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Marriage Equality for All!

26 Jun

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This is indeed, a great historic day!

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Decorating for the Holidays

13 Dec

295686426f3f79611d72650737af9e8dWhat are you doing this weekend? We are going to put up our Christmas tree and I am going to decorate our apartment! I’m also going to buy the last few gifts on my list. Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year but I haven’t had the time to decorate and wrap  presents yet. While I don’t like going overboard with decorations, I do like it to look somewhat festive and the fact that there is no tree up yet, or any other indication of Christmas being just about 12 days away, bums me out a bit! So, I will make sure to remedy that! Have a great weekend!

(Image via Paper & Stitch)

Historical Figures Then and Now

8 May

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marie antoinetteI really liked these images that try to show what historical figures might look like in the 21st century. I think the modern day version of  Queen Elizabeth I looks a bit like Tilda Swinton. Do you think these historical figures would really look like this or do imagine they would look different? You can see more images here.

(Images via The Telegraph)

Vintage Los Angeles

30 Jan

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I’ve said it before, I love L.A. I was born and raised here and I love everything about it. Well, I could do without the traffic but I suppose that’s the price we have to pay for living in a city that always has lovely weather, a multitude of things to do,  as well as the ocean, mountains and the desert only a drive away, albeit often times a drive full of traffic. Although the city is always changing, I love hearing stories from my parents about the Los Angeles they knew, the one where the tallest building in downtown was City Hall and where traffic was a rare sight. As with everything from the past, there’s always a feeling  of romanticism attached to the things that we did not experience or see for ourselves, which is why I like these vintage postcards so much. You can see more here. Do you live in Los Angeles or have you visited? What do you think of it?

(Images via LAist)

The Inauguration

22 Jan

Like a lot of other people I watched President Obama’s inauguration yesterday. I had never seen so much diversity in an inaugural celebration and I liked seeing that. I enjoyed listening to the President’s speech and this particularly stood out to me, “For our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law – for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.” I found myself  cheering alone in my living room when he said that.

Now to the more frivolous, I  thought Michelle Obama looked fantastic and I know everyone keeps talking about this, but her new hairstyle really flatters her. I simply love it and think she looks remarkably chic! Did you see the inauguration? What did you think?

(Top photo via  Reuters, bottom photo by Doug Mills via The New York Times )

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