While relaxing in the Tuileries on my day off from work, one summer day in Paris I met some awesome girls from Austin Texas, Veronica and Ariana. We immediately bonded over fashion, cupcakes, carousels, Fitzgerald, Audrey Hepburn and Tautou films and well Gossip Girl and other delicacies. I decided to take them under my wing and take them to all of my favorite Parisian hot spots. This of course included a trip to my favorite Salon de Te La Duree. We decided to commemorate our friendship and trip with matching kitschy (and cheesy) I heart Paris lighters. Though the flame is dwindling, I still have my lighter and think of these girls and my trip every time I use it. At least we will always have Paris though… Photo Cred to Veronica Camara an aspiring photographer who took all of these amazing pictures. Check out more of this talented photographer’s work here: www.camaraphotography.tumblr.com
Midnight in Paris was released I could not wait to see it. From the cinematography, to the costumes, story, humor and music this delightful film totally exceeded my expectations. Woody Allen you’ve done it again. I feel like the filmmaker must have catered this film just for me. Then just when I thought the film could not get anymore amazing I came across this little gem of a video on the internet. This viral video which was created by the brilliantly witty and talented Maxwell Gray, is a mashup of Woody Allen’s 2011 film and Jay-Z and Kanye’s siiiiick track “N*ggas in Paris.” The video even incorporates my favorite comedy duo J.B. Smoove and Larry David. Nuff said. It’s all of my favorite things from last year wrapped up into one awesome video. I mean that shit kray.
I know its cliche but j’aime Paris and just think it is an enchanting place. I’ve been lucky and able to spend some summers in this city and each time my obsession with this place intensifies. For this reason when the film
When life hands you lemons make them sparkle. Thats my motto these days. Valentine’s day is normally not my favorite holiday. This year it was especially difficult as I started working at a flower shop which was pretty chaotic preparing for the big day. Since I was pretty exhausted and not feeling so special anticipating this day I thought I would do some nice things for myself throughout the week to relax. This included having a bubble bath with some bubbly, painting my nails V day red with sequins to add some sparkle to my day, as well as watching some of my favorite light and fluffy films that are also all about the sparkle. To name a few The Wizard of Oz, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Stardust and Peter Pan(not Cinderella thought that would just be too depressing this time of year). Hope you will remember next year to make yourself feel special and sparkly if you haven’t found that special someone yet.