Recently, I wrote about how I was inspired by Garance Doré’s post on the New York City Ballet. Last week I checked out IALS (Istituto Addestramento Lavoratori dello Spettacolo) aka the Fame school in Rome. It was a straight-up disaster. I had signed up for a Beginner’s class. There were three other women in my … Continue reading Life in Rome – My Attempt to Take Ballet Classes at the “Fame” School
I’ve always loved ballet but have never taken a class. I thought I was too short. The only dance class I’ve taken was modern dance in college. Lately, I’ve been thinking about signing up for classes. So what if I’m only 5.2″? I have several friends who are taking adult ballet classes and they rave … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Garance Doré Studio at the NYC Ballet
The news this week has been horrible. I’m up at 3:00 a.m. I cannot sleep. I must remind myself not to look at Breaking News before I go to bed. This week Weird Al Yankovic (yes, he’s still around) has dropped his new parody album. While “Tacky” was quite funny, “Word Crimes”, a parody of … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Word Crimes – Weird Al Yankovic
Please forgive my geek out over Stromae (aka Paul Van Haver). Last week I was in St. Martin to see my family and in Anguilla for work. All week my sister, brother-in-law, and I, kept hearing this killer French song… in the car, at beach bars, etc. The first time I heard it I was … Continue reading Stromae – The Greatest News Out Of Belgium Since Jean-Claude Van Damme, Waffles, and Fries
In the States we tend to define ourselves by what we do for a living. Therefore, working in any creative field is not easy. There’s the whole art vs business debate, the struggle to actually make a living, and the fact that most people have no idea what it is you do day-to-day. I sometimes … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Driven to Tears – Robert Downey, Jr and Sting
It’s not easy to be thousands of miles away from my family on this day. While we did celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s not a Caribbean holiday or tradition. Christmas on the other hand, is celebrated big time on the islands and my parents brought their traditions with them to America. It wasn’t really about the presents. … Continue reading Merry Christmas – Buon Natale!
I love Jimmy Fallon’s elementary school music room instruments covers. It’s sad that many elementary schools no longer have music periods but I digress. This week Robin Thicke stopped by and the result was this: Buon weekend a tutti! Continue reading Buon Weekend – Jimmy Fallon, Robin Thicke & The Roots – “Blurred Lines”