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Perfume Search Done: CB I Hate Perfume (For Life)

Perfume Search Done: CB I Hate Perfume (For Life)

I have this annoying habit of buying perfumes that get discontinued. My first perfume was a Tocca Eau de Toilette, eau no longer. Second: Fresh Index Bulgarian Rose – nixed. Tokyo Milk Scarlett No. 58, off the shelves. Sigh.  But now that I’m down to the bottom of my Tokyo Milk solid, I’ve been on(…)

Party Time Deals

Party Time Deals

I’ve been neck deep in grad student conference planning, and I have somehow managed to discover a few things that you may want to learn. If you are inclined to click away from this post, think again. I’m not referring to the latest interpretation of Édouard Glissant’s Poetics of Relation. Instead, I’m referring to the stressful(…)

Valerie Hegarty’s Untamed Art

Valerie Hegarty’s Untamed Art

Brooklyn based artist Valerie Hegarty’s signature style, an explosion of nature overcoming humanity’s attempt to civilize and make sense of it, reminds me of that show Life After People.  Do you guys remember that show?  Touted as a “documentary” by the History Channel, it was all about what would happen to the world, and what(…)

An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails: 50 Classic Recipes, Tips, and Tales

An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails: 50 Classic Recipes, Tips, and Tales

I am a visual learner, which I discovered the hard way studying for hours without end to memorize words in Arabic script. But there are far more fun things to learn – and at times more impressive – than a foreign language. Cocktails are the perfect example. Why skim your way through endless pages of(…)

I’d Watch That: Brian DePalma’s Passion

I’d Watch That: Brian DePalma’s Passion

At a recent showing of Lovelace at Film Society of Lincoln Center (which…get the flavored popcorn if it’s truffle parmesan), Passion was one of the featured trailers. Directed by Brian DePalma (who you might know from a million things including Carrie and Scarface), Passion stars Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace and basically looks like the(…)

All Parts Summer: The Lucyna from Aldo

All Parts Summer: The Lucyna from Aldo

This summer we’re being bombarded from all sides with bright colors and prints, a scary thought if you’re like me, big on New York blacks, neutrals, and perhaps the occasional St. Tropez boat stripe. That doesn’t mean we can’t handle the occasional pattern, so enter the Lucyna flat from Aldo. I can’t think of a(…)

I Swore I’d Never: Bass Shoes

I Swore I’d Never: Bass Shoes

Like a madeleine dipped into Proust’s cup of tea, Bass kicks take me way back to outlet shopping in Secaucus with my mother. This was back in the day, when outlet shopping meant digging through cardboard boxes and looking through rows of discontinued models to find something in the right size. Bass was one of(…)

Draw the Line Gets PA Fired Up!

Draw the Line Gets PA Fired Up!

PA bestie Kat sent the below email and video today and I immediately came to Power Animals to share with y’all. Ladies just can’t catch a break, right? First likened to farm animals, and now entrapped in binders. Sign the petition and watch the vid below, you guys! Tell *all the a-holes* that we are(…)