Last days of Summer

August 29, 2010 § 3 Comments

With Nick on his yearly “man trip” to the beach in North Carolina, Courtney, Jesse, and I decided to take a beach trip of our own – to Coney Island, of course! The weather was perfect and it wasn’t nearly as busy as it’s been the last few times I’ve been there. We ate pizza and burgers and ice cream and rode a ride and put our feet in the ocean. We left with sand in our shoes and sun on our faces. It was a good day.

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The Wonder Wheel

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Beach-goers

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Win these terrifying Michael Jackson dolls!

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Jesse Brown on the beach


Courtney & I enjoying the beach

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Double trouble!?

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A couple things…

August 22, 2010 § Leave a comment

New York is enjoying some much-needed rainstorms today and Nick and I are inside, lounging on the couch, being happy to be inside and in each other’s company (even if he is watching baseball and I am blogging ;)

Here’s a couple posts from around the web I think you’ll enjoy.

Super cute (and detailed) desserts!

Confused by the hearsay of what Facebook Places really is and if you should partake in this new application? Read this interesting and informative article.

Insound’s 10 For 10 design series features t-shirts and posters from bands such as Broken Social Scene with original art by Sonnenzimmer.

Dark chocolate milk? Get into my fridge!!

I love it when bands put original and eye-pleasing designs into their branding, like Arcade Fire’s new record design & totebags.

[photo above from Once Wed]

WANT FONT

August 19, 2010 § Leave a comment

After coming up with a rhyme that made me chuckle yesterday, my font-loving friend Courtney and I started the Tumblr account WANT FONT. I expect all typeface appreciators will enjoy this predominantly image-filled website, that makes for a nice quick read.

My (short) rap video career

August 16, 2010 § 1 Comment

Today Courtney reminded me of my one appearance in a rap music video for Winnipeg group Mood Ruff and I couldn’t help but post it here for you to see.

It was shot in 1998, Osbourne Village in downtown Winnipeg, in a record store called Into The Music. The lovely lady beside me is Ingrid Aubery (now Revak). We were in a band called Shannon Doll together at the time and got the gig through our friend Jenn, who worked with Garfield from Mood Ruff at HMV.

My role was to be the innocent-looking high school girl, shoplifting records. If my memory serves me right, I was paid generously in blueberry muffins.

A few things

August 14, 2010 § Leave a comment

In an effort to stay up late on our first Saturday night at home since we’ve been married, Nick and I are going out for a late dinner, probably to DuMont Burger in Williamsburg. Until then, I am passing the time by catching up on my many unread pages on Google Reader. Here are some recent reads I loved that I think you might too:

Spaghetti packaging divided into servings! What an amazing idea as I always make too much or not enough.

How cool are these camera phone mini lenses?

A Flickr group for New York photos from 1910

I love these prints from Mark Weaver

Vintage packaging for stubby beer bottles

Chicago

August 11, 2010 § 6 Comments

Nick and I traveled to Chicago on Thursday night to attend legendary rock festival, Lollapalooza. The festival was amazing and bigger than any I’d ever been to before with over 70,000 people in attendance. We also realized that we love Chicago! Here are some photos from our travels.

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Chicago’s giant mirrored bean

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Us in the bean

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Foxy Shazam fans with their fans (shaped like Eric’s head)

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I’m so glad I finally saw Devo

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Chicago cityscape at night from Grant Park – beautiful!

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Nick at hilarious restaurant, Dick’s Last Resort

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Lollapalooza crowd from main stage

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Nick & I in front of portapotty town

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We watched Frank Turner in the rain

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Legendary club (and the venue of Smashing Pumpkins’ first gig) The Metro

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Wrigley Field

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Rooftop baseball viewers

A couple internet goodies

August 9, 2010 § Leave a comment

My adorable and stunning friends Will & Meriwether got married this past June in Texas. Sadly, Nick and I missed the party because of immigration madness, but their wedding photos just surfaced today and they’re definitely worth sharing.

See more on Our Labor of Love

In other news, the talented Joanna Goddard is subletting her apartment in the West Village for Labour Day weekend. Do you have plans to visit NYC this September? You could be the lucky tenant

Stay tuned for photos and details from our Chicago trip to Lollapalooza this past weekend.

Daily Drop Cap

August 4, 2010 § Leave a comment

I’ve been into Jessica Hische‘s original and gorgeous work for a little while now and I think it might be time to finally buy a print from her.

She just released her newest Daily Drop Cap prints and I think now that Nick and I share a last name, we might need this pretty S to frame and put on the wall above our couch. See more letters and prints here.

Finally, a happy ending!

August 2, 2010 § 17 Comments

After all the waiting, the drama, the paperwork, the visits, the headaches, the hellos, and the goodbyes Nick and I were finally married Thursday July 22 in New York.

Once we were all gussied up, Nick and I headed down to Manhattan’s city hall to arrive by 12:30. We met our small pseudo-wedding party there and signed in with the desk, gave them our ID and marriage license, and told them we were there to be married!


They gave us a number, as the process is first-come-first-served. We didn’t have to wait long at all, only about 20 minutes.

We spent that time visiting with our loved ones, taking some photos, and smiling harder than we’ve ever smiled before!

We were assigned the West Chapel. Everyone was allowed to come in with us and watch. Nick and I giggled and couldn’t stand still. We were so happy, we felt as if our heads might burst!


The official who married us was great – he had a sense of humour and a strong New York accent! The entire ceremony took less than 2 minutes. We walked out of there ecstatic and, if possible, more in love than ever.

After taking some photos in the immediate area, we all headed to the City Hall Restaurant for lunch.


They did a wonderful job hosting us. We had the Rose Room to ourselves downstairs. After a delicious lunch, some lovely speeches, and some champagne, they brought us our wedding cake with candles lit for us to blow out.


After lunch, we parted ways with our guests and went off with Jesse (and Courtney!) to take some photos as a couple. There were so many great photo-worthy spots in the city hall area. At one point, while standing in front of the subway entrance, some tourists started taking our photo behind Jesse – I think they thought we were famous!


We ended up walking all the way back to Brooklyn over the Brooklyn Bridge. It was a beautiful day, afterall!

That night, we met a couple more friends at Bowlmor Lanes for a wedding afterparty of sorts. It was a great idea and a ton of fun. Nick’s friends who don’t drink had a great time bowling, and those who did drink enjoyed excellent service and a great bar. Shannon did a wonderful job setting it all up for us! We finished off the night upstairs in the “Carnival” room which is set up to look like an indoor Coney Island. There will be more photos to come once I have our professional ones from Jesse! In the meantime, check out my Flickr for more photos Courtney took with my camera.

(My hair and makeup was done by Lauren at Woodley and Bunny in Williamsburg. My dress was from Betsey Johnson in SoHo.)

UPDATE: SEE OUR PROFESSIONAL WEDDING PHOTOS HERE!

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