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Prospero Año Nuevo! Happy New Years! Счастливые Новые годы!

We’re a day away from welcoming 2012! What a year, 2011 was! We’re saying goodbye to it in style this year and we’re welcoming 2012 with wide open arms!!! We don’t know whether 2012 will be the apocalypse or whether the Mayans will be correct about an enormous change, but what we do know is that for us, we’re beginning a new journey in 2012!

Since our backgrounds are Russian, we like to put up a New Years tree. This is in true-soviet style! Since Russia used to be the Soviet Union and under Communism there is no religion, people would put up a “Christmas tree” on New Years. We’ve kept this tradition, because we aren’t religious and putting up a tree with presents is always fun! This year we agreed that we put up the best tree we’ve ever had!

We made handmade pom-pom ornaments with yarn and we put up our desires on little sale tags all over the tree! It came out beautiful and this is how we’re greeting the New Year! Twelve desires for twelve months of the year! Check out the photos:

What are some of the things we want for 2012:

– Ron Paul to become President!

– For Nicholas to be healthy, FOREVER!

– To eat the best, healthiest fruits & vegetables in the world!

– To have a new beautiful home with plenty of space to design clothes and make art!

– To make a successful collection of corsets and dresses for Athena’s Gown!

– Travel!

– More global consciousness and awareness between humans worldwide!

– NO MORE WAR!

– To volunteer on a regular basis and spread love!

– More solutions and funding for global warming!!! Let’s save the world!

– Constant moments of joy and happiness!!!

WE WISH YOU A HAPPY NEW YEARS WITH LOTS OF LOVE AND WARMTH & FOR YOU DESIRES TO COME TRUE IN THE NEW YEAR!

LOVE,

MOLLY, NATALIA, AND NICHOLAS

Hablo un poco de Espagñol!

¡Hola! Me llamo Molly. Yo soy de Los Estados Unidos. Vivo en Nuevo York. ¡Soy una artista! Me gusta mucho el chocolate, bailar, y leer. ¡Me encanta el arte! ¡Hablo Inglés, Ruso, y un poco de Espagñol!

¡Prospero Año Nuevo!

That’s right, folks! I’M SPEAKING SPANISH! Well, as a matter of fact, my mom and I are both beginning Spanish speakers! We’re both studying together right now. It’s fantastic learning a new language! And here’s the translation for what I wrote above:

Hello! My name is Molly. I’m from the United States of America. I live in New York. I’m an artist! I really like chocolate, dancing, and reading! I love art! I speak English, Russian, and a little bit of Spanish!

Prosperous New Years!

So what’s our curriculum? Well, this is where the internet comes in. Don’t you just LOVE the 21st Century? Thanks to free websites, podcasts, etc. Anyone can learn almost anything they want, right from home! & For free!

We use a free podcast, called ‘Coffee Break Spanish.’ Each podcast is around 20 minutes long and we do indeed, sit down with our routine cup of organic coffee and practice! Sometimes we take this podcast along with us on the road as well and practice in the car. It’s a fantastic podcast and we are so grateful for the two people who recorded it: Mark and Kara!!! Click Here for the link for the free podcasts that you can subscribe to, through itunes!

Aside from Coffee Break Spanish, we use some extra material as well and this is Rosetta Stone. Rosetta Stone is also a great program! It really drills every phrase into your head through the use of images and there’s no possible way that you can forget what you learn! The program is set up to teach you, the way that children instinctually learn new languages.

Oh yes! And in the light of the Holidays we’re cheerfully singing Spanish- Christmas songs this year! Check out this really funny and religious Spanish song we found! We sing along to the chorus!

Anyways, these two programs work miracles for us. We’ll keep you updated on our progress! We should be fluent towards the end!!! 🙂

Happy Holidays from all of us!

-Molly, Natalia & Nicholas

Happy Holidays to everybody!

Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa, we’re wishing you a Happy Holiday and New Years!

As a note, we hope that you’ll take the time to listen to this beautiful performance and song, as a hopeful message for the future of our world and our kids! Let’s remember what’s really important this Holiday season!!!

PEACE & LOVE,

MOLLY, NATALIA, AND NICHOLAS

Corinne Bailey Rae: A classy woman with a voice from heaven!

