Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I swear I don't work for Elizabeth Gilbert or Fresh

Fresh is launching a line of fragrances based on the best-selling Eat, Pray, Love. The cool thing about these perfumes is that they can be worn separately or together.


eat: sweet notes of bright lemon, basil, creamy cannoli, caramel, meringue, vanilla, Prosecco and Limoncello. It celebrates the sweetness of Italy’s famous desserts and wines.

pray: includes notes of jasmine, pink pepper, patchouli, amber, juniper berry, cardamom and musk. Inspired by journeys to India's sultry incense and spice market.

love: includes notes of bergamot, red currant, mango blossom, jasmine, sandalwood, and velvet amber. It's inspired by Indonesia's tropical and sunny floral landscape.


Doesn't Eat sound delicious?
Launches July 15th.

Movie comes out August 13th. Can't wait!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

full stomach...happy heart









I wasn't very hungry (rare occasion) so unfortunately I can't say much about the food as I barely ate but the space is really bright and colorful. Aside from the playful pinatas hanging from the ceiling, the "lounge-y" vibe here will immediately have you a craving a margarita. & their margaritas look amazing.

Tacontento is located on Lincoln Lane next to Lincoln Road which has been my second home lately. I don't hate it!

Monday, June 28, 2010

"I am paying attention!"

I learned Teresa from Real Housewives of New Jersey would be at Books & Books on Lincoln Road signing copies of her cookbook, Skinny Italian, so I figured I would stop by before dinner.

I don't really look to her for culinary inspiration but I've spent $20 on worse things.

She's really tiny, really fit and really tan. Way cuter in person.

"Your friends tell me you are a prostitution whore."


We're pretty much BFF's now. & after learning she was raised in Paterson, I'm certain we're long lost sisters somehow.

Somehow we squeezed this in

Pre-Dinner drinks @ some random hotel in the village

Picnic in the Park #1

Lunch @ Bryant Park with Mikey and JP
"Xuxa was beast!"

Trip to Madison Square Park for a Shack Burger. Mandatory.

Partying @ Hudson Terrace

Friday, June 25, 2010

Birthday Wishes

fuji instax mini 7
cheap cam.cheap film.hooray.

miss dior chérie
my second favorite perfume. first.

a 5 hour massage
in a room that looks just like this

a labrador puppy
that stays a puppy. make it happen.

rosetta stone - italiano
inspired by eat pray love. why learn italian? why not!

deena & ozzy ludlow oxfords from UO
i find oxfords horrendously adorable. these have little flowers on them. adorable.

champagne brunch @ the biltmore
hello endless mimosas & bellinis. oh, hi, chocolate fountain.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

StrawBarb Pie


I'd never had rhubarb before. Crazy talk. I love tart and tangy.

So I loaded up on strawberries and frozen rhubarb (supermarket didn't have any fresh 'barb - poo) and made some dough because the best way to try something new is to throw it in a pie?

An hour later I had a runny yet delicious pie that tasted just like summer.

To make a non-runny pie, go to Smitten Kitchen where today (figures) she posted a recipe for perfect Strawberry Rhubarb pie.

Pros of living alone: I ate the whole pie.
Cons of living alone: I ate the whole pie.

This is why I don't bake more often in case you were wondering.


Photo courtesy of Smitten Kitchen because my camera didn't do the pie justice. My birthday is in two months. Holler.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Shake Shack - Miami has a new vice, indeed









Shake Shack opened last week on Lincoln Road and it's marvelous.

Again, it's no Madison Square Park but it'll have to do for now.

p.s. I'm deeply in love with their Key Lime Pie, Oh My concrete.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Juror #19 & the OTHER Brazilian hair treatment


So I had jury duty yesterday and was actually selected to be part of the jury out of 40 people. I didn't know whether to feel special or fucked. That question was answered later when I, along with 5 other jurors, put a man in jail. Yeah, TOTALLY FUCKED. Whether he's guilty or not, I feel horrible. Honestly, it was a really interesting experience but I don't like being responsible for "punishing" someone. I'll get over it.

Moving on, I got the Brazilian Keratin Hair Treatment over the weekend. I love it. I've been tired of my crazy, curly hair for years. Thinking of making this a permanent thing and going straight Japanese.

I'm reading EAT PRAY LOVE and I cried all throughout Italy. I think I'm finally becoming a girl after all these years. I swear, I cry at the dumbest things these days.

