Friday, June 29, 2012

Summer 2012 Lusts and Musts!

Well everyone, it was 95 degrees in New York today, which means it is time to get SERIOUS about the summer months ahead. I myself started drinking extra water and going to weekly therapy in March, so I am slightly ahead of the game. But don't worry! It's not too late for you to catch up. The important things to remember about summer in New York City are that it is important for you to stay SEXY, ATTRACTIVE and ALIVE.

Here are some LUSTS and MUSTS I've scoured from the web that will keep you feeling hottt, even when it's hot!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

10 Things That Will Make You Feel OLD!!

By Rachel

1. Boy Meet World ended 12 YEARS AGO

2. Kids born in 1995 graduated high school THIS YEAR

3. You're NINETY-TWO

4. You were on board the Titanic...WHEN YOU WERE TWENTY


6. Steve from Blue's Clues looks like this:

7. You look like this:

8. You are old.

9. You have a basic awareness of the passage of time.

10. SpongeBob Square Pants is 13 years old...AND HE'S YOUR GREAT GREAT GRANDSON

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Consider Protecting Your Facebook/Mind/Government Secrets With This Post

By Rachel

For those of you who do not understand the reasoning behind this posting, Facebook is now a publicly traded entity. Unless you state otherwise, anyone can now steal your content and/or read your mind to steal all future content/personal feelings/coordinates for the secret missiles. If you do not post a statement such as this once, then you are allowing public use of items such as your photos, your hopes and dreams, government secrets and the information contained in your status updates (including but not limited to what you ate for dinner, your weekend plans and/or whether or not you're bummed that it's Monday again.)

PRIVACY NOTICE: Warning - any person, living or dead, and/or institution, mental or otherwise, and/or Agent, secret or talent, and/or Agency of any governmental structure including but not limited to the United States Federal Government, NASA, MIB (1-3), ASPCA, AARP, AAA, NCAA, MLB, HE Double Hockey Sticks, Shield or any other organization also using or monitoring/using this website or any of its associated websites, you do NOT have my permission to utilize any of my profile information nor any of the content contained herein and/or inside my own brain including, but not limited to my my photos, pictures where I'm making a "duck-face," pictures where my arms look fat, pictures with my ex-boyfriend, picture of my new boyfriend with his old girlfriend, pictures in which I'm flipping the "double bird," wiggling my tongue between my middle and fore-fingers, grabbing my breasts, hanging out of a teeny bikini, drinking everclear out of a dwarfs butthole, having sex with two black dudes, and/or any photos where I am or am not punching in my secret code at the government missile launching facility where I work as well as the comments made about my photos such as "cutiez," "lolcats," or "fart giggles" or any other "picture" art posted on my profile, including screen captures from Draw Something, photos of me making out with another girl, or an instagram of me wearing a sombrero, holding a flute of tequila and riding a missile like a bull.

You are hereby notified that you are strictly prohibited from disclosing, copying, distributing, disseminating, or taking any other action against me with regard to this profile and the contents herein, especially all those pertaining to my sexual experiments, rampant and very public drug use, thoughts for or against the US government, and/or the exact location of all nuclear weapons. The foregoing prohibitions also apply to your employee, agent, student, psychic, director of mind control, Matrix designer, terrorist cell or any personnel under your direction or control/mind control. UCC 1-103-3546-3648///-545-- DBF V 1-308-WE234645@@@-:):):):(:(;(;(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WITHOUT (MOST) PREJUDICES

Monday, May 21, 2012

Celebrities Without Makeup

By Rachel

I LOVE seeing celebrities without makeup because it's like, whoa, they look just like you and me!  Check out these before and after pics I compiled.  Pretty CRAAAZY!

Kim Kardashian

With Makeup:

Without Makeup:
Kirsten Dunst

With Makeup:

Without Makeup:


With Makeup:

Without Makeup:

Marilyn Manson

With Makeup:

Without Makeup:
Incredible! Stars are just like us.  Except for Marilyn Manson.  WHAT A FREAK!!!
Thanks For Listening,

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Dogs I Like

by Rachel

1. My alive dog, Freddie.

2. My dead dog, Molly

3. This dog.

4. These dogs.

5. These dogs.

5. This dawg.

That's it!  Have a great day!


