My favorite big ass Swatch died and while I could easily go and get a new battery, I clearly let me mind wander to purchasing a new time piece. When I was in Chicago my friend Stacy introduced me to La Mer watches and think they’re amazing! I have tiny wrists so I have issues finding watches that fit (they took all the links they could from my Swatch and it was still big). These wrap watches are a great solution because I imagine if it ends up being a bit big it could hang like a bracelet and still look great. What’s the next holiday with gifts?
Storage space is probably one of the most common complaint from New York City dwellers. Most apartments take a whole lot of creativity to be able to keep all the things normal people have. I realized yesterday that if I turned my kitchen into another closet my apartment would be perfect (I might as well put it to some kind of use)! While I don’t think I should be storing sweaters in the oven (a la Carrie Bradshaw) it might be a good place to put some shelves or extra cupboards so I have an place to hide things neatly away.
It doesn’t even feel even remotely like spring but I am already thinking about summer. I have a few bikinis that I love and even purchased this gorgeous J.Crew suit back in November, but I am always on the look out for cute one pieces because I always manage to sunburn my stomach and I think it’s just a fun change of pace. This Marc by Marc Jacobs ruffle suit is definitely on the top of my list. I love the ruffle detail and that it goes from the front all the way around to the back. Maybe if I buy it now summer will come sooner…!?
I can’t seem to get enough spin in my life. I just recently started taking classes at my gym and it’s one of the most fun and challenging workouts I’ve found. I take either 1 hour or 45 minute classes a few times a week and absolutely love it. Most of the instructors have a whole slew of routines so nothing gets boring and classes range from challenging to super intense depending on both the speed of the ride and the resistance. There’s a pretty even number of people spinning in sneakers and in shoes but I decided to bite the bullet and bought myself a new pair of Shimano cycling shoes yesterday. They help a lot and they are only slight dorky looking! Can’t wait to try them out!
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I’m leaving Chicago this evening after a lovely few days with my best friend. There really is nothing better than seeing someone you love after a long time apart. Plus being in a city as fun and friendly as Chicago never hurts! I should be back in the city in time for Friday night festivities and because I’m on a semi-touristy kick I thought it might be fun to do some New York things that I haven’t done in awhile. Have a great weekend and create a new New York memory.
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With kind of rainy day today I think the agenda is for more food (obviously some chicago dogs and maybe a combination of italian beef sandwiches and deep dish pizza). Then I think we will end up doing some more shopping and maybe a rainy day photo shoot at the beach or the park or downtown. Rain can’t ruin a few days with a great friend.
ms. stacy and me at the bean
Visiting one of the greatest ladies in the world for a few days in Chicago. Excited for good food, shopping, some gallery hopping and basically a giant love fest! Be back Friday night!
I’m not sure if these were the most practical purchase, but I totally fell in love with these Levi’s Suspender Chinos during a small shopping excursion this past weekend. I love the faded blue and while I worry I’ll look like a character from Newsies, I just couldn’t resist buying them. I’m excited to pair them with some simple sneakers or sandals and little heathered t-shirt or tank.
Here’s a theory that’s been stewing in my brain. It’s been a work in progress over the last few weeks but in the wake of the constant stream of updates about Japan, I feel like it’s starting to come together…Bear with me!
I think the overall IQ of Twitter is exponentially higher than Facebook. Beyond the multiple spelling errors and abhorrent use of text slang and other useless shortened words, Facebook (which I don’t use and have explained why here) seems to be a bunch of people talking to no one and about nothing (by nothing I mean they’re talking almost exclusively about themselves and rarely about anything significant). Not to mention I have read very personal, maybe too personal, status updates that are almost inappropriate for public consumption and have never encountered a similar tweet.
In the case of Twitter, it seems people are speaking directly to either specific people or specific communities, beyond just their friends. I think part of this is because it’s so easy to choose who you follow/who follows you and also because twitter has become the more sophisticated social media platform for businesses and networking; It’s cleaner and not cluttered with the additional collateral Facebook has (photos, wall posts, etc.). People seem to be representing themselves almost as brands and therefore they seem to take much more care in their messages.
I wanted to test my theory last week so I checked Facebook and learned from one of my “friends” that Nate Dogg had died, as well as who was drunk on Tuesday night, and someone’s horoscope. When I checked twitter, I read several tweets (note: I did not include media outlet twitter feeds) breaking the news about the journalists missing in Libya and about the announcement of the IAEA heading to Japan.
I’m biased, I know. But test it for yourself. For me, Facebook has time and time again shown itself to be not only fairly useless but user unfriendly!
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I attended Japanese magnet school for all 4 years of high school and took Japanese for years before that. My family and I hosted many students from our Japanese sister school and when I was 16 I was lucky enough to travel to Japan. It is absolutely one of my favorite places I have ever been. It’s a beautiful country with a mix of rolling mountains and booming metropolises, but the most striking part of Japan is it’s people. Friendly, strong, and unabashedly passionate about their country.
I’ve been incredibly sad all week and can only imagine what it must be like to be there. I’m struck by just how far Japan is from recovering from these disasters and being in the clear. If we learn anything from this I hope it’s to be grateful for all that we have every single day because in a flash it could all be gone. Donate here this weekend.