Alice's Blog – December 2008 Archive (81)

theMET Crew is on holiday!

Just a quick note to tell you that Eugene and I will be on holiday until Monday, January 5th. We can't wait to get to know everyone even more and we're excited about bringing you new and interesting content in the coming year . Till then, stay safe and warm!



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Happy New Year and see you… Continue

Added by alice on December 26, 2008 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

A Time to Give Thanks For Family

Yesterday, Sam and I got to experience the moment when our niece, Ava, got to first meet her baby brother, Bobby. It was more anti-climactic than I had predicted, no huge droplets of tears (of joy or anger) running down anyone's cheeks, just a subtle peak and a quiet utterance of one word from Ava's mouth, "baby." At 1 year and 9 months she won't remember that moment… Continue

Added by alice on December 24, 2008 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Please Welcome Robert Samuel Linker Into the World!

Hey friends and family! Just wanted to welcome my little nephew into the world. Here's the first picture of him. He's named after his grandfather and my husband, Sam. Sis and Bobby are doing great.

Added by alice on December 23, 2008 at 11:00am — 9 Comments

A Beautiful Wedding of a Chic New York Couple By Karen Wise

It's been over a year and a half since Sam and I said our "I do's" but I still love looking through wedding photos to see what other brides are up to. That year of preparation before the big day is a wonderful but stressful journey but it all becomes worth it the moment you see all your friends and family gathered in one place.…



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Added by alice on December 23, 2008 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Where Do Artists Like Audrey Kawasaki Get Their Inspiration?

Though I'm sure the answer to this question is more complicated than we think, a good place to start would be her website at Ffffound!. Ffffound! not only allows the users to post and share their favorite images found on the web, but also dynamically recommends each user's tastes and interests for an inspirational image-bookmarking experience. The above picture was taken from… Continue

Added by alice on December 22, 2008 at 10:11am — 1 Comment

Artist Linn Olofsdotter Takes Me Away to Another World

Linn Olofsdotter grew up in Sweden and then traveled all over Europe and America before she began working in Boston to become a senior art director at an advertising agency. Her work may seem familiar because she helped brand television networks like Fine Living, MTV and Anime Network. Now, as an independent artist, she's hired by companies like Starbucks, La Perla… Continue

Added by alice on December 22, 2008 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Movie On the Radar: Notorious, The life and death story of Notorious B.I.G.



I'm always interested in learning about how people go from virtual obscurity to unbelievable success or fame. Notorious, which comes out in January 16, 2009, will show us how Christopher Wallace transformed himself from a Brooklyn street hustler to become the greatest rapper of all time. Angela Basset takes on the role of Biggie's mom and there's other actors playing everyone from Tupac, P. Diddy, Lil Kim, Faith Evans and Suge Knight.



It'll be one to… Continue

Added by alice on December 19, 2008 at 6:36pm — 2 Comments

Gladiators Returns to Coloseum after 2,000 years!

What better way to imagine real gladiators fighting than experiencing the event yourself. (That or just watch Russel Crowe in Gladiator...jk.) Almost 2,000 years after gladiators fought and died in the Coliseum, millions of visitors will next year be able to witness reenactments the “the sights, sounds and smells” of Ancient Rome. Smells?



Umberto… Continue

Added by alice on December 19, 2008 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Top 10 Vintage Modern Christmas Cards That I Am in Love With!

Before it's too late, I would love to share with you my top 10 Christmas card picks! You know I'm head over heels for anything that combines vintage and modern so here we go...



#10 Family Portrait (up top) is from Red Cap Cards. Inside: May… Continue

Added by alice on December 18, 2008 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

It's Always New Years Eve at Pop Champagne & Dessert Bar in Pasadena!

If all you crave is scrumptious desserts and endless glasses of champagne this spot may be for you. Pop Champagne soft opens in Pasadena this week with Yelpers already weighing in.



