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Bastille Day, Smith Street Brooklyn

Bastille Day, celebrated early on Smith Street in Brooklyn, is the French National Holiday celebrated every July 14th commemorating the uprising of the French people in the late 18th century during the reign of Louis XVI. The storming of the Bastille in 1789  lead to the abolition of feudalism and the proclamation of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. As such, this holiday is celebrated by French citizens and those of French heritage worldwide. Of course, not being one to pass up a good festival, I met with some friends and commenced celebrating the French uprising. The festivities on Smith Street included Pétanque, Lillet, guillotine replicas, and lots of french accents. As I didn’t get a photo in the guillotine or try any Lillet, I’m already looking forward to next year’s celebration.

Anyone else celebrating Bastille Day this week?


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Sneak Preview: Macaulay Culkin Nails

If you’re a long time reader of Ode To Awe, you know I have a slight obsession with the Party Monster/Home Alone star ( see here , here and here .) So, it should really come as no surprise that I would want to show my love for the Mac on my nails. After coming across Lynn’s boutique on etsy, I emailed Lynn and asked if she could create custom Culkin nails for me, featuring my favorite bad boy pic of his. For the super reasonable price of $8.99 plus shipping, I will soon be the proud, albeit insane, owner of Macaulay Culkin Nails.  Of course, once they arrive, I’ll do a proper review and post, but I just couldn’t wait to show them off!

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Upstate Sheep

I got food poisoning this weekend, and didn’t really have the strength to put up a proper post, so I leave you with super cute sheep that I encountered during my trip to the Catskills on July 4th weekend.