And she fights for her life as she puts on her coat

The latter end of this month has been a whirlwind of crazy, with long busy days at work and little time for anything else - hence the lateness of this post (current time: 11:56pm)...

This month I've mostly listened to a YouTube playlist that I made while at university of music videos my 19 year old self just couldn't get enough of. One such song is Her Morning Elegance by Oren Lavie. I stumbled upon this song's video one day when researching stop motion videos for a project and completely fell in love with the song. Rediscovering it now, 7 years later, has been pretty great!

NYC Street Art // February 2016

Mott Street, NoLIta
February saw several new pieces of street art pop up around SoHo/NoLIta/Little Italy, including a new mural on the Lasso Pizza wall on Kenmare Street and a new #lovewall from JGoldcrown on Mott Street.
Elizabeth Street, Little Italy
Mott Street, NoLIta
Mural at Kenmare & Mott, NoLIta
The Zoolander 2 movie was also released in February, and so the new mural on the Lasso Pizza wall was adorned with a triptych of purple Mugatus by Mark Paul Deren (MADSTEEZ) to coincide with it. This wall is supposed to change every month so is always a good spot for street art spotting!
Lafayette Street, SoHo
Thompson Street, SoHo
Kenmare Street, NoLIta
Jay Street, DUMBO
As well as finding some new works I also stumbled upon several new-to-me pieces too, including this alphabet wall by Green Villain in the Alphabet City part of the East Village. We had walked past this wall one night in the dark and I was eager to return again in the daytime to take some pictures.
E 6th Street/Avenue C, Alphabet City, East Village
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Reasons to be Cheerful - February 2016

  • Wandering around the LES on lonely Saturday mornings to find street art...
  • ...and enjoying coffee & cat-shaped macarons at The Meow Parlour Patisserie
  • Having friends round for dinner & buying the prettiest cake from Ladybird Bakery for it
  • Discovering a new place in our 'hood that does the most delicious ramen
  • Walking over the Manhattan Bridge for the first time and enjoying the great views
  • Going to LadurĂ©e with a colleague for macarons & tea
  • Having (non-American) pancakes for dinner on Pancake Day
  • Going bowling with my ONA colleagues for our latest work field trip
  • Receiving a package full of yummy Cadbury chocolate from my momma
  • Seeing a bulldog legit skateboarding in a Brooklyn park
Read/Watched/Listened To/Saw/Visited:
  • I read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (a book that instantly became one of my favourites), The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan, and I started Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach.
  • We went to see A View From The Bridge for a second time before it closed, and this time our seats were on the stage, mere feet from all the action.
  • We visited the Guggenheim for the Peter Fischli David Weiss: How to Work Better exhibition and enjoyed a member's evening at the Brooklyn Museum for the opening of the This Place exhibit.
  • We went to see The Revenant, Room & Brooklyn - all great Oscar movies! We also watched Ex Machina & Jessica Jones, and I watched Iris (a fantastic documentary about an inspiring woman), the Spice World movie (oh yeah!) & the new season of Pretty Little Liars.