Labor Day | Laurita Winery

I spent the better half of Labor Day touring the Laurita Winery in New Egypt, New Jersey. It was a steamy day, which means we hurried our ice cold sangrias under the shade and enjoyed some of the live folk music. Compared to the past two days, the winery was a much needed escape from the usual holiday weekend chaos.

I was also able to reflect back on this amazing Summer. I have accumulated so many life-long memories with some of my loveliest friends. I can’t wait to see what this Fall brings.

Enjoy these snap-shots and please share your Labor Day weekend fun with me in the comments.

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Happy season change.

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In defense of Lena Dunham’s dress

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I first became a fan of Miss Dunham after stumbling across her film Tiny Furniture on Netflix a few years back. The movie was a painfully relatable tale about a young woman adjusting to life after college, a subject which has been examined and retold close to 100 million times. In spite of that fact, the writing and character development was innovative and uniquely entertaining. Dunham managed to capture the anxieties of a generation without making us all dry heave.

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Almost none of the romantic interests work out, welcome to real life, and her pre-grad friends no longer make the cut in a post collegiate world. My absolute favorite scene is when she tells her mother about a humiliating encounter, which involved a doggy-style sex act in an empty sewage pipe. Yes, you read the correctly. I guess what I really like about her is the willingness to take it to not-so-pretty places, and hey, guess what? Real life isn’t always so pretty. Sometimes you date 3 men in a row who don’t like you, and you still have to get up in the morning and pull it all together.

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When Girls finally premiered I was pleasantly surprised to see that same humor and honesty which I had found so endearing. Love her or hate her, she is a revelation in comedy and a huge step forward for woman in the arts. She also sometimes make quirky outfit choices and has a normal-looking body which she has no shame in showing, and why should she? The fact that so much attention has been placed on her physical features speaks volumes about who we are as a society and how we value women.

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Lena Dunham is too much like us, her stomach is too soft, her hair is too unkept, and sometimes she makes a fool of herself after drinking too much opium tea. That is why I will never fault her for wearing Giambattista Valli Couture, Hell, I would give a small toe to get in that insane gown. Normal people don’t go to award shows, but Lena does, and she made sure to be remembered for it.

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Be you, be happy.

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Stop everything, Emma Stone just shut it down.

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It doesn’t get much better than Emma Stone at the premiere of “Birdman” in this gauzy black Valentino. Her fair skin and new short ‘do compliment the dress perfectly, I personally love that she kept the jewelry to a minimum with just a few gold rings.

The actress departed from the bold colors and quirky hair styles we have seen from her in the past, all of which were gorgeous, and opted for a more classic, grown- up look. I think it’s safe to say Miss Stone may be the fashion standout this week, and she didn’t even attend an award show.

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