Pipilotti Rist's Pixel Forest

Friday, November 11, 2016

In light of what's recently going on in the world, I recently visited New Museum's exhibit showcasing Pipilotti Rist's Pixel Forest. It was absolutely magical. The exhibit covers three floors of the museum including video installations, which transform architectural spaces into massive dreamlike environments enhanced by hypnotic musical scores. My favorite, and probably the most Instagrammed, is the room full of hanging light fixtures. The lights change color, showing all of the beautiful hues. There is another room where guests are invited to lie on beds and stare at loops of enchanting film on the ceiling in the form of large clouds.

Spark Pretty

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Last night, I attended the Spark Pretty pop up launch party. (It's currently now open to the public today until this Sunday, November 6th at 219C Mulberry Street). It was 90s heaven and full of nostalgia. You can find treasures from favorite shows like Full House, Saved by the Bell, 90210, Wayne's World, Family Matters, etc. and iconic cartoons like Betty Boop, ToonTown, Ren and Stimpy, and more. There are tons of patches, denim, t-shirts, and accessories to fulfull your 90s dreams. Even novelty Barbie dolls from Blossom and the Spice Girls were proudly displayed on shelves.

Price points range from $12-$1200.

Pumpkin Carving Party

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

My friend Sarah recently hosted a pumpkin carving party - totally decided to put together our own little Jack-O-Lantern Blaze (New Yorkers/East Code readers will know what I'm referring to!) We each got our own pumpkins and picked out own stencils. I chose a cat and the moon, but the stencil actually broke apart while I was carving so I ended up finishing in free hand. It was definitely a fun afternoon with lots of great Halloween treats!

Halloween 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

It's been awhile since I posted, so I'm hoping to get this back regularly.

This past Halloween, I dressed up as Red Riding Hood and Andres dressed up as the wolf. We went to a friend's party with our other friends, Jo and Luke. This party went all out! The theme was "Occult in the Woods" and the amazing hosts handmade a lot of the props. Twigs were put together as inspiration of the stick figures in Blair Witch Project, real moss and branches from trees adorned the rooms with paper bats, a fog machine, alchemy and witchcraft books, and of course, blood on mirrors. You can also can't forget about the dry ice for the "bog" water.

What did you go as for Halloween?

Bayside the Musical

Monday, March 07, 2016

Last weekend, Andres & I checked out National Lampoon's Bayside! The Musical, a parody of Saved by the Bell. It was absolutely hilarious! The cast resembled all of the main characters in terms of mannerisms with characteristics highly exaggerated. They poked fun of the actors in recent news as well as highlight episodes from the entire series.

They also interacted with the audience - so if you are seated in the front row, you'll definitely be part of the show. It was nonstop laughter, and even after it ended, we were still laughing about it.

The same cast & company has another parody musical based on Full House, which we are planning on seeing before the run is over.

Snow White by Company XIV

Friday, March 04, 2016

Last night, I went to see Snow White by Company XIV on a whim, and I am still raving about it. It was based on the Brothers Grimm version of the tale, and we were treated with a little bit of everything. There was ballet, tango, opera, circus - all mixed with burlesque. I loved how they took today's music and incorporated it into the show. There was an instrumental/opera version of Tove Lo's "Talking Body", a version of Britney Spears' "Toxic", and my absolute favorite - Miguel's "Simple Things". And even so, somehow it all worked within the story and overall performance.

Decléor Paris

Friday, February 26, 2016

Yesterday morning, I had the pleasure of having a delicious breakfast hosted by Decléor Paris at the stunning Garden Terrace of the Gramercy Park Hotel. We were treated with Parisian-inspired breakfast bites, while we learned more behind the Decléor brand. We were also introduced to the first US brand ambassador, Mzia Schiman, a legendary facialist.

Decléor's new products are specifically for targeting and shielding the effects of pollution on the skin. We watched a few demos (and were even able to try for ourselves) and the results are astounding. It's incredible how much it helps protect your skin from pollution, especially in a busy city like NYC.

After the event, we were treated to a mini floral arrangement class by Florisity. We put together little bouquets of our creations inspired by the new Decléor products. I love the mini oranges!