Monday, August 29, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Something to do when you're trapped indoors because of IRENE!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Tonight, I went and saw Crazy Stupid Love - what I thought was going to just be another rom com. And in fact, I was wrong. Although I was laughing my a*s off at Steve Carell and drooling over Ryan Gosling, I thought it was a great movie with some great meaning behind it. Of course we all know some relationships work and some don't. But I think the movie showed the audience more. When there is love, you don't want to let go.
"When you find the one, you never give up"...a legit quote from the movie.
You might think, ohhh so cliche. But I really like it. It's simple. And I thought I would share with my people. It's really not complicated. Everyone deserves their crazy stupid love and they shouldn't settle for anything less. Move on and don't look back. Usually when you reach this point, that guy or girl gave up on you. It's life and it happens every day but at least it's one step closer to the real thing.
Oh wow, DEEP.
[Photos: snap a booty]
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The hardest part about maintaining your workout routine is getting your booty to the gym - it's half the battle. And as much as everyone likes to say the money is worth putting towards a gym, the cost of a gym membership can really get up there...especially for us, New Yorkers. $100/month? Equivalent to a pair of shoes, a hot dress, dinner with friends...or money spent toward home workout gear. Each piece of equipment below is under $100. At the most, you will spend $400 max and the life span for the equipment lasts for years. And, well, gym membership only lasts for a month.
1.) Cardio Training Equipment
Options: jump rope; stepping machine; step-block; aerobic exercise DVDs; cable TV exercise on-demand channel.
2) Strength Training Gear
Options: hand weights (free weights); low end bench; resistance bands.
3) Balance Equipment
Options: burst-resistant stability balls, non-burst-resistant stability balls, soft foam exercise pads; wobble boars; gel-based balance beams; balance dome; hand weights (free weights); low end bench; resistance bands.
4) Flexibility Training Gear
Options: slant board; stretching bands; foam rollers; mat and towel.
If you're missing those classes, try thee home workout DVDs below - you can burn up to 1,000 calories per hour!
Friday, August 19, 2011
Cindy Chao: The Art Jewel
Cindy Chao, only in her 30's, is the only living fine jewel artist who has been inducted into the Smithsonian Institute. Her collections are endearingly artistic, like small sculptures crafted from exquisite gemstones. Chao also creates smaller custom versions of some of her designs for private clients....BUT there is a 2-3 year waiting list....AND by invitation only. She's kind of a big deal.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
marbleizing dates to the 12th century, when it was practiced in Japan. it's called "suminagashi," which means "ink floating" in Japanese, the technique involved using absorbent papers to pick up ink from a water bath.
those ripples of color are actually created by liquid. it creates a a sophisticated and beautiful finish to anything - whether it be a pillow, a vase or apparel.
Monday, August 15, 2011
prep time: 5 min
cook time: 10 min
ready in: 15 min
2 tablespoons ground coffee beans
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 whole cloves
1/2 (3 inch) cinnamon stick
2 cups water 1/2 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons honey
Combine the ground coffee, red pepper, cloves, and cinnamon stick in a coffee filter set into a drip coffee brewer. Pour the water into the brewer's water reservoir. Set the coffee brewer on to brew. While the coffee brews, gently warm the coconut milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in the honey until the honey is dissolved. Pour the brewed coffee into the mixture; stir. Divide the liquid into two mugs to serve.
recipe via allrecipes.com
Sunday, August 14, 2011
the 3 astounding women behind the scenes - aimee kellner, caroline constas and stephanie otto - quoted in their full fashion frontal interview:
“Miha represents today’s modern, empowered woman, who can have a career, be a jet-setter, have a family — or any combination of the three. She is effortlessly chic. We adopted the name Miha from the Spanish term of endearment (“my daughter”) and launched our inaugural spring collection in 2011. Miha offers our girl a new wardrobe four times a year filled with both subtle and statement pieces that work 18 hours — from her walk to work in the morning to cocktails with friends in the evening and into the early hours."
[Photos: Miha Studio]
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Too cute for words, right? Charlotte from Rainbow Eleven Photography is brilliant at capturing those baby moments that brings happiness into people's lives. Now, I just need my friends to start havin some babies!
[Photos: Rainbow Eleven Photography]
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
What I'm lovin?
Long, flowy dresses.
Bulky bracelets to the elbow.
Big brimmed straw hats.
Dark, feminine military boots.
Bold statement necklaces.