Do you remember on Breakfast at Tiffany's when Sally Tomato gives Holly the weather report and says: "Snow flourishes expected in New Orleans"? And she's like, snow in New Orleans? yeah, whatever. Well, 40 something years after and Tomato's report was right! It's snowing in NOLA and it looks just dreamy!!!
1. The Four Agreements: A Toltec Wisdom Book by don Miguel Ruiz--- Jen's (Raising Granola) basketball coach and mentor gave her this book during a tough time in her basketball career. In case you were wondering, the Four Agreements are:
BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. (Hmmm, does this mean I have to take the "Go Fug Yourself" link off my page...)
DON'T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering. (This is a deep one)
DON'T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama.
ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgement, self-abuse, and regret.
Via The City Sage.
We had these today: Deep Fried Oreo Cookies!
The Verdict: A little over the top,the whole concept is mind blogging really, but good stuff to have once a year, or just something else to write under "Things to eat/try before I kick the bucket".
I loooove this baby girl's room!! It's beautiful and totally decked out!! (check out the mini drum set and flat screen t.v.). And what about those tutus? Enchanting!!!
Please click on the image to truly appreciate.
Via A Cup of Joe.
A word of advice from half of my favorite design team: "Always remember to take pleasure seriously." Charles Eames.
Here some pictures of the team "in full", the lovely husband and wife team of designers, Ray and Charles.
I have a Huge crush on Marcelo Wong's sculptures.
I love how they're so beautiful and filled with playful, almost childlike energy. Amazing work, so ingenious! And even thou I can see the Asian reference, it's amazing how everything just a little chubby can remind us of Botero, no?
If I had an extra US$5.000 I would get me a little Wong!
Here's the artist with my favorite piece, "Gran Jefe", and I'm also posting a few other samples of his work. Enjoy!!
I know it's not news, but these pictures are breathtaking!!! The setting,the details, the gorgeous fashion, the intensity between "Carrie" and "Big"... I could swim in that green dress's fabric....
I've always have been fascinated with the fact that actress Melanie Griffith had a pet lion named Togare growing up (beautiful name by the way). I remember seeing a picture of Melanie as a little girl and her lion sleeping next to each other in bed. I found some pics in the Now Voyager blog that explain just how "normal" Hollywood life can be.....(These are real pictures of Melanie and her family, with Togare of course!)
It's my birthday today, I'm 31 and loving it!!!! On this day I'm thankful for:
-My friends and family.Truly your friends are the family you pick, and my heart melts just thinking of all the people in my life I'm lucky enough to call friend(Carina,Luis Ramon,Cynthia,Tomas,Brett,Saul,Patricia,Steff,Joana,Jen...) and all the other usual suspects. Also, how very lucky I am of having loving family members (shout out to GRANDMA,Aunt Soraya and Uncle Manolo,Marielle, Aunt Christy,Miguel), people that have been making me feel special for 31 years!! Thank you!
-Rainier: He is Family and Friend, lovely light in my life. To my little brother, thanks for always being there and for understanding me. I'm in awe of you everyday of my life.
-I'm thankful for all the health issues of the past three years, that finally ended on 2007.They made me stronger.After all the trouble, I thank God today for my health and for showing me that there is no such thing as fear, it's just something that we ourselves create when we face the unknown.
-I'm thankful to the U.S.Government, since TODAY, on my Birthday, they're giving me the coolest and greatest gift: Drum Roll Please: I'm becoming an American Citizen!!!!
-And finally, thanks to the good people at Paramount, who are releasing "Sex and The City" the movie, today May 30th, just for me!!!
Today I'm wishing that every kid in the world feels loved, for mandatory Manolo's on every girl's birthday and for a woman President.....Hopefully they ALL come true.
Sydney Pollack passed away today in Los Angeles.
Actor,Director,Producer.He was one of my favorites.
Intelligent, Charming and always Discreet and Elegant.
My secret crush.No Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt for me. I think he was the only movie star I longed to meet.
So long Sydney, may you be in a better place...
Talk about finding God in everything! The other day I was heading out the supermarket, and what did I bumped into? right here in South Florida? The most beautiful, delicate flowers I've ever seen! -Fringed Tulips- Wao! One of those things that make you feel good about been alive!!! Here's a sample...