Monday, January 31, 2011

Out in NY: Smile Restaurant w/ Ben, Cait's Party, + Coco66


ferdinand, jon, ben, + raf at coco66

Hung out with some great friends recently, ate at The Smile Restaurant, discovered an artsy book shop with limited edition prints called dashwood books, went to cait's party for tiffany 'krunk pony' pilgrim, and went to see my friend Raf spin at coco66 (which i missed, actually)

doug + merps night!

Not too long ago we had a little fun with wine and cheese with our friends doug and meredith (aka mr. grumpster + murderdeath)... a pinot noir from Uva and some cheeses from the Bedford Cheese Shop. delicious night.

(this night ended in playing drinking games while watching the special collector's edition of showgirls, starring nomi malone, queen of the kick and stare.)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Food Love: the green smoothie

after reading one of my go-to blogs just now, i saw a recipe for a green smoothie that intrigued me, so i made my own version. take a look at both recipes, and maybe you'll get inspired to make a smoothie of your own! Naturally Nina's green smoothie... and my version below.

(2 servings)
1 banana
1 cup mango juice
couple splashes of coconut water
1/2 cup plain yogurt
handful of spinach (about 14 leaves)
1 cup frozen peaches

this seemed like the perfect after-yoga snack and maybe a good way to start the week ahead. bon appetit!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Out in Fairfield, CT: Holidays 2010

Jews on Christmas.

I realize I'm a little late at this, but this was a ludicrous Christmas (a luda-christmas) display in Fairfield, CT this past holiday season. I guess i shouldn't call it that since the point was to make people donate to a children's hospital. but WHOA. That's Jon with his very premium artist friend Matt Shlian, whose magical paper sculptures I discovered weeks after hanging out with him. very awesome paper art.


Saturday, January 15, 2011

wine find

@ Accademmia di Vino (Upper West Side)
Wine: Borgo Magredo Pinot Noir (2009)
I highly recommend this wine if you like light, fruity reds that are under $15.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Fun with Names

Last night Jon and I went to a couple shows in Park Slope, and while we were waiting for one show to start, we naturally started thinking up crazy baby names. who knows, they could happen. here is our list. I had to write these down because they were too good to forget (although i would have definitely forgotten them).

We were at Union Hall, which is an eclectic, spacious bar with a library in the front, two cozy fireplaces, and bacci inside in the back (and a music venue downstairs but i'll get to that later.) We went there to see A Great Big Pile of Leaves, a really fun band who did not disappoint. And now for some explanations of the pure magic we came up with...

First on the list is "Lib'ary" with the apostrophe cuz, ya know, it's more original.

Chardonnay to make sure she's pregnant by 16. We had to throw in our old standby, Shabrika, so it flows nicely as Chardonnay Shabrika Briks.

Then, we started thinking up Asian names like Keiko and Haruki. This ended up being harded than we anticipated and we pretty much only came up with these two.

Led... with Zeppelin III being the middle name. We decided that Zeppelin was almost the coolest name, except that it means huge blimp.

Lightening, where Thunder could be the brother and potentially Storm could come into play at some point.

The one that made us laugh most was Janitor. (Pronounced Yanitor) The thought of pronouncing it in a Swedish way made it the best contender yet.

Mixxy Briks would be pretty good, even though it's so 2011. If you haven't already seen the youtube music vid i'm sorry, i can't find it, but it was two 'rappers' in their room pouring alcohol on their own floor saying "this shit is mixxy" over and over.

And finally, in the basement behind the bar there was a huge diorama of a couple taxidermy ducks, some fake leaves like a jungle, and a fluffy stuffed chicken, which i need to have in my life. That wasn't meant to be a name, i just want a taxidermy chicken for realsies.

kind of like this
not like this.
or this.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Terrible, Terrible, Terrible Fashion (2)

I couldn't believe it myself. Is this really necessary? As a person who doesn't even wear real fur unless it's vintage and therefore long dead, I just don't understand how someone could think "Oooo this is so PRETTY, I'll wear it's fur, and it's face."