|He certainly looks creepy enough..|
Hey everyone! So much has happened since the Red Cross Fire + Ice Gala! From March 29th-31st I was in New Orleans (!!!!) with the Tate Family! The city was so beautiful and the food was OFF DA HOOK. Seriously so good. Crawfish = my new favorite food. The beignets…the coffee…I can’t even begin to describe how GOOD. We were only staying in their time share for a weekend, but we managed to do SO much. We went to a Burlesque show, took a buggy ride and toured around with quite the interesting chauffeur….and like I said, the restaurants are what really blew me away. Any weekend away with Mr. and Mrs. Tate, Mike and Nicola, and Dylan is always a good time.
|Some sort of Crawfish appetizer at Commander’s Palace!|
|Saturday Morning before getting on the trolley!|
|Mike and Nicola (newlyweds!!) on the trolley. There was an ongoing debate of whether or not Mike resembles Don Draper..more on that soon.|
|Nicola deserves a lot of credit for catching this incredible moment. Brotherly love<3|
|Kissing in the French Quarter!|
|This dessert…banana’s foster something…just heaven. Ate every bite. Sort of shared..|
This past Saturday, a group of students in the Red Cross Club at NYU went to clean up Central Park, which by the way is so weirdly clean…so we didn’t have much trash to pick up, but I did get to use one of those awesome trash picking thingys. So that was a new experience. Later that night was the WYSE (Women and Youth Supporting Each Other) Date Auction!! Somehow at the last minute I was chosen to handle the music, and I basically only played Marvin Gaye & Michael Jackson. Oh and My Goodies by Ciara. Trying to make some money for a very deserving organization!! We raised over $600, so I’d say it was relatively successful.
|New friends in Central Park!|
We’re gonna just jump right in, since we have lots to make up for.
This just made me laugh. Ha-ha-ha, laugh and move on. This man is an alien. Bye.
3. Can we quickly re-cap who the best villains in cinema history are? Or at least the past like 5 years when I actually realized I liked movies? Here are my top three…
Javier Bardem in No Country For Old Men
That haircut…those eyes…that weird silent gun…he could not be scarier…probably the number one person in the world that I wouldn’t want chasing me. I would probably stop running. I’d rather die than run away from this villain.
Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned that Inglourious Basterds is my favorite movie…but Christoph Waltz had a lot to do with it. His acting the meticulous, always one step ahead, paranoid and demented Nazi was pretty impeccable. So good in fact that I think we all were pumped when Brad pulled out the knife at the end to give him a little reminder of himself. Props Christoph. Cool name.
Heath Ledger in Dark Knight Rises
I think Mr. Ledger got so into his character, it really started to effect him in his personal life. And we all know how his story ended. He gets a standing ovation from me for this role. Brilliant.
Now that I’ve re-terrifed you, and if I haven’t, please go watch one of these (they are all AMAZINGGGGG films) I will attempt to stick with a more flowing theme.
4. NOT! LOL. I want these bed covers. Aren’t they just so darling? And sorry I don’t know where they are from…just found them on my girl’s blog. Jess. I don’t know why I called you “my girl”, so sorry. Here’s her blog.
10. So I know the Girls finale happened a long time ago…but I really like this interview and reflection on it. SO READ THIS!
Hi everyone! Thought I’d quickly share with you all of the pictures from last night’s Gala!!
Hey y’all! Sorry…experimenting with greetings. And sorry if you think the above photo is depressing..I just think it’s an interesting thought.
I have a super full list of awesome videos and stuff and things that brought me joy to share with you! If you haven’t yet noticed, this blog walks a very thin line between literally pointless blabbering and some thoughtful essays and reviews I’ve posted…but hey! I think everyone needs a little bit of both in their life. And my eclectic random behavior very correctly describes me as a person. These are basically my diary entries. So keep reading. I don’t even know what’s going to come out of my mouth next.
FIRST UP! Angela Miller from…get this…BEVERLEY MASS is now in the Top 8 of American Idol!! Beverley is such a small town (that my boyfriend, Dylan, currently lives in attending Endicott College) and she is actually amazing..and I don’t just say that. She actually has a shot at winning this thing. One of my favorite performances of hers was when she sang “Yesterday” by The Beatles. I think it’s my favorite Beatles song actually….and if you watched that night you know that I’m making fun of Keith Urban for running with that joke for way too long. But YouTube sucks right now and doesn’t have a video of her singing Yesterday 🙁
But here is her audition piece:
I also love this Solo Round piece she did! (I think the judges did too)
GET YOSELF ORGANIZED. That is all.
I want this. I want this. I want this.
It seems that there’s a new fad out there. I have partaken in it myself. It is actually extremely exciting and uplifting when you receive a “care package”. It brings me back to those long summer days at overnight camp.
I’ve decided to feature a few of my favorite “of the month” packages on here, and maybe you’ll fall in love too!
1. Fancy Box
This is the package that I currently subscribe to, and I really do adore it. Each month, Fancy sends you about 5-8 items that are super popular, whether it’s the newest techy-obsession or a beautiful and interesting (sometimes hilarious) book that is perfect for a coffee table. It is currently $39/box each month. Browse through some other amazing Fancy items on their website; you’ll never get bored!
2. Bark Box
This is the sweetest idea out there if you have a dog, or are just a dog lover. If you sign up for this Bark Box, for as low as $18/month, you receive a little care package for your pooch! WAIT IT GETS BETTER! With each box that is delivered for the apple of your eye, another box goes to a dog in need!! Can you believe this?? I just want to cry that I found this after Luke passed 🙁 I miss him so much. I’m definitely telling my grandma to buy this for her doggies..
This is a really great idea if you love beauty products, skincare or makeup. Each month, a “TestTube” is filled with all of the newest products that are about to be released to the public, and you get to try them first! The package is $29.95, and is delivered six times a year. I have a friend who receives this package, and she only has glowing reviews!
I know a lot of people cringe when they hear the “P” word, but cringe no more! It’s time to do something nice for yourself, or maybe for a friend! These are absolutely stunning French luxury undies that come to you each month and make the postman blush! The price varies depending on how many months you want to subscribe- basically the longer, the cheaper! (They have ’em for the men too don’t worry!)
Not Another Bill is perfect for those of you who are SICK of only seeing junk mail and bills in your mailbox. It’s time to spice things up and order Not Another Bill! The prices also very depending on each month subscribed. I think the little blurb on their website says it all:
I love Beyonce. Because:
1) She is insanely talented and her voice creates sparkles in my eyes (???)
2) She is just SO effin cool
3) She is so raw. And real. All of the good R words
I also have recently learned that I love when lions and humans get reunited. Because…obviously..
Ok so the song could have something to do with it..but I still think it’s ultimately the heart-warming story.
So enjoy these two videos on this tear-filled Thursday night. (BTW- these are happy tears DUH)