Friday, October 31, 2008

Obsession: Bon Iver (For Emma, Forever Ago)

After a significant loss or breakup, I usually spend my evenings drinking too much wine, binge eating greasy Chinese food, and feeling sorry for myself. Not Bon Iver. Following the breakups of his longtime band and girlfriend, this incredibly talented musician went into seclusion in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and created an extraordinary album. Bon Iver’s eerie, yet strangely sexy, falsetto voice and hauntingly beautiful lyrics are a rare find in the music biz today. I have been infatuated with this album since I first heard it and you will be, too. Details:

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About Mod City Mom

After becoming mothers, sisters Sarah Romine and Leah Weyandt wanted to marry the activities and interests that they experienced before motherhood with their new found lives with children. This was not always an easy task—traveling to obscure places, shopping at off-beat boutiques, and sipping lazy-afternoon cocktails doesn't always fit neatly with parenthood. Stemming from their frustration, they meticulously searched, and continue to search, for activities, establishments, and entertainment that they take pleasure in and their families benefit from. The result? Mod City Mom.

About Sarah

Sarah is a passionate cook, fashionista, writer, actor, and mother. Like all actors, she ended up working at many-a-restaurant to make ends meet and shopping at countless bargain boutiques to maintain her sense of personal style. Her culinary journey, love affair with fashion, and desire to remain true to herself after becoming a mother are the inspirations for this site. Sarah lives with her husband and two sons in Chicago.

About Leah

A polymath wannabe, Leah loves books, films, music, cooking, and travel. After co-starting a writing and editing shop in 2002, Leah has spent her spare time frequenting her favorite cities, hangouts, and haunts. Her obsession with finding the new, innovative, and quirky is the impetus behind this site. Leah lives with her two sons and husband in North San Diego County.
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