On My Nightstand

Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014

Brain on Fire is pretty awesome. I'm really into memoirs lately and this one was a good one to read after this book. Susannah's writing is easy to read and understand even when she delves into the medical jargon of her illness. She's probably one of the few who have gone mad, and then come back to tell of it.

On the back of this book it says that this book has been read by thousands of students at universities and high schools across the nation. I've never even heard of it, so I figured I should join the popular kids and pick it up. The House on Mango Street is a quick read (only 110 pages) and started out strong. But as the book went on I felt myself loosing interest. It was a bit of a struggle to finish. Nonetheless, I would still recommend reading it. After all, 110 pages isn't that hard to commit to right?

While most of the books I read make it to the blog, I always share the books I'm reading on my Instagram. You can follow me at @streets_stripes.

Films To Watch This Fall

Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I wish I was more of a movie buff. I frequently miss references and can't carry a conversation on modern cinematography even if someone paid me in chocolate. So taking a cue from this article here are several films I'm looking forward to watching this Fall. After all, there isn't much more I enjoy than a good movie on a cold night.

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Happy National Lemonade Day

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I usually think vodka or gin for lemonade cocktails, but I wanted to try something different so I went with Daniel's. I like it, and hopefully you do too. And if whiskey isn't your thing, check out this Lime & Lemonade Vodka Cocktail.

1 part Jack Daniel's
3 parts Pink Lemonade
1 part Ginger Beer
Dash of bitters

3 Things To Do In Philly Before Summer Ends

Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Summer's almost over. I don't really want to talk about it. So instead I'm going to cram in as much summer as I can until it's too cold to reasonably wear shorts and summer dresses anymore. Here are three things you have to do in Philadelphia before the summer ends.

Visit Spruce Street Harbor before it closes for the summer on September 1st. It's a summer pop-up park complete with a boardwalk, urban beach, floating barges, hammocks and more.
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Ride your bike across the Ben Franklin Bridge (don't forget your camera).
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Visit a beer garden. Philly is known for good food and beer, so a stopping by one of the seasonal pop-up beer gardens is a must until they return next year.
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Summer Knitwear

Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2014

Knitwear isn't just for fall. I've been following Leney for a while and absolutely adore her recently released knitwear collection of tops, kimonos, vests, sweaters, and accessories.