Stumbled across these amazing images created by artist Corinne Vionnet. She layers hundreds of pictures found online to create these representations of some of the most famous landmarks in the world. Such a cool idea, it's so fun to imagine all the stories and people in those blurs.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
I picked up Between Here and April to read this month. The main character, Elizabeth, starts to look into the disappearance of her childhood friend April. She learns the tragic tale that her childhood friend and her sister were killed by their mother, who then committed suicide. As Elizabeth looks into the story further, she stirs up painful memories and hurt feelings. Elizabeth delves deeper into the life of April's mother, Adele, who had to deal with postpartum depression, something not well understood in the 1970s. The parallels between Adele and Elizabeth become more apparent. Elizabeth never finds out the true story of April's death. Heavy subject matter, but the ending felt a little unfinished to me.
Ok, I promise I'm still alive. I spent the better part of last week sick as a dog. Some super cold knocked me on my ass. Anyways, I knew I had to pull it together because it was my cousin's bachelorette party on Saturday. I knew she wanted something more classy than trashy, so I planned a simple day of wine-tasting and dinner.
First, we hit up drybar. I had never been, but it was pure girly fun. Blowouts, champagne, magazines...so great!
Then we picked up some bread, cheese and strawberries and headed over the Malibu Wines. It was PACKED, so instead of tasting, we just bought a bottle of wine and brought it to our table. I'm not a huge wine fan, but it was delicious! Unfortunately, clouds started rolling in. First it was drizzling. Then raining. Then pouring. Then hailing! In Malibu! We had to make a quick getaway, which was so sad. It would be amazing to go back when the weather is nice.
Then we headed to Ladyface Alehouse, a super cool restaurant and brewery. Since my cousin and I got there at a weird time (4:00), we weren't super hungry and therefore couldn't sample too much, but we'd love to go back for the beer tasting we saw as we were paying (doesn't that always happen?!)
It wasn't a typical bachelorette, but I had a blast! I hope my cousin did too :)
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
I finally bit the bullet and splurged on some jeans. And by splurged, I mean I spent more than $20 on a pair. I was tired of Forever 21 jeans, which worked for a while, but quickly stretched out and lost their shape. I enlisted one of my closest friends to help me and we headed off to the Gap. I brought a pile to the dressing room (along with the skinny cropped blank pants I had been eyeing - turned out they were long enough to be normal pants on me). In the end, I chose the Always Skinny in dark and medium wash. Investing in classic basics = always worth it.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
I heard about it months ago, and I finally got the teaser email for Anthro's new wedding line. Covering everything from dresses and shoes, to decor and invitations, it's bound to be chic and sophisticated, just like Anthropologie. Although I'm far from marriage (ahem, to the continual dismay of certain family members), I can't wait to check it out once it's my time!
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Ok, confession: I'm not entirely sure I could name any movie Camilla Belle has been in besides that Disney one where she surfs and her name was Sydney (anyone else remember? nope, just me? ok). But she routinely kills it in terms of style. Definitely a risk-taker (I mean how many girls would wear the gray dress up top?).