Thursday, July 21, 2011

Baby Toupee!

Me and baby Conan Obrien? Or is it baby Donald Trump? Your votes decide America...

Magic in the City.

If you live in the greater Los Angeles area you must go to the Bourgeois Pig coffee shop. It is "the tits."

Open till 2:30 am with free wifi and you feel like you are in a magical fairy land tree house nook. I know, it sounds too good to be true. I never noticed it tucked in next to UCB Theater and the newspaper stand until I wondered in there one night in search of gluten free food for my room mate before a UCB show. 

They have big comfy vintage couches, dark lighting, great music, good coffee, and a back room that looks like something that would be in Hogwarts. 

I highly recommend checking it out if you are in the Hollywood/Los Feliz area and like magical wonderful creative spots.

The tree room moon brought out the werewolf in me.

Lauren, my room mate in the little hut nook, perfect for creative writing. You can leave little notes in the cupboard for other patrons to read or write on the table.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Geek glasses and a lederhosen apparently make for a good combo the other night. Out to dinner with pals in Studio City... we ate till we had to unbutton that top button on our pants...or for me on my lederhosen. Fun fun for everyone!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Mary Blair

I find that children's books have some of the neatest art work in them. I was flipping through a some books illustrated by Mary Blair and didn't know whether I wanted to eat the pictures or hang them on my wall. They are like candy for your eyes!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Very Hockney Pool Day

We had a very David Hockney style pool day last Sunday. We dined on a fancy spread of popsicles, melons, and chips while bathing in the sunshine. What a lovely afternoon in Los Angeles with friends.

reflecting the sun quite well on those white limbs.

looking directly into the sun

Raijina and her lil water bug Addy 

Z and me, the palest ladies in LA... jealous much?

Addy likes to make sure everyone is well fed

Oh Lauren, your looking so vogue!

Addy assessing if she can borrow Judd's shoes...

Cigars and J. Moneybanks Boswell, this is just another day at the office. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

God Bless Gelsons.

I was out with lil Lucie the other morning for a stroll and we ... well I, got the sudden urge for a hot chocolate and decided to dip into Gelson's Market for a spot o coco. Gelson's bakery is a dangerous place. There are all sorts of things that should not be eaten by someone desiring to fit into those size 2 pants that have been collecting dust in the closet. Deciding to indulge myself, I went a' hunting for something delicious.

It was love at first sight.

There they were, sitting there behind the glass, the most wonderful concoction I'd ever beheld in my 23 years of life..... "The Muffin Top."*

Over and over again I had (like I'm sure most of you as well) suffered from having to eat a muffin in entirety. The boring fluffy part with that tastes like a cake and a piece of dry toast had a baby. The part that you feel obligated to eat because of starving children in Africa or wherever it was people starve, even thought you derive no enjoyment whatsoever from it. The part that you feel would evoke awkward snares and scoffs from those around you for only eating the top of the muffin. Yes, that part... that horrible part of the muffin. 

Well thanks to the wonderful people of Gelson's bakery we no longer have to be afflicted with such agony. We can purchase what we truly want, what we truly need to be happy. The ever delicious, muffin top. 

Now that's what I call America. Life, Liberty, and Muffin Tops.

*(not to be confused with the common slang "muffin-top." See example below.... shudder...)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Whatever Floats Your Boat eh?

While out for a walk the other day I noticed this scene and thought what an odd place for a shave... Maybe they just really like to feel the crisp morning air on their freshly sheered bod. Hhmm...

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sun Sun Go Away, Come Again Another Day.

Here in LA there is this thing called June gloom. It seems to be causing all sorts of confusion with moods, appetites and wardrobe selection... well maybe I'm the only one.

I start my day with a nice serving of clouds and the grey drizzle that makes me feel like I am back in the depress pot that is Seattle. What do I wear? A scarf with thick tights and boots feels appropriate, or maybe a big sweater to cuddle in throughout the day? I will definitely need a heaping cup of coffee to get my blood pumping and keep me from drifting off into dream land while at work. Of course my music selection will be something a little dark and moody, maybe some Beach House or Bon Iver... maybe some Death Cab For Cutie or The Middle yes. This will put me in the right kind of wonderful melancholy mood of a grey drizzly day that is enjoyable every once in a while. Also my ambition meter for accomplishing things with my day will be set directly at "Under-achieve." Oh take me away grey gloom day and give me wonderful things like naps and socks!

But alas, the dupe that is Los Angeles June Gloom besets. I am going about my day sighing from the grey, perfectly comfortable, relaxed, looking forward to my plan of doing nothing but reading and watching movies all day, when the 1:00pm strike hits. A little patch of blue appears over the Hollywood Hills that I see out the window. Next thing I know, there are sun beams shooting in through every orifice of window, door or crevis without invitation. It is an all out sunshine freaking bonanza here.

What about my movie watching? Why did I wear this huge ass sweater and tights!? I'm suddenly hot and sweating from the combination of coffee and thickly woven cotton clothing. Now I actually have to accomplish something with my day... and I will feel guilty for not exercising... suddenly this dark Beach House song is a little creepy while there are birds chirping and dancing in sunbeams outside of the window. WWHHYY JUNE??!!

Why must you torture me and jerk me around? I just want some consistency. I just need to know that when you say you are going to do something you do it. Don't go tricking me and messing with my vibe I have going on. Is that too much to ask you atmospheric pressure/wind patterns/precipitation? Hhmm? I can't hear you.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Out and About

I went for a stroll yesterday around the Beachwood Canyon area and got some sweet snaps. More to come later... after I charge my camera battery. They always seem to run out at the most inconvenient times or right before you're about to take an epic picture. (my fist is shaking in furry and frustration at you nikon camera battery!!) Enjoy.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Hollywood Commute Sighting

While driving to work in Hollywood this morning, my eyes befell upon the delightful little sight of this unfortunatly put together license plate. I hope they didn't see the flash from my camera while I was trying to drive/capture this lil nugget of tack.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


I have been twittling my thumbs over a very important life decision this week. A decision that will either be a huge mistake, or will be a one of the coolest things I do this week. No, I'm not getting a tattoo, I'm not getting engaged, I'm not changing my career or even my hair color..... I'm (maybe) getting a kitten.....!!!!!

Do I want it destroying my furniture? Or have it crapping in a box somewhere in my smallish apartment? Or have to commit to feeding, shots, etc.

I am trying to be level-headed about this one, but I just can't help letting my cuddly-girly-fluffy side get the best of me when looking at these faces.... any advice?


Or this...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Hair Do's

My room mate was telling me about these feather extensions for your hair the other day and since then I have been seeing them everywhere I go! These are super rad. This is a great way to change it up for those of us who have long hair and get bored with it... but aren't too thrilled at the idea of chin lengthed bobs. They are pretty subtle and look sort of natural and very pretty. I also saw a lady the other day with tiny little metallic strands that looked awesome. I'm thinking I'm gonna go get my feather on!

This is the hair do that I am attempting today. Very Hansel and Gretel eh?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Scrunchies, Acid Wash & Synthesizers

I was listening to Morning Goes Eclectic on NPR last Sunday while driving to church and got turned onto a great new band called WILD NOTHING. If you are a fan of 80's Dream Pop, The Smiths, The Cure, Sophia Coppola movies, or any of these other things I found wonderful pictures of...check them out. They will make you want crimp your hair and wear leg warmers (in a good way.)

Also their album cover for "Gemini is the bees knees!

Sounds like what these picture look like :)