On design:

"Each quadrant has a different (and NOT complimentary) design to it, and can't settle on a 60's retro pop bubble mirrors, 80's modern gold, art nouveau,… Continue

Added by alice on December 18, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

The Prettiest 2009 Desk Calendar

There's something strikingly simple but beautiful about this desk calendar. For the one friend at work who's all about design, this would make the perfect gift.



Six designers, three Asian restaurants, twelve crumpled fortunes, twenty-four crossed fingers and one letterpress.



The first annual redblackbrown calendar was printed using a vandercook proof press on teton tiara warm white cardstock (a lovely, textured ivory paper). Each… Continue

Added by alice on December 18, 2008 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

The 27 Year Old Speechwriter That's the Man Behind the Man: Jon Favreau

Hear the name Jon Favreau and you might think of Vince Vauhn's counterpart in the classic movie Swingers. But look a little closer and you'll instead find a 27 year old speechwriter who's words mean much more than yours or mine. As Obama's chief speechwriter he's in charge of crafting some of Obama's most important speeches, including his inaugural speech that's set… Continue

Added by alice on December 18, 2008 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Don't Have Plans This Weekend? Check Out Felix Da Housecat at Rain in Las Vegas!

This Saturday BPM is presenting PERFECTO at RAIN inside the Las Vegas Palms Resort & Casino featuring special guest DJ FELIX DA HOUSECAT. All of the ladies on BPM’s list will receive complimentary admission and all of the men are reduced to $15. RSVP at… Continue

Added by alice on December 18, 2008 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Still Looking for NYE Ideas? Top 10 Raging Parties We Recommend

Still thinking about what your best options are for New Years? We're rounding up some of the best parties in and out of town. Here's theMET's suggestions on how you should ring in 2009.



FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH THOUSANDS OF FRIENDS!



GIANT - DOWNTOWN LA

If… Continue

Added by alice on December 18, 2008 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Couture Speakers? Parrot Zikmu Wireless Speakers by Philippe Starck

Before you balk at the hefty $1,500 price tag for these gorgeous speakers, let me remind you that they are designed by one of the most iconic designers of our time, the one and only Philippe Starck. For more than 30 years, this unconventional creator, designer and architect has changed the way we experience everyday life, creating unbelievable destinations that defy… Continue

Added by alice on December 17, 2008 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Emotionally Charged Moments of 2008

As the year comes to a close, we would be remiss if we didn't look back and remember some of the most defining moments of 2008. From natural disasters to one of the most unbelievable and exciting presidential elections ever in the history of our country, this year brought with it some unexpected surprises. Here at theMET, we always try to remember that at our core we're here to give you an experience. Whether that's an event posting that gives you some ideas on what to do this weekend, a sexy… Continue

Added by alice on December 17, 2008 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Go Faster Can Predict the Future!: Bush Shoe Toss Goes Viral

We knew it would happen. Our president gets shoes thrown at him and what does the internet world do? Cringe in horror? No! They create fun games to mock the incident so that they can relive that moment over and over again. The incident, in which reporter Muntadar al-Zeidi flung his footwear at Bush during a Baghdad press conference Sunday, may have proved that good old W… Continue

Added by alice on December 17, 2008 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Seasons Beatings! No Recession on Ass Kickin' Poster

Funny poster coming to us from the YeeHaw Industries. For $40 bucks, you'll get a pared down version of their more detailed, original poster that goes for a whopping $250 (below).…

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Added by alice on December 17, 2008 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

How Do You Get a Girl This Hot? 3 Words - Burger King Cologne

Burger King is back to their old tricks again with this publicity stunt, a body spray called Flame. For $3.99, you will be able to spray yourself with this mysterious elixir that has “the scent of seduction with a hint of flame-broiled meat."

For those of you who are eager to see if this will work - you can actually buy this body spray on this… Continue

Added by alice on December 16, 2008 at 11:30pm — 5 Comments

Mac vs PC Wars Continue With "I Can Do Anything"



And so the war continues with Apple coming out with this cute animated commercial that shows just how petty PC can be. Got to love their outfits,… Continue

Added by alice on December 16, 2008 at 10:32pm — 1 Comment

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