Sunday, February 3, 2013

Best Of Orlando? Say What?!

So.... I just read that this little blog was voted the Best Fashion Blog in The Daily City's Best Of Orlando poll. Wow! I'm honored (Thank you Mark Baratelli and team and voters!!!!) and embarrassed because I've long abandoned it and moved to Young Heart, a lifestyle blog where thrifted style is still, strongly, one of the emphasis. I do a link up every Tuesday focusing on the art of thrift (yes, it's definitely and art form... Or maybe a mild addiction, probably both). If your interested, come by and check out the new blog and see everyones latest thrifted finds (some of the clothes are amazing).

Thank you, again, Mark for hosting the Daily City and the Best Of Orlando... And for the opportunity to be part of an amazing and growing community! 

*This made my day! :)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Coffee Talk

1. What is in your play list? Everything and anything. Seriously. It ranges from Bizet to Motorhead. A lot of classic jazz - Nina, Billie, Louis, Miles, Thelonias Monk, Buddy Rich. New Orleans style jazz (Trombone Shorty), big band and old punk (English, Irish, East Coast). Surf, rockabilly, surfabilly, 70's, indie, folk, the greats: Zeppelin, The Stones, The Who, old Rush (the really early stuff), Dylan, Joplin, old Motown, guitar gods (SRV), great voices (Fiona Apple, Kelly Hogan), great lyricist (David Lowery of Cracker is amazing) etc, etc, etc

2. What is the funniest YouTube video you always go to when you need a laugh (or if you just wanna watch it)?- Anything by Jenna marbles! Do not watch in front of your kids. 

3. Favorite song in the whole wide world that you never get sick of and it's on repeat.  I think it's impossible to not get sick of a song/ band but if I had to pick something to be stuck listening to on repeat it would have to be the Rolling Stones. Legendary!

Bonus song for # 3: I also love this little obscure ditty by the Adicts (not to be confused with the punk band - The Addicts). 

4. Do you have any embarrassing songs/singers/bands that you like? Nope, it's all good! No reason to be embarrassed. (Besides, I have bigger things to worry about than trying to look cool at the red light. - You know, by turning down that Public Enemy song I might have blasting).

5. What's that ONE song that ALWAYS makes you cry? - This one below - like a blubbering baby. Every time.

6. What song have you recently heard, that you can't seem to get out of your head? Arlandria - love this song!!! And Dave Grohl is just plain dreamy.
                                                                    Linking up with:
Coffee Talk with Natalie Blair

Thursday, October 25, 2012

After A Long Day...

Crazy eyes, anyone?


Sometimes, after a long day, it's nice to goof around with your best friend...

Who doesn't like to sit still for the camera.

Who doesn't like to "sit" still -period-. 

(Unless there is food involved) 

I think I'm going to put on some Vince Guaraldi and do a little cooking. 

And work on basic commands with my cute but defiant dog that likes to talk back.

Then, maybe find some Halloween -y movies to watch. Any suggestion?

I hope everyone has a relaxing evening! :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Made In England

I found these beauties a while back and paid somewhere around 60 cents a piece. I have no clue when they were made or by who but the bottoms have "England" inscribed (faint to the eye and impossible to capture with my camera). They aren't for resale. They aren't for anyone in the house to use, either. Just me. It's okay to be a little selfish every now and then. ;)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Fortune Tellers and German Poetry

Before we headed out to the Black Hammock we stopped by the flea market where I got a $10.00 tarot reading from a woman that calls herself Madame Suzanne who claims to be psychic. She was short and stout with messy bleached blond hair and a raspy voice. Quite the character, married 4 times with a day job as a paralegal. I found this out while observing her observing me. She was a wonderful conversationalist and an even better study of human behavioural traits... BUT she most definitely was not a psychic. Still, for ten bucks, she entertained me. She told me everything that you don't want to hear and then told me I'd be back to see her again. I won't.

The trip to the market wasn't a total loss.  We stopped at a small second hand book store (located near Madame Suzanne's booth) where I found a charming first edition (published in 1930) book of verses written in German for $2.00.  

It's the book in the middle with the old man in the bottle on the cover.
Der Wunderdoktor 
Heitere Verse

Which means:
 The Wonderful Doctor
Cheerful Verses

It sort of jumped out at me and when I saw the price I grabbed it... I'm looking forward to reading and translating it! 

Linking up with:

The Occasional Adventure: Sunday Evening Airboat Ride

I like to do things on the spur of the moment - I think that makes for the best adventures... 

Yesterday, after spending the early afternoon at the flea market (photos coming soon), I suggested to my boyfriend that we take a drive down to the Black Hammok to catch an airboat ride (I've never been). Not only did we have a blast on the boat (those things can go FAST!) but we got a surprise visit from a baby gator (that came extremely close), enjoyed cold beers on the deck and took in an amazing sunset. What did you guys do yesterday? 

Happy Monday!