Monday, July 30, 2007


After my Wit of the Staircase fest, I had to discover my tarot card too! Why am I always given this persona? How much introspection can one girl take? And heavens, why must I always be a man?

You are The Hermit:

You posses a great deal of wisdom and the ability to see people for who they are. You are always looking ahead at the future, developing visions. A loner, you tend to travel by yourself through life, seeking your own truth. You don't crave material things or fancy titles. You have no baggage.

Your fortune:

It's possible that there is a unknown guiding figure in your life, ready to help you. All you have to do is find this person and seek their advice. It's also possible that you need to start seeking the meaning of your own life. Either way, there's some deep thinking you need to undertake, and it needs to be done soon.

Saturday, July 28, 2007


Knight Me! Knight Me! I swear take me Dark Knight! And let me be privy and party to all your brilliant viral marketing schemes! Please, I beg of you!


Treat time! How rad is this color?! Day glo, but only slightly 80's, totally hip, ready to play, kind of raspberry got into a car accident with acid yellow, super femmy, liked it so much I put it on my fingers too!

Yup. That's what I call this color.

it's really day glo I swear!!

Friday, July 27, 2007


A little wine, a little foie gras, a little photoshop…must be a Sunday night at AOC!

"Hmm." Went the cute bartender

The Gauntlet

"Oooo!"Goes the girl!

The cute take away cards

Foie gras paired with rhubarb = perfection


I simply love RADAR! In honor of FCF, here are some simple tips on how to drive, in Texas. Ahem.

Excerpt from - Can't Bust This

DO NOT put any of the following on your vehicle, they're red flags: D.A.R.E. stickers, Jesus Fish, your Kappa Sig frat sticker, or Vietnam vet stickers. Also, don't drive a Corvette—cops will pull you over just 'cause. (Ed: According to Mr. Cooper, if you're driving in Texas, try not to be black or Hispanic, either. Racial profiling abounds.)

Bon Weekend!

Thursday, July 26, 2007


1 package giant pink iced cookies 7.00
1 box XL fish sticks 5.00
1 bag frozen french fries 3.00
1 box klondike bars 6.00

Getting a special delivery from Mom when you're sick?


PS - Mom my freezer thanks you. My thighs do not. Sigh.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


My face is leaking, my head hurts and I should be sleeping, but the dryer's acting up and making this horrible screaming, nails on a chalk board kind of sound and my manager is too lazy to fix it and it is ALL I CAN HEAR. Having confessed my misery, here are some of my favorite internet places for cool ass design stuff. And no I cannot take credit for them all, my lovely wife turned me on to more than a few.






Now I am back to my book and bed, to find that - hardly ever for me elusive - thing called sleep.

PS - Goodbye Sorrow, Goodbye JANE, blah blah blah Faith Hill and her arm, and me + Cut n'Paste = Sunday!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


I don't care if it's all made for TV and the paparazzi and whatnot, it looks fabulous and glamorous…the girl looks loved.

That's the thing.

When I see these 2, it's like looking at Paris (the city not the socialite (emphasis on lite)) for me. Sure it rains a lot, the streets are too narrow, the people a tad (cough) unfriendly, but it's beautiful. And when Paris lets you in, you've never felt more loved or precious.

And to call your rental house a giant dusty ice cube is priceless.

So Welcome David and Victoria (and your brood), to Los Angeles!

Monday, July 16, 2007


Post hair chop, I headed out to a fabulous exhibition of Picasso works (where they nearly wrestled my camera from me - so no photos), and then off to drinks with S!

* these don't really show off what an amazing job erica did...more soon!


It was time.

in the chair

one last look at the hair

almost done...

* thanks for the clip n'snip erica!

Sunday, July 15, 2007


To show off the new digs, D and S hosted one smoking hot afternoon! Even God made an appearance.

look at that yard!

bless our beer...thanks!


how good is this cupcake?!

birthday boy!

extreme close up!

* happy birthday and congrats on house #2 guys!


Westsiders sure love their pooches! All spotted at a Saturday lunch date!

all creatures, great

and small

and red!


It was December, chilly and drab in Los Angeles. I needed something to remind me that life would not always be so grey (FYI, this is when only retail therapy will help).

I found myself at a shoe warehouse wandering the aisles, shoulders slumped, clutching my favorite purse, searching for inspiration and hope, in the perfect pair. Burying myself in the back corner I tried shoe after shoe like I was Prince Charming and Cinderella all rolled into one.

And then, it happened. I spotted a pristine white box bearing his name. Calvin Klein. Gingerly I reached out and pulled it from the shelf. What would be inside? Would they fit? Was this the winter salvation I was looking for?

Now I happily present my beautiful white, buttery soft, leather loafers with silver soles out on their inaugural stroll!

my only complaint is that they are a tad conceded. man, can these two chatter about their own fabulousness!


The soundtrack for a weekend filled with sun, fancy hair cuts, good friends, new houses, and great art!

DMB forever!


I am loving this whole illustration style that is going on! My latest find, Steven Harrington!



I hope that a) this never ever happens to me, and b) that if it does I would have the where with all to diffuse the situation by being the ultimate host. My fellow Americans take note, when you find yourself in hairy circumstances - be nice. You will obviously be surprised.

A Gate-Crasher's Change of Heart
The Guests Were Enjoying French Wine and Cheese on a Capitol Hill Patio. When a Gunman Burst In, the Would-Be Robbery Took an Unusual Turn.

