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Saturday, August 16, 2008

*** Moved ***

I have shifted all future posts over to my other blog, Brunch Anytime.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

This Strange Thing Called Prom

There is a great article in the NYT from earlier in the week about how students at "the International High School at Prospect Heights, a public school that serves newcomers to the United States, had no clue what a prom was" and it follows them as they learn the rituals to prom and try to throw one. It's a great, charming story, you can read here. Also apparently, Brangelina just bought the rights to it. (Photo courtesy of NY Times)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


A fun new site to play around with.. Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.


The new Coldplay album is pretty good and I went to see their live show at MSG last night and it was it fantastic. They did an amazing job of making a big room feel small. They had great light spheres, lasers, they played on a smaller stage almost mid room for a few songs and played 'Yellow' acoustic in the middle of the stadium amongst the third tier seats in the audience. Highly recommend their live show.
(photo courtesy of Bk Vegan)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sigur Ros

I had the amazing pleasure of going to see Sigur Ros perform at NY's MOMA this week. The new album is beautiful and the setting for this show was pretty perfect. The PopRally exhibit is really awesome--- crazy light displays and moss walls. The show was incredible (with free Icelandic brews) and was set with stunning spheres that lit and changed with the music. A full brass band at one part came down the stairs and played several songs with the band, need say more. You can stream the full album here. (photo courtesy of NY Magazine, more images at BK Vegan)

Brooklyn Waterfall

Last summer brought the floating pool to Brooklyn and now that it has been shipped to the Bronx, we are getting a waterfall this summer. I just heard that it was turned on (test run) and will be one of four along the river. Hear hear to public art installations.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Richie Tenenbaum

I think the subject line says it all... who doesn't love Richie Tenenbaum... "I always wanted to be a Tenenbaum."

These wooden figures at The Mountain Label are pretty awesome.

Friday, May 30, 2008


Now that the sun is out, I have been kicking back at one of my favorite french bistros for brunch and whenever I am there, my favorite thing to get is a Monaco. Really light and refreshing, super tasty! Made popular in France, here is the recipe, easy peasy:

splash of Grenadine
2/3 glass of beer (Stella)
1/3 glass of 7up/Sprite

ps. this is the only photo I could fine and it looks way more appealing then this one...

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Moo Cards

Someone gave me a small, matte business card a year or two ago and told me all about this company, Moo and I only remembered them again when another friend whipped them out this weekend. You can use your flickr photos to make mini business cards that come out really cool. You can make stickers and postcards too but I haven't seen those although I will clearly be ordering a boatload now.


I saw the Norwegian film, Reprise this weekend and LOVED it. Shot beautifully and told in way that at time somehow makes the characters, situations, feelings and moments feel familiar.

Great usage of a Le Tigre song as well!