Kairos Market

Kairos Market May 20-21

When I received an email about the upcoming Kairos Market at the Brooklyn Art Library, I knew I had to share it with others. As an artist I will always jump at the chance to support local artists, and I’m also just a huge fan of markets in general (as you may remember from my trip to Dallas last year.)

I’m trying to move some things around in my schedule so I can make it out to Brooklyn for the Kairos Market this weekend, and I hope you will too! Here’s all the event details:

  • Venue address: 28 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (between Union Ave. and Lorimer st.) The closest trains to the venue are the Bedford L and the Nassau Ave G trains.
  • Event dates and times: May 20th (11am-4:30pm) & May 21st (11-6pm)
  • Event price: Free
  • Telephone number: The number for the Brooklyn Art Library is 718-388-7941
  • Website: www.shopkairos.com
  • Event details: The Kairos Market is a festival for the arts. This free event will include 20 independent artists, live music and wine and beer for all!


& listen: Spring Dreams Playlist

Music - Spring 2017 Playlist

Well it’s time for my spring playlist, although it seems to me that spring in New Jersey is becoming increasingly rare. This year we got a handful of warm days, then temperatures plunged to just below comfortable for weeks, and now it’s going to be 90 degrees on Wednesday, which means I’m already starting my summer playlist, lol! That being said, there’s some great stuff in this one (if I do say so myself) so check it out if you’re looking for some new tunes!

How Loud Your Heart Gets – Lucius (I was reminded how great this album is when I heard them recently on A Prairie Home Companion)

Don’t Kill My Vibe – Sigrid

Green Light – Lorde (It has been FAR too long since Lorde put out new music, so this was very welcome. Also, A+ song to run to.)

In the Water – D.D Dumbo

> BMFA – Martha Wainwright (That’s the censored title. Martha has complicated feelings about her father, Loudon Wainwright III, as this song is about him.)

> It Is Well – Toulouse

To hear the rest of my Spring Dreams playlist, head over to Spotify.

& listen: Blue Hour

Considering temperatures hit the 60s last weekend I may be a bit behind with posting my winter playlist. But in case this weather’s just a cruel fakeout, take a listen to what I’ve been enjoying over the past couple of months.

On + Off – Maggie Rogers (you may remember Rogers from this viral video with Pharrell. So far I’ve loved everything she’s released.)

My Boo (triple j Like A Version) – Flume, Vince Staples, KUČKA, Ngaiire, Vera Blue (what can I say, this song just puts me in a good mood)

> Into the Ether – Leif Vollebekk

Not Always – Ama Lou

> Take Me Back – Deep Cuts (I’m apparently quite the sucker for a sax solo)

> Only (Kaskade x Lipless Remix) – RY X, Kaskade, Lipless (love the original, love the remix)

To hear the rest of my Blue Hour playlist, head over to Spotify.

Back in the Swing of Things

Well, I’ve been pretty MIA. Since my last post I’ve been on a solo road trip up to Maine (those recap posts are coming!), adopted a cat, survived the holidays, helped throw a bachelorette weekend for one of my dearest friends and have been stress baking my own bread.

Keeping up with a blog can be difficult, particularly when life gets in the way, so I’m going to post as I can. I’ve got an exciting trip planned to Utah in a couple week’s for the aforementioned dear friend’s wedding, so you can also expect a few posts about that as well.

For now, I’ll introduce you to my cat, Mallomar. I adopted him at the end of October, and I love this little mooshy guy so much. He never fails to crack me up.

I adopted him through Jersey Cats, a foster-based rescue organization in Jersey City. The poor guy was found in a parking lot, and weighed only 4 lbs when they took him in. They estimate his age to be around 10 yrs, so 4 lbs was quite shocking.

When I first brought him home, he was very raggedy-looking (he had been shaved in spots to fix how matted his fur had become) and I could feel every bone in his back. The good thing? This cat can EAT. And not just his food, he’s extremely interested in my food as well.

The woman who fostered him (find her at @rukasthecat on Instagram) discovered his hilarious penchant for human food, and started his Instagram account. I’ve found that I don’t eat very humorous food to take pictures of him trying to lick, but I’m doing my best to keep the account going! Follow along at @mallomarlicks.

He’s beginning to look healthier and healthier as the weeks go by. His fur is filling out nicely — the shedding, oh, the shedding! — and when I weighed him around a month ago he was nearly 8lbs. He now has what I like to call a “cat belly.” You know what I mean — that squishy, smooshy belly cats have. Every morning when I head to the kitchen to make my tea he’s sure I know about it too, turning onto his back and asking for belly rubs.

So that’s Mallomar! I’m sure he’ll be making future appearances on the blog in some form or another 🙂

& listen: Early Summer Playlist

June Playlist

Sorry to have been so MIA the past month or so, things got a little hectic between life, work, and vacation planning, and I didn’t have much time for this blog. Plus, I’d like to change the name of this blog because I think it’s too similar to another (much more popular) blog, and that makes me a little uncomfortable. So to tide you over, here’s some songs of my current summer playlist.

> Everlasting Sigh – Moses Sumney

> There Will Be Time – Mumford & Sons (feat. Baaba Maal, The Very Best & Beatenberg)

> Dreamer – Mokita (feat. Kaptan)

> Baby – KINGDM (feat. Kevin Garrett)

> I Need Never Get Old – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

> You and Me – Penny & The Quarters

For my full Summer Vibes playlist, head over to Spotify.