I miss living on the rue de saintonge in Paris. This feels oddly close,,, sweatshirt by @tuxedo_cats_eat_mice OBSESSED
went out to the desert to shoot some photos I’d had on a mood board for a long time … enlisted two of my besties, Donna and Mary. They shot these. I may use for some of my album artwork. ( I’ve been writing a full length album in LA for two years, and it’s close to being finished! ) I’m not sure yet on the exact nature of the album artwork. I’m ever evolving and I wait until I know. And rn I just don’t know. BUT I LOVE these. so here they are. . . we captured them at the famous Vasquez rocks. Known for their otherworldly appearance.
I went to a Malibu with my Love and he did a little surfing and since I’m terrible at surfing, I went swimming. And that is good enough for me. I love the water at first break. It’s so lovely. It’s like a pool! It’s a tiny little protected area that is nice to float in out past the break. I often go polar bearing there and think of it fondly.
But overall, I wanted to take the opportunity to talk about how much I love these rash guards that companies are putting out way more of! They are so lovely when you don’t want to expose décolleté at the swimming pool or beach. I try to get as little sun there as possible! Right?! Who doesn’t?
This one is J.Crew and I LOVE it and I get so many compliments when I wear it. I’d like to make them myself. We will see… I need to plan a trip to my manufacturer and see about getting them made!
In the meantime, if you make swimmies, someone please make more of these! So rad.
Here’s a list of some cute ones or near ones:
How magnificent is @shanaleejewelry?
Do you see the simple hoops I have on and how much they rock!?!
Love this woman! …A fellow industry vet, I’ve worn her items for years! People always ask if they are mine, but I have to effusively say to them, ‘They are Shana Lee, and she makes insanely crafted and gorgeous minimalist jewelry! And I live for it.”
Her hoops are my favorite of what she does, they are just exquisite with handiwork and her engineering is spot on! I love how they don’t travel! They stay right in place and look rich af.
Check Shana Lee and her glorious wares out.
It feels like LA is blooming again after this year and a half of rebirth. And I LOVE IT. There’s a new vibrancy that feels fresh and spirited. And a resiliency I’ve never experienced before. I looked forward to what’s to come with a new found faith in the future.
So, because things are feeling more open, and since they actually are open, I met my family at the Farmer’s Market, and couldn’t help but stop at Ricks Produce Market @ricksproduce to snap some pix. I mean. How cute is his stand? And with all the Proteas and Sunflowers. Blooming beautyyyyy!
Figaro! Figaro! Figaro!
Feels like eternity since we’ve stopped at Figaro, but it was such a divine, lovely summer late afternoon, that the establishment beckoned us. . .
Two of the things that makes me continue to love LA are the sidewalk cafes, and the European inspired restaurants that are so romantic and filled with beautiful experiences.
Figaro is both, and their happy hour is somewhat legendary amongst the bon vivants of the east side. The small tables always attract a menagerie of eclectic characters to happy hour with, which makes for fun encounters, and great people watching to say the least.
We had Kir Royales, crab cakes and pommes frites, while we observed several dozen Aperol Spritz’s head out to fellow diners…
Then we indulged in Figaro’s creme brulee to say Au Revoir!
Everything was lovely and delicious, with the French fries and vibes being mon préféré et très magnifique!!
Night with my girls in Venice!!!
I freaking love Cafe Gratitude. It’s SO good after all these years of being a hot restaurant! & Very consistently good, in fact, which is a feat in this town!!!
In my opinion, extremely flavorful and tasty dishes, and you still feel amazing after eating! That’s what I’m talking about. Yummmm!
I’m obsessed with Nachos across the board, so for vegan nachos, theirs are exceptional! And can you even imagine how good Pad Thai is with kelp noodles and nut sauce? just about heaven to me.
The key lime pie was good, pretty close to the real thing, but I’ll try something different next time just cuz I think their gluten free cinnamon rolls are more my thing!
& FYI The smoothies and juices are something I usually indulge in. But I skipped this time, because I was so full from the Nachos!!!
Thanks Gratitude, I am Grateful for You!
I Usually only grab pastries at Proof. And am WAY happy to. . .
I could wax poetic on the bounty of what it means to eat flaky layered buttered flour crisps in the form of chocolate croissant goodness!
But, today I grabbed some of their more lunchy items, like the Ham n Gruyere Baguette with Cornichons and the Peaches and Cream Cake. Was not let down in the slightest. Get there over and over. The delights don’t cease.
Romance and beauty
A toe in the water
A palm frond at hand
Plans to be present
Enjoying the sea
Drink with the eyes
Eat with the heart
Pools of light
I am your daughter
All a secret
Brown sugar sunsets