Friday, July 29, 2011

around the web


This preformence by Florence is quite breathtaking. The lights in the backround give it a depth and add an ethereal beauty. And as usual, her voice is haunting and divine.


  • FREE music from NYLON. Yep, that's 20 free sweet songs. My three favorites (among the many)are Lose It- Austra, The Valley- Eisely, Cosmic Love (acoustic & live) - Florence + The Machine. Hurry though, they expire July 31, 2011.

  •  This next link is something I find quite amusing. Capitol Hill released its annual 50 Most Beautiful People on Capitol Hill. Yes, lets cheapen Washington even more. Anyways, for your own amusement

  • Dosen't ice cream coated in chocolate sound delicious right now? Well, Magnum ice cream has been released in the U.S and along with all of their advertising, I recently came across this awsome web game called Magnum Pleasure Hunt:Across the Internet. Just try it. I insist.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

just some words

"It's impossible" said pride, "It's risky" said experience, "It's pointless" said reason,
"Give it a try" whispered the heart
-unknown author

{this gorgeous exposure shot was taken by Gabriela Camerotti}

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

Hey everyone!
ahhhh. I just finished making fresh squeezed orange juice! It's quite a delicious treat to have in the morning. Last spring, when my family and I went out to Seattle to visit family, they had an electric juicer that they used every morning for orange juice. We were reeaaallly spoiled.
Anyways, when returned home, my mother decided to also get an electric juicer which  has since been getting frequent use, like this morning!!!

MMMMM. And I like it with some pulp too, do you?

Monday, July 25, 2011

the bliss of summer

My, its been a while since my last post! I hope you all enjoyed the ballerina posts (if you haven't checked them out yet scroll down now and make sure to watch the Janie Taylor ballet video). I know my posts have been rather spaced out and sparatic lately, but this week I'm hoping for a post every day until Saturday when I leave for... well, thats going to be my Friday post.

So, here is what today brings; summer bliss. These wonderfully nostolgic and romantic oil paintings by Janet Hill warm my heart and leave me in a pleasant mood. She is selling them on her etsy and I have been thinking of picking one or two up myself as they aren't outragestly priced and are quite delightful.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Beauty of Ballet finale

Here is part two of The Beauty of Ballet

    All images by Vihao Pham

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Beauty of Ballet

So for those of you who remember last summer, when I had my Ballerinas in NYC posts (for those that missed, go to my archives sidebar and look under August, you'll find all 6 posts there), I am having a similar one right now! There are only going to be two posts this time, but they still capture the beauty of ballet. The photographer is Vihao Pham.

But first... I am opening the two posts with a gorgeous video of Janie Taylor a prima ballerina for New York City Ballet flitting about in Chole's dance inspired spring/summer 2011 collection. The video is quite mesmerizing and (I couldn't help but notice) Janie's hair floats about and is honestly also marvelous to watch.

P.S, if the video takes a long time to load or its a little sparactic, click here to watch it (or if you just want a bigger screen & smoother streaming)

So now for the photos

My favorite photo is the last one

Monday, July 11, 2011

Kings of Convenience

Kings of Convenience is one of my favorite groups that produces absolutly delightful chill, and invigorating music. The instrumentals are gorgeous on their own and the smooth vocals layered on top add to the magic. This is perfect lazy summer morning music.

Here are three of my favorite songs by them;
(one i couldn't get on this playlist is called Freedom and It's Owner off their latest album, Declaration of Dependence)

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And lastly, here is my favorite song sung in french off their EP album Playing Live in a Room called Parr a Pluie. Its sends you to a calm place along, where you can zone out and follow the lull of the guitar & piano and savor to the silky french.

Friday, July 8, 2011

its friday so...

You're almost to the weekend

Monday, July 4, 2011

splitscreen love story

This creative and sweet video by James Griffiths is the winner of the Nokia Shorts Competition 2011.

Just some interesting notes;
-One person is in France (the girl who is on the left) and the boy I think is perhaps in England
-My favorite parts are :27 with the two people who walk across the platform and then 1:39 to 1:44 with the different street views and then the bicycles.