Movie of the Week- It’s a Disaster

Hello friends. Did you have a good weekend? I had the pleasure of unpacking many boxes, watching movies, and exploring Washington Square. We have almost unpacked everything in the new apartment! Now to purchase all the shelving and storage containers…


We rented It’s a Disaster on Saturday and it was an unexpectedly delightful comedy about eight friends accepting their fate at a couple’s brunch. The characters bring the right amount of comradery, self deprecation & awkwardness, in the final hours they have left together.

the couples

From left: Rachel Boston, Kevin M. Brennan, Erinn Hayes, Blaise Miller, Julia Stiles, David Cross, America Ferrera, & Jeff Grace.

Hal, the neighbor

Who doesn’t own a hazmat suit?

vegan stewTracy & Glen are about to have an excellent third date.

wine toastA toast to your health or maybe to your death. ..

Have you seen It’s a Disaster? Tell me what you think!

(photos from here, here, here & here)

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Life Lately…

It’s been a VERY long time since I posted anything (I’m sorry, please forgive me?). Now that I am settled in New York a little bit, I can share with you what is going on in my life lately.


A new job. I’m starting a new job come Monday, and I could not be more excited and nervous about it.


Finally catching up on past magazines, current music and TV shows.

hey jo design

Searching for the perfect apartment. Finding an apartment in Manhattan is like going to the DMV. It’s a horrible time but you gotta do it sometime.


Planning a wedding. We have set a date, so now we need to find the place to have it!


The rest of April. It may sound silly, but April is full of friends visiting, birthday’s and finally spring weather arriving in New York.

(New York woman, a poster of Manhattan, & a bridal table)

clothing, Food, gifts, movies

My top foolishly underrated things of 2012

make up primer

When I first heard of this I thought it was yet another beauty scam, but after trying it out myself, I realized the benefits of this product. Since I have oily skin, it does in fact keep my make-up in place even into the wee hours of the night.

1. bare Minerals Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer, 2. Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer, 3. Neutrogena Shine Control Primer, 4. e.l.f Mineral Infused Face Primer, 5. MAC Prep + Prime Highlighertravel essentials

This past year I traveled a lot to New York City or Minneapolis. What I clearly forgot during some of these trips was how cold the airport can be, and how much I would love to take a nap while I sit on this thing. Being prepared to sleep anywhere, keep warm and look cool while on your journey? perfect! (Hepburn had the right idea)

1. Gap blanket scarf, 2. Tempurpedic travel pillow, 3. Sleeping Silk Eye Mask, 4. Capitana Cardigan

cosmopolis_newsElisecosmopolis-stillThis David Cronenberg film was definitely not what I was expecting. Not only was the film interesting with its characters and their actions, but it made the audience think about this futuristic world. I was impressed with how Cronenberg portrayed the novel by Don Delillo, as well as Robert Pattinson’s performance.

(Pictures from here, here, & here)

vanityvanityvanityI agonized my make-up & jewelry drawer every time I looked at it. How could it be so cluttered? How did it get like this? How can I fix it? I found these pictures as inspiration for finally organizing my own vanity this past summer.

peking duckYes I am a vegetarian but this peking duck found in Flushings, NY was so tasty. It was quite the adventure to find it, since it is only a window you walk up to and pay $1 for a little bit of heaven. (So sorry little ducks but you are just so tasty…)