18 January 2011

Going to My Happy Place

Today I am wishing I could spend the day here curled up with tea/hot cocoa/coffee and my new Nook.

I found this particular photo on the lovely blog, desire to inspire. It originally appeared on the website for the Swedish company Alvhem Mäkleri & Interiör . I highly encourage a scroll through desire to inspire to see more images like the one above. Sigh.

07 January 2011

Live From La La Land

For anyone who has been brave enough to spend a holiday in Los Angeles, I salute you. And then I ask, "What on earth did you do in LA?" and then maybe, "How did you get around?"

The City of Angels is scattered, cluttered, dirty, pristine, horrific and sublime. It's understandable when someone says they aren't fond of my current hometown, but one should never say LA isn't a lovely city. It is. You just have to know where to look. She's kind of shy that way. Unlike Paris, a city loudly proclaiming her beauty, sensuality and wonderment at every possible turn, Los Angeles is for those who prefer inside jokes.

And so I introduce you to some of my favorite parts of Los Angeles.

Urth Caffe, 6:30ish Friday Night

Peet's., 10ish Saturday Morning
Wow, they do good coffee.

Hollywood Sign by way of Laurel Canyon and Mulholland Drive, 11ish

The Alcove in Los Feliz, 1ish

Echo Park, 4:30ish

Hollywood again, 6ish

Chateau Marmont, look-like-you-know-what-you're-doing walk-thru, 7ish

Meltdown Comics, 8ish

Birds, dinner and making friends with the people at table next to us, 8:45ish

Amoeba Records, 10ish

Sleep, so we could conquer Santa Monica on a Sunday, 1ish