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Melancholia: L.V.T. delivers yet another shocking work of art

I was finally able to see the much anticipated Lars Von Trier film Melancholia, and it was well worth the wait. The are no words to describe the sheer brilliance and beauty of this exquisite yet haunting film. The overture of slow moving images and eery Classical music is a breathtaking masterpiece on its own. Another memorable scene, features lighting of lanterns following a wedding ceremony, a tradition that mainly finds its origins in Asian cultures.  I have been fascinated with these lanterns as long as I can remember and have always wanted to light one of my own. These airborne lanterns may also be referred to as fire balloons and they illuminate the sky in the same way as the planet that haunts the lives of these victims in the film.

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Part Deux

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 

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Mondays and Butterflies

Happy Monday everyone! I’ve been really inspired by butterflies and Alice in Wonderland lately. The disney interpretation of this creature combines all of my favorite things art, food, puns, and Disney. I have posted two videos that both feature these “butterflies.” One is a clip of the classic song “All in the Golden Afternoon” from the film while the other is a more modern interpretation of this classic film. This modern video is an electronic remix of sounds recorded  from the 1951 film.  I enjoy both videos in separate ways as I have an appreciation for Classical music as well as Electro music. I hope each will make your Monday a little bit more enjoyable and allow you to have a “Golden Afternoon” rather than a case of the Mondays.

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