Dear God, Why Is Ville Valo So Hot ?!?!!

Before sparkly R.Patz – there was Ville Valo – who we can call V.Valo, just for consistency’s sake.

Feast your eyes on this Finnish beauty:

(you’re welcome)

Back.

Been a busy year. Got a dog. Picked up and moved across the country to a city with no seasons save wet and dry. Started a kick ass job at TuneUp. Got an apartment. Made friends.

Life is beautiful.

I am exhausted.

The Twilight Saga

I’m always a little wary when a film studio decides to remake one of my favorite books.  While some have been truly excellent (think Lord of the Rings, Fight Club or Lolita), so many have been so un-godly terrible (The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen or worse, Lost in Translation).  I was a little wary when I heard that Maverick Films was remaking Twilight, one of my favorite contemporary young adult novels.

Even though I’ve forgiven whomever is responsible for this terrible Entertainment Weekly Cover, I’m still not sure how I feel about the teaser trailers that the studio’s released so far.

MTV has all of the trailers up on their page for the film.  You can check them out by clicking here.

Champions of UnFancy

Foodies and fatties, rejoice!  A Sunday flea market featuring all things food, including:  Six Point Ales, Taza Chocolate, Cut Brooklyn.

Check our more by clicking here.

Thursday Tunes, June 5

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about My Brightest Diamond, you can stream their newest album, A Thousand Shark’s Teeth from AOL. Seriously, give it a listen, you won’t be disappointed – especially if you’re into St. Vincent, Niko Case or any of those hip songbirds.

Also available:

Radiohead – “Best of”

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The Cool Kids – “Bake Sale”

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This Weekend’s Best Bets, June 5

The weather’s finally started shaping up to make for some summertime merry making. Having a serious allergy to the cold weather, I often ask myself, “what the hell am I doing this far North?” But, alas, my questions are always answered in the first couple days of June.

One of the best parts of living in NYC is the ability to enjoy endless fun things over the weekends (and during the week) practically for free.

This weekend’s gameplan:

The Sex and the City Movieword on the street is that the writing is terrible, but the clothes are phenomenal. Full (though late) review to come.

The Big Apple BBQ Block Party– its no secret that I love me some barbecue.From the website: “14 of the nation’s top pitmasters wil showcase their unique, award-winning regional barbecue styles, including new additions from Virginia, California and Connecticut.” I’m most excited about sampling:

Mr. Cecil’s California Ribs

Los Angeles, CA
Beef Ribs & Cucumber,
Tomato Salad

Wilson’s Barbeque

Fairfield, CT
Texas Style Brisket & Coleslaw

Gnarls Barkley at Irving PlazaMySpace secret show. Starts at 9:40 – and its free!

And for good measure, here’s the kinda crazy video for Run :

Sweet, Delicious Kati Roll

I had the most delicious little surprise for lunch today from the Biryani Cart on 46th and 6th in midtown.
Imagine this: it tastes like Indian Food, but is rolled up like a taco in a fluffy, light, portable and wrapped buttery “tortilla” (kind of like naan, but not quite).

I got one spicy chicken and one lamb, all for a hot $5.00

More about the Kati Roll and one of my favorite midtown carts at Midtown Lunch.

It’s been a while….

Life got really busy, suddenly.

Had boatloads of events to attend:

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And BBQs to throw:

And I got a new tattoo (photos to come)

But, fear not, I’m back.

Black is Beautiful (in Italy)

Courtesy of Fashionista.com:

“This just in from a source:

Steven Meisel has just shot an entire issue of Vogue Italia with all black models, hoping that other issues of Vogue start to diversify their own portfolios.

Apparently, all of the photo shoots have already happened, as model bookers at various agencies have been contacted and sourced for new, beautiful, not-white girls — and now they’re twittering about how cool the issue will be.”

Its almost a shame that Italian Vogue is going to be the first to do this. Especially considering that Americans pride themselves in their diversity. Logically, however, it makes sense. Italians do love brown.

Because it seems appropriate – a tribute to some of my favorite black models:

Selita Ebanks of Victoria’s Secret Fame


Ajuma Nasenyana


Noemie Lenoir (aka Genevive from Rush Hour 3)

Timeless and Flawless Iman

The divine Alek Wek

Liya Kebede

Central Park Summerstage Schedule

There is nothing better than sitting on the lawn and enjoying some free tunes on a warm summer Saturday.  And, its even better when the show’s free.
Central Park Summerstage’s schedule’s up and online (though this isn’t news, I’m just getting the time to check it out).

I will probably be taking advantage of Vampire Weekend and Yael Naim (you know, the girl that sing’s the Macbook Air song).

Listen to Vampire Weekend Perform Cape Cod LIVE! on Jimmy Kimmel

Listen to Yael Naim cover Britney Spears’s Toxic