Friday, October 24, 2008

Have a good weekend!



I have always known open-face sandwiches existed, I just never tried the french version called a tartine. It was quite a fantastic taste experience. Mine had a pumpkin puree with squash and goat cheese on it.

Proposal in a coffee cup







This is so creative. I don't care that it is only in a Starbucks and not somewhere romantic like a sunset on the beach. She must have been so surprised, and by the looks of it, very happy.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

More cheap travel





When traveling to Europe try staying at a monastery. This article in the New York Times highlights the benefits, one of them being that it is affordable. These rooms and halls don't look too shabby at all.

Coldplay



I just want to brag for a minute and express to you how much fun I had at the Coldplay concert. If you are a self-proclaimed Coldplay fan and have never been to a concert, don't be that person anymore. They are amazing and Chris Martin is a crazy man on stage.
The energy definitely transferred to fans, who Chris Martin complimented for being so in form on a Tuesday night. During "Lovers in Japan" day glo paper butterflies fluttered down from the rafters.
At one point they come into the crowd and sang "The Scientist", before which they ran past my date waiting in line for his beer. And they ended the show with an encore, "Yellow".

Monday, October 20, 2008

Simple lodgings



This is not a place for those of us who like our space. However, if you are a young adult, struggling writer/journalist, and are traveling to NYC, The Jane is the place for you. It's rooms start at $99 a night and are styled after a ship's cabin—about 50 sq. ft. When it was first completed in 1908 it was called the American Seaman's Friend Society Sailors' Home and Institute, designed by William A. Boring, the architect renowned for Ellis Island’s immigrant station.
Although the rooms are small it comes fully equipped with a single bed, luggage rack, free wireless internet, telephone with voicemail, 23-inch LCD television, DVD player, and iPod dock.
It looks extremely cozy and, if you are staying with a significant other, a fun place to exercise your spooning.
The only drawback—communal bathrooms. Suck it up and remember it can't be as bad as some college bathrooms.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New music


Cute-as-a-button folk singer, Ingrid Michaelson, debuted her new album, "Be Ok", yesterday. Hold breathe for bad joke, Ingrid, after listening to your tracks, I think you will be more than ok.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Dum dum dum dum



Going to see how they do it in Chicago for a wedding! Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Favorite photographer





If I could do anything I wanted today, I would be in Paris attending Patrick Demarchelier’s Images and Fashion at LE PETIT PALAIS MUSEUM. Ralph Lauren is one of my favorite ad campaign’s to look at every year. It is nice to finally find out who is one of the people responsible for its mystique. His more artistic work is just striking.

Fall Ankle Boots

Like any true romantic, fall makes me reach for dark, floral patterns and feminine details. To balance out that vibe, I occasionally drif...