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21 Jan 2019

Wedding Mondays

Our Topanga may not have ended up with Cory Matthews, but she did get her fairytale ending with her husband Jensen. I’m well aware that Danielle Fishel is not her character, but watching this still felt like an extension of her life! Danielle and her husband Jensen married in Los Angeles amongst their friends and some of her former co-stars. Sabrina Carpenter who played her the best friend of her on-screen daughter was even one of her bridesmaids!

The two married held their wedding at the beautiful Carondelet House. As if the wedding wasn’t enough of a show stopper with all of the details, John Mayer sang their first dance song.

For all of the details and more, you can view their wedding [here] at Green Wedding Shoes.

20 Jan 2019

Domenico Demarco |The New Yorker

I could watch these pieces for days. These profiles that The New Yorker always does are always so captivating. The best part is that they are bite-sized. Many of you know that I haven’t read a book for leisure in years. It’s not because I don’t enjoy it. In fact, growing up, my parents practically built out a mini library of books for me in my room. I once got penalized for trying to check out too many books at my local library that I think that’s when they created a limit.

That being said, the true reason is that it’s hard to find the time. The second reason is that I might be a little bit more visual. These pieces are so beautifully done and when it’s involving a subject that I’m very interested in, it catches my attention longer.

Who else felt the desire to order a pizza after watching this? I’m drooling.

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12 Jan 2019

Blog Roundup

  • 6 Powerful People On How They Manage Their Imposter Syndrome [Thrive Global]
  • How To Get Your Music Posted On Websites [The Fader]
  • The 19 Trends That Will Define Men’s Lives in 2019 [InsideHook]
  • Is Listening to A Book The Same Thing As Reading It? [The New York Times]
  • I Had My First Date at 28 [The Cut]
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  • The Ubiquity of Smartphones, As Captured By Photographers [The Atlantic]
  • Joan Graves Is The Woman Who Determines The Rating Classifications For Films… Until Now; She’s Retiring. [The New York Times]
  • 9 Women Share Why They Wear Fake Engagement Rings [Brides]
  • Why It Makes Sense That Airlines Overbook [Cheddar / YouTube]
  • Private Bus Company Chariot Going Out of Business [Curbed]
  • Co-Working Space The Wing Is No Longer Just For Women [The Cut]
  • AT&T Park Is Now Called Oracle Park [Curbed]
  • How To Get Back A Few Hours Every Week [Fast Company]
02 Jan 2019

Blog Roundup

  • Pixar’s “Bao” Is So Much More Than An Appetizer for “Incredibles 2” [Slate]
  • My Dad’s Friendship with Charles Barkley [WBUR]
  • 2018 Tech in Memoriam [Wired] RIP to my favorite cell phone ever
  • Tiny Love Stories [New York Times]
  • There’s Only One Good Way To Email Your Boss [The Cut]
  • The One Piece of Advice Young Women Need [Medium]
  • What Sets You Off, According To Your Meyers-Briggs [Man Repeller]
25 Dec 2018

Extraordinary Images of Everyday Life In Japan

(Nishishimbashi, Tokyo, Aug 2010 | Shin Noguchi)

I don’t know how I was able to pin point this, but the first time I picked up a camera and took on photography, I knew people would be my favorite subject. Humans can be their truest and honest self when no one is looking. More often times than not, I’ll be people watching and catch a glimpse of something that I wish I had my camera for. Instead, I’m left to savor that moment. It wasn’t meant to be to capture that shot. Now looking back on it, it’s probably one of the reasons why I gravitate so strongly towards shots with people in them for my A Collection posts. People are and have always been interesting to me.

Stumbling upon this post for Shin Noguchi’s “Something Here” series in Japan takes me back. They remind me of some of my older photographs – many that I have lost at this point by now, but evoke a lot of those same emotions for me.

