Gallery Mondays: Peacock Wallpaper @ The Astor Room

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Last week I hung out with a few friends at The Astor Room in Astoria, Queens where I treated myself to a cup of mint chocolate chip ice cream.

I’d never been to The Astor Room before, but as I walked in, I immediately felt the 1920s speakeasy vibe of the place. Everything was so dark and sophisticated!

I loved the wallpaper lining the entrance by the stairwell, featuring peacocks and floral print. It’s simply gorgeous.

You should definitely swing by The Astor Room for some ice cream this summer if you get the chance!

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May Favorites: Zayn’s Mismatched Shoes, the New Instagram & Fake Books

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I was having too much fun lately so this monthly favorites is kind of overdue—I’m aware.

May started out sort of on the meh side, but as the month progressed and my birthday came around, things were getting pretty interesting in the world of pop culture.

I had way too much fun with YouTube this month. Be sure to check out those videos below.

Here are my favorites for the month of May.

Favorite News Articles

1. Zayn Malik is too cool to wear two of the same shoes. One leather dress shoe and one Yeezy boost.

2. The new Instagram. I love the logo. It’s bursting with color.

3. Fake books. Some of these are actually ridiculous.

4. Harry Styles chopped off his locks. The fact that he made us wait in suspense to see what it looked like was just cruel.

5. This guy thought it was cool to catch up on some reading at a Beyoncé concert. What a waste of a seat.

Favorite Music

1. “Greedy” by Ariana Grande. I would so love to see this performed live!

2. “Your Love” by Yuna. I’m not particularly fond of her new album but this song is so heartfelt.

3. “Life Itself” by Glass Animals. I’ve never been this excited about a Glass Animals song. What is happening?!

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. Marcus Butler gets all dressed up. Damn.

2. Blake Lively at Cannes. Too hawt.

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L.A. face with an Oakland booty

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3. Nash Grier? The longer hair look tho…

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La Onda ha llegado 🌊🇲🇽

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4. So happy they could cry. Can’t wait for next season of The Catch!

5. Beau Mirchoff is too hot. And too fit.

Favorite TV Episodes

1. Castle, “Crossfire.” HOW AM I GOING TO LIVE WITHOUT CASTLE?!

2. The Mindy Project, “Baby Got Backslide.” The speed at which Jody hopped off the floor when he realized Mindy wasn’t referring to him…

3. The Catch, “The Wedding.” Ben is taking the blame and going to jail. Oh. Em. Gee.

Favorite YouTube Videos

1. James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke feat. Gwen Stefani, George Clooney, et. al. Keep your eye on George during “Holla Back Girl.”

2. Nellington wants to be a princess. I love how Gabi does his voice!

2. PJ can’t handle bagged juices. It’s cray.

4. Ariana Grande’s “Into You” music video. The cinematography in this is soooo good.

6. The chapstick challenge. With Colleen and Rachel. Ummm…

Happy June! Summer is coming!

Fan Art Fridays: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth (Miam)

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This morning I saw an article in my BlinkFeed reporting that a source said Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are planning to get married in Australia this summer.

Jaw. Drop.

OMJ this is major.

I am so freaking happy for them! I really hope they make it down the aisle together, and I look forward to seeing them all cute and lovey-dovey in photos all over the tabloids this summer.

I also can’t wait to see what Miley’s dress will look like!

Enjoy this Miam cartoon fan art by Jorge Luis on Instagram!

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Emily Ratajkowski @ CFDA Fashion Awards 2016

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You know it’s serious when you can show up to the CFDA Fashion Awards in a slip and still turn heads. Yes, Emily Ratajkowski, we’re drooling over looking at you.

The actress and model showed up to the CFDA Fashion Awards 2016 on Monday in a custom made Jason Wu black slip gown paired with a wine red box clutch.

Basically LBD: Reloaded.

Unfortunately, the dress was custom made, so unless you’re buddies with Jason Wu you won’t find this exact gown anywhere. However, below are some alternatives to the dress and box clutch.

Dress:

1. Saks Fifth Avenue, $204.00

2. ASOS, $33.50

Clutch:

3. GILT, $289.00

4. Mimi & Thomas, £22.95 ($33.39 USD)

Photo Diary: 7 Days in Niagara Falls, CA

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From May 27th to June 2nd, I visited Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada. Yes, I’m crossing one off my 30 Before 30 list, because I’ve finally visited a foreign country!

I went with the ‘rents, who decided to take the 7 hour drive up there from NYC. Thankfully, I’m not a kid anymore, so I didn’t keep asking if we were there yet, but jeez, that was the longest ride!

Having only seen Niagara Falls in pictures, seeing the falls in person literally took my breath away. Majestic doesn’t even begin to describe the scene.

That's my "I can't believe I'm actually in Niagara Falls" face.

Behind my mom and I is the beautiful American Falls. That’s my “I can’t believe I’m actually in Niagara Falls” face.

Here’s a rather lengthy photo diary of my time in Canada:

Day 1 – May 27th: Crossing the border into Canada, seeing the Falls for the first time, and Clifton Hill at night

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Gallery Mondays: ‘Unbranded: A Century of White Women, 1915-2015’

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I just got back to New York after a week of vacation, and I’m going to be really honest: I wish I’d stayed longer.

I love NYC and all, but the city stresses are already creeping back onto me.

However, looking at this piece from Hank Willis Thomas’ Unbranded: A Century of White Women reminds me that someday soon I’ll be on a beach somewhere sipping on something delicious like this 1958 blondie.

Soon.

Oh, and if you’re wondering where I went, you can find out tomorrow here.

Fan Art Fridays: Britney Spears

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Early this Friday morning, Britney Spears tweeted a photo of herself surrounded by 16 men on the set of the upcoming music video for her new single “Make Me (Oooh)” featuring G-Eazy.

A few hours later, E! reported that the music video will most likely be out in July, and there’s also a new Britney album on the way for fall 2016.

Stop. Wait. I haven’t even listened to Britney Jean yet! (I know, I know. Shame on me. What have you been doing for the last 3 years, Dana?!)

In celebration of this phenomenal news, I’ve decided to feature this amazing fan art of Britney by Natalie Cunial (you might remember her from Big Brother 9). I found it in a Pinterest board filled with Britney Spears fan art, and this painting stood out to me the most because of its warm color palette.

View the original fan art here and check out more of Natalie Cunial’s paintings at www.artbynatalie.com.