Monday, April 20, 2015

{Ryn Weaver}

Last Fall I told you about the insanely talented Ryn Weaver and her hit single Octahate. I tried scouring the internet to find anything and everything about her, but alas there wasn't much to offer, but her infectious tune. But sometimes, all the world needs is a little time. Weaver was just perfecting her craft/working on more addictive melodies before her big explosion onto the music scene began. 

On June 16th, Mad Love/Interscope Records will release her debut album and expect her career to sky rocket even further. There are 11 noteworthy tracks with production courtesy of Michael Angelakos (Passion Pit frontman) and Benny Bianco (Katy Perry & Jessie Ware). 

Her latest single, "The Fool" takes similarities from Passion Pit, with sprinkles of irresistible synthpop. A vulnerable track that is upbeat yet melancholy (my jam) that I just can't seem to stop listening to. See for yourself below and enjoy!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

{On The Run}

On The Run

I can't believe that it has been two years since I have trained and ran a half marathon. That will all come to an end on May 16th. That's right folks, I've signed up to run the Brooklyn Half Marathon. Each week I hit the pavement hard, rack up the mileage, and smile that I've accomplished a lot since my injury (and with no pain nonetheless). It's been a while since I've updated my running wardrobe and I can't wait to snag a few of these items to add to my closet. I'll take one of each please. Which outfit do you have your eye on?

Outfit 1:
Headband, $15
Short Sleeve T Shirt, $30
Shorts, $42
Sneakers, $90

Outfit 2:
Hat, $10
Tank, $51
Running watch, $100
Running tights, $69
Sneakers, $110

Outfit 3:
Headband, $19
Similar Tank, $22
Shorts, $44
Sneakers, $111

Outfit 4:
Hat, $20
Short Sleeve T Shirt, $37
Running Tights, $57
Sneakers, $100

Monday, April 13, 2015

{Grimes x Bleachers}

It seems that every song I listen to these days has Jack Antonoff written all over it. For those unfamiliar with Antonoff, he's the bassist for a little band called fun., he's got a great side project called bleachers and to top it off, he dates the infamous Lena Dunham.  When he finds free time, he often collaborates with other awesome musicians and creates even more infectious tunes. 

Brace your ears folks, Antonoff has teamed up with Grimes to make an absolutely dazzling pop song called "Entropy." This power pop tune, has that same sparking production that Antonoff penned for Swift's "Out of the Woods" but topped with the powerful echoing vocals of Claire Boucher's voice. Take a listen for yourself and then add it to your Monday morning soundtrack immediately.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

{Children's Section}

Children's Section

The other day I got a Land of Nod catalogue in the mail. I thought to myself, how in the hell did I end up on the mailing list for the ultimate baby/children's furnishings company? But as I started to flip thru the pages, I started flagging every page in hopes of adding some of these awesome decor pieces to my current abode.

Similar to my post a few years ago with PB teen, Land of Nod is a force to be reckoned with and deserves a second glance as an adult. Take a look at my favorite pieces and then head on over to the website to add everything to your shopping chart. You'll thank me later.

1. Neon Dash Blanket, $79

2. Pinecone Wall Art, $19.95

3. Crown Jewel Mirror, $99

4. Wood Rock Lamp Base, $79 & Art Journal Table Shade, $49

5. Monarch 3 Drawer Dresser, $499

6. Ice Cream Wall Art, $19.95

7. Geo Throw Pillow, $35

8. Framework Metal Letter 'E', $7.95

9. Looking Glass Desk Chair, $149

10. Rhino Bookends, $59

Monday, April 6, 2015

{Marina and the Diamonds}

One of my coworkers Alysha recently introduced me to the fabulousness of Marina and the Diamonds, and let me tell you, she is one kick-ass, synth-pop, queen. Marina Lambrini Diamandis, born in Brynmawr, Wales and grew up in a the nearby village of Pandy. Through out childhood, she sang, wrote music, danced, and acted. After several unsuccessful auditions, including opportunities with the musical The Lion King and a boy band organized by Virgin Records, in 2005, she gave music her biggest effort. She came up with the stage name "Marina and the Diamonds" to honor her fans, instead of her backing band and the rest is a musical dream.

With sounds similar to Katy Perry, Regina Spektor, and Florence Welch, I've had her on heavy rotation all weekend long. Take a listen to my favorite tune below and get ready to add her to your new running playlist. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

{Horoscopes for April 2015}


You know what they say. April showers bring...... I sure as hell hope so. As New Yorkers we are in dire need of sunshine and warmth. Let's hope that this month ahead is exciting and lively for everyone. There are predictions for each sign below from her and then head on over to get the full scoop from her website for the month of April. ENJOY!

AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18)
We are now in eclipse season, so change is in the air. Last month a solar eclipse came by on March 20 in Pisces, so you may have been seeing shifts in your income or spending. For most people, that eclipse was fairly friendly for it may have opened opportunities. Eclipses always come in pairs, so the next one will be more jarring, a total eclipse of the (full) moon on April 4. It will fall in Libra, 14 degrees, and will light your ninth house, which rules several areas of your life, including travel.

