Thursday, May 28, 2009

another sweet summer's night....

I saw Jens Lekman tonight before Son Ark's last night of their residency at Taix Lounge in Echo Park. I didn't take this video. But good lord, is that a magical show.


......something amazing is about to happen.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Steven Alan Outpost

Today, on my way to Alcove, I stopped into the Steven Alan Outpost. I had passed it for the first time a few days before, and was shocked and probably a little too excited, but it was closed at the time. Not so today.

I walked into the above scene, the awesomeness of which was magnified by the hilarious and charming two guys working there. I tried on basically everything in the tiny store that was in my size (I's a store. Where every piece by Steven Alan is on sale.), and finally settled upon this:

They are having a sample sale June 4th to 7th, so if you live near to Los Feliz or will happen to be in the area, I highly recommend. Say hi to the guys.

(store photo via Studio A+i)


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Everybody's working for the weekend

It's been quite a weekend already.
First Haley had her first party at her apartment....

Then Son Ark played a show (sans G string on Robin's guitar...nice save) at Crane's Tavern in Hollywood....

Tonight is a homemade peach cobbler birthday party. Enough said, I'd imagine.
Hope you're having a great memorial day weekend.


Monday, May 18, 2009


When I first saw these lovely girls' website, which, quite like us, utilizes the music video advertisement technique to their highest advantage, I knew I had found a collection of kindred spirits. Their webstore remained dormant for months, though- tormenting many an online shopper, I have no doubt. They're finally open for business in cyberspace as of this morning. LOVE the video (and anything set to my love, Jens), love the tone, and clearly I love the shoes.

available here.


Sunday, May 17, 2009

A Triumph Indeed

Leaving brunch yesterday, Haley, Chris and I came across this beauty. Talk about DIY. Note the glass doorknob....gearshift? Eh, I don't know anything about vintage motorcycles; shock of the century. Pretty cool, though.

Chop Chop

I think if our Riverside Woodman had a ladyfriend, she would either buy him one of these or keep them all for herself....

Best Made Company axes; via tell you (today)

Bagel Success!

I did it! As you may recall, I had been dying to try out Liz of Say YES! to Hoboken's boiled-then-baked New York-style bagels.

I am living proof that it truly doesn't take much baking prowess to make a darn good bagel from scratch! All you need is a Kitchen Aid mixer, some yeast and flour, toppings of your choosing, and a fantastic recipe. The rest is gravy. So I had a little brunch in the backyard. A little Cornhole, a little homemade bagel; throw in some mimosas and cherries and I just don't see what else you need in life.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Neon LOVE!

Dr. Martens DIY

Take one pair of brightly colored, yet rarely worn Dr. Martens (save for Dara's fabulous look below)....

... and add haphazard coat of white spray paint, to give a soft neon pink glow... I hope.  Am I crazy for wanting to do this?  

These photos from the "Endless Summer" spread in Australian Vogue's Dec. 07 issue, have been in my inspiration folder, tempting me to do so for a long while...  I'll post the results soon!


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Momma's Day!

And now, a short message for our wonderful moms on their special day....

To my superhero of a Mom, thank you for being my rock, and inspiring me daily. I love you to pieces!

Love, Haley

Dearest Mehhm, thank you for your unwavering and unconditional support of my every endeavor. It means the world! Love you!

Love, Dara

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Sweet Dreams

I've actually seen this before and had forgotten all about it, but when Stephanie posted it today, I knew it had to be shared further.


Camera needs a brand new bag

I've been carrying my camera around in the king of all touristy 60-year-old-man bags for the past few months since buying my new digital, and it's time for a change. I LOVE this:

Touch on the side of pricey, though. Any suggestions?


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Cinco de Mayo

Did you have a fun Cinco de Mayo? We took a decidedly economical route and had homemade tacos and Simply Lime Margaritas (which are the best idea ever, by the by) at my beloved former roomie's new treehouse home.


Monday, May 4, 2009

Festival of Colors

March 11th was the Festival of Colors, or Holi. It's a Hindu holiday celebrated in India to mark the coming of spring. You can read about it here, and also definitely check out Poras Chaudhary's breathtaking photos on Flickr.

(All photos via Poras Chaudhary)

Friday, May 1, 2009

San Francisco Treat

Chris and I took a trip up to San Fran for a long weekend because our friend was hosting a video game tournament at his apartment. Some more of my moving-related fears were assuaged by some fantastic people and by a little town we call San Francisco. (PS: In the links section to your right, you will find a link to my Flickr, in case you're interested!)