bond street shadows

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details // helmut lang shearling jacket and skirt // raquel allegra top

Bond Street and this building: still one of my favorite places in the city. lurking outside after a delicious meal at Il Buco, dreaming about what lies beyond these interesting gates.

and now a little bit of Poe to wish you all a Happy Halloween!

In spring of youth it was my lot
To haunt of the wide world a spot
The which I could not love the less-
So lovely was the loneliness
Of a wild lake, with black rock bound,
And the tall pines that towered around.

But when the Night had thrown her pall
Upon that spot, as upon all,
And the mystic wind went by
Murmuring in melody-
Then- ah then I would awake
To the terror of the lone lake.

Yet that terror was not fright,
But a tremulous delight-
A feeling not the jewelled mine
Could teach or bribe me to define-
Nor Love- although the Love were thine.

Death was in that poisonous wave,
And in its gulf a fitting grave
For him who thence could solace bring
To his lone imagining-
Whose solitary soul could make
An Eden of that dim lake.

- The Lake, Edgar Allen Poe


step into the light

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details // the row pleat back blouse // 3.1 phillip lim shorts // céline bicolor cabas tote // céline chain loafers

basking under the warm lights of Daniel Buren's Suncatcher at the Lightness of Being exhibition at City Hall Park.

go get 'em tiger

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my favorite way to spend an early morning: several cups of great coffee, a pain au chocolat, and great company.


wish list

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3.1 phillip lim plaid jacket // R13 x over jeans // Miu Miu calf hair leopard boots

it dropped down into the 30s for the first time this fall sending my mind into a full on frenzy of what i need to wear this year to bear the cold. willing it to be this plaid phillip lim jacket, perfect casually dressed up trouser-shaped denim, and leopard printed calf hair (calf hair!!!!) chelsea boots. mind over matter folks. 


the backyard at back forty

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grass fed burger with bacon, cheddar, and rosemary fries

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pork belly and yuca hash with over easy eggs and salsa verde

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blueberry lemon muffin

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a casual weekend brunch made perfect with a classic burger, runny eggs & hash, spicy bloody marys, and shaded sunshine.


an afternoon at hinoki & the bird

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chili crab toast with spicy cucumber and cucumber

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coconut curried mussels with sausage and cauliflower

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chilled ramen salad with ginger braised short rib and spiced english pea

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rice cream mochi

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this is no doubt one of my new favorite restaurants in LA. everything from the thin slivers of snow white cauliflower served on the coconut curried mussels to the raw denim patch-worked seat covers and the hanging globe terrariums, everything is elegant, casual, and delicious all at the same time. bonus points for the kuniko yagi sighting in the kitchen, you're just as cute in person as on tv (loved you on top chef!!!). 


pictures at an exhibition, centre pompidou

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roy lichtenstein

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roy lichtenstein

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joan miró

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joan miró

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henri matisse

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pablo picasso

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jean pierre raynaud

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andy warhol

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sylvie fleury

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allan kaprow

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adel abdessemed

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joseph beuys

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some of my favorite pieces at one of my favorite museums. i could spend all day here and be a happy little art-loving clam. the best ever here are the three bleu paintings, appropriately titled Bleu I, Bleu II, and Bleu III. i could go on for a whole soliloquy about why i love them so much and how special they are but let's just say to be near them is just happiness and calm wrapped up in one explosive feeling. wishing, waiting, wanting to be back.