Saturday, July 31, 2010

Olympus Pen

Such a beautiful video, I imagine it took ages. I could never have enough patience to make a stop motion video, but so glad that somebody else did!





Sunday, July 25, 2010

Visitors!

A tribute to the visitors who have stayed at our small apartment over the past few months!


My mom and grandma flew here on our moving weekend, and helped us out with shuttling everything from our old apartment.

Our old "temporary" apartment, ground floor, icky paint...

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New place, with champagne!

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A few weeks after we moved in, my cousin Chloe and aunt Connie came to look at schools and do touristy things

Us visiting Columbia

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Next came Lynnea and Krista for a few days

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Then Billy visited for July 4.

Yankees game!

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Manhattan Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge

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Times Square

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Pouty face during the cheesy Empire State Building photo

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After one day of repose, the Caligiuri clan took over!

Dinner at Balthazar (blurry, but the only one with all of us!)

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Pre Karaoke shots with Alana

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Karaoke

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Nick and Alana

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And for now, peace and quiet!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Home Sweet Home, at last!

It has been too long since I painted my high school bedroom 4 different colors, and covered the walls with photos, "Got Milk?" ads, and sponge painted clouds. How I loved that room!

After years of futons (college!), Ikea (Minneapolis!), and 90's leather sofas and glass coffee tables with fake gold (Europe!), and nightstand placed 4 inches from tiny kitchen that fits one person at a time (New York!), I am pleased to announce that we finally have a real place! Although it is one of the tiniest places we've lived in to date, it is ours! For the first time, we threw some budgetary caution to the wind and bought what we wanted instead of what would merely function. Nick finally got his beloved flat screen, and proudly selected our living room paint color. I put my years of collecting coffee table design books to good use, and the longing I once felt passing Jonathon Adler, et al. is finally still.

Without further ado,

Hallway before

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Hallway after

1) Apparently the painters weren't supposed to paint the door... but thank Jeebus they did, because a red door is an absolute necessity in my book!
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2) The crowd at the entrance is my personal favorite

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3) Postcards from all over

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Kitchen before

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Kitchen after

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2)

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Living room before

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Living room after

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3) Best part of the room, great lamp and a bar stocked with crystal and alcohol!

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Bedroom before

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Bedroom after (both sides of the door are painted gray, another unpopular paint request that makes the room!)

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Batman and Newman, ever adaptable

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View from the bedroom

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Daytime view (photo courtesy of Lynnea)

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As you can imagine, a place like this has attracted some visitors, more about that next time! Happy July 4!