January has had me in bear mode. I knew this would happen before the winter hit and planned to work on a huge project for work and myself. While I’m slowly getting towards the end goal with that project, I decided I needed a mini break. I heard about this Coney Island exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum and I knew I had to visit as a huge fan of its history.
As always, what I went to see is not what I thought it would be. It actually was very dark and sad. I learned why Coney Island has a weird vibe. Before seeing that, I ran into Icy Signs. At first it was overwhelming to see these very large four pillars tower over you filled with very bold graphics and poems. But as I exited the dark side of Coney’s history, returning back to the colorful and positive vibes Stephen Powers and his team collected, I got to take it in better.
All of a sudden, Stephen was there with his friend Tim painting live. I’ve never witnessed this happen at a museum. Knowing Stephen’s work for years, it was quite an emotional experience. I didn’t think I’d feel this way but I understood why he did that. It made me realize how much respect is formed when you see artists dedicated to their craft. And how sweet they are with their viewers. I definitely got more engine fuel for my next project.
So it’s dry af here in New York. I needed to moisturize asap. These two have saved me. I use the Clarins lip oil as part of my night routine. That way I wake up with lips ready to face the tundra out there. The oil is actually clear and has a delicate scent.
Aesop has stolen my heart and I can’t look at any other skin care products. I hate seeing my cuticles dry cause then I start picking at them, as I’ve done this all my life. Bad habit I wanted to end and this has helped me stop!
That candle (Eclipse) is def a huge favorite as you can see. I can’t describe the smell. It just makes my eyes close and roll back. In just one hour your whole room is scented and lasts too! And yes, Yoshi is forever my Mario Kart spirit animal.
This Minka throw gives my room some pizazz.
The new Lance Wyman book is as warm as drinking hot chocolate in this Aandersson mug.
Eating french toast with my lovely friend, Steph, at Greenstreet was a treat. Excited for her plans this year!
My sister’s christmas tree brightened up my days while hanging in her room.
December created many happy and sad memories for me. Those opposites always coexist with each other, so what’s a girl to do? Make the best of it. All these items and memories with people made me very happy. The only sad thing was seeing my dog in her final years. She’s in her last year now and it was hard to accept it at first. I’ve never had a pet pass away so it’s been hard for all of us. She has lived longer than she supposed to, because of how much love we give to her. Love goes a long way.
On a lighter note, I had a wonderful time going back home. It felt very strange walking into my room again a year later. It was like I revisited my old self and cringed! I saw how I used to think and what I felt before I moved. At first I thought I was so dumb but then I realized I was just young. Miami will always be home to me in all its tacky glory.
Before I moved away from my family, my sister and I were always close but now more than ever. The distance has created a stronger bond between us. We both wanted to start a new personal project. I decided to make this blog and she decided to do something with music. She has an incredible ear and would tell me she wanted to create a fun, funky atmosphere with a collection of songs.
I’m very proud of her first mix she made for my daily rides on the train. It took me back to the feeling of euphoria I’d get on a rollercoaster ride. I can’t wait to hear her future mixes!