Saturday, April 30, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
I found the pictures from my last birthday! I though they were long-lost!
Kelly planned this whole amazing Birthday for me, and Dingo was so sweet and drove us. We met up with Hillary and went to dinner, and afterward we went to The Key Club to see Steel Panther, and the show was so hilarious, so much fun! I was so excited when I found out my pal Gavin was also there that night! We all ended up going on stage and Kelly and Gavin sang with the band, they are both such talented singers! And at the end, Joey Fatone came on stage too, my expression in that last photo really says it all in its shock and awe: BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!!! I felt really present and loved, and definitely blessed to have such wonderful friends in my life.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
We went to Westwood to visit some friends today, and with temperatures in the 80's it is really feeling like summer! I've been waking up to the trees blowing in the wind every morning and iced tea's on the patio (I can see myself really getting used to the new summer lovin' me)--and I even went record shopping and I haven't taken off my Chuck's in weeks; I think I'm subconsciously trying to recreate The Sandlot.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
We drove up the coast from L.A. to visit our friends in Santa Cruz and Monterey for the weekend, so of course we had to stop in and surprise Bob Gamber at Vinyl Revolution and pick up a few new records. When we walked in he held up an old Rolling Stone magazine, apparently someone just came in and sold him a bunch of mint-condition issues of the magazine, and two of them just so happened to be issues I was in! It never gets any less bazaar (and totally awesome) to see your face in Rolling Stone, it's like those childhood proclamations kids make; " I want to be a fireman, ride a unicorn, make a magic flying cape out of a bath towel, and be in Rolling Stone magazine." My mother was good friends with Bob and started bringing me to the record shop I was about six or seven. If you are ever in the Monterey Bay area I highly recommend stopping Vinyl Rev on Lighthouse.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
I thought that one of the cool things about becoming an adult (a pretend one--it's always pretend) would be that I could go to my hair stylist as often as my imaginary overflowing wallet would allow, unlike my teen years when mother dearest wouldn't really allow too much crazy (see: expensive) experimentation. As a result, I've been every inexpensive (and totally awesome) Punky color in the rainbow, and I'm no stranger to Sun-In and food coloring either. My last endeavor involved several coats of brown hair-color, that sadly faded and grew out at light speed leaving me scouring the internet for color-fading solutions, and after a salon house call, a color fading solution, some clarifying shampoo, and a tub of bleach and a paintbrush, I'm about half way back to where I used to be with a color close to my natural shade that fades into some mega blonde tips, and a sigh of relief. Some may say why bother experimenting with colors and cuts when you just end up right where you started, but really, the journey back and forth is a really great way to shake up the ordinary. And I never really expected dark hair to be harder to keep up than lighter hair, and those sad little auburn-blonde roots appeared only a few short weeks after I spent hours upon hours in the salon chain having my scalp covered in irritating dye really bummed me out. I really did like it, and I will probably venture back to the dark side again in the future when I have more time on my hands to catch up on my magazines in the salon chair.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
You know what's really gross and unusually unsettling to look at? Dark brown hair with blonde roots, also known as me this morning. I love the color but I was not at all prepared for how fast my roots would grow in, and the amount of up-keep involved before starting to sprout a Pepé Le Pew status skunk streak. It's just so wrong, I love a natural fade (ombre if you will) from darker roots to lighter tips, but the reverse is just wrong. I've been online researching how to get the color out, and I've gotten way more into the horror stories on the Amazon customer review pages for Color Oops color remover, they are oddly witty and hilarious, and we've all had ghastly hair tragedies in our lives to relate with, haven't we? Here's a snippet of one of my favorites:
"If possible, I'd like to implore the makers of Color Oops. to branch out: Marriage Oops, I Ate The Whole Box Of Fudge When My Period Started Oops, I Looked Away For Two Seconds To Snarl At My Kids And Nailed The Bumper Of The Mercedes In Front Of Me Whose Driver Turned Out To Be A Lawyer Oops. There's an untapped market here, I'm sure of it."
Sold Design Lab has sent over a few different pairs of pull on jeans over the past year, and I now I sware by them, they are the miracle jean because; 1. they make you look skinnier, which is never a bad thing, and 2. they don't stretch out and get all droopy in wrong places--success!
Friday, April 15, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
These awesome Keith Richards/Rock and Roll Circus pants are by our friend Mary Myers of Novella Royale --courtesy of Planet Blue, and boy oh boy do I love them. And I also love how the brand uses recycled materials on their pieces, so you really get something that is one of a kind--something that is extremely rare in this time of mass production and instant internet availability.