Friday, April 29, 2011

Flashback Friday

Listened to ___
Obsessed with ____
Best friend was ____

(ps- this is an interactive post- guess the answer then click the lines for results. snazzy)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Royally anticipating

What will her dress be like? Will she wear McQueen? Will Victoria Beckham smile?

Ohh the glorious day has come. The royal wedding is upon us and I'm to be waking up in ohhh approximately 3.5 hours. This should not come as a surprise to you. I like glitter. I like sparkly things. I like extravagant parties that involve tiaras and women named Peaches... I'm obviously going to be obsessed with the royal wedding.

I'm not going to go into details about how excited I am but let's just say...I did my nails and wore pretty pajamas to bed. Whoa now!

I might blog in the morning. I might not. Regardless, here are a few pics to get you in the royal spirit.

My roommate made me scones- I requested fresh scones for the morning and she made them.

I'll repeat that. I requested fresh scones for the morning and she made them. Sweet sweet angel.

I'm pretttty sure I'm going to be doing a whole blog post on this manicure (boys, get excited!) but I just wanted to show it off while it was still fresh and royal and happy and new. Bottom line: the manicure is really a bunch of stickers- I've fallen in love and want to shout it from the rooftops.

Doesn't my hand pose look very Gaga? Rah rah oo la la.

And the piece de resistance....the big shabang...the crown jewel of my princess heart: AN OFFICIAL ROYAL WEDDING SHOT GLASS BROUGHT BACK FOR ME LAST WEEK FROM LONDON.

Scones. Shot glasses. Glitter.

See you at 5am bitches.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Like this and like that

On the brink

Today it's sunny and 80 degrees,
I'll run and jump and swing from the trees.
I'll skate and skate around Central Park
and wander the city until it gets dark.
I'll high-five strangers and shout out loud:
"I'm wearing shorts and I'm so proud!"
But instead of the skating and dancing and play,
I'm stuck at a desk sadly typing away.
So I look out the window with a wink and a smile,
Knowing this weather will be here awhile.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Glitt'o Pup of the Day

Did you just pee in your pants a little bit when you saw the title of the post? I bet you did. It's been a while but we're back in action with three of my favorite little pups in all their adorable/smiley/cutie/smooshy puppy glory.

Sebastian "Fluffiest Cottonball on the Upper East Side" Gruskin

Sophie "Hot Mess" Wilinsky. (Do draw your attention to her one remaining snaggle tooth on the bottom. Gross)

And introducing to the world, my cousin:

Rita Red "I Don't Think You're Ready for This Jelly" Goodman.

Andy (the gentlemen to the left) has been requesting a Rita-themed Glitt'o Pup appearance for 4 months....I royally suck. While this isn't even a fully Rita-dedicated post (which will come later I SWEAR TO YOU ANDY) will you please just look at that faaaace. That's a good guuuurl.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Reasons I love New York #9

Empire State Building + spring

Lovely warm Easter Sunday spent doing work in the park amidst tulips and easter egg hunts

Happy sparkly high school reunions

New art popping up all around my building. Waiting to see something written up about it to tell me more details

One word for you: Ghostbusters

Random people singing in public
(This picture doesn't do the situation justice at all but I hear this amazing voice while I was waiting for the subway so I went to check it out. This guy was another basic subway station guitar player and I don't know how but this random girl started singing Ain't No Mountain High Enough along with him and she was UNBELIEVABLE. There was the biggest crowded watching her and everyone was singing along then the train pulls up, everyone claps and she gets on as if nothing happened. It was crazy)

Roses from Bodegas that brighten up the streets

Kenny Scharf's Houston St. installation

Brother riding subway with hilariously unflattering posture

Texts From Bets Vol. 8

Text message to me and my brother:

"About 15 years ago today, we were on Tybee Island west coast of Florida for a little Easter vaca. Lara had Fifths Disease and Daddy drank her contacts!!! Happy Easter kiddies!!"


-Picture is taken at the hair salon last weekend where my mother was walking around in heels, drinking coffee and talking on the phone- all while wearing a haircut cape. Phenomenal.

-So this one time.. I got this thing called Fifths disease which is apparently a virus you get from the ocean. It makes your cheeks and legs splotchy and gives you a really high fever. Around the same time of the Fifths discovery debacle, I realized I didn't bring my contact case on the trip. So I put the contacts/solution in one of the hotel glasses and put it in the very far end of the bathroom counter. I also made sure to tell my family I was doing this so they wouldn't get confused. Well well well, let's just go ahead and file this one under "Dumb Things My Smart Dad Does" because I woke up in the morning to an empty glass sitting next to the sink.

"Uh oh, I think I got thirsty in the middle of the night"
"Dad, it was in the corner of the counter and there are 3 fresh glasses right here"
"That means you drank the solution too"
"Well I can tell you that my stomach is seeing very well right now"

So the rest of the tropical vacation consisted of 10-year-old Lara, walking around completely blind with a 103 degree fever rambling incoherently about the heat and my ridiculous dad and probably like Saved By The Bell or something.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Flashback Friday

I've had a really big week ladies and gents. If you follow me on my various social networks other than GMT, you know why. Woohoooooo. I'll post about it later when I'm not up to my needing-to-be-waxed eyebrows in work. In the meantime, I'm off to San Diego today to celebrate Passover by laying on a beach with a mimosa in one hand and my dog in the other (I couldn't fit Sophie's rather voluptuous frame in one hand if I tried, but you know what I mean).

So! That's my life, don't wear it out!

I leave you with a Flashback Friday of an affirmation of your greatness because I love you all. I see POWER. I see PRIDE. ...I'll stop.

Monday, April 11, 2011

It's Monday! Let's all rejoice!

I just fell off my desk chair. Somebody went and combined by two current obsessions: Britney and Adele, (I could write a whole post on the goddess I now worship known as Adele). Someone joined their forces into one video mashup bit of beauty. I love a good mashup but this goes one step further and mashes up the videos. I would've liked a little bit more of an audio mashup with some Britney interludes worked in but I'm ok with it. Because let's be honest, I'm not a Britney fan for her voice (and lately not for her dance moves either? BRITNEY WHAT IS THIS SPELL YOU'VE CAST ON ME AND WHY DO I STILL LOVE YOU?).

Dear GodAdele, I love you.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

Flashback Friday

I'm listing this as a Flashback Friday because it's like I'm flashing back to past Britney with this video. It's perfection. I'm pretttty sure any street cred I gained with that last Tune Yards song below, I've officially now lost. Let's just think of me as an eclectic music listener. I leave you with my all time favsies Britney video.

I hope to one day do a frosty/smokey eye to the level of perfection that was achieved in this video. Rrrrawr.


beautiful. inspirational. marvelous. dance.


Thursday, April 7, 2011


I miss you.

Monday, April 4, 2011