09 April 2014

My mom says

After many months of hiatus, this blog is back and hopefully better than ever, bringing you a slew of fun new time-wasters, thanks be to the internet.

First up, a hilarious and girl-powered podcast entitled, Stuff Mom Never Told You. In partnership with How Stuff Works, SMNTY (the groups' self-created acronym) has amassed an unending archive, covering numerous topics. Browse the archives and stream your heart out.



Shocking as it may seem, they cover more than just dude-related issues. These are just like, super interesting and definitely update automatically and were not at all cherry-picked by me in a moment of weakness. Definitely not.

The hilarious American-duo also make videos on a range of light-hearted subjects including, "How much cologne is too much cologne," and "Why are kids obsessed with fire?"

(But really, why are they?!) 

Picks o' the week:



Extra credit to those who know what the Dark Triad is.






04 September 2013



11 August 2013

playlist.



July was a music-less month of working in Normandy, so this month's offering is full of good songs. Discoveries from a few new favorites : French groups Chateau Marmont,  La Femme,  plus a bad-ass (too cool for spotify) Interpol cover from Azealia Banks, seen below. 



And now for the rest.





xoxo.



23 July 2013

see-voo-play

18 months in Paris and my accent is getting...better. Slowly.

Visual learners should grab a copy of French Slanguage, a hilariously simple way to master the basics. 




xoxo.




28 June 2013

arrondisements.



Paris is divided into 20 arrondisements, each with it's own special style and type of resident. I used to get drunk and cry about the fact that calling the 16e home meant I was doomed to a life of side-stepping around old ladies walking their dogs and navigating trotinette-ridden sidewalks, while my other friends who called the 3e and 11e home could claim cool bars and new boutiques as their daily flow. 

While our only landmark may be the marble stretch called Trocadero, over-run with overpriced crepe stands and obnoxious key-chain vendors, the video is good for a laugh, and frightening accurate as a depication of Paris.

11 June 2013

logos

You can thank Paris for, among other things, being the home to fashion's most notorious labels {Chanel, YSL, Balmain, CĂ©line}

In true cyclical fashion, the logo craze of the '90s has morphed into a faux-go craze of the '10s. Screen-printed onto gilded slouchy tees, the most recognizable logos have got a makeover. I want them all.




1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5


xoxo.

31 May 2013

playlist.






And on this last day of May, here are the 14 tracks that I can't get out of my head. { click through for the rest } 

xoxo.

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