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ON OUR RADAR:
Wasn't it inevitable that someone was going to do this? http://jewtube.com/
West Elm is offering two readers a $2,500 gift certificate to spend on anything from its collection – enter the sweepstakes here.
If you are having a day – watch this. It's hilaaaaaaaaarious.
This article is absolutely brilliant. Thank you, Mary Max for alerting us to it.
NY: I've almost forgot about Bliss Café – a teensy, but delicious and hipster-y brunch spot in Williamsburg. Hit it. 191 Bedford Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 599-2547
NY: The name is decidedly uncool – but the site is actually pretty informative www.newyorkcool.com.
My boo sent me this in an IM the other day, " look at this site, you can search for any song and listen to the full thing, its amazing - http://www.seeqpod.com."
Might sound cheesy to you – but our boy (and bf's hubby) Brooks Buford has requested that you all text z100 55100 "audioclub hot bangin" so his record gets released. More q's? Check www.brooksbuford.com.
Say "Loretta Switt" ten times backwards, and tell me she doesn't look fabulous.
This may be the weirdest thing I've ever seen. The site is called http://www.wantsforsale.com/, and it's run by a couple who LITERALLY paint what they want (iphone, beer, etc) – and then charge you for the painting what it would cost to buy them what they want. For example: iPhone painting - $649.17, beer painting - $7. These two – geniuses or finaglers??
The frantic rise and fatal fall of hip-hop producer Disco D.
Stella McCartney Fuchsia Satin Platform Pump, will you marry me?
NY: Fabulous Plus size pretty boutique opens in Brooklyn.
Adorable, kitschy- cool new shopping site http://keepcompany.com.
Watch funny girl Girlie Girl JESSICA GOLDEN debating whether or not Jen and Brad should be friends ("Obvy, they should!").
Here comes my hippy side again – love this Fairy Aromatherapy Necklace – though I'd order it without the leather cord and put it on a long dangly vintage chain.
A blog dedicated to making fun of people's outfits. I kind of love it.
NY: I hear all the cool NY kids hang here on summer nights: http://www.watertaxibeach.com.
I love Bernie's Jamaican upraising take on Bikini Waxing.
Get wise to the truth about "Hairspray."
I couldn't get my Grandmother to stop singing "My Yiddishe Mama" – and now we have Charles Aznavour singing it in French! Mon dieu! http://youtube.com/watch?v=0bLWDbgZdfA
There is such a thing as too many children. This woman has seventeen – and wants more.
Are you curious about factory farms? Want to know where they are? Check out http://factoryfarmmap.org/
Can a whole-foods lifestyle really benefit your health, your community, and the environment? Find out more on this weekend retreat that very well may change your life.
The average North American's food typically travels at least 1,500 miles to the plate. Concerned by this statistic, Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon undertook a yearlong experiment of consuming food and drink that came only from within 100 miles of their apartment in Vancouver. At 100milediet.org, they share inspiration, information, and resources on why to eat local and how to start your own 100-mile diet.
NY: Farm Sanctuary's WALK FOR FARM ANIMALS on October 14th will be a wonderful excuse to get off your tuchus on a Sunday afternoon and hit Central Park for grub, meeting good looking eco-minded people, and working up a sweat. Want to volunteer? Email the fabulous Jasmin and see how you can help: email@example.com
Rachael Sage has been selected as a a semi-finalist in the Starbucks Music Makers Competition - Please go here for more info and to vote for Rachael! www.starbucksmusicmakerscompetition.com - This is really an incredible opportunity for her, so Rachael would really appreciate it - plus several of the other finalists happen to also be some of her favorite fellow indie musicians, so you're bound to discover some great new music in the process.