Curious Tuesday

Curious Tuesday 016

by Jamie Sanford on September 14, 2010

I think 015 is missing but I’m working from Gala Darling’s numbers on the posts. Let’s just go with it.

If you were an international criminal, what would you do with all the money you’d stolen?

I would pay for the houses of my parents and my husband’s parents. I would save some of it for our family members to have trusts.

Then, this hotness.

Buy something like this…equip with awesome computer situation, wifi, lots of camera gear, then go check this out:

Yes, the whole thing.  It would be the best road trip ever.

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Curious Tuesday 014

by Jamie Sanford on September 9, 2010

I missed this one from Miss Gala!

What’s your favorite outfit?

I don’t really have one. While I love fashion and love to see it on other people, I mostly have standard outfits that I wear in different combinations. Boring, I know.


Jeans, camisole, v-neck sweater. The shoes would change based on activity. We were walking a lot that day, so, Vans. Camera too, not surprising.

I have been trying to get some more variety in my wardrobe, but I am really addicted to wearing black, so that doesn’t change so much. I’ve been a “uniform” person forever – jeans and a black t-shirt, jeans and a black turtleneck, I know.  My major areas of variance are shoes, bags and jewelry. I have a ridiculous collection of scarves and pashminas too.

Oh, and I almost always have my sunglasses on my head.

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Curious Tuesday 013

by Jamie Sanford on August 17, 2010

Miss Darling has questions this week on marriage.

Let’s talk marriage!

Love & marriage, love & marriage, go together like a horse & carriage…

The wedding party.

I look slightly crazy, but this is one of my favorites from that day.

How do you feel about marriage as a concept? Realistic? Romantic? A pipe-dream?

I didn’t think about it too much until I met Will, who I knew I wanted to be with for the rest of my life pretty much as soon as we met. I think it is very realistic for many people.

2. Do you think you’ll ever want to get married?

I already did, almost 4 years ago!

3. If you did get married, would you want a big blow-out celebration or would you keep it low-key?

We went through lots of back-and-forth about planning our wedding. We were having it here in NJ, then we were thinking about having it in Florida because I grew up there, then we wanted to go to Las Vegas, and then we ended up back in New Jersey.  It was definitely the biggest party I’ve ever planned, although it was small to some people at only around 120 guests.

My next wedding will be a vow renewal on 11-11-11, which is our 5-year anniversary and is just cool.  We will be going to Las Vegas for this one – I am bouncing between trying to find something beautiful and classy and on the other end of the spectrum, finding a spectacularly cheesy chapel with Elvis performing the ceremony. I do know that I want another dress, no matter where we end up.  Also on the list? A better photographer.

4. If you are married now, how has that changed your relationship?

I didn’t think it would matter or change anything, but mostly it solidified the fact that we have created our own little family, and we are officially allowed to make that a priority.  I’m sure some people have it all figured out and are fine without being married, but it really is a big thing to legally tie yourselves together in that way and there are many traditional people still in the world that will not respect your relationship the way it should be respected until you are married.

5. If you’re married, how did you celebrate it? Knowing what you know now, would you have done it differently?

I know that what we had was smallish compared to some of the crazy weddings I’ve been to, but we still had quite the soiree. Everything was in a hotel as we had something like 90%+ of the guests coming in from out of town. We had the ceremony in a ballroom, and it was performed by one of my closest friends, who I had gotten ordained online. (It is totally legal in the state of NJ.) The ceremony was about 8-10 minutes long, and I wrote it using a book on, you guessed it, “writing your own wedding ceremony.” We had a little bit of traditional stuff, a reading from Neruda, we wrote our own vows, and ta-da! Married.  It was short and sweet and by the time it was done, everyone was able to get to the cocktail hour on time. Cocktail hour was ridiculous – 4 stations where hot food was being prepared, other food being passed by waiters, and huge displays of cheese, bread, etc. I never really saw any of it, which is too bad.  I would go back now and take pictures of my own – I had my point-and-shoot camera with me but only took one photo during the wedding.

Dark, but cute. This was at our little table.

Then we moved upstairs to the ballroom on the top floor (with a lovely view of the NY skyline), and ate more food and drank and danced and had a great time. It is a complete blur in my head, but it was really fun. The best thing about weddings is that for a couple, there is almost no other time that all of those people who have been in your life for one reason or another will ever all be in the same place again.  This is especially true for us because we both don’t live near where we grew up.

It was a beautiful day, even though the stress leading up to it was pretty ridiculous. I am looking forward to Vegas re-wedding.

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Curious Tuesday 012

by Jamie Sanford on August 11, 2010

From Miss Gala Darling.

What were your family vacations like?

Where did you go? What did you do? What always happened? What was the best holiday you took together? What was the worst?


My sister on the left, me on the right, Mickey in the middle.

We did a lot of vacations when I was a kid – my parents always took us somewhere. The photo here is from a trip I have a bit of memory of – although we didn’t do the Disney thing too much, especially once we moved to Florida.  We went on a lot of cruises, but that was more in my tween/teenage years.  The cruises were fun even though all 4 of us in the one room was a bit tricky.

I think my favorite of our trips was a cruise to Bermuda when I was around 13 – I got to ride on the back of the moped with my Dad.  My poor brother rode with my mom and they crashed a little bit.  Anyway, that trip was great, it was really beautiful there.  We always had fun though, and did a lot of snorkeling and torturing my mom.

I can’t think of anything as being the worst. Maybe the cruise where we went to St Maarten (amongst other islands). My brother and I stayed in the sun WAY too long and ended up getting hideous sunburns. My chest had actual blisters, which matched well (sarcasm) with the lace dress I had to wear for “cruise formal night.”  Ahh, memories.

I’ll always be grateful for the trips we took with our parents when growing up – we always had a good time.

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Curious Tuesday 011

by Jamie Sanford on August 7, 2010

From Miss Gala Darling, Curious Tuesday 011.

1. What is your style direction for the upcoming season?

Fall, please be here right now so I can start wearing jeans and cute sweaters and go photograph things.  Seriously, I own many pairs of jeans and many black sweaters. I get my pop of color from whatever camisole thing I put under the sweaters which are generally v-neck.


We load up on photography outings in the fall.

2. What is your favourite song right now?

My husband messaged me today with news that Scala & Kolacny Brothers had covered Nine Inch Nails’ “Underneath It All” and I’ve been listening to it on repeat all afternoon. Haunting and gorgeous.   Otherwise, I don’t have a big favorite of the moment, I’ve been listening to lots of stuff.  Here’s the NIN cover:

3. What’s your best love advice?

Don’t be with someone you don’t trust. Period.

4. Who is the most exciting person you’ve met recently?

I can’t really think of anyone particularly exciting, at least to me.

5. Are you doing anything wonderful this week? What is it?

Tomorrow I am getting to hang out with my younger nephew ( I have 2), so I’m looking forward to that. I’ve been having fun with the Coach Poppy Project, although I’m getting creamed by the competition there.  Lots of good things.

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