Sunday, June 30, 2013


Long Island City, The PS1 Moma hoards of hipsters pour out of the G train to line up and the sun beats down on everyone but despite the heat, the mood is cheerful and everyone is in good spirits. 

PS1 hosts Warm Up Saturdays almost every week of summer and they're totally worth checking out, they aren't nearly as out of the way as "long island city" might sound. As of yesterday, the museum is now heavily guarded by the "Party Wall" an eco-happy giant grown-up amusement park in and of itself revealed yesterday by Young Architect  Caroline O'Donnell. The Party wall features pools and huge bungee wrapped punching bags of water that sporadically spray on the disco happening down bellow. 

The DJ set list as follows
Juan Atkins Lee Gamble HEATSICK NHK'Koyxen Bill Kouligas 
pretty steady electro beats

*me taken by Greg Keras
(sorry, beer is very expensive at these kinds of things...)
Yummy Mexican Corn

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Midsommar Solstice

Central park  5th avenue street entrance. Friends are sitting on a red blanket amongst piles of macaroons, fruits and glasses. 

"Do you always watch for the longest day of the year and then miss it? I always watch for the longest day of the year and then miss it.  Let's plan something"
-Daisy, The Great Gatsby
 The summer solstice is my favorite day of the year. The sun shines all day so long that I feel like anything could happen. We planned a picnic. With our favorite treats and masks and the lovely inahbitants (mostly a family of baby ducks) of central park, we saw the latest sunset of the year in the heart of our city. It was a romantic and beautiful night, the kind that feels like a dream  in it's memory in the days to come. 

quote of the evening: "you live your life like a juicy couture advertisment" possibly the best compliment i've ever recieved. though i don't know when the next time i'll be jumping off a mountain after blowing glitter in someones face. never mind. i do. 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Whiskey, Chocolate, & Friendship

ST(o)RY , 10th avenue Manhattan New York, an older french man at the head for the room is smiling charmingly and I am seated among others with my dearest friend.

French chocolater, Michael Richart of Richart Chocolates,  began his monologue with simple explanations about the psychology of coupling (applied in both food and relationships). He talks about how two alike things are friends, and that's really good. But, he says, the right two things that are incredibly and perfectly unalike are love. He puts it so beautifully; "one plus one can be two, but when one plus one is three, or four, now you have something" (read this with a french accent and a smile for best results.)

He then guided us through a series of chocolate and whiskey pairings to prove his point. Starting with a perfect pair, then a fighting pair, and then back to perfect. He asked us what we thought refusing all adjectives that were expected like "sweet" or "smooth" and insisted we give him more more emotional responses.

The first like friendship but that could just be because I had my partner in crime by my side.

The second whiskey tasted like every man I've ever loved. Tall, tattood, handsome, likes to sleep in tents and buys me Dior. (possible side of delusions of Grandeur).

The third like summer.

He enjoyed eating it just as much as we did. His face lit up with passion and excitment every bite and every sip. He went on about focusing on tasting and not eating. We sat up straighter to hang heavier on his every word. He ended the event with the words, "I was born in a chocolate tree, and I hope very much that I die in a chocolate tree"

(the french so beautifully talk with their hands)
(as does sara sassafras)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Breaking News:

2013, social media has saturated the entire world and is constantly looking toward new ways to keep it's people clicking. 

Instagram is the Manet /Monet approach to photography. It's instantanious and momentary and sloppy. in  the way something looks in an instant or a memory more than the way something looks in reality. Instagram opens up a pannel for expression, a public diary of your day to day. And now, following in the footsteps of VINE they're bringing that approach to video. While I appreciate VINE as an app, (I have a whopping 2 videos on mine at the moment) I look forward to the drama that can be applied through filtering film. Also the new cinema feature that takes away the shakiness seems really awesome and advanced for a phone feature. 

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Cleaning up

 The bathtub in my apartment in queens, 4am restless thursday morning, snoring dogs in the corner;

Art De vive. Live your life like art. Take your time, make it lovely. Make everyday things feel joyous. Take baths sing out loud read your poems to your friends in dim lit rooms 

After years if experimenting I have perfected my bath formula: 1/2 pop rocks bath bomb from lush 1/2 bath sea water bomb with real sea weed, moroccan hair mask, vanilla lavender candles,  and water that starts so hot you almost can't take it and cools down as you soak. Play "coexist" by the xx. 
The water is bright blue and the tub full of stringy green sea plant. I'm the kind of girl who doesn't get out of the bathtub if I'm having a bad enough day. The world may be in pieces but at least I smell wonderful.