Wes Anderson Art Show in NYC

August 10, 2015 § Leave a comment

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For five years, I have been watching San Francisco’s Spoke Art Gallery put on annual Wes Anderson-themed art shows enviously. My favourite director PLUS really great art! When would I get the chance to see one??

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Finally this weekend, they brought their sixth annual Wes Anderson art show to NYC at the Joseph Gross Gallery.
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P1030801Needless to say, a babysitter was booked and I went to town on that show. P1030792P1030798

Such good company.

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So many different mediums for appreciating the art in Wes Anderson’s movies!

P1030776P1030804P1030799P1030790I really wanted this fantastic print, but alas, it was sold out already. No matter… UntitledI bought these three instead! P1030808Also a “Deep Search” Life Aquatic ring. P1030782

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I could have just moved in to this space and lived there, surrounded by so many of my favourite things.

Thanks, Spoke Art, for finally bringing your Bad Dads show to New York and giving me an indisputable reason to go out on a Friday night!

Binge-Worthy TV

January 8, 2015 § Leave a comment

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Is it just me or have TV shows gotten REALLY good lately? After a long day of work/caring for a toddler, Nick and I love to find a great show to watch together in bed on our Apple TV. (I don’t even know why we still have cable in the living room.) Here’s what we’ve been watching the past few months:

The IT Crowd 

SO. FUNNY. I remember watching this with my friend Joe about five years ago when he got it off a torrent site. I totally forgot about it until we decided to give it a go this summer and it made me laugh hysterically within the first few episodes. Nick wasn’t sold on it until the third episode (which made me cry, I laughed so hard). Since then, we have rewatched them all about 5 times. Available on Netflix and final episode on Hulu.

The Blacklist

The first drama that sucked both of us in in a long time. Powerful cliffhangers, good stories, ongoing pressing questions, and James Spader just rules. Available on Netflix.

The Americans

Who knew ‘Felicity’ was such a great actress? This show is pretty dark and intense – it pushes the envelope on just how heavy we want to get while trying to unwind – but it’s a really good show with surprising twists and again, powerful cliffhangers. I can’t believe shows like these can be aired on plain old cable! Available on iTunes.

Fargo

This one blew us away. The acting is incredible and the storyline and cinematography are impressive. Since it was adapted from their 1996 film, The Coen Brothers were involved and it shows. Billy Bob Thornton is terrifying. Available on iTunes.

I think we will try Transparent next, from Amazon Prime. What have YOU been watching? Let me know what else we should add to our queue!

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