My father used to be (and may still be) dumbfounded by how many times I could watch Grease. I was completely obsessed with the film, the music, the clothes, everything. Well, the Grease love continues. I just found an incredibly haunting, soulful cover of thesong "You're the One that I Want" that changes the meaning of the song into something very sad, embue with a lot of longing.
I may be quite behind, but the band that covers the song is an Australian sibling duo, Angus & Julia Stone, who are completely awesome. Listen here.
Ages ago (years ago!) I posted about a rad clothing company called Only NY. I was introduced to it by one of my slick New Yorker friends, and at the time was nervous about being a poser if I bought their apparel. New Yorkers are very particular about their city pride and do NOT want anyone feigning the New York mentality if they a) were not born and raised there or b) do not plan to immediately leave whatever subordinate city they are currently residing in and live in New York the rest of their lives.
Since I already have three months of Brooklyn living behind me, am asked (nay, told) regularly that "you're from the city, right?," and the impending doom of moving back to New York quickly approaches, I think I am well on my way to deserving a sweatshirt/teeshirt/tank/hat by Only NY.
((spoiler alert: do not watch if you have not watched the full season of Boardwalk Empire, or intend to do so))
THOUGH BOARDWALK EMPIRE'S SEASON HAS BEEN OVER FOR A WHILE NOW, THIS SONG HAS CONTINUED TO HAUNT ME. I'M POSTING IT BECAUSE, WELL, LIFE'S A VERY FUNNY PROPOSITION AFTER ALL - AND BECAUSE THE SHOW IS UNBELIEVABLY GOOD.
I may not be able to attend New York City's Fashion Week, but I can definitely drool over the runway clips and clothes I can't afford. And Vogue's "Fashion Week Essentials" section glamorizes how cool it looks to be in the industry. That's definitely my kind of martini.
Didn't photograph this one because I didn't know how it would turn out,
but if you're looking for a healthy, filling, impressive dinner, try this one out.
1 can of crushed tomatoes
1 large clove of garlic, minced
1 or 2 shallots, minced
1/2 of a lemon's juice
1. Preheat oven to 400
2. Cut the eggplant in half the long way, then again so you have four long pieces. Place them on a cutting board and salt generously. Let sit for about 30minutes, the eggplant should start to sweat. Rinse the eggplant and pat dry.
3. When oven is preheated, place eggplant on a baking sheet. With a sharp knife, make X-like cuts in the eggplant's meat. Brush olive oil and some of the lemon juice over them. Bake for 20-30minutes.
4. In a hot, oiled pan, saute the garlic and shallots. Add the crushed tomatoes, including some of their juice. Continue to stir until heated through. Add as many capers as desired (and even some caper juice). Add salt and pepper to taste. Keep warm on the stove.
5. When the eggplant is roasted, distribute tow pieces to each plate. Top each piece with a heaping spoonful of the tomato mixture.
Serve with sautéed kale and sunflower seeds or a side salad.
Almost a year ago, I was taken aback by the prettiest store decorations at my favorite home goods store in Hampden - Red Tree. Dainty paper hearts hung on pink twine from the ceiling, adding whimsy and delicacy to the store. I immediately wanted to copy this decorator's genius idea, so I cut out tons of orange and red hearts and bought string that was somewhat comprable. But, I never hung the hearts up. I probably got too busy or was too lazy, but I came across the envelope of unused hearts last night and got to work. Now the same campy, cute decorations hang above my bed and giraffe blanket.
This is just the first step on my way to make it into The Selby.