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wanted to share this quick pic of me and some friends from a party this weekend!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

DIY MONDAYS!! With Rachel!!!

Hey guys!  If you're like me, then you love DIY projects.  Such a fun, flirty way to spice up your home decorating with a personal, fun, flirty flair!  I wanted to share with you a project I completed a little while back.  Here we go!!!

Here is an adorable night table that I found at a thrift shop on my block.  It was only twenty bucks, a little wobbly, and the drawer was growing some sort of weird fuzzy organic material.  Not a problem! I cleaned and sanded down the paint...

and repainted with this cutie purple from Benjamin Moore paints.  Don't forget to use primer first!  I bought the new knob on sale at Anthropologie! So cute!!

Finally, I added some personal touches to make it (and me) feel at home.  So fun! 

I hope you enjoyed this project.  It was easy and only a little more expensive than just buying a new night table.  Kisses and hugs!


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

A Big Year For Men In Comedy!

By Rachel Wenitsky

We all know that female driven comedies like Bridesmaids are guaranteed fan favorites that also rake in that box-office cash. Television, too, has always been lady-centric.  Most recently we’ve seen such hits as Whitney, The New Girl, Two Broke Girls and the upcoming Girls.  But this year, I’ve been fascinated with a new trend that finally seems to be gaining the recognition it deserves: FUNNY DUDES!!  I think this is SO exciting.  Here’s why:

Men, who have historically been thought of as dramatic actors and supporting players, are now starting to truly find their comedic voice in recent classics such as: Anchorman, The Hangover, The Hangover II, Step Brothers, Superbad, I Love You, Man, 40 Year Old Virgin, Old School, Wedding Crashers, Zoolander, Blades of Glory, Kicking and Screaming, Knocked Up, Get Him to the Greek, Hot Tub Time Machine, Bucky Larson: Born to Be A Star, Don’t Mess With the Zohan, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, 21 Jump Street  and The Other Guys to name a few.  And investors are finally starting to take notice.  Each year, more and more studios and television networks are taking chances on young budding male comedic actors, bringing us unlikely hits like The Office, Two and Half Men, Bored to Death and Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell. 

It’s especially exciting as support players such as Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd take on lead roles, finally gaining the critical and mass appeal that they have earned after so many years of comedic marginalization.  Fifteen years ago, we would have only seen someone like Jim Carrey as “somebody’s boyfriend” or “caring and nerdy best friend to a strong, funny female lead.”  Now you can see men as comedic leads, carrying entire films with their offbeat sense of humor and underdog confidence.  This trend has brought on plenty of controversial, “are men funny” arguments.  But I for one say, who cares?! These guys certainly are!

Looks like we’re gearing up for a great year for MEN IN COMEDY!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My Life In iPhone Pics!!!

I always have my iPhone with me.  New Yorkers move pretty fast, but I think if you take a second to look around you, you'll find New York to be a pretty special place.  It also doesn't hurt to have amazing friends!  Here is my life according to my iPhone:

I love this pic!!! This is the inside of my pocket at my friend's birthday party.  It was such a fun night and I'm so glad I have pictures to help preserve the memory!

This one is really funny.  As you can see, this is the inside of my purse in Central Park.  If you ever get bored of city life, you don't have to go that far to get away!  Central Park is the perfect setting for a stay-cation!  This was such an incredibly beautiful day.  Doesn't that guy look like Bono??

Oh my god! This is so embarrassing.  You can totally see my thumb in this pic. 

I have no idea where this photo was taken/who those people are. 

I hope you guys enjoyed a glimpse into my life.  Keep checking back for more!


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Making it Work: Apartment Living

This week on ‘Making it Work’ we’ll be talking about your apartment!

