30 November 2010

An Ode to Movember featuring Salvador Dalí

- Movember (the month formerly known as November) is a mustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men's health.

As this grand month of Movember comes to a close, I decided to share some excerpts I scanned from a book I picked up after visiting the Dalí: The Late Work exhibition at the High Museum in Atlanta. I fell in love with all things Salvador Dalí after living in Barcelona in 2005 and thought no better way to end this month than with images of the Surrealist master and owner of the most superior mustache of all time. The images below feature the interview conducted and documented by photographer Philippe Halsman. The exhibition is running now until January 9 - so if you are in the ATL area, I highly recommend you get to it. It's that good.

24 November 2010

Blogtrot: Charleston, South Carolina

06 - 07 October 2010
After a two night stay in Atlanta, we trotted our way through Northeast Georgia for a breezy five and a half hour drive to our last stop of the road trip, South Carolina. Our little blue Mazda cruised the highways and side roads of the countrysides and finally landed us in the quaint city of Charleston. Spontaneity is a given when it comes to road trips as we spent a few hours on a hunt for shelter. Staying in a dainty hotel for the night, we were surrounded by a handful of charming boutiques and restaurants. It was a nice change of pace from Miami and Atlanta but I'm pretty sure the seventeen hours spent there was just enough.

22 November 2010

The Post-Ups vs. Four Loko - New York

13 November 2010
Late in the game, we decided to see what this phenomenon called "Four Loko" was all about. CNN described the 23.5-ounce can as the equivalent of five beers mixed with a strong cup of coffee. The 12% alcoholic energy drink consists of caffeine, taurine, Guarana and wormwood (an active ingredient in absinthe). Just in time before the FDA pulled it off the shelves, we rounded up the squad, channeled our inner frat-boy, and rented an apartment in the Lower East Side to celebrate Carlie's entry into her twenty-seventh year. So what's the big deal with this liquid cocaine?. Let's just say, once the can is popped, the rumors are true and the news headlines are real.  Literally a day later, New York banned shipment of Four Loko.  Is life about timing or what?  This post is in honor of the bandwagon we hopped on and a highly edited version of photos that were taken that night.  And take it from The Post-Ups: Four Loko is not to be mixed with Jägermeister.

Blogtrot: Atlanta

04-06 October
The home of The Braves and the 9th largest city in the US was the second spot on our ten southern state blog-trot. With only two nights and one full day, this Yankee enjoyed every second of southern hospitality. First time to the ATL, it offered anything a good city can offer: great food, good shops, museums, culture, music, etc. I was even able to catch Dalí: The Late Work at the High Museum which, of course, I fell in love with. If only we had more time I would've been all over the Signs of Life: Photographs by Peter Sekaer exhibition, which is the first time a city exhibited his collection. Pretty sad the museum closed so early I splurged with dropping $80.00 in the book store - typical. Spent the day dropping by Gladys Knight's restaurant for some legit chicken and waffles, cruising through shops in Little 5 Points and was able to catch up with old college friends who were new to the city. I even met a guy who told me I was his next customer - selling me a 2 in 1, lighter+knife combo for $2.00. Ha. Oh Hotlanta, you are def a city I am eager to return to.