I Heart the Internet – Links I Love

Happy Monday, friends! Hope you had a lovely weekend. I’m renaming my “Review of the Week” situation to just “Props” :). Succinct and more apt, no? So today props goes to the beautiful film Queen of Katwe released by Disney, based on the book Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers. Queen of Katwe is the incredible story of Phiona Mutesi and her journey from the slums of Uganda to participating in the Chess Olympiad and the circumstances, people and family that… View Post

I Heart the Internet – Links I Love

Hello friends! Happy first week of Fall! Even though the weather’s cooler I feel like it’s still a wonderful time to garden…maybe an even better time than Summer! My new apartment has GREAT light and a balcony, so if you follow me on instagram or pinterest you may have noticed I’ve become a little obsessed with all things plants, making my review of the week super relevant :). Review of the Week: The Urban Garden Center in Harlem is one of my… View Post

I Heart the Internet-Links I Love

Dearest friends, if you’re into fashion or photography you probably heard New York Times’ prolific and legendary photographer Bill Cunningham passed away on Saturday. I occasionally saw Cunningham around town on his bike–he trolled midtown Manhattan for his subjects and he was a revered presence at every fashion week, Gatsby party, and many other NY events I attended. While Cunningham was the father of street fashion photography, what always struck me is the joy that he had on his face while taking pictures and… View Post

I Heart the Internet-Links I Love

Happy Monday friends!! Review of the week: Before I went to the Philippines I desperately needed a new light weight Spring jacket I bought Everlane’s Anorak in Stone($98) and I’m soooo in love with it! It’s perfectly loose but still rather shapely, water resistant and a great piece to have now that we’re heading into Spring! Yay! Now please enjoy some recent reasons I hearted the internet. The most BRILLIANT and simple trick to keeping a tidy house. Major major crush on… View Post

I Heart the Internet-Links I Love

(photo via NYT)  Did you guys watch the Oscars last night?! I typically don’t watch award shows, but I honestly wanted to see how Chris Rock would handle his monologue in all the #oscarssowhite controversy –so my review of the week goes to him. I honestly don’t think there’s anyone who could’ve done a better job–he addressed the situation head on and I really respected his comedy for tackling while simultaneously ribbing a heated debate. In case you missed Rock’s monologue you can… View Post

I Heart the Internet-Links I Love

Hello friends, happy Monday! Review of the Week: I had the great pleasure of seeing Eclipsed at the Public Theater last week and I know this is a super local recommendation but I had to share it! Eclipsed’s story revolves around 4 abducted women and their personal journeys during their captivity in the last days of Liberian rebellions in 2003. It’s a STUNNING play that is so completely riveting and arresting. The billed star is Lupita Nyong’o but the play is totally… View Post

I Heart the Internet-Links I Love

Hi friends, happy happy Monday! Review of the Week: Last weekend my dad and I went to The Natural History Museum and saw the exhibit Life at the Limits: Stories of Amazing Species, where I met this cute little axolotl. This exhibit is all about the literally extraordinary and varied characteristics animals have for survival and life—everything from cloning to surviving extreme temperatures to being super duper fast–life is truly amazing. If you’re in NY, make your way over, it’s… View Post

I Heart the Internet-Links I Love

Happy Monday, friends! Review of the Week: Tashi and the Monk is an HBO documentary that tells the story of Jhamtse Gatsal: a school and home of 85 orphaned and neglected children. The documentary focuses on troubled five-year old girl Tashi, a new addition to Jhamste Gatsal who comes with baggage from a family with substance abuse, poverty, abandonment, violence and neglect. Tashi lashes out and isolates herself and Lobsang, the monk and father figure who runs Jhamtst Gatsal, refuses to give up… View Post

How to Help the Migrant Crisis in Europe

(photo via NBC News) Hi friends, so I had my usual link post scheduled for this past Monday, but after endlessly reading and watching the migrant crisis unfolding in Europe I really wanted to share how you can help. The trek for the Syrian refugees is a terrifying distance and I honestly can’t imagine the fear, courage, heart and love people have to decide to take this kind of risk for your family. Like Salma, pictured above who traveled over 1500 miles… View Post

I Heart the Internet-Links I Love

Another Monday in the books, friends! Review of the Week: this is me rocking a pair of House of Harlow sunglasses–my latest purchase from Fashion Project. I love, love, love this site! Totally reasonable prices for second hand goods and they also have items that are new with tags. But the best best part is that a portion of your purchase will go to a charity. My sunglasses purchase helped Project Heal :). Now to the links! I hope you enjoy some… View Post

I Heart the Internet-Links I Love

(photo source)  Happy Monday, friends! Review of the Week: So this one may be a bit weird…over a couple of days I binged watch the Netflix original series Sense8 by the Wachowskis and fell completely in love with it. Okay! Full disclosure: it is pretty graphic and pretty darn weird. Basically, 8 people from around the globe (Nairobi, Seoul, Chicago, London, Berlin, San Francisco, Mumbai, and Mexico City) have the ability to live thru, live with, experience with and utilize each others… View Post

I Heart the Internet-Links I Love

Happy Monday, friends! Another start to a new week! Review of the Week: NYT Now app was just made available for free last month and it has quickly become one of my favorite apps. I love “Your Morning Briefing”, which gives you a quick glance at the top stories every morning and the local version that provides you the top stories in your hood along with things to do. HIGHLY recommend you download it stat! Now dears, please enjoy some… View Post

I Heart the Internet-Links I Love

Hi friends!! Happy Monday! Review of the Week: My review of the week is super special! I just watched Iris, the documentary about the one and only incomparable 93 year old (!) Iris Apfel directed by Albert Maysles, and it is AWESOME. I can’t wait till this documentary is available to download, which literally has never ever happened to me ever. It is an inspiration! Yes, there is a lot of fashion, but this documentary will not only inspire you to dress exactly… View Post