Monday, October 27, 2014
Now I can say I've visited two Amoebas! Before I moved to LA, I never heard of Amoeba but I quickly learned what that was all about when I asked people "hey where should I explore?" Then it changed even more when I actually started BUYING records. Literally in a matter of months, my record collection has grown immensely. I even joined a record club that sends me records so I don't even have to go to the store. Yep.
Then it was brought to my attention that there is not just one Amoeba in California but two! I would love to say that when I was in San Fran, I just thought to myself "oh I should go to Amoeba." But no, that's not what happened. I ended up falling upon it when I was walking up and down Haight street and voila! I thought "when in rome...". I didn't spend much time in there because I was already in a bit of a rushed mood but I also didn't have the patience to walk around the entire store to adequately look for a record I would appreciate and why would I buy a record I didn't actually really want???
I ended up strolling around taking pictures, getting weird glances and occasionally looking through old rock records for classics that sometimes you just can't find (...eh hm...dolly parton...).
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Everlane is still considered a new company but they have gotten popular incredibly fast and for good reason. I'm in love with their basic pieces, am a huge fan and I'm very proud of my Everlane button-up.
Its not so much that Everlane is getting popular among the hip crowd (bloggers, fashion experts, artist...) but that its selling not just a style but an aesthetic. I was happy to see their new look book come out recently. I remember when all they use to sell were box-shirts and now they are selling cozy sweaters and chic loafers.
I never considered getting a luxe sweater in that rose color but I might just have to after seeing the combination in the look book! Definitley worth the investor for those who don't spend more than $20 on an item of clothing (thats how I grew up and still act when I shop).
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Last weekend when I visited my best friend in Sacramento, I decided to stop in San Francisco on the way back to San Diego because I could (its kind of a spontaneous trait of mine). I went with the intentions of taking pictures and walking around. I would love to say that I went somewhere new but usually when I visit a place I love like San Fran, I usually go to the places that I like the best. This meant Haight Street and my favorite ice cream place IN THE WORLD Bi-Rite Creamery. I stopped at a coffee shop and got some work done and even went somewhere new (pictures of that in a future blog post). It was incredibly cold (at least compared to what I'm use to living in San Diego/LA) which I was unprepared for but it was still nice to walk around and I noticed all the decorative pieces around people's houses.
I've always loved Halloween but for some reason it seems like this year especially. I'm super excited for all the things I can do Halloween night, I'm excited to dress up, I was excited to find a pumpkin, and I was excited for every Halloween opportunity to come up (me and birdie saw The Book of Life and it was great!).
More Halloween/Fall blog post soon...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Not to be a re-blogger but I first saw Lukasz Wierzbowski on the blog Miss Moss (which I am always coming back to for creative advice and inspiration). He (I want to say "he") photographs in ways that his models envelope nature. I have never seen anything like it and I am fascinated by his work. For the most part, I have been photographing portraits, capturing nature and people in their natural surrounds and trying to get emotions that people wouldn't otherwise realize. But I've been yearning for more artistic mediums. Not so much to play with photoshop but to display a concept that is out of the ordinary yet conveys an emotion that everyone can recognize. Its not easy to do.
Monday, October 20, 2014
I don't want to go back to back to LA. But I need to go back to school, start teaching, Birdie has conferences coming up and hello HALLOWEEN in the city! Being down in Sacramento was nice for the fact that it got me out of Southern California which is what I needed but what was most important about this trip was seeing my best friend and telling her/letting her help me get through everything thats but going on in my life for the last couple of months. It was probably the most drastic thing I could do but I am entirely happy that I did it. It gave me a chance to reassess things, recharge my emotions and get on with everything else I have going on in my life.
Tell me about things that you do to recharge yourself and get into action.