He wooed us with films like New Years Eve, Life As We Know It, When in Rome, and now Safe Haven. And he will woo us again in his new role of fatherhood when his wife Fergie gives birth to their first child later this year. Congratulations to the soon to be sexiest dad in the world.
If you are anything like me then you also collect watches. I don’t follow a trend when it comes to the time piece on my wrist, but it just so happens that every watch I set my hands on they turn into the hottest must have accent piece in town. I also love limited edition for special occasion and this year Swatch has provided the sweetest watch just in time for Valentine’s Day.
So whether you’re in a relationship or in between one go and gift yourself this adorable piece of time.
Did you know that Valentine’s Day is a day of observation and also considered a day of celebration? Although it remains a working day for most countries the popular day comes from a man by the name of Saint Valentine, who was imprisoned for performing wedding for soldiers who were forbidden to marry.
During his imprisonment, he fell in love with his jailer’s daughter. Legends be told that before his execution he wrote, “From your Valentine” as a farewell to her.
The day was first associated with romantic love and when the tradition of courtly love flourished it paved the way for hand written poetry, which later turned into a heart shaped commercial use for marketing greeting cards, therefore losing its effect of what it truly symbolizes: The work of one man spreading unconditional love.
This year try something new. Instead of booking reservation to an overpriced restaurant with long lines and grumpy lovers, do the next best thing, stay home and make it lovers nest comfy for two.
Don’t break your pocket buying something to prove that on this day you love them more than any other, because frankly, your love won’t be down sized by the 15th, but your funds will have trying to come up with some spiffy gift ideas to top the Valentine’s Day gift you didn’t truly think through, and then what? Well, you’ll just be spending twice the amount of time in out-doing yourself, just to impress the one person who already loves you.
Start your evening with some fresh fruit instead of salad. I don’t know about you, but I love to see my man eat and nothing says sensual like fresh berries.
Nothing says I love you, like heart filled Four Cheese Ravioli made from scratch.
Directions: In a medium mixing bowl, combine the ricotta, mozzarella, fontina, parmesan, garlic, and spices. Mix well to blend. Roll out homemade pasta into long, thin sheets. To make heart-shaped ravioli, use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out pasta shapes. Place about 2 teaspoons of filling in the middle of half of the heart shapes, leaving a clear edge around the perimeter. Dip a finger in water and lightly brush around the edges of a heart topped with the filling. Place one of the remaining pasta hearts on top and press the edges of the pasta shapes together to seal around the filling, being careful to press out any excess air. Repeat with the remaining dough shapes.
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook the ravioli until al dente, about 5 minutes. Serve in warmed bowls with marinara sauce.
Now how you go about dessert is entirely up to you…
Meet Arlissa, a 19-year-old singer-songwriter from the UK. Sometime during early 2012 Nas came across a track under the name of “Hard To Love Somebody,” and instantly loved it, where he then flew Arlissa out to LA to lay down a few verses on the original song. Soon after that, the songstress was signed to the Roc Nation Record label. Seems like beauty found its nemesis, it’s not only about looks in order to get a record contract anymore, you just have to be from the UK, and everyone knows that anyone from the UK is absolutely AWESOME.
I know I’m completely late with this beautiful 6′ 1″ British piece of God, but better late than never. Over the weekend I was watching Green Street Hooligans with the Beard (aka my man), now I am not an Elijah Wood fan but after watching this film, I have totally become one. Now, during the movie, the Beard and myself were completely taken by the performance of Mr. Charlie Hunnam, so we hit up IMDB to find out what other movies dude has been in, lord and behold, he’s the gorgeous creature who caught my eye once or twice on Sons of Anarchy (pass), how could I forget? He housed a mean looking beard, out of this world golden locks, and a badass attitude to go with it all, who then became the talk of the town once he decided to shave it off. Sigh. He is simple divine.
Let me tell you about my new found crush. Meet 21 year old Lost Angeles native Edrina K. Martinez aka Astronautica, one of Alpha Pup Records’ newest artist, and my new eletriconica addiction.
You can download Astronautica dreamy LP Replay Last Night, a 6-track album in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire for free over at bandcamp, take a listen. Also look out for her first lp dropping Feb 26, 2013.
Her album is a soothing instrumental album that glows warmly with intricate beats and a soulful sensibility.
I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I have a thing for El Lou. For those of you still living under a rock, he’s the brilliant mind behind all of the wildest ideas you have yet to conjure up…
However, that’s not my reason for this post. After taking a comprehensive hiatus from giving you what your ears need to hear, most of us patiently waited for the return of his jazzy funky Hip-Hip elevator beats. In order to make our work flow a little bit tolerable, he decided there was no better time like 2013 to bring his love for music back to the internet. Lou took his writing straight to PublicWizard who didn’t think twice about having him on their website.
Moreover, in case you’ve been wondering what he has been up to, let me inform you…I love that there’s never downtime, and every idea is worth dipping his hands into. If it’s a new blog site, website, music site, or anything ending in the word ‘site’, bet money he’ll be all ears. Here’s a video created by Lou bringing to light one of many Sleep City Crisis projects, now available for your hearing pleasure over at bandcamp, take a listen.
Brase yourselves the Akashic Records Vol.1 is an extremely acute world of melodic sex!