Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Last Shot

Rock photographer Jim Marshall passed away in his sleep last week. He was in NY promoting his latest book, "Match Prints" a pairing with Timothy White. He was headed to LA this week.When I received this in the mail, it made me a little sad, but I hear the reception for the artist is now being planned as a celebration of his life. The opening is tomorrow night. Go, pay your respects & check out his work!Marshall had unparalleled access to rock royalty. He got his break in 1960 when John Coltrane asked him for directions to a club. Marshall said he'd give him a ride if Coltrane would let him take his picture. A rare shot of Grace Slick & Janis Joplin together.The only photographer allowed backstage at the final Beatles concert.
A pensive John Lennon backstageHe asked Johnny Cash for a shot for the warden. Love it!

Opening reception 7-9pm
Thurs. April 1st
Fahey/Klein Gallery
148 North La Brea Avenue
LA, CA 90036

Monday, March 22, 2010

Windows to Paradise

Las Ventanas al Paraiso means windows to paradise. Boy does the hotel live up to its name.

The infinity pool overlooks the Sea of Cortez in Cabo
Poolside necessities. Margarita +water + face mist Other poolside treats... advance copies of books & ice cream cones in the afternoon
Telescopes for stargazing at night & whale watching during the day - they visited often!Beachcombers & cowboysMy mom's first time in a hammock!Tossing toast to the birds led to a feeding frenzyBirds are everywhere, but everything is pristineThe massive bath, incense, bath salts & oil created heavenNo clubs here!This was the most action I saw. Sports & eating. Yeah!It's quiet & serene. I love the attention to detailAnd the food...Mouthwatering fish tacosShrimp ceviche & crispy chicken flautasA wrought-iron chandelier of metal starbursts inside The RestaurantThe Sea Grill on the sand serves a mean hamburgerGlass hearts hang from trees all over the property. A parting gift on the way back home!

A link to the hotel's website

Here's their facebook page!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Not So White Wedding

See many more photos & steps of the design process here

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A Little Treat Before I Go

Is there anything right with this video?

1. the lead singer is wearing jeggings

2. the other guy's sporting a puffy fauxhawk

3. girls chasing them like the beatles... as if!

4. the pinatas


Dive In

I will be out of pocket for a bit. Cabo is calling my name.

I can't believe it's been two years since I blogged about this destination.
Long overdue!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Roll, Bounce, Skate

Oscar night 2010.

Skateland80's roller girlsPixie sticks & pop rocksBirthday boy Jade & his fave foodBangles & best friend charmsBest friends until there's a boy involved...Playing gamesLongshotSure thing

Friday, March 05, 2010

Off with His Head

Hollywood Blvd. Friday before the Academy Awards.
Yes, it is immensely satisfying biting off Oscar's chocolate & golden head.It was darn cold. Coffee warmed my heart and handsDark chocolate Oscars with 24 karat gold dustSmoked salmon Oscars with caviar & cream cheese on crackers.Wolfgang Puck's creations of course!New on the menu for the Governor's Ball - Baked Alaska filled with chocolate sorbet, topped with expresso glace and toasted meringue. DecadentPizza & tuna tartare. Can't you imagine popping these little cones like popcorn?Kobe cheeseburgers are one of the happiest foods. Click here for his recipe!Happy Oscar viewing!

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Secret Garden

I've been daydreaming with vacation looming, but doesn't it look like flowers are climbing and spilling out of this building?

I want to fling open the rusted gates & dash inside to be surrounded by pink jasmine I love how the vines are connected. Which side reached? Gravity would have me assume the tiny bouquet was the origin... I'm feeling romanticWhen you walk down the street (passing the hipster poster) it doesn't smell so great... until you stand near the flowers
Drink me
Want to see for yourself? This is right off 4354 Melrose Avenue in LA


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