I was hanging out with a couple girlfriends the other night; we were enjoying a few glasses of wine, hummus and crackers and talking about...I don't really even know what we were talking about. However, this morning I had a little surprise on my phone that happened to be a 9 minute and 16 second recording of our conversation from the previous night. It was with my two friends, Rachael Meckling and Jill Bogan. We all seem to be pretty spacey and just say the most random things, so it was hilarious to listen to how we would actually sound to an outsider. Our conversation went a little something like this:Read More
I quickly closed the lid and looked around with a sigh of relief noticing that they were too preoccupied arguing with each other about whether they should bring the lamp or donate it. Not wanting to close the box again out of fear of it staying locked for yet another four years, I jam a piece of paper between the latch and closure. Leaving the box on the passenger seat of my car I think it's safe as I will return to in after I finishing loading up everything. I grab my second box of shoes, almost breaking my back while lugging it out to my car. I look around confused then realized the vehicle I left mere minutes ago was gone. Running back into the house I ask my mom, "Where did my car go? I was just about to drive it over to the new house." She tells me thatRead More
You know those few days leading up to your 18th birthday, where you contemplate all of the things you will be able to do after that very day. Well, my friend and I created a list of things we would do on her birthday. Our birthday's are very close together, hers being a little after mine, so we waited until after hers to do all of our 'firsts' as a duo. Our list included things like:Read More
People in cities are controlled by their surroundings; following one another, using the sidewalks and streets to go to work, get food and generally survive, like rats in a maze; tending not to notice details in their everyday environment until something drastically changes. Public art is a way of transforming the setting to draw attention to an area leaving it open for interpretation, and French artist Vincent Lamouroux has done just that. As a part of his installation, Projection. The infamous 'Bates Motel' is located in the Silver Lake area of L.A. standing vacant for over a decade, attracting drug users, violence and neighbourhood disorder. Covered in an ecologically friendly white limewash, the structure and its surroundings standsRead More
I know this is completely irrelevant to my outfit... But, I was just thinking about how much I love trees. Tree's throughout the city just add meaning and life; they represent the bravery of a new community, the embracing of many cultures, the growth of innovative ideas knowing that they continue to flourish in such challenging environments. Trees offer mental and physical support to people walking down the street. They help filter the polluted air, absorb carbon dioxide AND produce oxygen. They provide a contrast to the stark concrete, aid in reducing noise and provide a connection to the natural environment. No two trees are alike;Read More
One of my favorite things in the world to do is find little antique shops and flea markets in different cities. I can't help but be drawn to the old timey, beautiful pieces of jewellery, homeware and little knick knacks. I could spend hours browsing antique shops wondering about the mystery behind every piece. Was it a gift to a lover? Is it an important piece of history? Who made this remarkable piece? Every trip is a chance to learn about history, culture, innovation and psychology. I especially love vintage magazines;Read More
My first memories of pizza are having pizza parties at school. They would order all different kinds and we would drink chocolate milk and apple juice boxes, just having a grand ol' time. There was nothing more exciting than seeing the cardboard box with spots of grease, and opening it to reveal the pie accompanied by the smell of cheese melting over the warm crust.
Pizza is probably my favorite food. You can put any ingredient on pizza--artichokes, nutella, apple, spinach, sardines--every pizza is a work of art. It's easy to cook yourself, even easier to share, and can be made gourmet for events to just grabbing a huge NY slice on a paper plate. IT'S SO VERSATILE...I CAN'T.
Since my boyfriend moved to L.A. a year and a half ago now, the one question I constantly get asked is, 'So when are you moving to L.A.?' My initial reaction is always, 'Well, I don't know. I need to finish school first and then we'll see what happens.' I've always been the pessimist in our relationship. I pick apart every little thing and have to know each and every possible option and consequence. I can never really go with the flow of life and just hope for the best, although I wish I was that type of person. I contemplate whether I will be able to get a job there, what if I became deathly ill and didn't have health insurance, what if I just got a cavity and couldn't get it filled, andRead More
Do you ever feel like you're just doing the same thing every. single. day.? Be it work, school or maybe you're just in a rut trying to figure out exactly what you want to do in life. I've been feeling like this lately; inevitably there's nothing I can really do about it, it's just how my life is at the moment: school, same part time jobs for the past four years and trying to blog on the side (which I wish I could do more of!). I KNOW I am still very young, but I keep thinking 'Oh god, my birthday is in 4 months again. I don't want to turn 23. What am I going to do next? I want to be extremely successful by 27.' Haha stupid, I know. YetRead More
Gah! School has been so crazy I can't even begin to describe my last few months. I thought it was going to be a pretty chill term compared to the last couple, but wow I was totally wrong. I'm taking an advanced urban design class and it's probably been the most time consuming yet rewarding classes I have taken thus far. I'm starting an urban design/architecture section on here, I'm excited to share my passion with whoever still reads my blog as I've been MIA for quite some time now :( . I also needed an elective this term and decided to take drama because I thought it would help me break out of my shell. I have to do a lot of presentations in my degree and I need to get better at public speaking; I have this strange tendency toRead More