What? It’s January? This means I have to get back to the real world? I don’t want to believe you! My plans for getting everything in order in my studio, posts and general life has not quite gotten there. So… I’m taking a few more days to transition from the whimsy of the holidays to the biting of regular winter days.
I proudly admit that I LOVE christmas music. Every lyric is mumbled under my breath in company and belted out loudly in my car. A few months back the purchase of holiday music left me excited for the day after thanksgiving. The readers digest collection (5 double-sided disks!) of music has all the traditional churchy songs you could want. An added nerdy bonus is the history and cultural relevance of each song. For something a little more funky : Something Festive. Some very folksy/hippy covers of my favorites. And last but not least, my weakness anytime of year: A Charlie Brown Christmas. Sigh, my gift for our anniversary (note he HATES christmas music and I’ve listen to it about 50 times already). A quote on the back from composer Vince Guaraldi left an impact . ” The hardest task an artist faces is not just to achieve self-expression; that almost comes by definition even if it’s difficult to hone that self-expression into something good enough to be art”.
On that note I’ll bid you a safe and happy end of the year. Hope you make favorable memories that will keep you joyful all next year.
For the past few years I’ve moved my way around coffee houses in my east side neighborhood of LA. I love how it’s shaped my appreciation for fine coffee also the fashion inspiration that comes walking up to me. The other night at Pie Hole (my current gig) I was smitten with this dress a costumer was wearing. The pattern is just far enough from chevron and the perfect neutral color. Paring the dress with some combat boots made it ‘not too girly’ she said. So great. I would wear this exact outfit tonight at the Pie Hole holiday party… but alas it has not found its way into my closet. To be honest I’m not a glitter, gold lame’ girl. Don’t you worry though… I have something else up my sleeve.
Today I am excited to celebrate 6 years with my wonderful boyfriend. Our story in a nutshell: worked at the same bar, never talked. Met at school one day. Started chatting becoming friends. Got a little too tipsy at our work Holiday party and made out in front of everyone; the rest is history. We dated a month in Chicago. He moved to LA. A few weeks later he came back to get me and drive us back to our new home in a tiny apartment. We have gone on many adventures. I can act my absolute silliest around him. My hair might have gotten longer and lighter but two things have never changed: He has always had a beard and I still get all excited when he comes home from work. He knows me so well. I am one lucky gal.
As the first week of December passed me by I’m looking forward to everyone slowing down and finishing up work until the new year. This weekend is the first holiday party of the season and I cannot wait. Drink some wine, get dressed up festive and dance the night away. Now all I need is a tree and some mistletoe to get me fully into the spirit. Have a good weekend!
gift giving: the double-edged sword. I like giving very personal/handcrafted gifts that are kinda odd. Which in turn takes some time to find that perfect item. Another downfall is that whole pesky money situation. You know what I’m talking about. This collection is an ideal gift extravaganza for my man if my funds were unlimited.
The mixture of natural materials and functionality is the key component. Add some cuteness like this fox illustration and it seals the deal.
It’s a rare day in LA when you can hear rain hitting the tin roof and there is no trace of sunlight for the day. Oh… How I love thee. I even turned down the charlie brown christmas soundtrack (my absolute favorite) to enjoy this gloomy day. Unfortunately I cannot stay and pin the day away. I must get up, do errands and be a general person of the world but what will make it all better is throwing on a pair of thick tights and boots. I love these slightly patterned tights from Hansel from Basel. They can make any outfit a bit more special. Okay… off to be a responsible adult… but wait… my cat is all snuggled up now…