It's officially summer which means absolutely nothing to us Miamians except less traffic in the mornings and cheaper berries from the supermarket.

Off to dinner!

Friday, June 18, 2010

This is going to be a problem







I don't plan on moving to New York for another year but I am a planner. A list maker. An organizer. A virgo.

So I've been apartment hunting on craigslist and ardorny to see exactly what I'm getting myself into.

These bathrooms look like something out of a horror movie.

What is it with the checkered tiles and colored tubs?!

The worst part is that these are listed as "charming" or "stunning" apartments.

I wouldn't go anywhere near these crackhouses!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

gastroPod


Sloppy Jose
beef brisket w/ tangy espresso sauce

Slider
short rib burger on potato bun w/ stupid slaw


Finally made it to gastroPod which was hanging out in "Midtown". I gotta say, I was not impressed.

I had the sloppy jose which was tender but didn't have a lot of flavor. In fact, I didn't taste any hint of espresso in there and doubt there was any.

The slider was incredibly small and yes, I know that's what a slider is but then don't charge $9 for it. Especially if you're a food truck. Gourmet or not. I thought, "Well, it's made of short rib. Maybe it's really stinkin' good and worth the money." I only took one bite but again was unimpressed and the meat was pretty raw.

Overall, unsatisfying. I'd be willing to try it again but I wouldn't go out of my way to find it.

Don't take my word for it though. They were just awarded Best Food Truck in Miami by the New Times. Check it out yourself and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Girl Rules




Found here.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Marina Abramović - The Artist Is Present


Marina Abramović, better known to me and my friends as "that creepy, crazy bitch from the Museum of Modern Art".

Marina Abramović is a performance artist from Yugoslavia that uses her body as means to test physical and emotional boundaries.

This is my ignorant opinion on her work.


Some of her past performances include:

- Rhythm 0, where she placed 72 objects on a table and let the audience use them on her as they chose. Some items were meant for pleasure, others for pain. Items included a knife, scissors, condoms, a gun and a single bullet. For 6 hours she let people manipulate her body and actions. At first, people were cautious but then became more aggressive. Fortunately for her, no one shot her crazy ass. Although, several people tried but were stopped by other museum go-ers. Yikes.

- House with an Ocean View,
where she lived in the Sean Kelly Gallery in Chelsea for 12 days straight without speaking, confined to three small rooms elevated above the floor, allowing visitors to watch her bathe, nap and use the bathroom. If you recall the episode of Sex and the City where Carrie and the Russian go see a performance artist that is "starving herself", that was a re-enactment of this performance. Haiyo.


- Role Exchange,
she switched places with an Amsterdam prostitute for four hours.

- Freeing The Voice,
she laid down with her head tilted back and screamed non-stop until she lost her voice [3 hours]

- Freeing The Body,
wrapped her head with a black scarf and danced to drum beats (naked) until she collapsed [8 hours]


These along with many of her other performances were on display at the Museum of Modern Art either by live re-performances by other artists, videos, photos or installations.

For her most recent performance, she stayed at the MoMA from open until closing time for 3 months straight and allowed people to silently sit across from her. A modern day staring contest.

It was the strangest, creepiest thing I've ever seen (in "real" life). It didn't help that she was wearing a long, white robe and resembled the mom from the movie The Ring.

The exhibition made a disturbing impression on me and I haven't been able to get it off my mind since. I literally felt drained and "heavy", like she sucked the energy out of me.

If you ever have the chance to check her out, I suggest you do so. Memorable to say the least.

Monday, June 14, 2010

fresh




Smells like a baby wrapped in cotton candy.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Sonic Drive-In









South Miami is tortured and haunted by Sonic commercials daily yet the closest one is over an hour away. Not cool. So you can imagine my excitement when I won Burger Beast's giveaway for a Sonic gift card. Of course I can afford to buy my own burger but free food tastes so much better and it was a good excuse to make the trek to Boynton Beach.

Gluttony ensued.

Two extra long chili cheese dogs, two sonic cheeseburgers (hold the pickles, mustard & mayo), an order of jumbo popcorn chicken, three orders of fries (meh), mozzarella sticks, chili cheese tator tots and a cherry limeade chiller later, I realized Sonic is pretty wack. Everything is just average at best. I know it's a fast food chain but so is McDonald's and Big Macs are God sent.

The cherry limeade chiller was killer though. Glad they're opening a franchise in Homestead this summer.

Hel-lo happy hour.


Thanks Burger Beast!