Posts tagged "Downtown"
Back in the day: Banksy's Barely Legal, 2006

Back in the day: Banksy’s Barely Legal, 2006

I was just watching a recent MTV interview with Robert Pattinson (shut up) when he mentioned that his beloved co-star, Tai in “Water for Elephants“, was the same elephant at Banksy’s Barely Legal show in Los Angeles a few years back. I was one of many who waited in line for hours, in east L.A.,...
Heart: Carmen Chan

Heart: Carmen Chan

My goal for 2011 was to find inspiration daily: for myself, for my work, for everything else I do. I think I’ve been doing a good job of that so far. (See variations of such attempts on Tumblr, Pinterest, and the new blog.) Another goal I had was to still post about things that I’ve...
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...
L.A. Loves: Downtown Shops

L.A. Loves: Downtown Shops

Putting together this list made me realize I don’t do much downtown shopping for clothes. So instead here is a general list of stores with one extra, because you can never have enough places to shop at. And I just finished shopping for Christmas gifts at some of these stores today, so hope this helps...
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...
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...
Cruising Together

Cruising Together

Meet my twinsy. While I usually flounder and on a rare occasion smolder, she sizzles and sparkles. In life, and on camera. I was hoping some of her photogenic-ness would rub off on me, and I think it did. I’m super happy with the way these photos turned out. My main inspirations for this were...
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...