Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Little Pink Couch + Graffiti

My dear friend Anna and I decided we wanted to document our adventures on a blog... So, here is the first of many to come...! 



Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Happy Birthday, Honey Gran!

Today is the birthday of someone very special in my life: my grandmother. I call her Honey Gran. The name came about as I called her "Honey" as a child while mimicking my mother as my dad would walk in the door from work saying... "Hi, Honey! How was your day?" The "Gran" later followed for "grandmother."

Honey passed away on September 12, 2009 but I can still honestly say I think about her every day. She was such an influential person in my life. In fact, she is "my person." The one I went to when sad, happy, hurt, confused, angry, sick, silly, or anxious. She was not just a grandmother to me. Rather, a best friend - She was my fortress in chaos, my nurse when I was sick, my buddy to watch any and every movie with (especially Dirty Dancing - her favorite ha) on a Friday night, and my personal chef on Saturday mornings. (Usually bringing me an English muffin, an egg over easy, a glass of orange juice, and fruit - had to be well-balanced, of course.)

Honey Gran always had the best and most exciting long, make-up drawer full of different shades of lipstick and blush. As a child, I would play in it for hours until I finally left the bathroom to show her what I did to myself. I would close the drawer only to hear her gasp and say "well where on Earth do you think you're going like that, Miss Caroline?" (fighting back laughter). For some reason it was so fun to surprise her.

She played such a huge part of my life because she was always there in my times of trouble. She gave unbiased advice when I asked and other times, she just listened to me. [Sometimes listening can do more aid than any advice out there.] Honey Gran cared about me. She tickled my back when I cried and always let me know it would be okay (and she was right!) We had a truly unique relationship. I am so grateful that she was born on this day!

The unsurpassed role she played in my life will never be forgotten. Although I miss her everyday, the memories and silly times we had together make me thankful that I was so lucky to even know her.  She was the greatest! I miss you so much, Honey Gran - I hope that today you are having a beautiful birthday celebration in Heaven!

March 9, 1935 - September 12, 2009



Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Edie Sedgewick - Do you think people will remember us?

I've always been inspired and fascinated by the complicatedly beautiful Edie Sedgewick.

She was born to an extremely wealthy and equally dysfunctional family in Santa Barbara, Ca. Although she was extremely flawed I believe that this is only what added to her beauty... and what may or may not have been the factor that attracted artist, Andy Warhol, to her. 
After Warhol "discovered her" and began to use her in his pieces was around the time when Edie's drug addiction began to swell and later led to her demise. 

She was often called the "poor, little rich girl"

She was Andy's "Factory Girl" 

Eccentric, charismatic, beautiful, and yet distorted

Known for wearing black tights, stripes, bulky black eyeliner, colossal chandelier earrings, pixie hair-cut a waif-like figure with a cigarette and drink in hand

Andy: I wonder if people are going to remember us?
Edie: What, when we're dead? 
Andy: Yeah.
Edie: Well I think people will talk about how you changed the world.
Andy: I wonder what they'll say about you... in your obituary. I like that word.
Edie: Nothing nice, I don't think.
Andy: No no, come on. They'd say, "Edith Minturn Sedgwick: beautiful artist and actress...
Edie: ...and all around loon.
Andy: ...Remembered for setting the world on fire...
Edie:...and escaping the clutches of her terrifying family... 
Andy: ...Made friends with eeeeverybody, and anybody...
Edie: ...creating chaos and uproar wherever she went. Divorced as many times as she married, she leaves only good wishes behind. 


Edie: That's nice, isn't it?



Thursday, March 3, 2011

When Is Spring Break?

I. Can't. Wait. For. Spring. Break.