Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloween in Hoboken 2015 Part 2

Round two! I actually passed by this guy when he was putting up the branches when I was on my way to the post office, and I had to tell him how cool it was. I didn't realize that he planned on adding all this other stuff to them, I thought the branches alone even looked really cool. But this is also great.
 This guy totally won.


 Sunshine and spiderwebs. It's the little things. No, but really, the spiderwebs really do look rad as heck in the bright sun.
Some more comical skeletons. It seems to be a trend this year! I laughed way to hard at both of these, especially that after I took the picture of the one below I saw the lab jacket read "Mr. Blood". Haaaaaa.

The perished chasing after some pizza...
And there's always room for decorations that are just pretty. I loved what these people did with their railing and stoop.

Welp, thats all of them! I'll post photos of my costume next week. Have a wonderful Halloween!!!


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Halloween in Hoboken 2015 Part 1

My neighborhood totally wins at Halloween decorations. People here REALLY get into it. And I'm soooo into it. It's mainly people that own the whole brownstone, so they have free range to decorate the entire thing. Apartment living doesn't exactly allow that, though I own my apartment, the exterior isn't up to me. But one day. One day I will own a spooky old brownstone to decorate. I can dream! Dreeeaming is free...

Anyway, as if this isn't already my favorite time of the year, my town just makes it even better. Every errand is like a spooky walk. And even just walking around for the hell of it to check everything out is a blast, of course with my camera in tow. It's also a great way to chat with the people in my neighborhood, being as the decorations serve as a conversation piece. I had an awesome couple of hours checking every brownstone out and snapping photos. I even saw another woman with a "fancy" camera taking pictures. I pointed to my camera and said "looks like we have the same idea!" I think she worked for a publication of some sort, because she as telling me she was supposed to be out photographing people, but the spooky stoops were way more interesting. 

Without further ado, I give you this year's Halloween in Hoboken photos! There are SO many, I'm going to try my best to stuff them into two parts. Beeeewarrrreeee (of sensory overload)!

 I was gonna save the best for last but screw it. This complex for sure made my laugh the most. The whole thing just has climbing skeletons all over it.

Hey, neighbor! 
This guy does an art piece in this spot every year, always with an attached plaque, seen below. Last year it was a hanging skeleton looking at his phone. My joke was it should have been called "new phone who dis".

Last year this was the first building I remember seeing all done up with the spider webs and I was amazed at how cool it looked. Little did I know that that was just the tip of the iceberg.

Part two is coming tomorrow!


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Purple Dreams

After a couple of months of living in this apartment I decided that the room we use as the bedroom is pretty much meant to be purple. (it was yellow before) It's a pretty bold choice for us because it's such a dark but also vibrant color choice that can go terribly wrong pretty easily. This room has the best windows so it takes advantage of all the possibilities of this shade and how it looks in the light. And really, this purple is seriously just the greatest fucking color ever. C'mon, now.
 I don't think I've ever really shared pictures of this room before, it's a very special space for me and I don't wanna show too much. but I couldn't just not share some snippets. Ever since we painted it purple I've been hanging out in her a lot more. It is for sure my favorite room. I love to curl up with a book in here and check out the view from the bay windows. You can see the WTC all year round from the bay windows and in the Winter when the leaves are gone from the trees you can see much more of the NYC skyline. I call it my Winter lights.

 I also love spending my mornings here at this little table by the windows to have my morning coffee, and read/listen to the news. Morning routines are super important for me and this table serves as a perfect little nook for me to sit and chill before starting my day.

Alright, out!