6.28.2011

looking back



In a solemn way, as if he had just thought of it, he said: The world is moving ahead. Yes, I said, it's moving ahead, but it's revolving around the sun. He kept my Sunday column because he could not have found another cable editor. Today I know I was right and I know why. The adolescents of my generation, greedy for life, forgot in body and soul about their hopes for the future until reality taught them that tomorrow was not what they had dreamed, and they discovered nostalgia. My Sunday columns were there, like an archeological relic among the ruins of the past, and they realized they were not only for the old but also for the young who were not afraid of aging. Then the column returned to the editorial section and, on special occasions, to the front page.

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Memories of My Melancholy Whores

6.25.2011

by your side















happy moments on a beautiful afternoon spent by the pool at The Fairmont Hotel in Santa Monica that led to sitting by a fireplace by the beach, watching the sunset, and talking until the world went dark about everything and nothing.

food details. charcuterie and cheese platter. candied pecans. california grapes still on the vine.

July 24, 1940

I cannot get that beautiful afternoon out of my head, above me where I lay the grass was silhouetted against the blue of the heavens, small clouds were rushing past as the wind drove them on an endless journey. Then close to me was the most lovely of all, your soft hair against my cheek, your kisses so cool and unearthly and my happiness was so great.

Julia Lee-Booker to Lieut. Pat McSwiney. The couple was separated for three years during the war but were married in 1944.

6.17.2011

LACMA






at the LACMA to see the Tim Burton exhibit. This was my first time at a museum in LA - I love how everything in Cali is so outdoor friendly. Must be nice to have this kind of weather every day!

details. complex geometries block t. ann demeulemeester lace up sandals.

6.14.2011

another year












details. amazing red velvet cake from doughboys in LA. strawberries and champagne at The Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica.


things i've learned as another year has gone by:

  • acceptance of both the good and the bad are a decisive factor in growing up.

  • directing all your love towards those who truly love you back builds the most meaningful relationships.

  • appreciate the little moments that take this life from good to out of this world great. memories are after all fragments of these little moments. might as well remember the moments worth remembering.

  • life may not stay on the path you'd like. adapt. every moment you decide to take as a learning experience is part of the bigger picture. every little moment you decide to let affect yourself negatively is part of you remaining small.


looking forward to the next year and all the challenges and opportunities that it will bring. here's to another year!

geoffreys malibu - oceanside dining paradise





























refreshing mint julep






ahi tuna tartar with avocado, scallions, ginger, and red onions, served with wonton crisps and spicy tobieko caviar


tobieko caviar - loved the addition of this on the top


sautéed Maryland lump crab cakes served over a sweet corn butter sauce, topped with a pasilla chile and grilled corn relish. this was so fresh and delicious. perfect for someone who loves corn and crab cakes! had a great sweet flavor.


rosemary potatoes


Geoffrey’s classic caesar salad with grated parmesan and fresh garlic croutons


amazing memorable brunch date with the boy at geoffreys malibu - the view here is just breathtaking.


details. creatures of comfort shirt dress. chanel aviators. bliss lau body chain.
food details. geoffreys malibu along pacific coast highway.

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6.09.2011

ocean avenue





The older I get, the more I'm noticing what a creature of habit I've become. Go to food on a sunny day - oysters and wine. Go to clothes - anything everything oversized, sheerness a plus, fur accents a major plus. Go to sunglass shape - aviators. Maybe it's because with age, the more you've seen and experienced, and in the midst of all that madness you really start to hone in on what makes you happy and feel comfortable, and exactly what doesn't.

details. back by ann sofie back shirt. helmut lang shearling denim jacket. chanel aviators.
food details. bp oysterette on ocean avenue in santa monica.

6.08.2011

BP Oysterette at Santa Monica























crab dip with baguette toasts






lobster mac & cheese with gruyere, herbs, and truffle oil




Gorgeous Saturday afternoon at BP Oysterette enjoying wine, oysters, and comfort seafood. Life is good when the beach is only steps away from a great meal.

starting a yelp account. read more about it here!