Friday, March 19, 2010

Off with her head!

Despite the lackluster reviews, I went to see Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland in IMAX 3D and totally dug it. The actress who played Alice is enchanting and I loved her costumes. I also loved the Red & White Queens' outlandish make-up.

I could have done with out the Mad Hatter's silly jig and the Jabberwocky and Bandersnatch scared the crap out of me, but overall, I recommend checking the movie out in theaters, preferably in 3D!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


I went to opening night of Keigwin + Company's run at The Joyce Theater last night and was completely BLOWN AWAY by the last work in the program, Runaway. I had seen video footage of the piece before, but nothing compared to experiencing it live. Check out an excerpt below:

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Heading to The Sunshine State for a long weekend where I will:
a) eat good food
b) drink beer that is not Tecate
c) buy a cute retro bathing suit (see above)
d) lay in the sun on the beach

I'm pretty excited. Pray for warm weather!

Monday, March 1, 2010

If you never do anything, you never become anyone

Jen L. and I took advantage of our 1/2 snow day to go and see An Education. It's the story of Jenny, a bright young thing who is hungry for experiences beyond her sheltered life as a cello playing school girl pushed toward Oxford by her domineering parents. She is dazzled by David, an older man of questionable repute who woos her with a whirlwind of cigarettes and champagne. When he inevitably breaks her heart, it almost seems worth it for all the fun she (and we) have had with him.

I loved the clothing, cast and soundtrack and am now on the hunt for a copy of Lynn Barber's memoir, from which the film is adapted.

My favorite part was when the world weary and kinda trampy Helen gives Jenny a makeover for her first romantic weekend getaway:

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Artisan Ice Cream

The yellow Van Leeuwen ice cream trucks tweet their locations, but now they have a home base on Manhattan Ave in Greenpoint. We stopped by their grand opening Saturday and I enjoyed some tasty Earl Grey ice cream and a delicious latte with a sweet little heart swirled into it. I'm looking forward to hot summer nights when we can stroll through McCarren park after dinner to get a scoop from these super nice peeps.

I spotted the hunky underground lobster pound dude while we were there, but was too shy to say hi. Next time!