Favorite Things: February 2013

I’ve been brainstorming some regular “features” for this blog and thought I’d give a monthly favorite things post a try.

This is going to be a post about things I’ve particularly enjoyed throughout the month.

So, without further ado, here are some of my favorite things from February.

1. Oxfords

I’ve had these shoes (Born, style name Arletta) for over a year, but only recently started to wear them more frequently.   I got good use out of them in New Orleans, where they were a cute and comfortable option for wandering the French Quarter and frolicking through the zoo.   I’ve paired them with tights and skirts, jeans, leggings, and other items.   I must admit, there are some outfits they just don’t suit, but I’ve been able to make them work with quite a few things.   Did I mention they’re comfortable?

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2. Chai Tea Lattes

I think this is the first drink I ever ordered from a Starbucks.   I’ve had them many times since then, but I recently ordered one at Barnes and Noble when I met up with a friend I hadn’t seen in what seems like ages.   Since then I’ve been on a total chai tea latte kick.  Why are they so good!?   I need to find a good recipe to make them at home.   There’s one keeping me company on my desk even as I draft this post.

3. The Green Children

I discovered this electro-pop duo on Facebook a while back.   Recently, while adventuring on Tumblr, I happened across a gif set from one of their videos.   Thus, I was reminded of how much I liked them.   They’re great, and their music and videos have elements of fantasy and magic to them.   I’m typically rather picky about female vocalists, but I do like Milla’s voice.  And Marlow is talented (and pleasant to look at) as well.   Additionally, as I re-watched their “Dragons” video, I was hit with some inspiration for a new story (not that I don’t have plenty of unfinished stories floating around here).

4. Time with Friends

I think this is probably always a favorite thing.   However, most of my friends live in different cities and states, so I don’t really get to spend much time with them.   But I recently reconnected with a friend (and former co-worker) who lives much closer and we’ve been able to get together for tea and snacks at Barnes and Noble a couple of times.   It feels great to have someone to spend time with and talk to, especially when we share so many interests.

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Chester See

Tonight I just want to share with everyone about Chester See, a singer/songwriter/musician/actor I discovered on YouTube.  I really enjoy what he does, which is the main reason I want to share his stuff with everyone.  He’s amazing and he works with some amazing people as well.  Check out the awesome cover he and Andy Lange did of “Madness” by Muse:

I actually like it more than the original!  And he released this great original song on Halloween:

You can also check him out in Bromance with the always hilarious Ryan Higa and a slew of other talented and amazing people:

That’s all for today!  I just felt like gushing about Chester’s talent.  Check out his YouTube channel and, if you enjoy his stuff, support him by buying his music on iTunes and/or Amazon.