Friday, May 27, 2011

Neglect and Tips

for the blog that is!

Here's some tips from my past weeks and suggestions if you are sticking around LA for the long weekend.

Definitely check out the Barbara Kruger exhibit at L+M Arts in Venice (I love this gallery!!)

Have some drinks at the Stark Bar at Lacma! Oh and enrich your life by taking in some Art as well, the new Tim Burton retro to start....

Grab a bite at Son of Gun - I know it's a seafood restaurant but the Chicken Sandwich is BOMB and I rarely eat chicken!!

And most importantly have a great 3day holiday weekend however you chose to spend it!!!

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Countdown to Cookies...

Very excited for our No Abbot Kinney Cookie Left behind bake sale tomorrow!!!!

In case you missed it - 2-5p Tortoise General Store

1208 Abbot Kinney Blvd Venice, CA

Thanks to Mondette for a GREAT writeup and photo of cupcakes!!

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

It Gets Better

Truly moving....

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Prince +Gwen Stefani at the Forum

An awesome night! Other guest appearance included Sheila E, Nika Costa singing Led Zep!!

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Soon to be your Daily Dose

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to test sandwiches of the soon to open Daily Dose Downtown!! I rarely eat any sort of meat but I have to admit and share - the Turkey Meatball Grinder is AMAZING!! Keep you eye out for this one!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Goodness in my head

On Saturday I was invited to an event - The Head and the Heart Performed! If you don't know this band from Seattle I highly suggest you do!!!

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

No Abbot Kinney Cookie Left Behind

No Abbot Kinney Cookie Left Behind

May 14th 2-5p in the Tortoise General Store atrium

- A bake sale for JAPAN-

All proceeds going to the International Medical Corps!

We hope to see you there!

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Friday, April 22, 2011

The Standard Closet

A BIG congrats to Ms Delinlee Delovely and her new position as mistress of cool for The Standard Hotels!

Case in point....The Standard will be debuting the short film 'Closet Visit' by Jeana Sohn and Claire Cottrell.

Tuesday April 26th - running every 30minutes in the Lobby beginning at 7:30

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Thursday, April 21, 2011


I've admired and written about the work of Edward Burtynsky before...I recently came across these images via

It is a photo but looks like a beautiful modern painting to me...go here for more

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Get Ready for Summer!!

Missoni x havainas collaboration!

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I am a candle freaaakkk and suffice to say, I have sampled them all. Tatine is my new fav! The scents are light and fill the room at the same time.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Loving this...

Loving this blog - Alex White Edits

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Seriously, if that is not motivation to hit workout, then I dunno. I could be her daughter and her body kicks my A**!!!

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Sophie Monet

Sophie Monet - luvv these rings!! Perfect piece to rock with all the flowy looks showing for spring! Love that she also lives in the 90291~

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Original

A keep a close watch at 1:35 for my boys Dee+Ricky!!!

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

CoV + Colette Paris

Couldn't be happier for a super duper great and talented pair. Going into Colette no less!!!

The Cast of Vices new shopper!!

Let's hear it for Independent Business!!!

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Friday, February 25, 2011

West =____?

A very cool artist creates a very cool book.
Doug asked 1000 people on the street - What is your idea of the West?
If Doug asked you what would your response be?

Recently, I had the fortune of meeting and wrapping with Doug for a bit. Doug is a profilic artist to say the least. One of his more recent projects is a series of video vignettes entitled Patterns + Repetition - you can view his conversation with Jack White here

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Small goes BIG!

I first wrote and befriended Dee of (Dee+Ricky) back in Jan '08 - you can read about it here
Just so happens the crew are/have been in town for the past week. I convinced them to come check out Venice/Abbot Kinney and they did. Fun times and so happy to hear about all the great projects past, present and future!

Above is a photo of their G-shock watch which sold out in like half a second!

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Monday, February 21, 2011


So good to see friends/local independent business soaring!!! Go Akinney court!!

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Whoa Baby...

...this is the ONLY Lockheed 10E deemed flight worthy in existence! The very same plane Amelia Earhart used on her fateful flight.
This 10E is now the centerpiece of an amazing concept, mission, journey entitled Women Have Wings, spearheaded by two courageous women and friends of mine - click here to learn more and get involved!

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Poacher or 'Drawing Inspiration x 2?'

Yes it bares a striking resemblance, start to finish to 'Express Yourself,' if I were Madonna I would be asking for $.

Did you happen to catch the resemblance to Kylie Minogue's Album Cover....

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Side by Side

Song = doesn't sound to original
Art = doesn't look too original
Just saying....

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Of a /Kind..

...of a problem! Quit posting soo many things I want to buy!
You've been forewarned - click here, you know you can't help yourself....
I also want the Kimberly Baker ring - here - ecckkkkk

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Hot Art

M+B you never disappoint...another great opening! Malick Sidibe
Oh a side note - 2 of the Art Related Events I attended over the weekend had work stolen. The latter by a parent of one of the children we assisted at the workshop...hello??? The other was a photo by Jason Lee of Dennis Hopper - more info here

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Nights + Weekends

Nights + Weekends - new blog I am digging

LOVE the archive feature on Tumblr lifestyle blogs!

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

New, new & new

Generic Surplus revamped their website, launched their Spring 2011 collection and announced a rad collab with Comme des Garcons SHIRT Summer/Spring 2011, all in a days work. Just kidding, but check it all out - it's rad, rad and rad!

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Watch and rewind, watch and rewind

I can (and Do) watch this over and over again! LOVE!

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Monday, January 24, 2011

The Discerning Brute

Design first, Sustainability second, just how I like it at The Discrening Brute

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

1969 Peace Corps "Glass"

Good find - cred to Tag me with a Spoon which should be mandatory reading!

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

Funnel Mill

While running around Santa Monica yesterday I somehow managed to more or less remember the name and location of Funnel Mill, a boutique coffee and tea shop. We stopped to check it out...this is really not the place to swing through for a quick cup of coffee or tea. It is a great spot to bring your laptop, drink a delicious beverage and chill.
TGIF & great weekend to all!

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Thursday, January 6, 2011


I am obsessed with mint tea (and probably food/drink in general). More often then not this requires me to run to the SMFM first thing Wednesday mornings to grab a bunch or two of the Moroccan Mint Leaves from Coleman Farms. No joke, I don't arrive before 9a its gone! And trust me Moroccan mint leaves makes a big difference!! Coleman also happens to have the BEST lettuce - all varieties....

Today I found this shot on Vie's page - cups and cups of what looks will be the most delicious mint tea....OOO!

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Spying on Kate Moss

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Can't wait!!!

Rodarte 'States of Matter' at the MOCA-PDC Museum....coming in March. The exhibit will feature pieces from Collections from 2008-2010.

The sisters had a little soiree last year showcasing their SIC shoes (colab with N Kirwood) at Mona Moore that I was lucky to attend. I was not lucky enough to receive a free pair of shoes!!!

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Love to HBD!

I've been a fan of this site since it was a little little baby and how I've watched it grow. Now I am happy to say I am a contributor to the site. I've said it once and I will say it again, time and time again HBD - aka puts out awesome content! Glad to be able to contribute!
Click here for my piece on social media no-nos

Now head on over and sign up, what are you waiting for...

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To Read

I tend to go through phases; reading mainly magazines, reading books not magazines and then there is not reading at ALL phase! Since I am trying to regularly volunteer through 826LA - check out this AMAZING organization if you don't already know it! I'm trying to amp up the reading books category.

A recent purchase....

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Music, music, music

I've been on a download binge lately and uncovering this site has only helped with the

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What are you waiting for!!!

Get some Generic Surplus already!!

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