Saturday Zen

28.2.15

I'm in the most comfy hotel bed right now and I don't want to get out, ever.  Sigh.




Thoughts for a Thursday

26.2.15














3 myths about posting too much content on Facebook from the good people at Social Fresh.


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 1979 season opening Skyhook.  Skyyyyyyhooooook!!!

Netflix and Judd Apatow are making a new Pee Wee Herman movie.  Yaaaaaaay!


Speaking of Buzzfeed, they are really stepping up their video game.  After watching this Awkward Things People Say to Soldiers video, which is just over 7 minutes long, I felt like I'd watched a full length movie.  No kidding, they're doing some cool stuff over there.

My friend CĂ©line wrote the most beautiful and heartfelt eulogy for her Godfather, Clark Terry.  Read it here.


Latest Obsession: Dusting off the Vinyl

25.2.15

I'm not proud of myself when I stream music.  Being married to a musician I understand the financial downside the artists face all too well.  That said, it doesn't stop me.  The convenience and the selection are too good to just say no.  Especially when I'm working on my laptop.  I've been really busy these days and Rdio and Songza have been my constant companions.

Can I just take a moment and acknowledge how clever the curators at Songza are?  I'd like to high five whoever came up with the "Tea and Drake" playlist.

Anyway, I'm not fighting the tide on streaming, is what I'm trying to say.  But I'm also trying to bring a little balance to my listening universe by dusting off our vinyl and bringing it into the dining room.  Jim's had a turntable in his studio for years and we've listened on that sound system on occasion over the years, but it just wasn't the same as having your records out in the open, a part of the culture of your home.  I really want Lenny to understand and appreciate the act of picking out a record, putting it on and listening to it.  I want to have dinner parties where we listen to records.  I want to see them to remind myself that they exist and that it's important to take the time to sit and really listen to music.  I want to restore a little of my karma from all of this streaming I've been doing.

I'm really happy with the way this little corner in our dining room has turned out.  It feels right.


And yeah, I know it's just a portable little Crosley so all y'all gear heads can go ahead and calm down now.  It sounds just grand.


I've picked up one of these cute storage crates from Urban Outfitters to avoid the temptation to grab some milk crates at the grocery store and call it a day.  Although it may come to that some day.  I think they'd look pretty sweet spray painted gold.

You can check out my vinyl board on Pinterest for more inspiration!


If I gave out the awards...

23.2.15

It's time to Monday evening quarterback the Oscars red carpet fashions!

Most Wearable goes to Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent  for sure.  Doesn't this look super comfy?  I'd wear this with a slightly higher neckline in a heartbeat.  It veers pretty close to sexy housedress territory and I think that may be why I love it so much.  Nothing is better than a sexy housedress.  I'd want to rock this with feather mules.  I'm only half kidding.



Most Elegant to the always on point Cate Blanchett in a Maison Margiela Couture dress and Tiffany Blue Book Collection jewelry.  She just gets it.  The cut, the fit, the pop of colour? POW!


Dress that should have been worn by Jane Fonda goes to Scarlett Johansson in Atelier Versace   For real.  Wouldn't this have looked so much better on Jane Fonda?  To be fair, there's not much that wouldn't look better on Fonda, but this looks like it was MADE for her.


The ohmygodiamsoboredwithyoursartorialchoices Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Jennifer Aniston in Atelier Versace.  So beige all the time, Jen.  Why so beige?  She looks as if she's been perpetually put through the Rise filter on Instagram.  


Best way to tart it up and still look kind of classy goes to Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad Couture.  I love the colour and her fierce lip.  She's killing it.


The dress I want, give it to me now goes to Oprah for her Vera Wang.  I am normally not a fan of the blush trend, but this just works so well on her.  I love how it appears flowy and structured at the same time and let's just be blunt, my boobs would look fantastic in this dress.


Love you Oprah.  You deserve this.



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