Fabulous night. Congratulations Courtney and Brendan!  (at Amway Grand Plaza Hotel)

Fabulous night. Congratulations Courtney and Brendan! (at Amway Grand Plaza Hotel)

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amnhnyc:

Get ready, tonight is the final Super Moon of 2014! 
The term Super Moon was coined in 1979 by an astrologer, who defined it as an event when a Full or New Moon occurs within 90% of its closest possible approach to Earth—closer than a threshold of about 224,851 miles. 
Did you know? Each Full Moon of the year has a name, mostly traceable to an era of agricultural living. Tonight’s full moon is the 2014 Harvest Moon. Traditionally this title is given to the Full Moon seen nearest the date of autumn’s beginning.

amnhnyc:

Get ready, tonight is the final Super Moon of 2014

The term Super Moon was coined in 1979 by an astrologer, who defined it as an event when a Full or New Moon occurs within 90% of its closest possible approach to Earth—closer than a threshold of about 224,851 miles. 

Did you know? Each Full Moon of the year has a name, mostly traceable to an era of agricultural living. Tonight’s full moon is the 2014 Harvest Moon. Traditionally this title is given to the Full Moon seen nearest the date of autumn’s beginning.

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Thank you, Tumblr, for the reminder that it’s international literacy day!

In honor of this, a few recent favorite reads.

  • All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr. This book was everywhere this spring and I assumed it couldn’t possibly be worth the hype. And it’s better. This is one of the books with the most surprisingly original plot, excellent pacing, and flat-out gorgeous writing that I have ever gotten to enjoy reading. “Another young French girl during World War II book? Haven’t I read this before?” you may think. You have not read this. Treat yourself to it now.
  • I Am Pilgrim, by Terry Hayes. This is a thriller for people who don’t necessarily consider themselves thriller readers. Incredibly smart, plot perhaps unnecessarily complex but the payoff is pretty terrific, a balanced view of good and evil. 
  • This Is Where I Leave You, by Jonathan Tropper. I’m really excited for this movie (so many of my favorites are in the cast!) but do yourself a favor and read the book first. It’s a wonderful exploration of coming home again—family dynamics, old friends, new flames, and the tough everyday choices of being an adult. There are some hilarious scenes that I know won’t make it into the movie, and there really aren’t any spoilers, so if you’re looking for a read that’s both funny and poignant and relatively quick, look no further. 

Any good recs? Happy reading!

Best Bloody Mary in Brooklyn: the Star of the Sea, at Buttermilk Channel. Celery and peppercorn infused vodka garnished with an oyster. Refreshing, delicious, briny. It seems to be named after (in honor of?) the nearby Catholic church. 

Best Bloody Mary in Brooklyn: the Star of the Sea, at Buttermilk Channel. Celery and peppercorn infused vodka garnished with an oyster. Refreshing, delicious, briny. It seems to be named after (in honor of?) the nearby Catholic church. 

The building on the left is a Jehovah’s Witnesses residence hall. I’m actually kind of jealous. Those details! (Especially the turrets.)  (at Brooklyn Heights Historic District)

The building on the left is a Jehovah’s Witnesses residence hall. I’m actually kind of jealous. Those details! (Especially the turrets.) (at Brooklyn Heights Historic District)

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wnyc:

This summer will be remembered as a rough one. In between visits to the beach, we were buffeted with bad news, from Malaysia Flight 17 to Michael Brown to the rise of ISIS. Visual storyteller Christopher Neiman, who was also responsible for the best World Cup coverage we saw this summer, powerfully captured the season’s mixed emotions for The New Yorker. 
(via http://bit.ly/1rPVC7u)

wnyc:

This summer will be remembered as a rough one. In between visits to the beach, we were buffeted with bad news, from Malaysia Flight 17 to Michael Brown to the rise of ISIS. Visual storyteller Christopher Neiman, who was also responsible for the best World Cup coverage we saw this summer, powerfully captured the season’s mixed emotions for The New Yorker

(via http://bit.ly/1rPVC7u)

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Cornelia became trapped inside the splash pad, because obviously one cannot just walk through/between the water jets. Gave me a chance to enjoy some Walt Whitman quotations engraved around the park, though.

Cornelia became trapped inside the splash pad, because obviously one cannot just walk through/between the water jets. Gave me a chance to enjoy some Walt Whitman quotations engraved around the park, though.

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"This is the sensation that I recognized in reading Ferrante: a hungry, relentless urge to keep going, the same feeling that drives you to borrow all someone’s clothes, or pinch them as hard as you can when they don’t understand you."

Excellent piece on Elena Ferrante, friendship, the bogus idea of “likability,” and how it feels to read Ferrante by Molly Fischer for newyorker's Page-Turner. (via mcnallyjackson)

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small dreams: a brightly colored front door (i always thought a bright cerulean blue, or maybe a vivid orange, but this green is just so homey)

small dreams: a brightly colored front door (i always thought a bright cerulean blue, or maybe a vivid orange, but this green is just so homey)

(Source: homedecordream, via savannahlondon)

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Breakfast of champions. 

Breakfast of champions. 

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Oh hey. This water stuff is actually pretty nice, although I maintain that baths are actual torture. #bearthoughts #bernesemountaindog #berner #brooklyn #nyc (at Brooklyn Bridge Park)

Oh hey. This water stuff is actually pretty nice, although I maintain that baths are actual torture. #bearthoughts #bernesemountaindog #berner #brooklyn #nyc (at Brooklyn Bridge Park)

Peach tart with tea, champagne, china and perfect linens. #fantasylife with @jzlaw and @matthlaw

Peach tart with tea, champagne, china and perfect linens. #fantasylife with @jzlaw and @matthlaw

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housingworksbookstore:

"I’m just excited to be a part of it. I’ve never seen a film like Wild where the woman ends up with no man, no money, no family, no opportunity, but she still has a happy ending.”
—Reese Witherspoon on playing an “unsympathetic” female lead in Wild at How Wild Saved a ‘Lost’ Reese Witherspoon — Vulture

Mixed feelings about this book, but love this message. 

housingworksbookstore:

"I’m just excited to be a part of it. I’ve never seen a film like Wild where the woman ends up with no man, no money, no family, no opportunity, but she still has a happy ending.”

—Reese Witherspoon on playing an “unsympathetic” female lead in Wild at How Wild Saved a ‘Lost’ Reese Witherspoon — Vulture

Mixed feelings about this book, but love this message. 

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