PISCES (Feb 19-March 20)
As you begin April, one of the year's toughest eclipses, April 4, will appear in Libra, 14 degrees, to light your eighth house of other people's money. You have two houses that rule finances, the second house that rules your salary, but it will be your eighth house that will be lit up, the one that covers large debts, such as for student loans, a mortgage, taxes, credit cards, and the like.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)
It is eclipse season, and April starts off with a full moon lunar eclipse that you are likely notice, because it may require adjustments in a close relationship. It will fall on April 4, in Libra, 14 degrees. Libra is the sign found six months away from your sign, Aries, so it's your opposite sign, putting a big spotlight on your relationship with someone with whom you may have a serious, committed relationship. That person might be your sweetheart or spouse, or a business collaborator, or an agent or partner, for example.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
The eclipses are back, and that means change is in the air. As a Taurus, you are not enthusiastic about the prospect of change, for in your very DNA you have a yen for stability and consistency. Yet the universe knows we occasionally need a push forward, and this is one of those times. A full moon lunar eclipse will arise on April 4 in Libra, 14 degrees, and light your sixth house of daily work projects, co-workers, and staff that reports to you, and this same house also rules steps you take to protect your health.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
The month starts out with a full moon lunar eclipse, April 4, and it's likely to be a nerve jangling one for just about everyone. This one, in Libra 14 degrees, will light your fifth house of love, children, and creativity. If you have been dating someone, it will be time to decide which direction to take the relationship in the future. Eclipses are often eye openers, so you are likely to get information about the person you love, and that news is likely to rattle you. Most readers will feel this eclipse in terms of love, but I have listed the other elements - pregnancy, children, creative projects - that could come up as an alternative topic, as the fifth house, lit here, will activate all these areas.

CANCER (June 22-July 22)
There will be a party going on in your tenth house of fame, honors, awards, and achievement this month, but before you can get to celebrate all the news that will be happening in your career, you will have to deal with an important and somewhat nerve-jangling eclipse, April 4 in Libra, 14 degrees. This full moon total eclipse will light your real estate, home, and family sector, so apparently a lot is going on there or soon will be.

LEO (July 23-Aug 22)
You seem to have a lot going on in your chart, and all of it looks exciting. Your ninth house is brilliantly lit, and that covers some very lofty goals and interesting people you may meet this month, or very soon. The first possibility that comes to mind is you may be traveling quite a distance, possibly internationally, perhaps because you are ready to do deals overseas for your career. Leo knows the value of face-to-face meetings, so if it is at all possible this month, you will board a jet to see your clients. You have a crown of stars in your ninth house, including the Sun, conjunct Uranus (surprise), and Mercury (communication, news, contracts), so life won't be boring, that's for sure.

VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 22)
Finances will rule April, especially at the full moon lunar eclipse, April 4, when an expense you won't see coming will likely surface within four days of this eclipse. I feel this will be the hardest eclipse of 2015. This full moon eclipse will bring a personal purchase or outlay to culmination, so it appears you will be writing a large check. Uranus will aim his beams directly at the new moon at 180 degrees, a confrontational aspect, which underscores the surprising nature of this eclipse.

LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22)
April holds a challenging eclipse that will test the strength of your closest relationship, or, alternatively, the state of your health. If both are in robust order, you will sail through April easily. The job of an eclipse is to protect you, even if the news is not always all you had hoped to hear. This will be a full moon total lunar eclipse, which brings ultimate closure and full information. I am concerned about this eclipse because it is in Libra 14 degrees and will receive a direct 180-degree opposition from Uranus in Aries. A partner is likely to shock you, and when the news is delivered - sometimes in a very casual, offhand way - you won't see it coming and it may rattle you to your bones.

SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21)
The planets have had you working harder than you ever worked in your life, but you are stunning every VIP around you by the sheer excellence of your work. In case you think no VIP is noticing anything that you are doing, you may be surprised to hear that they are thanking their lucky stars to have you on the team. You seem to be involved in a very important launch, project, or business relationship (or, all three!) and you are focused and enthusiastic on getting every detail right. From all this will come more responsibility and a more lofty title within months, dear Scorpio, so keep up the hard work - it will get you where you want to be professionally.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21)
This month, you will turn your attention to your personal life. You've been consumed with work, and with Mars just entering your assignment sector, business will continue to be brisk. If you are self-employed, you won't lack new assignments, but you will also have more time for your private life. Happily, the main emphasis for most of the month will switch to your personal life, centering on love, romance, and fun, and seeing your creativity blossom to new levels.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19)
This month you will have your hands full. You apparently have much going on in your home life AND your career, and at times you may wonder which area to give your full attention first. Fortunately, as a Capricorn, you are always cool no matter what pressure is put on you, for you remain logical, objective, and always rooted in reality. In fact, when there is a natural disaster somewhere in the world, the Capricorns and Virgos are the ones chosen to come in first, to organize the rescue effort, for these two earth signs rarely panic. People around you admire you, for they know you can handle almost any situation with grace.