Happy Halloween everybody!
|(clockwise) lighthouse, lift bridge, beach of Lake Superior, and view of the city on the water|
|(clockwise) carved jack-o-lanterns, me and my sweetie, haunted ship, myself looking quite at home in a real Eames chair|
So I finally saw The Master, while working in Indianapolis no less. I saw it at my favorite movie theatre in the city: The Keystone Art Cinema. I wish I can say this movie was my favorite...but I can not. It's definitely interesting, makes you think, and beautifully shot and acted. I can see some Oscar buzz around Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix for their roles in the movie. They had such an amazing dynamic together. But the plot just didn't come together for me. I should have know being a Paul Thomas Anderson movie that it wouldn't be some straight forward idea or something under 2 hours! But I wanted to give it a try. I'm glad I saw it, and it did get me thinking and talking about it to many people, so in a way it was successful, but not a home run. Oh well, this is why I love movies. You never know til you see it.
Next (and still) on the movie radar: Argo
Who created not one, but TWO, cinemagraphs? This girl! This item on my list has been a tough one to cross off; until now. I watched, and read, many tutorials on how to create a cinemagraph in Photoshop but I could never get it to come out right. Due to the amount of frustration it was causing me, I put completing this project on the back burner until I could find the patience to finish it. But then I read about a new app called Cinemagraph and the world became a shinier, happier place. (I swear my iPhone has changed my life). It took a few attempts to get the right footage, but the app itself is very easy to use. You record a bit of action, isolate the area you want to show motion, and then loop the footage. You can change the speed and direction of the loop, and much like Instagram, Cinemagraph has a variety of filters you can overlay to give it a funky look.
If you're a fan of the ciemagraph trend then you need to download this app and try it out. I'm sure it will be become one of your favorite apps!
Days wearing boots, and no coat, eating apple cider donuts, picking pumpkins, and creating crafts are what make me happiest. I'll be a little light on the blogging this week because I'll be out of town for work again. This time I'm being sent to my old stomping ground of Indianapolis. I looking forward to going there; perhaps seeing some old friends and hitting up a favorite eatery or two. Everyone keep up the fall fun activities while I'm away though, ok?
Making sure I see Bruce Willis movies always falls at the top of my "to-do" list. I love an action movie with a a substantial plot, but this one left me wanting a bit more. It was as interesting idea, but whenever you're dealing with time travel I feel like it creates more questions than answers. JGL is becoming a hot name in Hollywood, and I think he's doing a great job living up to his leading male role, but there wasn't enough to like about his character. Bruce, of course, (and I'm a little biased) brought his tough guy-dry humor action "A" game to this film but I wish he was given more dialogue and more to do. Not a great movie, but good. If you're a die hard (haha) Bruce fan get out and see this movie, or even just a good action flick, it won't disappoint.
Next on my movie radar: The Master (still!) and Argo
Of course cute and Jonathan Adler go hand and hand, but just in case your dedication to his colorful cuteness was waning, this will reassure your devotion. Searing for something else of Adler's I stumbled upon this super cute series of ornaments. Not very holiday in my opinion; I could see these in a nursery made into a mobile, or displayed in bookcase or shelf. Of course if you had a bright and colorful Christmas tree these circus acts would fit in just fine! You can buy them individually here at Macy's.
|scarf: American Eagle, cardigan: Anthropologie, tshirt and boots: Old Navy, jeans: AG, socks: Target|
It's official; fall has started. And I know this because I'm wearing boots, a scarf, and layers I'm usually a little reluctant to give up summer but I held on as a long as I could. So thought I'd do it up right on this first weekend of October and put on all my favorite fall accouterments All I need is a pumpkin spice latte in my hand and carved jack-o-lantern on my front porch and I will be set. Here's to dressing for my favorite season. Bring on the changing leaves!
Sometimes you end up watching movies you don't really want to watch. I'm blaming HBO to Go for this one. When this movie came out last year I thought, "oh Tom Hanks, I love him, lets check out his movie." But then the little boy in the trailers started to annoy the crap out of me. So I never went to see it. But when you've got nothing to do some week nights; I caved. Sorta sweet but mostly annoying. If you like nervous, annoying kids, then this movie is for you. If you don't, stay strong and watch something else on HBO.
This weekend Looper is in my future (pun intended). I can't wait! Have a great October weekend little apples. xo
Fried egg on a pizza? Yes, it exists; I've had it; and it's delicious. The other night I had dinner at cute local spot in Lexington: The Grey Goose. Known for it's gourmet pizza menu Grey Goose is located in the up and coming side of main street in downtown Lexington. As you can see from the menu there are all sorts of yummy options. It was a tough choice between the fried egg pizza or, their special for the night, philly cheese steak pizza. Drool! With a great outdoor patio, full of cozy heaters for these crisp fall nights, and a tempting menu, I will definitely be back to try some more. Because you can never have enough pizza.
Meet Giuseppe, my paper mache giraffe. It's a piece of art that I love, and always gives my visitors a smile.
I hope you've enjoyed a peak into the four corners of my little hideaway.