I am in love with all things French. From the language to the food, the architecture to the art; I love it. So today I will share my obsession with you! Check out the downloadable “Quoi le Quoi” poster, which translates out to “What the What?”
Attitude, I know. Oh the French…
what the what
Hosier Lane is a blue-stone cobbled road tucked back behind some ordinary looking buildings, nothing about it initially would catch your eye. And then you see the art. The graffiti goes up and down the sides of the buildings, with fresh and faded colors melding and blending together to create a swirl of different textures and colors. The art is all different styles, with a good deal of political messages weaved in. Animals, people, words, pictures; all are featured on different parts of the wall.
There’s a stairwell at the heart of Hosier Lane that looks to be straight out of “West Side Story” and gives a sort of historical feel to the area. At least I thought so (then again, I compare most things to musicals, so maybe that’s just me).
Anyway, if you love street art, definitely check out Hosier Lane. What started as basic street art that the city would try to cover up, has blossomed into a well known urban cultural area hidden right behind an ordinary street.
When I decide to get a tattoo, it’s always something that has a great deal of meaning to me. I have three now, and I love all of them. I make myself wait and think about what I want to get, where I want it, etc, because it is…well, permanent. With this one, I knew I wanted to get “L’amour est patient” which is “Love is patient” in French. I wanted it because, well, patience is not my strong suit. When I want something to happen, I want it now. Of course, in true Briana fashion, I decided I was ready to get the tattoo and went about an hour later to get it. Baby steps…but I’m very happy with it.
I love stumbling across random art in Miami. When you go down to the Miami art district, there’s no telling what you’ll find painted on the walls. A wrong turn can quickly become a new discovery. This time, I stumbled upon a mural rendition of the Beatles Abbey Road album cover. Fantastic. Of course I couldn’t stop humming “Here Comes the Sun” for the rest of the night…but hey, what’s wrong with that?
Love where you live.
One of my resolutions for 2013 was to read 50 books. Now that we’ve hit July and are officially half-way through the year, I’m realizing that goals may have been a tiny bit…optimistic. So far I’ve finished 10 books. Good ones mind you, but still only 10. And the only reason I’ve made it to 10 is that I told my wonderful Mother about my 50 book goal, and for my birthday she sent me a kindle!
I seriously love it, it’s always in my bag wherever I go. It’s amazing how fast you can get through a book when you read a few pages here and there on your down time. Seriously, get a kindle. Right now.
Now that I’m electronically equipped, the next 10 books I plan to read are:
1. Serena by Ron Rash
2. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
3. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
4. The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort
5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
6. The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis
7. Daring Greatly by Dr. Brené Brown
8. The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
9. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
10. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
Happy reading, lovelies!