Congratulations! You’re (probably) living in some sort of building! You have a roof over your head and (probably) walls surrounding you!  That’s great because it’s pretty cold out these days. Let’s take a moment to be aware of our many blessings. But also let’s be aware of our grievances, including the dead animal in the wall that the landlord “doesn’t know how to handle,” and also while we’re on the subject of grievances, the boiler doesn’t work.

If you are living in a place with little to no furniture, several animal friends (dead and alive!), and a one hour commute, then this entry is for you. Here are some handy tips and strategies aimed at making a sticky apartment situation a little less sticky. (Tip one: all purpose cleaner.)

Q: I have no stuff, but I also have no money! Why are all the wicker hampers at Target 30 dollars???
A: Scavenge. “Scavenge,” in this case, means “take the free things that people leave in boxes in front of their brownstones.” Park Slope is an excellent place to do this. There are two rules for taking free things:
1) never take a mattress.
           2) if there’s a person standing next to the box, they're probably just moving in.

 Also, there is no good reason the hampers at Target should cost that much.

Q: I just feel so BAD when I come home. Why?
A: I’m so sorry to hear that. There are probably several factors contributing to your malaise, but here is one great solution: Hygiene!

Nothing makes an apartment resemble a small desert of sadness more than hair/dustball tumbleweeds blowing around whenever you open the door. As they used to say when being puritanical meant literally being a puritan, “cleanliness is next to godliness.”  And on a related note, it is so depressing to slip in the shower because it is too scummy. Also, I find that eating breakfast helps me, just in general.

Q: There is nothing good about my apartment.
A: That is not so much a question as it is a statement, and I recommend that you start experimenting with perspective. The view of the airshaft out your bedroom window can now just be referred to as your room’s “exposed brick.”

Q: Why does all of my furniture looks so ill-fitting in my living room?
A: You didn’t measure before you went to Ikea*. That, or all of your furniture is from the curbs of Park Slope. Nice!

Q: I have mice! What do I do??
A: Okay. That’s okay. At least they’re not rats. Traps do work, although then you have to deal with them once the mouse has been caught. As an alternative, I suggest you anthropomorphize your rodent roommates. For example, ‘Oh, Angela has been in the kitchen again!’ is nicer to hear than ‘a rodent ate a hole through your loaf of bread.’ Angela sure was hungry!

That’s all I have for you. If you have a bad apartment that is really unbelievably bad, you’re just going to have to deal with it. Sometimes it’s good to accept that life is full of both good and bad things. And one of those bad things is your living space.

Good Luck!

*Real picture of my dresser:

Monday, February 13, 2012

Fashion with Rachel-Winter Styles

Hey everyone!  So a lot of people have been asking me, "how do you stay fashionable AND warm in New York City. I feel like that's IMPOSSIBLE!"  It's definitely not impossible. I'm going to show you a winter look that is cute, casual, and most importantly, SUPER CUTE AND CASUAL. You could wear this to work, but then totally dress it up for going out. 
Ok so, sorry for the poor photo quality.  I'm using an iphone 3.  DOUBLE GROSS.  But as you can see, a good winter look is all about layering.  Pictured above:
Jacket: Eddie Bauer, 2010 winter collection
Shoes: Clogs
Pants: Lululemon (someone left them at my apartment! LOL!), the cinched ankles lock in heat and help to show off your cute clogs. Try wearing heels for a taller look. 
Hat: Urban Outfitters (2010 summer sale!)
In the above picture:
Zip-Up: Gap (I know, right?!?!)
Socks: Wool (a Channukah present from my mom!)
T-Shirt: U.S. Open official T, vintage (layering a vintage item can dress up any outfit. I wear this t-shirt all the time.  I accidentally spilled paint on it so people ALWAYS ask me if I'm an artist.  LOL DUH! Sportz are so ON TREND)
I think it's also important to note that I used Curls, by Marc Anthony on my bangs. I let them curl naturally, then straightened them, then curled them with a curling iron, then flattened them by tying small weights to the bottom.  SO BLAKE LIVELY.
Ok. I think you all get it.  Winter fashion is about LAYERING, WARMTH and CUTENESS.