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THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

Posted in Architecture, Art, Chicago, photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 13, 2011 by Me & Marisa

The Art Institute of Chicago was absolutely AMAZING! I’ve been to museums before, but perhaps it’s because I’m a little older now – whatever the reason, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of the works that I have only seen in pictures and on TV before and I have to say, contrary to when you meet a celebrity in person; I was not let down in the least!

Here are some photos of my favorite works at the museum.

Hope you had a great weekend!

-Andrew J

Claude Monet, Lily Pond
American GothicA Sunday on La Grande Jatte, George Seurat
I don’t know the name, but I liked it!And this guy was MASSIVE! This was taken from a very high second story – I got a photo with my mom standing next to him… she didn’t even come up to this knee.No idea who the designer of these furniture pieces – but I LOVED them! And this – again, no idea on the artist, but this was one of my favorite works in the whole museumVan Gogh Self-PortraitVan Gogh BedroomThe Picture of Dorian Gray, Ivan AlbrightThe Old Guitarist, Pablo PicassoSalvado Dali, Vision of EternitySalvador Dali, Inventions of MonstersAnd perhaps the painting I was the most looking forward to Nighthawks

Black and White Makes Everything Better.

Posted in Architecture, Art, college, photography, Random, Sightseeing with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2010 by Me & Marisa

A very brief collection of recent photographs I’ve taken for my photography class… and some for fun.

and my new gorgeous horse, Montenegro or “Oscar”… Oscar de La Renta of course ..

marisa.

We’re sort of photo students…

Posted in Art, college, Life, photography, Sightseeing on August 31, 2010 by Me & Marisa

Into the last stretch of classes this quarter which means we are finally beginning our final projects! :)

Our photo professor gave the class free range for the next four classes. All we do is check in for attendance and out we go to “take photos”.  Brooke and I rewarded our 4.0 grade averages with a little Cheesecake Factory :)

We justified it by taking some shots.

Not alcoholic. Photographic.

However the latter is not a bad idea at all. I had a J.W.’s Pink Lemonade. Delicious.

Tons of posts coming through the pipeline along with some exciting new adventures in store.

I want to publicly congratulate my counterpart on his new accounts for New Media Fluent. Andrew and I will hopefully be collaborating on some upcoming events at the Gaylord National Harbor for their ICE Festival. I highly recommend anyone on the east coast to check that shiz out. Phenomenal Ice “wonderland” of sorts. Its hard to explain, but I will keep you posted as work progresses.

marisa.

Rehab.

Posted in Art, college, Food, Life, photography, Random on August 9, 2010 by Me & Marisa

Hiiiii.

So as you can obviously see I have taken quite a break from blogging. No, no, it’s not you, it’s me. ;)

I moved back to Virginia/DC in December 2009 and transferred to Art Institute of Washington.

This has been my fourth collegiate change. 1) Germanna Community College for 11th&12th grade, University of Mary Washington for Freshman and Sophomore year, University of Dallas for a Junior Semester, and now AIW for, hopefully, the rest of my undergrad.

I’ve been very busy with school. Transferring from a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration to a Bachelors of Art in Advertising has been a very fun, but very demanding task. In conjunction with that entire academic change, I have been commuting for over two hours in order to get to school. Waking at 4, leaving house by 5, getting to school by 730 has been tolling… needless to say by the time I arrive home at 7:30 I am knackered.

Additionally, I have been horse showing about every other weekend. Which has been great for filling up the additional portions of my time.

My boyfriend of approximately 6 years now has the prefix ‘ex’. His doing, not mine. In 2007 I killed our relationship after consuming too many beverages and making an awful decision. We thought we could work through it, but alas the “well.you.fucked.me.over” card continued to get played every time we were “fighting”. Pathetically, I find that fair. In February I initiated a 4 week break. On day 28 he texted me and said he liked being apart. I’m shattered but it’s whatever. The whole “90 days to break a habit” isn’t working in this situation. Rebounding seems to be the only option, however, when I’m out I end up telling people I’m unavailable. Someone punch me in the face.

Below are some photos of proof that I have been “doing things”. I hope to update a lot more often now as some form of rehabilitation.

(marisa)

ONE YEAR OF BLOGGING | WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE

Posted in Architecture, Art, Dallas, Fashion, Food, Life, photography, Shoes, Shopping, Street Style with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2010 by Me & Marisa

I completely missed a HUGE landmark for Me & Marisa back in June… Our 1-Year Anniversary of the blog!!! I can’t believe I missed it! I realized it a few days ago, but didn’t want to rush a post together. I wanted to take some time and go through the posts from a year ago and put together a post of some of my favorite photos and memories. This post is a huge homage to Dallas 2009, when Me and Marisa met working at The Richards Group as well as all of the people that made that summer. Such an amazing time and it will stay with me forever :). Looking back at these photos makes me miss Marisa sooooooo much! We’ll be having a rendezvous in September for Fashion Week, but it isn’t soon enough! Enjoy this walk down memory lane, kicking it off with the very first post Marisa and I ever did:

Hey guys what’s up? Welcome to the blog.

