Fall 2016 Long Walks Playlist

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It’s that time of the year again when the leaves start to dry up and fall off the trees, leaving your favorite parks covered in crunchy yet colorful landscapes.

For those of you that enjoy long autumn walks, here’s a little playlist to keep you company.

1. Manipulator, MADEIRA. Let’s manipulate the weather so it’ll be warm enough to take a nice walk in the park.

2. Crystals, ARDENCY feat. Icelandia. Some synth vibes from ARDENCY and Icelandia to guide you along.

3. Dekire, Charles Murdoch feat. Oscar Key Sung. These soft vocals from Oscar Key Sung are just the thing you need this fall.

4. Riptide, NTEIBINT. In the spirit of Halloween…

5. Bite, Troye Sivan. “Don’t you wanna see a man up close?”

6. Let It Happen, Tame Impala. This one is sure to put a pep in your step.

7. People, Kye Kye. A little serenade by Olga from Kye Kye.

8. Standard, Empress Of. If you start to “see a man who isn’t there,” I’d run back home immediately.

9. Pray to God, Calvin Harris, feat. HAIM. Let’s just hope you don’t run into any Wiccans in the woods.

10. Dead End Thrills, Cubicolor. The only moment when reaching a dead end in the woods seems thrilling.

11. Details, Andrew Belle. “You think the devil is gonna let on that you’re in the details?”

12. Touch Me, Superhumanoids. For the victory walk home.

Have an amazing autumn season!

Fan Art Fridays: Kevin Hart

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Congrats to Kevin Hart for getting his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week!

The comedian had a very big week with the release of his film What Now? hitting the theaters today. The last movie I saw Kevin Hart in was Get Hard, and it was even more hilarious than it normally would have been because I caught it on HBO Latino.

Yeah. Imagine Kevin Hart dubbed oven in Spanish.

In honor of Kevin Hart’s new star and film, today’s Fan Art Fridays is a color pencil drawing of the comedian by @vfj87_artist on Instagram. It’s so Kevin Hart of him to hold the microphone upside down like that.

Kevin Hart proves that the best things come in fun-sized packages.

View the original fan art here.

 

Carving (& Drilling) Pumpkins with Karina

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I wanted an excuse to see Karina’s schnauzer Lou Lou last week so I bought two medium sized pumpkins at Lowe’s in Chelsea and hauled them all the way to Queens.

I already knew I wanted to carve an emoji on my pumpkin, but Karina was undecided. She saw a few cool patterned carvings online but realized she wouldn’t have the patience to carve that many holes into the pumpkin to create her design.

So we cranked some Roosevelt tunes while she took a drill to it.

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I had a bit of trouble getting the pumpkin guts out of mine, but Karina had no problem stepping in to rake them out with a fork.

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It was fairly easy to draw the emoji on my pumpkin to carve out the shapes. After we put the small tealights into the pumpkins, Karina realized she needed to puncture her holes deeper in order to see the lights.

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Overall they turned out pretty well! Mine is molding now because I wasn’t aware that I had to bleach the pumpkin to preserve it. Karina had the right idea by not making the holes too big because if her’s molds you won’t notice. I’m hoping it’ll make it to Halloween anyway.

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And there you have it: The heart face emoji falls in love with the disco ball.

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Michelle Obama @ Glamour’s Day of the Girl 2016

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It’s days like today when I begin to dread the end of Obama’s second term as President.

Michelle Obama graced the stage at Glamour’s Day of the Girl 2016 event in a super casually elegant black floral print dress. I cannot get over how amazing that slanted hemline looks on her.

Ladies, if you’re interested in stealing this look for work, check out the dresses linked below (original dress marked with *).

Dress:

1. Walmart, $39.99

2. mytheresa.com, $1,750.00 *

Gallery Mondays: Celeb Cats

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My parents have just moved out to Long Island, so this weekend when I went to visit them I tagged along for some furniture shopping.

At Bob’s Furniture in Farmingdale, I saw these hilarious celebrity inspired cat paintings on a children’s bed. One cat is Lady Gaga with the blond bow hair, another is Pharrell with the infamous brown hat and I believe the last one on the left is Miley Cyrus. I didn’t want to touch the paintings (since I wasn’t buying them) to see the Miley one better but I’m 99.9% sure it is supposed to be the cat version of her.

I’m actually tempted to get the Lady Gaga one but it doesn’t match my purple and gray room that I’m decorating here.

Pity.

September Favorites: Baseball Game Proposal, Wild Front’s “Rico” & ‘Suits’ S6 Finale

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September 2016 will officially go down as the month of the worst celeb separations.

First it was Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Then Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber. And perhaps the worst was the recently wed Colleen Ballinger and Josh Evans.

My heart is a million pieces.

I still found a few things to smile about during the month of September. Let’s try to forget all this sad love nonsense and focus on the fun stuff in pop culture and entertainment from September 2016:

Favorite News Articles

1. This guy dropped the engagement ring in the abyss that is the baseball stadium stands while proposing on the Jumbotron. How awkward would that have been if it was never found!

2. Rihanna dressed in a furry red heart. Right after that romantic drama with Drake at the MTV VMAs…

3. Lady Gaga is performing at the 2017 Superbowl Halftime show! This is going to definitely be one to watch.

Favorite Music

1. “Rico” by Wild Front. If I had a car and a license I’d probably “drive all night” to this song. Cannot wait for WIld Front to release new music!

2. “Mieux Que Tout” by Paradis. Paradis’ album was so well waited for. They needs to come to NYC soon.

3. “Tough” by Goldroom. I’m demanding a re-release of West of the West. All of the songs need to be sung by Goldroom himself! What is this nonsense!

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. Victoria Beckham dancing in Times Square. It bothers me that I work so close to Times Square and I was not around for this.

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Fan Art Fridays: Natalie Portman

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Today I found out that Natalie Portman is playing Jackie Kennedy in the new film coming in December called Jackie. 

And oh-em-gee did the clothing design and hair and makeup artists do an amazing job at transforming her! I can’t handle how amazing the resemblance is.

Needless to say, I might actually go see the film in theaters.

For this week’s Fan Art Fridays, I decided to feature the actress in pop art form. This fan art was done by Mr-FunnyFace on Deviant Art.

See the original fan art here and enjoy the trailer for Jackie below.