Some songs that have been on repeat on the iPod lately. And yes, you're reading that right: it does say Justin Bieber- that is a hot-ass track!
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I have gone all of my 23 years of life without seeing The Godfather. Trust me, I'm not proud of it. As an Italian, I feel as if that's some sort of sin. Either way, I was browsing through an amazing bookstore in Kansas and came across an old vintage Godfather from 1969 for only $2.00. I immediately snatched that up and decided it was a sign that I should finally get know Don and the rest of the Family. I haven't had much of a chance to read it since buying it last week, but I'm not even a chapter in and already enthralled.
* movie poster found here
** The Dusty Bookshelf, where I bought the book. I'll post some pictures I snapped of it later.
(Also, slightly embarrassing but I noticed once it was too late, that there is a spelling error in that photo...)
My excitement for Lollapalooza is out of this world. I've been aching to go to the 3-day music festival in Chicago for the past couple of years. It's never been able to work out for what ever reason but THIS YEAR I will finally be going! Have you ever been to a music festival? They are some of my most favorite memories. Music seems to be so much more entertaining outside in a dirty field or park while surrounded by sweaty, wasted people. I realize that might not make it seem too enjoyable, but trust me when I say it's fantastic.
Until the festival in August, I'll be sharing with you some of the bands that will be at Lolla this year. First off, Of Monsters and Men.
song: Love Love Love
Happy Easter, everyone! I'm so excited that it's Easter because it's truthfully, one of my favorite holidays. Weird, right? Only because we make some of my favorite italian recipes ever. My grandpa always makesme my favorite pasta, Chicadil, which is like a handmade Gnoochi. (check out this tasty sweet potato version) My great-grandma used to make it for us kids and it is by far the best pasta I've ever tasted in my life - no exaggeration. It's a lot of hard work to make so my grandpa usually only makes it on Easter (but always makes an extra batch to throw in the freezer for me).
We also make what we call Easter Pizza. I'm telling you, there is no way to describe it to do it justice. You just simply have to try it. It's the most delicious thing ever and it's, of course, only made on Easter so naturally everyone fights for it. I'll try and take a picture and maybe even post some recipes for it later this week.
How will you be celebrating your Easter this year?
Lately, I've been having a crazy obsession with toy cameras. The outcome is so fun and dreamy which is perfect for the upcoming summer season! I've been going back and forth with myself on whether or not I should buy one and I finally settled on an answer. A toy camera is a MUST this year. I'm thinking a Diana camera is the perfect one to start my (hopefully) budding toy camera collection. They're a piece of art themselves, and there are so many mini ones that would be perfect for throwing in my purse.
Ok, I'm partial to covers. Sometimes people do the song justice, while others completely slaughter it. I came across Birdy when I heard her cover of Shelter by The xx. I couldn't believe that a 15 year old could have such a hauntingly beautiful voice and such great taste in music! I know people are very intense when it comes to Bon Iver especially Skinny Love, but I think Birdy did a great job.
All you hater are just jealous of her pipes.
What do you guys think of it?