Happy Wednesday everyone, I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far! Today, I wanted to share some pictures from Monday when I went into Brooklyn with a dear friend and we had a blast with Refinery29 with their 29rooms! It was such a fun, three hour, interactive artistic experience that was just so incredibly fun to be a part of!
It is really hard to describe, be prepared for a ton of pictures! But basically there are 29 rooms and each was created and collaborated with a different artist (like Emma Roberts and Jake Gyllenhaal and the incredible Alexa Meade) and were all centered around different topics, mediums, senses and all interactive! There was a snow globe you could stand in, a foam pit like in gymnastics when we were kids, a room with punching bags, lanterns you could paint and write messages on and sooooo much more!
Here is me and my dear friend Marie, ironically we missed this when we were walking in to the rooms, we were too excited to get in that we took this picture on the way out haha!
Ulta had a room, which was so cool and so pink and orange and a MAKEUP CAROUSEL! We got put on the section with a palette, but there was a giant lipstick, nail polish and instead of horses they were unicorns!
These are all the paper lanterns! This was definitely one of my favorite rooms because of how interactive it was. These were filled with messages of positivity, love, a TON of “Fuck Trump” and a ton of “DACA is Loved”. Walking through this one made me remember that people aren’t all bad, and NYC though a tough city, is filled with fantastic people.
Oh just your friendly, neighborhood blogger sitting on a typewriter next to a quote from Joan Didios and Jane Austen on the wall. …this was also one of my favorites.
Okay this one was also my favorite, leave me alone, they were all great! But this one had a giant neon sign that said “Hear Our Voices” and this floors and walls were filled with posters like these. It had a table in the middle with every senators name and address for every state with postcards that you can write on and then a mailbox to put it in, to make your voice heard. This room was so positively and fiercely charged when I walked into it, it was amazing.
Another room I love was the room by Planned Parenthood. So powerful, so important. Care, no matter what.
And lastly, I’ll end with a photo taken by Marie, she’s such a great photographer and when I get to see her, we always end up with great pictures and even greater memories. Thank you so much for coming with me Marie!
This photo, captured beautifully by Marie, caught me in thought about September 11th looking out on the city skyline that has changed drastically in my lifetime. We were at the event on 9/11 and this day never gets any easier. It still feels like yesterday. I could tell you where I was, what I was doing, what I was reading, what I was wearing and exactly what happened. I will never forget it, and I never want to forget it. It is such a heavy day, and just remember to hug your loved ones tighter and say I love you more often. And if no one has told you lately, I love you.
Until next time,