In honor of the convergence of Hanukkah and Christmas this year we’ve uploaded Frauke’s original holiday song “They Slay Bell Suite: Mrs. Claus and Matzo Balls.” The song is like a warm and cozy holiday cocktail. Mix one part “elven-claus crush” with 1 part “half-brew (hebrew).” The song was written and recorded in 2009 for the compilation/fundraiser “Do You Ear what I Ear?”
I know it’s not Christmas yet, but it IS CHRISTMAS! You know how I know? This guy wore all red today. I don’t think he knew, per se, that he would embody the Christmas spirit this morning when he rolled out of bed, but IT HAPPENED. Also, how does this happen? Matt Schoch is a Christmas angel baby.
It is the gift giving, gift receiving time of year again and as happens most years someone will put 2 and 2 together and send us some sort of fabulous object d’orange. You never know what it will be and who it will come from but it is always a welcome and unexpected surprise. This year I opened a gift from my little brother early (shame on me) to discover this gigantor, orange, foamy trucker hat which is just begging to be sharpied. Wait till the kidz in Williamsburg see me in this. I might just start an awesome trend.
Looking for bad-ass suggestions. Go!
Also – this is just a really dumb post.
I haven’t posted in a while, and I feel like I have to publicly apologize for this. Publicly as in writing a sentence about my guilt in a blog post.
But, today I’m sharing with you the hidden jewel of Ligonier, Pennsylvania—Joe’s Bar. If you, for whatever reason, find yourself in Westmoreland County, you must go here. On the outside, Joe’s is quaint and unassuming, blending in with the Victorian architecture of downtown. On the inside, however, it’s a wood paneled time capsule of mid century bar furniture with a perpetual ceiling of cigarette smoke and an incredible jukebox.
The main attraction? A small, but impressive museum of taxidermy. From the native White-Tailed deer to exotic African Gemsbok, you’ll see probably more than you wanted to in the bar’s back room and entire second floor. Ascend the spiral staircase for an additional three rooms of freakish wonder. Your kids will love it.
Saturday night we all went out to a Weekend party party together, maybe for the first time ever. It was double triple amazing fun times! There was champagne, and steak and macarons and egg nog and a Cosmo ice luge. What?! Also there was Wynton Marsalis. JUST SAYIN. Thank you Charlotte for an unforgettable Christmas party!
Thought I’d take a quick break from the Mary Monday and instead share my ten latest tumblr posts with you. Enjoy!
I started photographing some of our projects and client work and I realized very quickly that there is a reason why photography is a profession. It’s HARD. With the little we had and our space age lightbox, I tried my best pretending to be a photographer.