Monday, December 7, 2009

Cheap Date

Feelin' a bit strapped for cash, especially as we enter the holiday season? Check out 3 Buck Bites where you can find meals for under $3.99.

Taco's from Cantina La Mexicana in Somerville $2.25-$2.95

Mango Dusted Fries from Mantra in Boston $2

Some Mezze at Sofra in Belmont $3

I can actually personally attest to this one. I love love love Sofra and all of their wonderful offerings. They have great breakfast and lunch in an adorable little setting. I will admit that their seating isn't the most comfortable, but they more than make up for it with pure charm.

Find all of these and more at

Don't live in Boston? There is also a page for Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, Portland, San Fransisco Portland and Seattle.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Hello Adorable

I am thoroughly in love with the work of Paola Zakimi, an Argentinian painter, printmaker,and doll maker. Her sweet little images conjure up beautiful ideas of childhood and innocence. There is something sad about the paintings that makes them none the less lovable, all the more beautiful.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Gotta Hand It Ta Ya

We've all seen sock monkeys, but what about chipmunk softies? Finally a way to use your odd gloves.

Via Etsy

Sunday, November 29, 2009

" " Records

Hit up Quote Unquote Records for a free download of Laura Stevenson's sweet, quirky, eight-track album. Her sound is similar to CocoRosie, with a little bit of Mirah and Brooke Waggoner thrown in, as well as, of course, her own unique twist. Also, download her colaboration album Split, with Bomb The Music Industry.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Wild Animals

Yesterday, I finally went to see The Fantastic Mr. Fox. Wes Anderson's adaptation of the Roald Dahl book was simply stupendous. The imagery was just beautiful, a true work of art. The animation was whimsical and fun, without being childish and armature. Indeed, it was not a movie for children, but rather the child within us all.

With George Clooney as the voice of Mr. Fox, Meryl Streep as Mrs. Fox, my ever favorite Jason Schwartzman as Ash, Bill Murray as Badger, and even Owen Wilson with the small roll of Coach Skip, it was a true Wes Anderson all-star cast.

With such amazong movies as The Royal Tennenbaums, The Darjeeling Limited, Bottle Rocket, The Life Aquatic and Rushmore already under his belt, Anderson is now able to add his first animated film to his already impressive resume. I don't think I will ever be able to truely comprehend how his mind works in such wonderful, quirky ways.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Bah Bah Black Friday

Check out Raspberry Beret this Friday for a sweet deal. They have an excellent array of new and vintage, all at already reasonable prices. Plus, the woman who works there is by far the nicest, most helpful person I have ever encountered at a consignment store.