29 September 2011

l'shanah tovah

Well here we are, another year has passed in the Jewish calendar, and what do I have to show for it? The last year has been intense yet completely gratifying. There have been some major life changes for me, though some of them tough and heartbreaking, I look to the past with gratitude and toward the future with hope and optimism. The rabbi's sermon today spoke of the constant growth and rebuilding that we have to do, and by golly, am I just a little plant finding my roots. Each day is a wonderful day, and I'm so excited to find what this year brings me.

rosh1 Traditionally, Jews eat apples and honey on Rosh Hashanah in hopes of a sweet new year. And according to Jewish mysticism, the apple may represent the feminine aspect to G-d! Neat right? Yummy apples and a healthy dose of religious feminism all in one.
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I wore this outfit last week and felt incredibly witchy in it, I mean how could I not? When paired with the ever symbolic apple, I feel fabulous, feminine, and totally heroic.

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shirt: loehmans / skirt: presence / cardigan: j.crew / nomad scarf: scout & catalogue / 
ring: h&m / bracelet 1: tiffany & co. / bracelet 2: john hardy

My Seattle Haunt: Pike Place Market

Hello all, I'm Sandy Caribou from Edie and Andy. Carolyn asked me so kindly to write a post in lieu of her absence from Quidquid Eris, so here we are. I've known Carolyn for five years now, and when brainstorming content for this post, I kept consistently drawing a blank. Should I do a post on fashion? Or maybe neoclassical art and architecture, combining her love of Classics and my love of art history? Upon reflection, I came to the conclusion that though Carolyn is going to be away from home for a week, her home in Seattle is one of personal favorite places to visit, so why not write a post about Seattle?

I've only been to Seattle a handful of times, but something about the fresh air, the clouds, and the skyline keep bringing me back. On my list of things to do are always eat fresh produce, nosh on some local seafood, visit one of the many amazing museums, dip my feet in the ocean, grab a burger at Dick's, peruse the racks at one of the amazing record stores, and always, without fail, visit the Pike Place Market.

The first time I visited Pike Place Market, I must've been in 4th grade, but something about the chilling breezes of sea air blowing across the bay, and finding shelter among the warm aisles of produce and fish made me feel completely at home. Let me explain, I LOVE MARKETS. I love talking to the seller, touching and smelling everything, the artful arrangement of goods, and the free samples galore. Not only are markets eye candy, they're mouth and tummy candy - ie the best kind of candy. So it comes as no surprise that on my last visit to Seattle, I made the required trip to Pike Place for food, fun, and fresh cut flowers.

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In short, if you are ever in the Seattle area, I urge you to visit this magical place. Taste the local produce, if you're up to it try the fish and get your photograph taken with the fish throwers, stop in for chowder at Ivar's, and always stop to smell the flowers. 

If you liked this post and enjoy photographs and reviews of markets, hop on over to my blog for my posts on The Paulina Meat Market, City Olive, Carnicerias Guanajuato, and the Richwell Market in Chicago.

23 September 2011

MIRANDA JULY: IT CHOOSES YOU

Miranda July has a new book coming out on November 15! CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY THIS YEAR!!

"Miranda July chose people from the pages of the Penny Saver, a catalog that she increasingly turned to for help as she found herself unable to complete her screenplay for her upcoming film titled, The Future. The filmmaker and performance artist interviewed willing participants, paying them $50 to let her and a photographer into their homes so that July could talk to them about their lives and her friend could document the process through photos. In the process, July discovers a way to end her film, but you probably already knew that." - source Flavorwire 

13 September 2011

falling for you

Holy cow, it is September, which means the fall temperatures have arrived!! It's so nice to have a reprieve from the heat, and to revisit all of my old friends ie wool, denim, and cardigans. This past weekend was spent gallery hopping and wandering around the city with architecture students, so obviously I had to look the part. Saturday's weather was warm, breezy, and perfect to spend along the lakefront. Though wooden clogs weren't the best choice for walking shoes, I felt pretty snazzy in this floral.

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dress & necklace: anthropologie / clogs: h&m / bangle: hong kong

10 September 2011

FRONT/SPACE

With September in full swing, galleries have flung open their doors to kick off the start of the fall art season. I had the privelege to visit Kansas City, MO last weekend for their First Fridays and spent a majority of my first evening in the Crossroads at FRONT/SPACE. FRONT/SPACE is a live-in gallery  run by some of my favorite people, offering up a new show featuring a different artist monthly. The store front window invites passersby to peer into the space, and the small format of the gallery allows for an intimate experience with the works on display. The warmer temps of the early fall weather resulted in a wonderful gathering of folks outside of the picture window.

The show had an incredible amount of content - floor to ceiling works. Collages, sculptures, paintings on re-appropriated objects, with splashes of color and humor on nearly every surface. It was a bit overwhelming how much these guys produced - talk about prolific. Many of the objects were imbued with such attention to detail, you could feel how closely the artists were working. I especially liked the smaller found-object that were slipped into the mix.

It was honestly such a treat to visit this space and see the amazing things my friends are doing. SO PROUD OF YOU GUYS. If you're in KCMO in the next month, please stop by FRONT/SPACE and knock on the door!

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The collaborative works photographed are by the artists Brandon Smith and Ian Stewart.

07 September 2011

polka dots and arm candy [inspiration]

It's been a while since I've last been on here, but that's a good thing. I've been doing a whole lot of living and enjoying these last few weeks of summer and gearing up for the fall! I just returned from a long weekend in Kansas City, MO where these photographs were taken, and I wanted to put them online asap!

This look is completely inspired by Elise of Seams Deep. I met her back in August at the Chicago Blogger Meet Up organized by the amazing Lisa of Archives Vintage. I could not get enough of Elise's positive outlook on everything from fashion to pursuing her dreams openly and passionately. She put together this amazing outfit inspired by polka dots and wrist candy, and with a look this good, how could I resist. Thanks girl!!

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dress: F21 / sandals: J.Crew / bracelets: consignment, Hong Kong, 
India, Tiffany, Chicago Farmer's Market / lipstain: Revlon

To find out more about the wonderful ladies from the Chicago blogging community, and to peep their closets for some serious inspiration, visit the Chicago Blogger Meet Up page. A big thanks to Lisa and Tabitha for organizing such a fabulous event and for introducing me to so many amazing local ladies!!
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