By Allison Klein
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, July 13, 2007

A grand feast of marinated steaks and jumbo shrimp was winding down, and a group of friends was sitting on the back patio of a Capitol Hill home, sipping red wine. Suddenly, a hooded man slid in through an open gate and put the barrel of a handgun to the head of a 14-year-old guest.

"Give me your money, or I'll start shooting," he demanded, according to D.C. police and witness accounts.

The five other guests, including the girls' parents, froze -- and then one spoke.

"We were just finishing dinner," Cristina "Cha Cha" Rowan, 43, blurted out. "Why don't you have a glass of wine with us?"

The intruder took a sip of their Chateau Malescot St-Exupéry and said, "Damn, that's good wine."

The girl's father, Michael Rabdau, 51, who described the harrowing evening in an interview, told the intruder, described as being in his 20s, to take the whole glass. Rowan offered him the bottle. The would-be robber, his hood now down, took another sip and had a bite of Camembert cheese that was on the table.

Then he tucked the gun into the pocket of his nylon sweatpants.

"I think I may have come to the wrong house," he said, looking around the patio of the home in the 1300 block of Constitution Avenue NE.

"I'm sorry," he told the group. "Can I get a hug?"

Rowan, who lives in Falls Church and works part time at her children's school, stood up and wrapped her arms around him. Then it was Rabdau's turn. Then his wife's. The other two guests complied.

"That's really good wine," the man said, taking another sip. He had a final request: "Can we have a group hug?"

The five adults surrounded him, arms out. the rest here...

* thanks Dix!

Saturday, July 14, 2007


I was obsessed with this mix in college...I only ever had it on a mixed tape from some very northern California ex boyfriend, and so since the demise of my tape deck I have been inconsolable. Mais, no more! La vidéo est sur le youtube! Oh merci, merci. I can even forgive the super cheese video that goes with it.

curled up in my super yummy new blanket listening to this again and again...holy 17!

Friday, July 13, 2007


It's happened! They're here!! I know it is wrong to love them so...but alas I do! That whole damn family is just beautiful. Beckhams, this Angeleno welcomes you!

vic I still covet thy hair...

PS - D and V, I am great with directions and I know how to get anywhere in the city. So if you lose Barney's or Fred Segal, V - hit me up. D, I've got the sweet surf spots for your sure-to-be new hobby, just give a girl a call.

Thursday, July 12, 2007


From Overheard in NYC:

Girl #1: I just don't know if I can love him anymore.
Girl #2, giggling: Why not?
Girl #1: Stop laughing! What would you do if your boyfriend had a thing for dolphin art?!

I hear you girl!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Of course I had to do this!! The project is called Face Your Pockets, and it rocks. You pull all the odds and ends out of your pants or dump out your purse and then stick your face on the scanner and bang! Art! You then color correct it and obsess about your nose pore size, before mentally slapping some sense into yourself and gmailing it away.

I wish the whole site translated, as I would love to know what some of these folks do! The girl wearing the eye mask with perfect skin is totally my favorite. The lighting she managed (or created?) is fantastic! I am dying to know what the all gold girl does! I wonder if the guy who showed the to go sized bottle of Drakar actually dates. One girl flashed her tampon - nice. And I noticed that nearly every submission with a phone has 2 other items, a flash drive and a lighter. Interesting. It's almost like the project has been infiltrated by a small network of KGB operatives!

my submission, complete with phone and flash drive!

Monday, July 9, 2007


What the narrator says at the end is priceless.

*thanks Dad!

Saturday, July 7, 2007


I am the only girl who on the first +100 degree day of the summer, buys a cashmere, lambs wool, angora blend blanket. People! It was from 18 karat, I had to!

blanket I love you! you're so pretty and soft and perfect...I can't put you down.

Friday, July 6, 2007


After a strange Friday night of first time acupuncture, drinking stinky herbal concoctions, I found this little piece of video heaven. So fabulously Donnie Darko, plus a beautiful girl, meets ET, all rolled into one gem that made me feel super green and, what was I saying? Wow. Who else is hungry?

Bat for Lashes. I don't know either.


This morning I arrived at the office only to find myself leaving immediately on a very mundane errand. Already slightly warm the windows of the car were open and I cruised deep into Santa Monica. Upon completion of said frivolous errand I found my car pulling into a fast food establishment. Curses. Sniffing up to the drive thru window I accepted my baggie and took the back way to the office. Lest someone actually see me stuffing my face with a waxy paper wrapped sandwich.

As I followed the road, I made my way through a rather sketchy part of the city. Slowing for a turn, I see two homeless men making a drug deal, right there under one of those messy pepper trees next to a stray shopping cart. Regina Spektor is singing a picture about Summer in the City (Begin to Hope), and it was never so true, as watching two discarded men, meet under the shade of a forgotten tree, next to a 3 wheeled shopping cart, on the side of the freeway, to find hope inside a clear plastic baggie.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

STOLEN 2.0!!!

Whoa. I am stealing all kinds of information superhighway goodness this morning. Cut a girl some slack, its been a while, and a girl can only go so long until she resorts to all manner of behaviors picked up while she spent some well deserved time behind bars. The internet bar inside my college library, of course.

From CO, I present: the reason everyone must love, adore and adopt a puppy.


The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

I had to steal this from, because it was just, too good. Thanks for always being so on top of the goods!!

*ps thanks for giving my favorite city a good licking!

Sunday, July 1, 2007


Holy flying monocles people! I just love this...

don don don!!