February 25, 2012

Garance's fashion week

Look at my friend Garance's lovely fashion week video.

February 24, 2012

I got a haircut yesterday

... By the fantastic Rebecca Friedman of Goodform in LA. She's so cool. Details TK on Glamour.com today.

True story

Living Alone, from the NY Times:

For people who are comfortable and even good at living alone, there is often another concern: a fear that the concrete has set, so to speak, on their domestic habits and that it will be difficult to go back to living with someone else. “It’s definitely something that worries me,” Ms. Kennedy said. “I can’t take the quirks back.”

The longer she lives alone, she said, the less flexible she becomes — and the less considerate of others’ needs. “If I go on vacation with a group of friends, I feel a little overwhelmed,” she said. “I’ve got to share this room with other people? We have to organize showers?”

Mr. Zimmer, the computer programmer, said he is also conscious of becoming too set in his ways, especially where sleeping is concerned. “I just do not sleep as well with someone else,” he said. “A lot of homes have double master bedrooms. I can really see the value of that.”

He added: “Looking back, maybe I should have had a roommate.”

February 21, 2012

So I went to Whole Foods. $100 later, this happened.

That's Fage 0% Greek Yogurt, organic flax granola, organic unfiltered flax seed oil, organic goji berries, organic medjool dates, and organic light agave nectar. Expensive but delicious, though I do feel a bit stupid eating yogurt for dinner.

February 12, 2012

RIP Whitney Houston

This was our sixth-grade graduation song.

So heartbreaking. Whitney Houston is someone whose celebrity is, in my mind, inextricably linked to my own childhood. It's so sad she's gone.

February 05, 2012

Also, I've been eating a lot of Acai bowls.

I hope they're good for you because I've eaten one every day this week.

New hair iron.

The other night I was watching YouTube hair and makeup tutorials when I decided to finally try the BedHead Twisted Ribbon Iron I ordered a couple of weeks ago. I love it. It's so different from a conventional curling iron—which usually gives you round sausage-y curls. The BedHead iron is a different shape, so it gives you 1980s-ish waves. Like you're a character on Dallas or something.

February 04, 2012

Some LA outtakes.

Trees in West Hollywood; spotted walking to Hugo's for brunch.

My favorite new things (LA essentials!): Levi's jacket and Madewell clutch.

A view of the Paramount water tower from the Hollywood Cemetery.

A few things.

1. Dieting is hard because as soon as the mere suggestion of fried chicken crosses my mind, it's like a plague I can't shake for the rest of the day.

2. I took so many pictures in LA, I need to take some time and really sift through them this evening and post my travelogue on Glamour.

Chris shooting the sunset out the window at the Andaz.
3. Everytime I come home from LA I get inspired to exercise more, wear brighter colors, eat healthier, and get more sunshine. Logistically, in New York, all these things are harder to do.

4. As recently as one year ago I officially had no hobbies, but now I can count ukulele-playing and  screenplay pretend-writing among my extracurricular interests. I think that might be a sign of happiness—having hobbies?