A few of my favorite things

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I consider myself very lucky to be living in LA and 2 of the 3 favorite things that I will be sharing with you are some of the very many reasons why. 

1. I <3 KCRW

For as long as I've had a car, I have been listening to interesting programming on KCRW, a local radio station which is a National Public Radio affiliate that provides an "eclectic mix of music, news, information and cultural programming."  All this content is not only broadcasted but also available on their website.   Morning Becomes Eclectic accompanies me on my morning drive and is my #1 source for new sounds and artists.  The music director and all the djs do such a fantastic job of introducing a wide variety of indie and alternative music to their audience with no commercial interruptions helping me broaden my musical tastes.  This is where I go when I'm looking for new music.  I take complete advantage of their on-demand programming available to me 24 hours a day on their website.  I may sound like an advertisement for the station, but I am a proud subscriber and urge all of you to check them out either on the radio or on their website.  It's because of them I heard about Florence + the Machine over a year ago and heard Adele's new album prior to its mass release. 

Here are 2 recent in-studio shows you can listen to and/or watch.

Lykke Li Live at KCRW on Morning Becomes Eclectic 03.08.11

Devotchka Live at KCRW on Morning Becomes Eclectic 03.10.11

2. Spring Dresses

A theme that you may begin to notice here at Rue de Moi is my love for warm, sunny days - when the breeze is gentle and no longer biting and you can actually feel the heat of the sun.  The frequency of these days has begun to increase and so has my Spring Fever.  With this comes the desire to start wearing adorable and flirty dresses and spend as much time outdoors as possible.  The moment I put on that first dress of the season, winter is forgotten and I am ready for bare legs and wedges.  Here are a couple of my favorites (the pictures are links):

3.  My know-it-all friend

I mean this as a total compliment and I hope said friend, if he's reading this, knows that.  Every time I have lunch with said friend I walk away feeling smarter.  I can go to him with almost any subject, except for music because he mainly listens to Top 40 and I am unapologetically a music snob, and he will have a well thought out response expressing both sides of an issue in a concise and elucidative manner.  He never fails to amaze me with the breadth of his knowledge and his capability of being well-informed.  It's these discussions with him that always help me verbalize why it is I may feel a certain way about certain subjects.  

What are some of your favorite things?

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  1. This know-it-all friend sounds totally awesome. I think he should be prominently featured in your blog on a regular basis.