May 21, 2016

The Mud Love



If you a true coffee afficionado AND you live in NYC, most likely you know about this Mudruck! Personally, I'm a huge coffee person and I've been hooked on this mudtruck coffee since 2002. It's just the best coffee on a go!

May 20, 2016

From Hollywood with love: It's Judd Apatow!



Stay tuned to HBO! Judd Apatow is in town and he’s shooting new comedy series “Crashing” for HBO in NYC (which he’s not only producing, but directing (unlike the Girls that he only produced) starring comedian Pete Holmes! The other day I not only witnessed them shoot in Soho, but also saw Judd Apatow in person, whose films I love, love, love...

May 18, 2016

From Hollywood with love: How coloring made film Carol magic



Last month, my school - School of Visual Arts, BFA Animation and BFA Film programs presented colorist John Dowdell who discussed with us his work on the Academy Award-nominated film Carol.

I came to meet this post-production coloring genius because whoever saw this film would agree how cinematically beautiful it was made. In two hours of listening to Dowdell, we've learned that most of the movie was "colored" to create the various moods of this beautiful love story - from reflecting rain shadows on the taxi to the light reflection on the flawless skin of Cate Blanchett. There are some shots that were completely colored from what was the original scene and it was amazing to see how it was done.

Here's a little video I made to capture John Dowdell and to show one more time the moments that he made to look so magic (such as their car ride and/or Carol's shopping for a christmas tree...) - he added the coloring that made it so watchable.

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May 15, 2016

A Blowdry Lesson


I love, love, love my hair salon in NYC. It's not a big name spa or anything. It's a small salon - Hayden Kings - hidden on the first floor of a Flatiron district on the 17th Street between the Fifth Avenue and Avenue of America's, but getting a haircut from the owner of the salon who does haircuts/hairstyles himself - does not often happens in NYC.

Here Hayden is giving me a lesson on a blow-dry. Another great thing I love about them is that they never ever push any products on you even though they do represent one of he best brands on the market right now - Living Proof.

May 08, 2016

America's Cup 2016, Day 2: The Winner Takes It All




Day Two of the America's Cup 2016 was all that expected and more. Canceling the race yesterday, May 7, due to the lack of proper wind - (see the video from Day 1 here), put the race at double stake for the next day.

As a result, today, May 8th, 2016 - there were three races between the six teams that took part in the America's Cup 2016 in New York City: Oracle Team USA, Soft Bank Team Japan, Groupama Team France, Emirates Team New Zealand,  Land Rover Bar (UK) and  Team Artemis (Sweden).

Today the wind (and the sun) was just about right. Watch the video to find out the winner of the America's Cup!

See you in Bahamas next year?!

America's Cup 2016: The Rise


This year The America's Cup 2016 is taking place in New York City on Hudson and the American fans of this infamous sailing race couldn't be happier to see it in their home town this weekend. However, after days of preparations and excitement built up leading up to the race, the first day hasn't gone as planned. After two hours six teams cruised around the river, the race has been cancelled due to the lack of proper wind conditions.