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NYSee: Snaps, Part 1

NYSee: Snaps, Part 1

New York City. We came, we saw, we conquered. Here are a few phone pictures of our week there:
Empire / State of Mind.

Empire / State of Mind.

It’s quiet around here for a few reasons: I’m enjoying doing absolutely nothing right now. That includes being in front of the computer all the time. I’ve been doing nothing also because I’m trying to save up for my first trip to New York EVER, so there’s nothing new to talk about. I have a...
Downtown Dining: LudoBites 5.0

Downtown Dining: LudoBites 5.0

I did it. I scored the golden ressie to LudoBites at Gram & Papas last week. Of course my reservation for dinner was after almost narrowly missing a deadline on previously mentioned big and secret project, and I couldn’t eat half the things on the menu (no red meat for me, and it seems the...
Waking Up in Vegas

Waking Up in Vegas

Two commercials, two websites, one identity system, one show package, and one very big and very secret design project. Work’s been kicking my ass since the beginning of summer, and I needed a vacation, stat. BF had some Priceline credits that we needed to use before the end of July, so we booked a quick...
Downtown Dining: First and Hope

Downtown Dining: First and Hope

After the World of Color show, we walked over to First and Hope for dinner. I had heard about this place opening earlier this year, but had no expectations otherwise. And I was blown away. The decor is elegant and classic, but sleek and modern enough to excite and attract pretty young things. In other...
Downtown Dining: The Gorbals

Downtown Dining: The Gorbals

I have many people – and things? – to thank for this night. Ilan Hall and the Gorbals, for hooking it up with his delicious bacon-wrapped balls. I’m talking about the matzo balls. Don’t get nasty with me. Didn’t try the balls myself – my boyfriend was there – but heard good things from the...
Downtown Dining: Babycakes & Bingo Nights

Downtown Dining: Babycakes & Bingo Nights

I never have to leave downtown for the best cupcakes, what with Big Man Bakes and Babycakes both in the neighborhood. We stopped by Babycakes last night for a cupcake only to come home with five more. Four I won from their Tuesday Bingo Nights! Every win gets you two cupcakes. That means I won...
Downtown Discovery: Goats on Angel's Knoll

Downtown Discovery: Goats on Angel’s Knoll

Was super excited to hear that the goats were coming back to munch on the weeds at Angel’s Knoll. I caught them on the tail-end – har har – of their work week here: these pictures were shot after they were moved to the area right below Angel’s Flight. And some Blackberry snaps on Angel’s...
Downtown Dining: Clifton's Cafeteria

Downtown Dining: Clifton’s Cafeteria

This is a picture of Ray Harryhausen speaking at my college, when I was still just a wide-eyed art school kid in the Bay Area. (Okay, tired-eyed. That school kicked my ass. Because I actually worked my ass off.)┬áRay Harryhausen, THE father of stop-motion animation. As in, he’s legendary. Of course, being that we were...
Third Time's A Charm

Third Time’s A Charm

I am hands down in love with anyone who is fervently and genuinely passionate about something. Whether it be for video games at last week’s E3, or film buffs who have slaved for months or even years to show their film at the current LA Film Festival (myself included, for a film I worked on...
Day Trippin': Joshua Tree

Day Trippin’: Joshua Tree

A trip fail to the snooze fest of a city called San Diego was remedied with an impromptu late night drive out to the desert last Saturday. It was midnight, and pivotal life-altering plans were just made at Urth Caffe minutes earlier. While we’re on the subject on doing things we’ve only dreamed of doing,...
Ride

Ride

My weekend was a quiet, quaint suburban affair, thanks for asking. Prior to making it out to the SGV, we stumbled upon the Amgen Tour Festival going on near LA Live, where I snapped this photo.