Thursday, February 24, 2011

Things I Love Thursday!

1. Urdhva Dhanurasana (aka upward bow or wheel pose) - I used to hate doing backbends in yoga class. My arms were always so wobbly and my back was totally inflexible when I attempted the pose. Within the last 2 years or so of my yoga practice, mostly by teaching myself, studying Yoga Journal's podcasts and having patience with myself...I can now honestly say that I love doing backbends! After coming out of a backbend, I feel so uplifted and full of new life because I've opened up my shoulders, heart and chest.

2. I have sensitive skin and very rarely venture out and try new skincare. I stick to the basics: Cetaphil face wash, Cetaphil moisturizer, Clinique Superbalanced Foundation. Maybe it's all the Youtube makeup videos I've been watching but I purchased this Missah BB Cream on a whim and I love it. It does have a slight fragrance but so far, I haven't had any reaction to it and a little bit goes a long way. I mostly use it for my undereye circles since I do find the product to a bit on the oily side and it keeps my eyes well moisturized. All in all, a good do it all makeup base to have in my arsenal.

3. Oh Pete Burns, you are the man! This video makes me laugh, dance and sing along whenever I watch it.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Sketch A Day Keeps the Doctor Away...

I used to sketch for fun but now-a-days it seems like I can never find the time for it. The process of sketching slowed me down, forced me to sit down and take pencil to paper, quieted the voice of my nasty inner-critic and made me open my eyes and appreciate the people and things around me. Mental note to self: Sketch. Sketch anything! Once a day.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Things I love Thursday...

1. Cholula Hot Suace (chili garlic flavor): I am a lover of all things spicy. I have a bottle of this Cholula Hot Sauce stashed in my drawer at work. When I want to add some kick to my brown bagged lunches, this hot sauce hits the spot. I also love mixing a couple of tablespoons of the sauce with sliced sweet potatoes, and baking them in the oven to create delicious and savory fries.

 2. High-waisted shorts: I am so happy that high-waisted bottoms are back. I love this inspiring Spring look from Dace's lookbook. I've said this before and I'll say it again, I can't wait for the warmer weather to arrive.

3. To end on a sweet note...I love these Navita Cocoa nibs. Yummy and good for you too!

TGIF! Thank goodness it's a three-day weekend. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Spring and Dear Creatures

I bought this lovely top from Dear Creatures to celebrate Spring's imminent arrival. I believe this sweater was inspired by Anna Karina, one of my favorite French actresses and style inspirations.
Dear Creatures Anna Sweater Blouse

Anna Karina

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Love, love, love

I've always loved this song by Tristan Prettyman and I just discovered her tumblr...such a happy place to visit. After this crazy winter in NYC, I'm definitely looking forward to warmer weather.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Remember to love yourself first!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Things I love Thursday

1. Pre-code Hollywood Movies
I'm a sucker for old Hollywood movies. Pre-code movies were made in the 1930's and are pretty risque and scandalous even for our modern times. I have been hibernating this winter and watching old movies on the weekends. I thoroughly enjoyed "Rain" with Joan Crawford and "The Divorcee" with Norma Shear.

2. Music by the band Celebration
Celebration makes beautiful, dreamy music. I would love to see them live in 2011. You can download some of their music "gratis" via their website. I highly recommend them!

3.Lindt Lindor Truffles Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate with Smooth Peanut Butter Filling
Oh my goodness...these chocolate balls filled with creamy peanut butter are pretty delicious. If you feel like indulging a bit, please feel free! Pssst...Valentine's Day is this Monday. :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Do It Yourself in the new year...

Last weekend, I finally found a place that sold metallic spray paints and decided to get my craft on. As promised several months ago, I am finally posting a picture of one of the items I spray painted. I bought this old cat statue  at some antique market on Bowery. I remember paying $20 for him and carrying the 20 pound thing back home on the subway with me. Although, I loved his gray and weathered appearance and his black goth eyeliner, I decided to give him some color for the new year. Tah-dah!