What a pleasure it is to see a woman who dresses so feminine and with such class, and on top of it, she’s a beautiful talent! I can say right away, that hopefully we’ll get the chance to one day meet Corinne Bailey Rae and hear her sing in some intimate setting. That’s the way I imagine hearing her music. Only with the right group of people, in a small, but classy setting! It’s fantastic to see someone as her during our time when women are so mixed up and although Hollywood will always have lots of beautiful people, there’s that specific class, that not every woman has!

Enjoy her music video, ‘Closer,’ which came out in 2010:

The interesting thing about Corinne Bailey Rae is how she got her debut! For someone so young, she accomplished to do everything on her own. She recorded her first album on her own with her friends and it became a hit instantly and soon enough it was on America’s Top 20 Billboard. When it came to recording her new album, although many companies wanted her to sign with them, she kindly refused and recorded her new album with her friends again. We love this about her! It’s also so great to see how passionate she is about what she does and the fact that she just went right ahead and did it.

Check out some of Corinne Bailey Rae’s outfits!

So, CORINNE BAILEY RAE, IF YOU SEE THIS POST, WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU AS ONE OF OUR CUSTOMERS!!!! 🙂

Peace & Love

Molly and Natalia

The Producers…’Guten tag clap clap, Guten tag slap slap!’

“The Producers” is one of our favorite movies! This clever and hysterical musical, written by Mel Brooks is sure to make anyone laugh! Everything from Max Bialystock, the Broadway producer, ‘shtucking’ every old lady in New York for an investment, to Ulla the hot, tall Swedish girl that likes breakfast with ‘Swedish herring’, and Will Ferrel playing the role of an ex-Nazi soldier! In this musical, two producers try to put on one huge ponzi scheme, making a Broadway show flop! You can’t help, but think of all of the ‘ponzi schemes’ America has seen from Wall Street when watching, ‘The Producers.”

This is one of our favorite movies when we’re in the mood to laugh, but also watch something smart! We definitely suggest this movie to everyone! It’s fantastic!

Here are some more of our favorite movies!

Sweet November, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Mamma Mia, Frida, Auntie Mame, E.T., Chocolat, It Happened One Night, Scent of A Woman, Under the Tuscan Sun, Tangled, & Chicago!

 

What are some of your favorite movies? 

We’d love to hear from you!

 

Peace & Love,

Molly and Natalia

PRISCILLA Queen of the Desert AND Queen of Broadway!

Based on the Oscar© award-winning film, PRISCILLAtells the story of Tick, Bernadette, and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio that agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback.

PRISCILLA is a heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed.

With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and featuring a score of dance-floor classics, including Downtown, What ‘s Love Got To Do With It, I Love The Nightlife, I Will Survive, Pop Muzik, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Hot Stuff, MacArthur Park, Boogie Wonderland and Finally this wildly fresh and funny new musical is a sensational journey to the heart of fabulous. (From Tim Chappel’s website).

Yesterday was a fabulous day on Broadway for my brother’s Birthday! After watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on TV, we discovered Priscilla Queen of the Desert and we knew we had to go! You can see Priscilla at the Thanksgiving day parade here:

The show was fantastic! The entire show we found ourselves with huge smiles on our faces and towards the end, we teared up a bit, but all good tears! The cast was incredible, the singers had amazing voices, and the costumes were breathtaking! At the end of the show, the audience had a nice surprise because there was a proposal by a man to a man. We are just thrilled that finally in New York anyone can get married and the fact that such a fabulous show is a hit on Broadway!

As you can imagine, this was a little confusing for my now, 7-year old brother that two men can be in love, but that is why we share everything with my brother and the fact that we had the opportunity to take him to Priscilla was not only fun for him, but it was also educational. It’s the 21st century, it’s about time that people start getting used to the fact that men can love each other, women can love each other, and both men and women can love each other!

So if you’re from New York or passing through, without a doubt, go see Priscilla! It’s fun, smart, and coming from a real New Yorker who’s seen many Broadway shows, it is one of the best broadway shows, I’ve seen!

 

The costumes were incredibly inspiring as well. Of course we had to look up who the costume designer and there were two: Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner. Everything was so colorful and bright, but all of the costumes also flattered everybody’s body, both ladies and ladies 😉

Here are some fantastic images I pulled up from Tim Chappel’s website:

 

So, yes, as I said, stop by New York and enjoy Priscilla the first chance you get! 🙂

Peace & Love,

Molly and Natalia