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To Seattle. With love.

To Seattle. With love.

As you read this, I am finally making my way up the West Coast to Seattle, the only other city I’ve wanted to live in other than Los Angeles. I’ve kept this plan under wraps for months now, even though it’s been twice as long that I’ve felt the need for a change. It’s time....
L.A. Loves: Bottega Louie

L.A. Loves: Bottega Louie

If you’ve been following me for awhile on Twitter, you probably wondered why Bottega Louie never made it to my restaurant list, since I was there on a near weekly basis. That’s because I decided to dedicate a whole post to my favorite restaurant just down the street. Bottega Louie sounds like such a bourgeois...
L.A. Loves: Downtown Desserts

L.A. Loves: Downtown Desserts

Here’s a list made for my favorite meal – desserts! When I’d think of an idea for a list, I’d always wonder if I could possibly think of close to ten items for it, but I surprise myself and always do. Here are eight spots for your sweet tooth. Paulette Macarons • 333 S Alameda...
L.A. Loves: Downtown Restaurants

L.A. Loves: Downtown Restaurants

This list of restaurants were places that I wanted to eat at time and time again. Whether it was so celebrate a special occasion or to take a break from the studio, these were the chosen few I’d go to. Mendocino Farms • 444 S. Flower Street • http://mendocinofarms.com My favorite sandwiches here have been the...
Downtown Discovery: For the Kids

Downtown Discovery: For the Kids

BF’s nieces and nephews have been in my life since the oldest one was but a tiny 4 year old who is now learning how to drive. I don’t have nieces and nephews of my own, so I love them as if they were. Over the weekend we honored our three-year-old tradition of taking them out...
All is bright

All is bright

Anticipation. A new year brings a new city, new career, new inspiration, a new life. Festively decked out in sparkles and shine for the holidays, but also in hope of a brighter future. May we all find brighter days in 2011.
L.A. Loves: Downtown Bars

L.A. Loves: Downtown Bars

My idea of a good bar is one that’s casual, unpretentious, has no cover and no velvet rope. Some of these might have strayed away from that over time and become more for the Hollywood crowd. I guess that’s all part of the L.A. evolution. Bar 107 • 107 W. 4th St • http://www.myspace.com/bar107 When...
L.A. Loves: An Introduction

L.A. Loves: An Introduction

Since I’m moving out of Los Angeles soon, I put together lists of all the things I loved about living here and will miss horribly. No more than ten each, and specifically for the downtown area. They come across as a bit hodge podge, but I selected each one because they all defined my downtown...
Last Angeles

Last Angeles

My days in Los Angeles are numbered. Its been a month since I shut down the studio and moved out of my apartment downtown. I am currently spending the holidays with family in suburban SGV, and in the new year I will be moving to a brand new city. Where to? It’s not a secret...
Los Angeles Walks (and Rides)

Los Angeles Walks (and Rides)

Since coming back from New York, I’ve been on a mission to walk everywhere after doing exactly that on vacation. Coming back 5 lbs. lighter with the hipbones of a 16-year-old model was a convincing enough argument to do so. 10/10/10′s cicLAvia brought on a pedestrian- and bike-friendly 7th Street for a day, and more...
NYSee: Highlights

NYSee: Highlights

Some real pictures, finally! Here are my favorite parts of the trip: Grand Central Station Transit, transit. I love watching people coming and going. We arrive at the station during rush hour, perfect timing. Mayle Kamikaze Pop-Up Shop Jane Mayle is one of my favorite designers. She closed up shop last year(?), so when I got...
NYSee: Snaps, Part 2

NYSee: Snaps, Part 2

The first half of our week (pics in the last post) was relatively tame – we had a couple of work events and were also bussing to and from New Jersey and couldn’t stay out too late. We then moved to a hotel in Brooklyn on Wednesday. I have way too many phone pics because...