Music Monday: Pirate Heat

14 Jan

Check out this gem from Canadian artist Coeur de Pirate feat. Julien  Doré… It kinda gives me a modern vibe of the infamous lovers Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg. In the artistic sense, that is. This is steamy, (Canadian) French and totally sexy. Enjoy!

 

 

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Get Inspired: Blog Ideas for 2014

12 Jan

Hear, hear.

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Write more. Paint more. Photograph more. 

Do something amazing. Go down a different path.

Challenge myself. 

New year’s resolutions — you might make ’em, or you may think they’re trite and a waste of time. Whatever the case, you’re here, aren’t you? Exploring WordPress.com, contemplating your next blog post, and scheming up 2014. We closed out 2013 with a showcase of year-long, daily, and weekly projects, so let’s brainstorm ways, big and small, to get your work out into the world in 2014.

Think big

the wanderers

Photographer and writer Stephanie Dandan at Infinite Satorisets off for Asia soon to work on a photo storybook called The Wanderers. Traveling solo, Stephanie will meet other explorers on her journey and tell their stories. She lays out her project on Kickstarter, and its design aesthetic — and her nomadic and adventurous spirit — echo the work she publishes on her blog.

But thinking…

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“I prefer to play older songs because they’re the ones I personally enjoy dancing and singing along to and modern dance music bores my brains out.”

12 Jan

 

Wise words from model/DJ/ITgirl/fashionista Alexa Chung.

Hungry for more? Get the scoop on Chung’s life, thoughts, hopes and dreams in her new book IT.

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Take pictures of everything…..

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Do you have the book or plan to read it? What are your thoughts so far?

Have a Fantastic New Year’s Eve

30 Dec

FIRST – if you’re having guests over – make a lasting impression by decorating. Go all out! It’s the last night of the year, and if you’re hosting, you get to be in charge over how you want your guests to remember it. Here are some ideas:

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Or how about a theme of white? Gotta love the dog! But please, keep pets inside as they get scared of fireworks!

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How about some party favors?

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This is a great and tasty way to count down to 2014;

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Now, let’s move on to the food.

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A 3 course meny from Stevie Parle

Barefoot Contessa's Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

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Or how about some finger food?

Don’t forget dessert…

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And finally – Have Yourself a Very Happy New Year!

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Wise Words for the New Year

29 Dec

May 2014 be our best year so far! Stand up straight, raise your voice when you deserve to be heard, be kind to others, make every day count, spread love and cheer. See only possibilities where others see obstacles.

What are your goals for 2014?

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Editors’ Picks of the Year: The Best of WordPress.com in 2013

26 Dec

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This week, our editors dove into the archives to find and rediscover notable posts published this year on WordPress.com, from nonfiction to poetry, and photography to illustration. These posts have been especially resonant to us and the community, and represent the diversity of voices of our users all over the world.

An Open Letter to the Girl I Pretended to Have a Crush On in Eighth Grade at Rottin’ in Denmark

You were the first girl I pretended to have a crush on so no one would know I was gay. I didn’t intend for it to happen, for it to be you, for it to be so easy. But it did, and it was.

From the opening lines of his epic open letter to Tracy Dolan, Michael Hobbes at Rottin’ in Denmark mesmerizes readers with his sharp and thoughtful storytelling, describing his strategy for surviving adolescence as a gay teenager…

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