Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Despite Florence Welch's face being plastered all over London, despite the recommendation from a Swedish friend, and despite her name and style popping up in every English fashion magazine, I have only recently sat down and listened to Florence & the Machine's 2009 album Lungs.

It's a phenomenal album that showcases the band's abilities. From alternative pop to soul-rooted songs, Florence & the Machine has a wide musical capacity. It's hard to pick just a few songs to say our my favorite and I recommend buying the whole album, but "Dog Days are Over," "You've Got the Love," and "Between Two Lungs" are three of my most listened to.

Florence Welch can rock. She's got the pipes and can move from slow and soft to powerful and fierce within just a few beats. If the winter has gotten you tired and restless of your apartment and same old music, buy Lungs and mix things up.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

coco jolt in cup

A serving of warm chocolate a two minutes.
Follow the recipe below.

2Tblsp flour
3Tblsp sugar
2Tblsp Unsweetened cocoa
1 egg
2Tblsp milk
2Tblsp vegetable oil
2Tblsp chocolate chips
small splash of vanilla

Add dry ingredients to large mug. Then add and mix in the egg, follow with milk, oil, chocolate chips, and vanilla.
Put in the microwave for 2 minutes.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Richard Young Icons

Photographer Richard Young has been photographing celebrities since 1974. On display in his eponymous gallery in Kensington, London is the "Richard Young Icons" exhibit. Some of his most iconic photographs are presented here. They include photos of Debbie Harry, Sid Vicious, Princess Diana, Mick Jagger, and many other celebs that encapsulate 1970s Hollywood and fame. The exhibit catches some of these celebrities in their "natural" party and bizarre environment and some knowingly and sincerely. It's an impressive array of photographs that expresses stardom in terms of each celebrity and the viewers fascination.