To view the rest of the photos and hear from Shin on this series, click [here]

22 Dec 2018

Blog Roundup

  • How Tourists Are Loving Nature to Death [The Guardian]
  • The Long-Term Cost When Graduates Move Back Home [New York Times]
  • 25 Simple Rules For Not Acting Like An A-Hole at the Airport [Inside Hook]
  • When Priyanka Met Nick: A Love Story [Vogue]
  • Is Orthorexia the Eating Disorder for the Digital Age? [Vogue]
  • 10 Things You Should Throw Away Before 2019 [Refinery29]
  • Artist Reveals The Hidden Side of Long Term Relationships in 15 Perfect Illustrations [GOOD]
  • 100 Best Songs of 2018 [Noisey]
  • 9 Celebrity-Owned Bars That Are Worth The Hype [Vogue]
  • Rising Instagram Stars Are Posting Fake Sponsored Content [The Atlantic]
  • JoJo Has Re-Recorded Her Debut Album [Nylon]
17 Dec 2018

Wedding Mondays

As weddings continue to grow more and more expensive, the rise in elopements among my friends are increasing. Personally, two of my closest friends have already opted for very small weddings with a third confessing to me that she’d elope just last week. When you watch a wedding video like this though, it’s not hard to see why this route is attractive. There is so much to love in a wedding video like this one – stunning views of Santorini and the most beautiful slip wedding dress I’ve ever seen. 

[Chris and Ruth] did an amazing job with this one. 

This all white look is absolute perfection. For all of their wedding details and more, click here for their feature on [Green Wedding Shoes.]

02 Dec 2018

A Collection Part 52

I’ve never said this to anyone, but sometimes I look through these posts and try to find the story that it’s telling. It seems like I’m making it up as I go. I wouldn’t consider myself a great writer by any means. Call it Imposter Syndrome or whatever, but I have this blog despite all of that. If I get better over time, sure, I would consider that a win! Since I’m not the writer I thought I’d always be, I’ve wondered if people can tell what I’m trying to say or what I’m thinking by the pictures I choose to highlight. This is something I’ve been wanting to ask Veronica for a long time. I like to think that she can tell my mood or my feeling, but am I consistent? Do I change year to year or by months based on the photos?

Does posting one photo lead me to want to post the photo afterwards? What if one photo had led me to choose the next photo differently?

For the first time ever, this collection post only has photos from one source.

Read more “A Collection Part 52”

12 Nov 2018

Wedding Mondays

I’m so excited to bring this back. It has been two months that we’ve let Wedding Mondays just slip right on by and tonight I’m giving myself a little bit of work life balance by breaking up my evening. For my career, it’s easy to find ways to work when I’m not doing anything or if I don’t have plans. It can send me down the rabbit hole for hours at times, but this week we’re practicing some self care. I left work a little earlier than usual tonight and headed to my CorePower class. From there, I cut down on time by eating dinner at work and then returning home for an hour of work emails before dedicating the rest to Yow Yow! If only we could practice this every night.

I had my last weddings back in the summer, but am now looking forward to 2019 where I know I’ll have at least one in March. Holiday season is just around the corner though so maybe we should start taking bets on how many new engagements there will be. Would you believe that I’ve been holding onto this wedding video since July?! There’s a few more in the queue actually, but I love this video for all of the details that were highlighted. As much as you can say rain on a wedding day is good luck, it’s not actually what any couple ever wants. This couple rolled with the punches and honestly the details of their day are so good, nothing else matters.

For the entire feature on Green Wedding Shoes, click here.

11 Nov 2018

Blog Roundup

  • Glamour will cease print operations [Fashionista]
  • The age of envy: how to be happy when everyone else’s life looks perfect [The Guardian]
  • The long, long history of long, long CVS receipts [Vox]
  • Toys R Us Rebrands As Geoffrey’s Toy Box [9to5Toys]

 

photo cred | Munchies
  • I Ate My Way Through Portland’s Strip Clubs [Munchies]
  • I’ve Interviewed 300 High Achievers About Their Morning Routines. Here’s What I’ve Learned [New York Times]
  • How to be a More Patient Person [New York Times]

  • Would you try it? A peanut butter and mayo sandwich [The Takeout]
  • Tokyo’s dessert cafe [Hypebae]

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