Food Food Food

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Featured in the pictures above are the Max Brenner  marshmallow nutella pizza, a waffle from caffe bene, pizza from Champion Pizza in Soho, a taco from La Esquina Corner Deli and greek yogurt from Chobani.

One of my favorite parts about going into the city is all of the amazing food. Every city trip I take I attempt to find a different food place. New Fork City is an amazing instagram account that features all different eateries around New York City. (If you don’t already follow them you must go follow them now!)

My roommate and I have a list of all the places we want to try. Each time we visit, we try a new place. So far every place has been spectacular.

Here are some of the places on our food list:

1. momofuku Milk Bar

2. Schmackary’s

3. Dominique Ansel Bakery

4. The Bao

5. Magnolia Bakery

6. The Smith

7. Tompkins Square Bagels

8. Holey Cream

9. Oatmeals

10. Big Gay Ice Cream

11. Nutella Bar

12. Jacks Wife Freda

Have you been to any of these eateries in New York City?

If so which was your favorite?

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– Madeline Simone

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Spring Jackets

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I am in denial over the fact that it is currently twenty five degrees out. It is nearly April and therefore it is Spring, so it should be warm out, right?  Maybe if I dress for warmer weather Spring will arrive quicker? Probably not but one can only hope. The thought of having to wear my winter parka in April deeply saddens me. Fingers crossed it will warm up soon! Here are some of my favorite Spring jackets.

Which Jacket is your favorite?

– Madeline Simone

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Update on Choreography: You Must Create

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For my choreography midterm I have to create a dance. Not only do I have to choreograph for the first time but I also have to use baroque music and a minimum of three dancers. I have been freaking out for the past month.

I consider myself a creative person but I am also a perfectionist. I struggle with seeing a project in the developmental stages. I get an idea in my head and if I can’t get it to look exactly how I want, I end up wanting to start over. I know this is not the way to work especially when working with four different dancers.

I’ve been holding rehearsals once a week for four weeks now. Each rehearsal I’ve taught around a minute of choreography. You would think I would be close to finishing by now. The only problem is that I’ve started over three times.

Each rehearsal I would teach the dancers a portion of choreography and after the rehearsal was over I would immediately hate it and want to start over. By the third week I promised myself that whatever I taught them, I had to use. With my midterm quickly approaching, I knew I didn’t have much time for error.

All of my dancer’s are absolutely lovely and I am in no way blaming them. This is a problem that I have with myself and can only blame myself. For me, choreography is putting it all out there. It is an expression of yourself and as someone who can be more reserved, this is very difficult for me.

I found this quote “you must create” and it really resonated with me. I am a creative person. I am a confident person. I am perfectly capable do choreographing a dance. I need to stop making excuses.  I must create.

Have you ever choreographed before?

-Madeline Simone

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