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Mar 08

The Vegas Diaries

A little recap of our February trip to Las Vegas for market, in which we venture off the Strip in search of civilization.  Featuring Annie as “The Shoe Model” and introducing Melissa, as “Melissa”.

First stop, Neon Museum!  Neon is second only to glitter on my list of favorite kitsch, and this place is incredible.  It’s more neon sign graveyard than museum in the traditional sense, with a collection of rescued signs dating as far back as the 1930s. Behold:

This place is just screaming for a look book photo shoot, amirite?!!

Then we went to a show, which was not technically off the Strip, (but still something brand new, and I make the rules here so it counts). LE REVE.  Woah.  Prancing showgirls this was not.  I couldn’t find a good clip to embed, so you’ll have to look at these pictures and imagine the following: water, fire, flying, acrobats, swimmers, divers, dancers, and clowns.

We were so exhausted after just watching the show, we went back to our rooms and ordered room service dinner at 11pm which we ate in bed.

For our last meal of the trip, we ventured to the legendary Lotus of Siam.  Tucked away in a strip mall on a quiet (read: desolate and scary as all get out) stretch of road, this place has been lauded by those in the know as the Best. Thai. Ever. Needless to say, I was excited.  The verdict: It was good, but certainly not the trancendent experience my tastebuds were ready for.  A case of unreasonable expectations?  Perhaps.  I guess we’ll never know.  Now, for the pics

So, another successful trip down, see you in August Vegas!

Oh, also, we sold some shoes





Jan 11


I haven’t made any New Year’s resolutions per se, but I do have a list of things that have been swirling around my brain for a while, and I want to get them out of my brain and into my real life (which reminds me of this song).  They mostly involve attempting uncommon physical activities, performing crafty projects of all types, and eating weird things (did I mention I’m from Brooklyn?).  Anyhoo, the first step is writing about them here for all of the interwebs to see, in order to invite public shaming should I not follow through.

Feats of Strength:

Trapeze! I mean, I already have some sparkly spandexy outfits, so why not?


Become a Wii Just Dance Master.  Again,  the sparkly spandexy outfits!


Master Crafter: I’m going to

build a coffee table in this shape out of other tables.  But mine will be cuter, of course.


Tie Dye. Everything.


Adventurous Gourmand:

Get in my belly Fugu!  The end.





Jan 03


Happy New Year guys!  I’m super happy to see 2012 fade to black and 2013 arrive all bright and shiny!  First order of business this year is to spruce up my apartment, and here’s how I’m gonna do it:

Art! 20× is pretty much the best thing to happen to my walls, ever.  The site is full of super affordable prints (as low as $20), and there is really something for everyone!  Word to the wise- you’ll want to browse for a while, so don’t click this link unless you have some time to kill!

DIY! I’m upping the ante on my crafting in 2013 to include some furniture altering.  I’ve already painted a nightstand and a bookshelf, and the next order of business is to re purpose some ancient Ikea furniture, with the help of a brilliant website- Ikeahackers ! It’s like furniture building for dummies!  As I don’t have a garage full of lumber at my disposal, I can’t start from scratch, but I can start from an Ikea piece. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Lighting! I will be playing the role of electrician, and installing a dimmer switch in my living room.  Assuming I don’t electrocute myself or burn my building down or anything like that, I’ll have such a cozy space.  I’m excited!  But first, I need to do some dishes.

Dec 17

All I Want For Christmas is New Christmas Music

I love the holiday season, which for me starts on Halloween and runs right on through to my birthday in January, and I especially love the week leading up to Christmas.  All the twinkly lights and sparkly outfits and cookies.  So. Many. Cookies.  Christmas music plays everywhere, and while I love it, one can only listen to Mariah Carey sing  All I Want For Christmas is You so many times, ya know?  So, I’ve gone in search of some fun new tunes, and behold, Esquivel and his space age bachelor pad. Here are my new favorite holiday songs, embedded for your listening pleasure.  Ho Ho Ho!

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