About

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I’m Natalie,  a 19-year-old writer, photographer, and museum-goer. Take a look around for music suggestions, my written thoughts, and photos of New York, mostly, but sometimes other things too.

Favorite Bands: The Drums, Ben Howard, Death Cab for Cutie, Bon Iver, The Shins, Florence + the Machine, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Foals, Tame Impala, Youth Lagoon, Local Natives, Arctic Monkeys, The Smiths, Fleet Foxes, Gregory Alan Isakov, Neutral Milk Hotel and so many more that you can find here

Favorite Books: Blue Nights  ~ Joan Didion, South of the Border West of the Sun ~ Haruki Murakami, The Bean Trees ~ Barbara Kingsolver, The Bluest Eye ~ Toni Morrison, The Dharma Bums ~ Jack Kerouac,  The Bell Jar ~ Sylvia Plath, Hollywood ~ Charles Bukowski, The House on Mango Street ~ Sandra Cisneros, Catcher in the Rye ~ J.D. Salinger, Less Than Zero ~ Bret Easton Ellis

Favorite Artists: Marcel DuChamp, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol,  Banksky, Vincent VanGogh, Frida Khalo, Dorthea Lange, Nan Goldin

Favorite Movies: Almost Famous, Lost in Translation, An Education, Palo Alto, Whiplash, The Virgin Suicides, La Vie d’Adèle/Blue is the Warmest Color (French), Amelie (also French), Boyhood, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Breakfast Club, Her, Exit Through the Gift Shop, Dead Poets Society
“I don’t know what I think until I write it down.” – Joan Didion

Disclaimer: All photos are taken by me unless otherwise noted.

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  1. Natalie, the secret is to: maintain your vision; embrace your future goals, and dare to Go Where No Natalie Had Gone Before! Oh, and never, ever lose your sense of humor!

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  2. Natalie, your poetry is beautiful and reminds me that that beautiful things happen all the time – sweet words, images, life. Drink from that cup as often as possible…
    Love, Molly in San Diego (but years ago in Manhattan)

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  3. Natalie, both you and New York are awesome. Brooklyn for High School. Commanded an Army Unit in NYC from 2009-2011. Lived in Murray Hill, trolled the Art galleries…

    Peace be the Botendaddy

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  4. Just stopping by to peruse your excellent blog. I can tell your writing is uniquely and specially you – well done. A hundred years ago when I was in my mid-twenties, I lived on E 11th between 2nd & 3rd Ave’s; your photos bring me back to that special time after Vietnam. Best to you this new year, Natalie.

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  5. This, Natalie, is an incredible blog. I’m sure so many have said it already, but I’d never forgive myself if I didn’t come in here and tell you myself. I especially look forward to your writing.
    Cheerio.
    J.W.

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  6. May I just say you have excellent taste in literature, music, art & film! I legitimately love all of the same things…actually, “Wide Eyes” just finished playing in the cafe I’m writing from. Looking forward to reading your blog 🙂

    P.S. Your photography is so artsy and beautiful

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  7. I like your blog, and your passion for music and art. If you ever want a list of Futurepop, Electronic, Ambient, or Industrial bands, let me know! You should check out an 80’s band Shriekback-still making excellent music after all these years, and KMFDM if you want some wacky hard stuff!

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  8. Though we are separated age wise by a half-century, the fact that we align in so many ways on tastes for books and movies makes us soul mates. Keep on striving. I would suggest you check out “The Ascent of Women” on Netflix. It’s eye opening.

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  9. Hi, Natalie!Since you (obviously) speak French, I hope you get a chance soon to visit Paris and enjoy the wealth of museums there. My fav is the Musee d’Orsay — in a former train station! Their cafe is well worth a visit, too.
    Doug
    ps — Check out both of my blogs: FoodTradeTrends.com and YouSayWHAT.info.

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