Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Musical Treat

I would more than love to see Fleet Foxes live!
Since I haven't had the opportunity yet this video will have to tide me over until I do!

Their voices and harmonizing really are quite sensational don't you think?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Want some style inspiration?

I found this website today,,
and I have been watching the videos on it all day!
Ok maybe not all day but I have watched a lot of them already.
It is kind of like the Sartorialist except instead of just pictures of people with amazing style,
it is videos of them in their home/closet, showing off not just one outfit, but a few of their favorites.
An extra, extra bonus is their personal commentary about their style and how they feel about fashion etc.
Very inspiring.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Joan Jett

For Halloween I dressed up as the best rocker chick ever, Joan Jett!

Joan Jett

What do you think, do we look alike?

Saturday, October 31, 2009

haPPy hallOwEEn!

Still loving Ryan Goslings band, Dead Man's Bones and thought this a perfect little video for Halloween!

What are you being for Halloween?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I miss this....

I'm pretty sure Fall in New York is the best ever.

P.S. My song of the moment......El Perro Del Mar - Change Of Heart ---click it to listen and download.

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Fun Theory

This is such a fun idea, don't ya think?

Check out more videos like this at

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

i love lamp.

This is my new old lamp I recently bought off a cute little old man.

It sits in my living room on top of some old suitcases.

I love it.

Side note: this song has been on repeat lately

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Diner Party

I like hosting parties.
I threw this one at the end of the summer...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A visual typographic feast...

A friend of mine that I met in New York helped create this.
It is rad, rad, rad!
There are no CG effects on this film.
It is amazing!


for more details about this little film just click on the video

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Cupcake Crazy

ok so maybe I hopped on the cupcake bandwagon....

I made these last week

At first I didn't really get what the big deal was with cupcakes.
They were ALL over NYC and of course I had to try them at various locations,
but what really sold me was when I flipped through the Martha Stewart and BabyCakes cupcake books.
They totally inspired me. You can get so creative. I love it.

if this doesn't get you pumped about cupcakes, I don't know what will

I got all the tools and I am now officially cupcake crazy!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Couture for Cambodia

This weekend I helped out at a fashion show fundraiser for the awesome organization same same but different.
All the proceeds went to help Cambodian children's building project.
backstage prepping

It showcased 4 fashion designers
Evan Biddell (Canada's Project Runway Winner)

Evan Biddell
Shelly Court

and had a couple big name models too
Linsay Willier (Canada's Next top model runner up)

some models
It was a splendid night full of fashion and fun and it was for an excellent cause too!

Friday, August 14, 2009

It's Friday i'm in love

Together with his friend Zac Shields, he started a band called Dead Man's Bones.
So far I am loving everything about this project!
As you will hear and see it is very raw and super creative.
Their whole outlook on music and the industry is really interesting.
I think it's great.
(apparently the whole video was shot in 1 take on 2 rolls of super 8mm film. Cool stuff.)
Don't you love his voice and his style? I sure do!

You can check out a really fantastic article about this collaboration on Pitchfork.
Here is one interesting little paragraph from the article...

"Integral to the creation of Dead Man's Bones was the pair's motivation to keep things as raw and real as possible, stripped down to reveal even the limitations of their musicianship. When it came time to record the album, Gosling and Shields created a set of White Stripes-esque rules to follow so as to not taint the purity of the process. Rules like no click tracks or electric guitars, no more than three takes, and playing all of the instruments themselves (along with producer Tim Anderson of (Ima Robot). Gosling played cello and piano for the first time, while Shields took up the drums."

Really you should read the whole thing!

Also check out Dead Man's Bones other video here and download the song that I first heard that instantly sold me here.

Who knew Ryan was so multi-talented? A true artist. He is one cool canadian cat. Yup I have a crush.

Let me know what you think about the article and the music!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A letter to my blog...

Dear Blog aka Melange Muse
I am sorry I have been neglecting you.
You need a complete makeover.
I am bored with your header.
I am bored with your look.
I am sure people are bored with you.
I don't think they even come visit anymore.

There are many reasons for my neglect.
I won't go into much detail except to say that
the weather got warm,
friends and family came to visit,
I was busy socializing with new friends in the city
I was soaking up every ounce of New York City life that I could possibly get before I had to move away.
Now my year in New York is over and I am back home and uninspired....
I just don't do as many blog worthy things but on the plus side I have more time to blog!

So here is the deal blog, if you don't mind I will try and catch up a little and post some old stuff and in between there will probably be some new stuff as well.
I was doing some pretty cool and fun things in NYC that I think deserve posting even though they are late.
Also you are getting a complete revamp!
I don't know if I can do it all in one day so you might look a little bit in a muddle until you are completely made over.
So please be patient.
I am not making any promises that I will keep up on my blog like I was before but I will promise to try my best!


Tuesday, July 7, 2009


In about 12 hours I will be here....


I am so excited!!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

I just want to have a good time

Some people go BOOO they go QUAK QUAK they go KEEK
Some people have nothing and want nothing and are free.
Some people want to burn the world with their greed.
We just want to have a GOOD TIME!

Good Time. The new theme song of my life...
I would embed this music video but it won't let me so you just have to click to watch it.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Rodney Smith

Have you ever seen the amazing photography skills of Rodney Smith? Well you should. His work is sensational!

I got to meet him a couple weeks ago because my very cool friend works for him.

I highly suggest you check out more of his fantastic photos HERE

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

gettin' down on their middle eastern instruments

Mos Def released a new album this month called The Ecstatic and I am sort of obsessed with the new song from it called, Auditorium.

You can download it for free @ betterPropaganda
(a rad site I recently found that has awesome free music downloads!)

Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ciao Bella!

Yesterday I had to say goodbye to my closest friend, that I have had since I came to New York.
She moved back home to Salt Lake City...

We had some of the best times, coolest experiences and most interesting conversations together this year.

Goodbye Amanda! Thanks for all the good times and for being such a good friend.
See ya in ARUBA in a month!

Monday, June 8, 2009

monday, monday...

I love the weekends.
Why must they end and turn into Monday?


P.S. Anyone how to change the layout so my margins aren't so big?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

my favorite

Usually I have trouble picking favorite things, but when it comes to my favorite movie, well thats easy, it's
This is why:
Everything about this movie is beautiful.
the story the filming the music the colors the french the location the actress Audrey Tautou

I may or may not have watched it 3 times last week...

Saturday, May 30, 2009

reasons for neglect

I have been too busy having fun to blog!


There are so many fun things I have been doing lately, which means tons to blog about but basically I have neglected the whole online world. Facebook, blogging, etc...

It actually feels good though.

Probably my life won't really slow down for awhile but I am just fine with that! In fact I feel pretty lucky.

Anyways I will blog when I can!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Welcome Wagon delivers!

I went to a cute little show
at a cute little art space,
where the cutest little married couple,
The Welcome Wagon, performed...

check out my full review of the show here

You should really check them out.