Saturday, January 28, 2012

La Tierra los Cielos

Summer like winter days listening to Erykah Badu. I have been needing some sixties woodstock inspiration and Wildbirds & Peacedrums is an amazing husband and wife duo from Sweden that I am also in love with. I saw them live at a Lykke Li concert about two or three years ago and it was raw energy and talent. Here's a summery outfit possibly for outdoor music festivals; a little grungy and low-key.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Summer Heat in Winter Days

It felt so nice today; the weather was unusually warm for January, it felt like summer time. I love warm summer nights listening to music in my room with the windows open and the fan blowing. Even when it's hot I like turning my christmas lights on in my room.

I have also just discovered a new favorite music group called Sonnymoon. Here's my favorite song of theirs right now. I'm thinking of doing a cover of it.

I have also written lyrics to two new songs and am working on two others with the band. I want to put up the samples soon.

The Poinsettia tree in my neighbors yard was blooming beautifully

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Bye Bye Paris

My month in Paris went by so fast, but it was an amazing experience. I will miss all the patisseries and the oh so yummy King Falafel with grilled eggplant and crispy onion straws @_@ yummm.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

"Paris to the Moon"

I am here! Well I have been here in Paris for almost two weeks now and it is amazing. I must admit for the first time in my life ever I was terribly homesick, jet-lagged, and I caught the flu :/  I am taking a creative non-fiction writing class which is helping me write about the city and become a better writer. We are reading three books: Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik, Paris, Paris: Journey Into the City of Lights by David Downie and a creative non-fiction text book which helps you write creative essays such as journalists do called Writing True.

Each of these books writes about different places in Paris, creatively. As a class we visit the sites they write about and write our own creative essays. Perhaps at the end of my trip I shall post one. So far, my favorite place to be in Paris is Shakespeare & Co. I could live in Paris forever in that little shop. Although I am terribly sad I couldn't find the book Watership Down, I did find some others I really like.

P.S A little piece of home-sick relief resides in "Pho 14" off the Tolbiac exit from subway line 7.

Isn't that lion behind me beautiful? I have fallen madly in love with him <3 

Les Deux Magots Cafe- Not as posh as Le Flore across the street, but was a haunt of Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sartre, and therefore...awesome to people who love writing

Chi-chi restaurant near the River Gauche or fairy be-sprinkled hallway?

Across the street from Pablo Picasso's former residence

A cold and blustery day in the 100-acre Versailles Palace. I was sick and thus look silly with so many articles of clothing. I look like a little child at Pooh Corner

From the second story of the Louvre Museum, looking for Flemmish paintings

Possibly the best bookstore in the world. Shakespeare & Co. not in its original location, but still the likes of which feel as if Harry Potter and J.K Rowling could have imagined