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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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Empire State of Mind

Over the summer I made a quick trip to my favorite bustling city Manhattan with my dad after attending a wedding on the Jersey Shore. This post also gives me an excuse to share a classic hit by iconic rapper and New York native Jay-Z. My trip began with a Chinatown bus adventure and ended with a mother f**ker with a hat. The trip may have also involved a meeting inside the Empire State building, walking into a free concert on the street, catching a Broadway show or two, sampling some of the island’s finest cuisine, cosmos ala some fabulous New Yorkers we all know and love, morning runs in Central Park, a Papaya Dog, and tea at the Plaza. The cherry on top of the cosmo was meeting the ridiculously good-looking, talented charmer, and star of the Broadway hit Catch Me if You Can, Aaron Tveit. You may recognize him as Tripp Vanderbilt on Gossip Girl, I mean if you actually watch that show. I was also thrilled to meet up with an old friend from high school and one of the most sophisticated and cultured girls I know, Sylvana. We had the most delightful day picnicking in Central Park and visiting one of my favorite museums, The Met. The NYU alum and art historian took me on a grand tour of the museum which included viewing an Alexander McQueen exhibit highlighting the life of the brilliant designer and visionary. We were even able to get a photo on the Met steps ala some other tres fab girls that rule the Upper East Side every Monday night. Come on you know you love them. xo 

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