I’m Andrew Jones (the ‘Me’ in Me & Marisa). I’m a 21 year old ad student at The University of Oklahoma. About a year ago I started a fashion, lifestyle and culture magazine targeted at college students called Fashionably Late.
So that should give you some idea of what this blog will be about; a little fashion, a little bit on trends, food, culture, you get the idea.

Enjoy the blog!

Heyy  

I’m Marisa.

I’m not nearly as interesting as Andrew.

I live in Dallas and go to the University of Dallas.  

I have an obsession with blazers, sunglasses and vegan cuisine.

 I’m always up for an adventure, especially if it involves the Trifecta: touchable architecture, beautiful food, and intelligent company.  

I love the finer things in life and have been raised to enjoy them–and I’m a great sharer. 

I’m sarcastic to a fault– but it has yet to get me a black eye.

(marisa)

-Andrew & Marisa

Me & Marisa
The Me & Marisa avatar pic at Bliss!
Marisa's Taco's
Our first food porn pics on the blog!
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Laura Lizzle’s birthday!
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My first introduction to Red Mango, and my first “self-swirl” at Red Mango HQ!
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Marisa’s ah-mazing Jeffrey Campbell shoes- Above, and below!
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21st birthday at Bellagio in Vegas!
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At midnight haha.
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Our black jack dealer… this was like 3 days after Michael Jackson died :/.  
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My favorite dish from Bangkok City!  
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Pics from one of my favorite posts ever; Inter-Office Fashion
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I think my favorite picture of Marisa and I… It was right after we had Assembly Dallas “Shut down” for us :)
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So cute :)!
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My old dog Windsor :(
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La Duni cupcakes at Northpark
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The day Marisa got her second tattoo… and it messed up haha! Sorry… SO not funny ;)

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Midnight showing of Harry Potter 5
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Art event at the W Dallas
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Goodbye intern dinner.
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I think maybe my favorite pic I’ve ever taken of Marisa.
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REALLY bad wine and Captain Crunch to try to improve the flavor… epic fail.
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We’ll be seein y’all soon ya-hear!

THE BAVINGER HOUSE

Posted in Architecture, Art, Life, Oklahoma, photography, Sightseeing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2010 by Me & Marisa

First off, I’m doing this post while watching the Isner v Mahut Wimbledon match and can I just say… EPIC!  On to the post.
Sunday my Mom was driving to my house from Shawnee when she stumbled on a place she hasn’t been since she was a little girl. She called me and told me to be ready to walk out the door by the time she drove up. I knew from the sound of her voice it was going to be good. So, off we went to do a little local Oklahoma sightseeing! The location was a famous architectural landmark called The Bavinger House and needless to say, it was amazing! It was designed by Bruce Goff and built by two artists, a painter and a sculptor. The house is truly what an artist’s imagination come to life looks like and if you ever get the chance to visit, it will be the best $10 you’ve ever spent! Also, I love that it is maintained by the family. The grandson sells tickets and the son gives the tours. They still live on the property, though not in the house. Enjoy the pics!
-Andrew J

The house is supported by these cables and is built around a single pole in the center of the house.The grandson
Oh! Also, the grounds surrounding are filled with bamboo which was started from 4 different kinds in 1982 and it just really took off. I felt like I was in Asia it was so dense!
This is where I said they kept bad children haha. It was a door into a rock.
We dubbed this bridge the Bridge to Terabithia. And come to find out is part of what keeps the house standing.These statues in the bamboo forest are called The Carolers

The house is impossible to describe! But when you first enter… the living room is floating above the ground and the majority of the rooms in the house are suspendedin the air. It was incredible!
All constructed from rock mined on the site.
This is a view I want from my house.
The glass rock is placed throughout the house and when the sun comes through, they act like lamps.
Yup, that’s a pond in the middle of the house.
The circular structures are closets
Good place to take pictures. And the dining room table rotates like a Lazy Susan
There is the post the house is built around
She was the sculptor, and he the painter. Both of their work is everywhere in the house.
It’s GOLEM!

Gorgeous front door

This was their son/our tour guide.
Ending on possibly my best picture of my mother ever. No editing. It was just perfect. So Zen

PHOTOGRAPHS BY JENNIFER HOPPA

Posted in Art, Dallas, photography with tags , , , , , , on May 25, 2010 by Me & Marisa

Hey guys! Okay so in the midst of working on the (late) weekend recap post… and watching Glee (don’t judge me). I got equally distracted by Facebook and stumbled onto some pictures that one of my friends, Jennifer Hoppa took recently and they are so amazing I had to share! She has an amazing eye, and the way she edits them left me having a bit of a visual orgasm. So hopefully you enjoy them as much as I did. I will have the (now two day) late weekend recap up tomorrow!
-Andrew J

 P.S. Jenn, if you made some of these into prints, I would totally buy an entire wall full of them! Think it over…

Cosmic Cafe in Dallas! Miss Marisa introduced me to this place first.
This one is my favorite!
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Isn’t she pretty?

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