than the 3x3 inch square with the conveniently sticky back. I spend 8+ hours at this desk so I have to make it homey. I have a sweater on my chair, in case I get cold, some Creme de Corps, hand sanitizer, notes from friends, a bottle of red nail polish, and snacks. I keep a variety of shoes and blazers under my desk and in the closet for days I need a quick outfit change. My job is pretty rad, but I do spend most days at a desk. Something about that, though, is very comforting.

As You Like It

June 26, 2012

This year marks Shakespeare in the Park's 50th anniversary. Evan, Evan's mother and I were very lucky to be able to see this year's performance of As You Like It (in amazing seats!) with a wonderful bluegrass score by Steve Martin. The Delacorte's outdoor theater was so beautiful in the 75-degree weather and one of those New York City must-do experiences that I was so happy to partake in.

Natural Woman

June 25, 2012

Part of my job is reaching out to celebrities for whatever this place needs. I was asked to find out if Aretha Franklin was available for an event we were hosting. I contacted the publicist I had on file and the publicist decided to forward my contact information to Ms. Franklin (without my knowledge), to where I received an email:



The next thing I know, I'm emailing with The Queen of Soul. Now, this job is fun and very cool, but it's not as glamourous as you think because I got in a lot of trouble from my boss' boss for emailing with Ms. Franklin. My direct boss wasn't in the office so I was handling it by myself, but no one understood why Ms. Franklin and I were emailing back and forth. I explained that I tried to pass off the emails or put an end to them, but She kept asking me questions and being chatty. At one point, I stopped and came to a realization: "I am emailing with Aretha Franklin."

Push came to shove and Aretha and This Place didn't work out, but you bet I have those email exchanges where we talk about vintage perfume saved on my desktop.

Emma Stone

June 21, 2012

Watch the behind-the-scenes video at Vogue.com

How To: Use One Paper Towel

June 19, 2012

Fjögur píanó

June 18, 2012

Sigur Ros - "Fjögur píanó"

I have this sick obsession with Shia LaBeouf. Maybe it's his rage or his cockiness (all obvious indicators of a seriously demented person) but I've loved him since Even Stevens. So, naturally, when he teams up with Sigur Ros (only the best) my obsession only thickens. It's awkward and beautiful and painful. It's the kind of drama (pain and beauty) that doesn't exist in real life. And if it does, it's not this beautiful because our lives aren't soundtracked by Sigur Ros. Well, mine is, yours isn't.

Lil' Kim





June 15, 2012


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Celine Dion covers Adele.

Father accidentally kills a man after finding him molesting his 5-year old daughter.

What does it mean to be cool?

Charlize Theron shaved her head.

Listen to Fiona Apple's new album in its entirety on NPR.org

Kristen Stewart covers Vanity Fair.. eek.

There are bunny jumping shows.

Michael Fassbender can sing.

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Everything is very, very good.

The Master

I am most excited about this Paul Thomas Anderson jam.

iPhone 4S

June 14, 2012

I buy into most of the technology that is coming our way, but it doesn't mean I like or that it doesn't scare me. This ad doesn't look appealing to me at all. It takes all of the in-between that is life. We need to slow down.

Let Them Eat

Happy Birthday, my love.

.. on Sunday.


Via Steaktooth

I just want to reiterate Rachel's point that these shoes, these Jeffrey Campbell (Lita's), are the worst thing.. ever. Honestly, I have these, but it was before the "Jeffrey Campbell" craze because the shoe said "Woodies". I was walking through Nordstrom years and years ago and ran across these. Notice: a modest heel. Notice: doesn't make you want to puke.

Just sayin'. I'm actually surprised people are still on waitlists for those shoes.

The New (Ab)normal

Via Making Health Easier

Fiona Apple

June 13, 2012

W Magazine

The Idler Wheel out June 19.

Saveurs Sauvages

Saveurs Sauvages on Amazon

Django Unchaned


June 11, 2012

Aaliyah - "We Need a Resolution"

I forgot how to look at the internet but I'm going to try to remember and bring this place back.

What a chump



June 06, 2012