Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesday Ten {1.31.12}

1. Kristen Bell Really Loves Sloths
I haven't seen too much of Kristen Bell's work {though I love "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and she is Gossip Girl!} but in her recent interview with Ellen, she talks about a very sweet thing that her fiancĂ© Dax Shepherd did for her birthday.  Evidently she loves sloths, {random} and when he brought one to the house for her birthday party she TOTALLY lost it.  And of course, what good fiancĂ© wouldn't video everything?  Take a look - she is utterly adorable!

2. Super Bowl Commercials 
With the Big Game only days away, companies are starting to leak their commercials.  I have to say I don't really like going into the day knowing what half of the commercials, but there are some interesting ones this year that will definitely spark some conversation.  

I CANNOT wait for this movie.  I'm a comic book nerd.  And Chris Evans.  'Nuff said.

Ferris Bueller 
What do you think of the Ferris Bueller re-up?  The hardest part for my was buying that after driving the Ferrari, a Honda CR-V is going to do it.  Love the memories that the commercial brings back though.  Here's a link to what Matthew Broderick has to say about the commercial: link

Jerry Seinfeld
I was never a huge Seinfeld fan but I do like this one.

3. Sperry Top-Sider
I love pretty much all things Sperry Top-Sider.  I have a vague knowledge of them growing up on the West Coast but it wasn't until I moved East that I realized how great their products are - even if you aren't on a boat.  In 9 months I have managed to acquire two pairs of boat shoes, a pair of rain boots and purchased a great grey wool pea coat at their store.  It shouldn't be surprising to anyone that I have a few more pairs on my list too.  But with today's news in New York Magazine that they are expanding into more items {belts, swimwear & scarves} I can hardly wait.  I'm really looking forward to seeing what they come up with!

4. OK GO's "3 Primary Colors Song" on Sesame Street
I have enjoyed OK GO videos since they stepped on treadmills for "Here we go" and this is another good one.  What a great way to learn the basics of the color wheel

5. Light Festival in Ghent {the website is in German}
This is another one I don't know too much about, but when I saw the lights I couldn't help but post about them.  I have always loved Christmas lights and while not Christmassy, these displays are incredible!

6. Kristen Stewart's Photo Shoot
I ran across these photos of Kristen Stewart in the midst a photo shoot for Vanity Fair as I was wandering online today and I have to say, she looks breathtaking.  Now that the Twilight mania has settled down a bit {until "Breaking Dawn Part 2" premieres} and she isn't in all places at all times, I have grown to like her.  And this dress is absolutely beautiful!  It is originally from the Christian Dior 2012 collection and while I have no idea where one would wear it, I sort of want it in my closet.  Or wherever one would keep a dress like this.

7. Vanity Fair's Young Hollywood Issue
Each March, to coincide with Award Season, Vanity Fair publishes a Hollywood issue, and this year the cover story is the young ladies of Hollywood.  I really liked the styling of this year's cover with the ladies in almost metallic pastel gowns.  In addition to the great covers, it is always a great read.

8. Shirley MacLaine is coming to Downton Abbey
I talked last week about my love for Downton Abbey and this news only makes it better!  Shirley MacLaine has been cast as Cora Crawley's American mother and she is headed to Downton to take on the Dowager Countess.  I don't know who will triumph, but I do know there will be some great lines.  I can't wait to see what the writers come up with.

9. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences website and iPad App
As we count down to the Oscars this year, AMPAS {Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences} has developed quite a bit of content for their site and also an iPad app.  On both platforms you can watch the nominations being announced, look at previous year's winners and cast your ballot for this year's program.  It is a great way for people to be involved leading up to February 26th.

10. Virginia Men's Basketball
18-3!  Ranked 18th in the country!  Go Hoos!

Photo Credit: Matt Riley

Photo Credit: Matt Riley

Until tomorrow . . .

1 comment:

  1. Dear Laura, the website with the lights in Ghent is in Dutch. According to my Belgian friends it was a great show, also with projections.
    greetings, Henk