I keep seeing advertisements for NY Ink-the new show that follows around Ami James, the israeli born tattoo artist in New York City. I’m also constantly reminded when I see the ads, how badly I want a tattoo. I have several friends who have one, or multiples and some friends who have gotten one recently. Everyone seems to have had a positive experience. Unfortunately, my indecisiveness and jewish guilt have prevented me from committing thus far. The most daring I’ve ever been was to have my nose pierced for three years. But how daring is that really, when I just took it out a week before law school started-like it never happened?
Below are some awesome tattoos that serve as further inspiration and proof that getting one is probably in my near future. xox
Sorry for not writing for a few days-I feel like I’ve been running around non-stop. But, such is summer.
Friday I went to a friend’s birthday party here
. I highly recommend it as it has my favorite beer from Maine-Seadog Blueberry. It’s great. I promise. They also had a banana bread beer, and although I didn’t love it, my friends raved.
I also went upstate to my parents house which was the perfect get away from the city. It’s hard to get me to the country, but once I’m there I never want to leave. Sunday I got talked into landscaping. I’m not much for outdoor manual labor, but an hour into laying down the mulch with my mom…I was quite pleased with the finished product. It was like outdoor decorating…with dirt. I don’t think I have a future in landscaping, but I admit that I almost enjoyed the one hour that I rearranged our backyard with crumbled wood and other elements of nature.
These landscaping images certainly make all the hard work worth it, but I think I’ll stick to the indoors and let someone else design the rest.
So I realized today that I had artichokes in both my salad for lunch and my pasta for dinner. And this in turn made me realize how I put them in everything lately. I think my love of artichokes started back in college when my best friend’s mom used to make breaded artichokes (the best dish ever). From there, my love only grew. I tried to replicate the breaded artichokes on my own, but it was one of my bigger kitchen failures.
Besides how delicious artichokes are I love their vibrant green color with the white choke in the middle. Clearly obsessed. Green and white is a perfect summer color scheme that is ideal for decorating as well as summer dishes
But enough about Friday night in the West Village. To be lawyerly for a moment, two very interesting lawsuits have recently sprung up in the news. The first, Whitmill v. Warner Brother’s Inc. revolves around S. Victor Whitmill, the tattoo artist who created Mike Tyson’s infamous tribal face tattoo suing Warner Brothers for copyright infringement. Notably, the tattoo was sported by Ed Helms in the Hangover 2. Whitmill was far from flattered by the use and instead brought the case to a Missouri District Court monetary damages for reckless copyright infringement by the studio.
You can find an article on the case here
. Court documents on the case can be found here
. Some great photos are included!
The second case is a little raunchier. Executive Patrice Latillade is suing Marc Jacobs International for wrongful termination. LVMH immediately replied to the allegations, stating that Latillade was fired after several stints of falsely overstating budget and bonus targets for the corporation. Latillade claims that employers at Marc Jacobs are forced to pole dance during work hours amongst other unorthodox office traditions. This case is rather new but a complaint can be found here
. Articles found here
One of my favorite summer activities are picnics. I love creating mini tea sandwiches (usually with smoked salmon and cucumbers), packing lemonade, and a blanket and scoping out a great lunch spot. Or a fancier meal, a bottle of wine and having dinner on the beach. Since today’s weather is looking cloudy, I’m spending time inside dreaming up the next perfect sunny Saturday for an outdoor meal.
My hour and a half commute via bus every day to my internship has got me doing a ton of reading. The non-legal kind for once. Recently I’ve been spending an extraordinary amount of time reading National Geographic Traveler on my ipad. For just $3.99 an issue I can escape the hustle and bustle for just a moment and travel to campsites in Idaho, read about Lewis and Clark’s adventures around the Montana rivers, and explore food markets in South America.
Summertime is a great time for traveling, or at least daydreaming about it. There are ton’s of places I think would make a perfect late summer adventure. And if not this summer…then hopefully a drive across the country just as soon as I finish the bar exam next year. *fingers crossed*
who wouldn’t love a delicious cupcake to distract us from the fact that we still have three days till the weekend….