Friday, August 17, 2012

My United States of Whatever

Tavi Gevinson, you rock girl. Seriously, Rookie is such an amazing web zine, I wish it existed when I was 16, although I don't think I could love it any more because it is inspiring and full of useful advice regardless of what age you are, I read it every day. Rookie reminds me so much of my younger self, a blur of The Virgin Suicides, punk rock music, diy style, and girl power all bundled into one angst filled teenage girl. I happened to swing by Tavi's blog this afternoon and saw a photoshoot that she and Petra Collins did for Oyster Magazine called My United States of Whatever.

These are just a couple shots, you can check out the whole shoot here. I'm loving the vintage looks she rocks so well and the late summer days vibe present in the shoot. Tavi, keep doing what you do girl, I'm diggin' it.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Mini Bar

Behold the glory of our mini bar/ wall of inspiration/ growing bitters collection. I mentioned that our bar was one of the first things we set up in the house, but I recently rearranged it and got it all organized onto this neat wooden tray I found at an antiques store right down the street. I've mentioned that Josh and I love cocktails and experimenting with different ideas behind the bar, we're always finding new blogs and old books to draw inspiration from.

I've been sipping on this really simple drink lately that I haven't named yet, but it's super easy and very delicious. Pour equal parts fresh grapefruit juice and gin (I've been using New Amsterdam, it's delicious and way cheaper than it tastes like), about 2 ounces into a pint glass. Add to that about a 1/2 ounce of thyme simple syrup, I make my own. pour over ice and shake. Double strain into champagne coup and garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme. 
Excuse the poor picture quality, but there you have it. Since thyme is such a lemony earthy herb, it pairs really well with grapefruit to create a nice refreshing yet savory cocktail. 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

No, I Said, What Kind of Bird are You?

I finally just saw Moonrise Kingdom and am so so happy. I've been a Wes Anderson fan since Bottle Rocket and have loved every single thing he has done since. For those of you who don't know, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve year olds, Suzy and Sam, who fall in love in the summer of 1964 and make a pact to run away together the following summer. 
Unknown to the young lovers, a brutal storm is brewing off the coast and sets in just as they escape from home. 

I won't say anymore about the plot but I will share my favorite quote;
Lionel: "You're a traitor to our family."
Suzy: "Good, I want to be."

And I'll also say that Suzy Bishop is one of those characters that tugs on my heart strings because I can see myself in her. Her adorable 60's schoolgirl style might be a huge influence on my wardrobe for the next few weeks.