with this photographer,
love being back and the weather is beautiful but not loving what’s coming. i haven’t been here for a hurricane yet, hopefully i won’t have to out run it like we did last time. maybe earthquakes aren’t so bad…
an indian summer design.blogspot.com (if you visit here, prepare to stare! ce’st magnifique!)
i’d like to introduce some of my new blog friends who’ve said hello in the past on some of the posts. this is the first time i’ve been able to visit them and am just in awe. it’s what i was hoping for, getting back to the wonderful world of blogging, blogs and beautiful bloggers! i wanted to share thse with you and pass them the award i was honored to receive! this is just the tip of the iceberg but yum!
these fabulous images came from my new blog friend, a girl from oz. hi girl!
another new acquaintaince is visual vamp from new orleans, who runs a tango and breakfast workshop there.
i’m thinking and praying for you over the next few days, valorie! i can’t imagine what you’re all going though.
this is a place to check out when i get down to so cal…that’s a whole other trip
(i know it’s not a blog but i just love this shot)!
more to come!
i feel so strange being back in florida. i love it here but california did capture my heart in a big way, and has rekindled my sense of wanderlust. as for the romance, it wasn’t what we thought we’d have but may turn into a beautiful friendship. everything seems different now, maybe it’s normal after traveling, but something has shifted.
i think that i miss blogging most. my friends, visiting, sitting with a cup o joe just surfing and enjoying our little community of beauty.
traveling is fantastic, great hotels, restaurants, new places, friends and ideas. but today we’re leaving and the one thing i realized is that i can’t wait to get back to my blog world! it’s another way we all travel, sharing stories, inspiring pics and new creations. skimming comments and blogs each morning is just so unsatisfying!
i was graciously given an award today by another dear blog friend, charlie, the voice of all things pretty from finland.
i get to honor all my blog faves, but don’t have the time right now with getting the the airport et al, but in the meantime, please check out my FANTASTIC blogroll! see you on the other side!
oh what a day! not one thing on my to do list was done but plenty more instead. today turned out to be all biz, me running around for my guy everywhere from wolfgang puck’s to the chateau again. tomorrow we’re bringing them samples of his gourmet goodies. it could be a great ‘reason’ for me to come out here again, this time for a month. i’m thinking september or november. for me la is one of those cities that i can’t get enough of. it’s like another planet cause i have no knowledge of it at all, the hoods, the game…i’m just a fool for the beautiful architecture, and the resources! all surrounded by mountains with tiny passages in the hills we were silly enough to explore to the top! (boy did we get stuck)!
i haven’t been taking pics cause my camera is blurring out and it was becoming a real issue, (or should i say obsession), so i put it away for awhile. (hence the above are the only shots i got, can you believe)? truth is there’s something amazing on every corner and not shooting it is killing me!
my camera is driving me nuts! i can’t get it to focus right. it may be time for a new one. do you have a point and shoot that you adore?
i’ve always had a love affair with california, even if it was just in my mind. something romantic about the sun and surf, hippies, laid back attitude and certain songs. i’ve never lived here but am really tempted. venice, ventura, burbank, each town has so much personality and life! everything is so lush and tall, the flowers and fruits hang from trees like the garden of eden! and one of the best parts is that everyone (especially san fran) is really into changing the planet. LA is a funny world of its own, everyone seems to have the same love/hate affair they do with new york. they swing between it being the best city in the world to feeling it will eat your soul. the endless obsession with age is a bit much, but i’m not in the ‘biz’ so i can indulge my other passions. today i hope to get to the museum of moving pictures, pom pom, the ivy and to my meet my other college roomie’s new rescued foal, manhattan. ok! off i go, have a great day!
I remember long ago
How I wondered where I’d go
While the blizzards, cold wind and snow
Pounded outside my window
Going down in the West
All the colors in the sky
Kiss another day goodbye
Land of beauty, space and light
Land of promise land of might
You’re my home now and it’s true
California, here’s to you
Going down in the West
All the colors in the sky
Kiss another day goodbye
that is to say good am to you my dear and wonderful blogging friends/family! today like so many others i woke up feeling better because of you and just want to say thank you, thank you, thank you for always being there, supporting me, just being a friend. if you EVER need anything i’ll be there for you too, i promise! and i can be a real pitbull! ;p
well now that i’ve had my little tizzy it’s back to enjoying the trip. NOTE: I took down the post that this one is referring to). again on our way to the airport we had a change of heart and stayed on longer under the premise of business. the idea was that we could visit some chefs for jw (for me it’s a great way check out all hotels and restaurants)!
we’re staying at the infamous sunset tower hotel, which has some fond memories for me, one of the best being that i met the talented cathy delgado of vintage weave. do you know of her store? it’s incredible and so is she! when we met a couple years ago, she was considering changing careers. since then she’s opened a store, creates gifts and goodie bags for hollywood events and bought an apartment in paris! she’s one of my idols and i hope to surprise her in the next few days.
for sunday brunch we went to the legendary and ethereal chateau marmont, (we can see it out our window)!
it’s yet another castle with charm and crazy history. it’s just as fab as you would imagine, full of tales of hollywood mayhem. check out their silly and adorable video:
taking pics is way verbotten apparently, guess with it being LA and all, no one needs to worry about paps at a place to chill like this! but i got a couple, you know me…
as a hotel junkie i’m fascinated by these old places, the decor, the architecture, details, dramas. when i was looking for a pic just now i found this link with so many tempting terraces…i’m thinking about spending a month out here working with jw which would mean going to ALL these places talking tea and truffles. a departure but way fun!
so again, TY and no, i won’t give up, and will let you know what happens when i stop by the store i tripped out about yesterday! xoc
i need a shoulder. hi alll. i have to interrupt this whirlwind trip through the state of endless charm for a moment of paralyzing reality. those of you who know me, may remember our ‘dollhouse’ wallpaper from the AD show and the dollhouse furniture shoots from awhile ago. well blogs can be dangerous if you give up too much info and now someone else is doing ME better than ME! i’m feeling guilty for taking time off when i should be working on this, it was obviously a great idea and someone else is running with it!
not that it’s not the cutest thing in the WORLD, but…
i get too excited with new ideas and i can’t help but blog, but maybe it’s not good thing to put it all out there all the time just. truth is that it makes a girl want to just give up. i won’t but thanks for letting me vent.
and to think we almost went to burning man, now who has time?…i’m suddenly back in work mode! honestly thank you for listening, i sound like sour grapes even to myself but it’s a real wakeup call. all the projects we all have can be picked telepathically or otherwise up by someone else. the time is now!