I adore these men.

I adore these men.

"We are who we’re going to be when we’re very old, and when we’re very old we are who we were when we were 8."

Meryl Streep

One of my favorite scenes in this movie. I can’t wait for Halloween! I always watch the first half of this magnificant movie right before Halloween and the second half right before Christmas. I feel like October is too early to watch the whole thing. It’s just a little too premature. There’s no need to evoke false excitement for Christmas when Halloween hasn’t even happened yet. Both of the holidays deserve equal attention..on their own time. :)

"I’ll sleep when i’m dead."

Janice Dickinson 

This song has been stuck in my head for 3 days. I haven’t stopped singing it & playing it on piano. I am now infecting you with it. Enjoy. 

American Beauty

American Beauty was a movie that I had been DYING to see ever since I heard the plot about 4 years ago. For some reason, I never got around to watching it. This past Thursday, while flying from NY to LA, I found myself DYING of boredom on the 6 hour flight. I decided that this would be the perfect time to watch American Beauty. So, I looked to see if I could find it online. Well, I don’t know how familiar you are with “plane internet,” but it is NOT ideal for watching videos. Nonetheless, I got so obsessed with watching this movie that I decided to suffer through it and try to watch it anyway. I waited until every 10 minute part of the movie was finished loading on YouTube to finish the whole thing. This movie was SO brilliant that I barely even minded stoping every 2 minutes to wait for each part to buffer. The cast is PHENOMENAL. I am madly in love with Kevin Spacey’s performance. The daring choices that he and Annette Bening made in that movie were so bizarre yet realistic that I was completely blown away. There’s nothing like watching true actors get lost in their characters. I was also SHOCKED to see that Chris Cooper was not even NOMINATED for an oscar for his performance. I thought he was absolutely incredible. OH, and the SCORE! The score was absolutely perfect. The staccato, upbeat yet taunting melody was in perfect harmony with the the urgency and craziness of the storyline. The tense, pulsing rhythm reminded me of a clenched smile. It was almost as if a crazy person was humming it. Anyway I could go on and on but my overall message is that I LOVED this movie. It is easily one of my favorites of all time. If you haven’t seen it, rent it now..or order it on Netflix…just don’t watch it on YouTube. 

Penuts?

Really, Haagen Dazs at the Grove?? Really??

Katy Rodriguez Dress

This past week I was so excited to go to the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood party. I had NO idea what kind of dress I wanted to wear, but I knew I wanted to make somewhat of a statement. Since I usually tend to wear a lot of black, I wanted to look for something colorful and bright for a change. Unfortunately, when I got to my fitting, I fell madly in love with this awesome “gothic ballerina-esqe” Katy Rodriguez dress; and any “colorful” ideas that I had went straight out the window. To complete my little gothic-chic look I finished it off with these cool 6 inch “mirror-platform” booties (which I couldn’t believe were Steve Madden) & an awesome pewter jewel cuff. Because my outfit was all black, I decided to do a little pop of color on my eyes with some metallic green eyeliner. It was a little risk but in the end I think it was the perfect thing to do. I’m glad I stuck with my dark side for this one..

..but i’ll try some color next time ;)

Vegan Hot Chocolate

Well, I’ve been vegan for about 3 months now, and it’s been a bit of a challenge. Especially when I have cravings for things that I can no longer eat. Luckily, I’ve been able to come up with some delicious alternatives. It’s getting colder now and one of my favorite treats to have in the fall/winter is hot chocolate. Since I can’t just have Swiss Miss hot chocolate now, I decided to try to find another. Because Dark Chocolate is dairy free, I found this excellent dark chocolate mix. A few teaspoons of Green & Black’s Dark Chocolate Drink Mix stirred into a mug full of boiled Rice Dream Rice Milk tastes awesome. It’s my new little obsession :)