Day One & Two, LA to NY Road Trip

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I have been planning on doing this road trip for a while and since August is a sleepy month there is no time like the present to get on the road. My first major stop was in Marfa Texas for a heavenly night in a safari tent at the El Cosmico hotel. On the way to Marfa I stopped at Irma’s Restaurant in Deming New Mexico where I had amazing enchiladas and guacamole for breakfast. I highly recommend this place if you’re driving through. It’s just off the 10 East and worth a stop. My road trip is all about food and locals so once I got to Marfa I had dinner at Cochineal with one of the town’s best fixtures who it turned out was friends with my friends in LA. They suggested I look up Continue reading

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Ocean Pearl Spa, Carlsbad

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I started my cross country trek with a day at Ocean Pearl Spa at the Sheraton Resort in Carlsbad where Katie gave me the ‘Vitality of the Glaciers’ facial, which was just added to their menu of treatments. Valmont is a brand out of Switzerland and only a few spas in the US have their products, which use salmon roe DNA in their creams for a collagen lift the natural way. The Swiss don’t believe in steam or extractions so it was a quiet yet effective hour long facial using the ‘butterfly’ massage technique. I am test driving the products during my road trip, using the Continue reading

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LA Food & Wine

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So much good food, so little room. The 4th LA Food & Wine Festival took place last weekend in downtown LA where we ate and drank too much. I went Thursday night (Common performed Saturday night, which I missed because I was already on my road trip, see above) and loved all the chefs especially Elia Aboumrad from Gorge who made chicken liver pate and rabbit rillette with house pickled baby trumpet royale mushrooms. Also there was Whispering Angel rose for miles. Chef Graham Elliot made fantastic Peruvian ceviche with miso-raisin puree, which I had Craig Becker from Somerston pair with one of his perfect wines. Tattoos and rose became the theme of the night, which I think is a perfect pairing as well. More below. Continue reading

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KAWS at Honor Fraser

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KAWS is having his third solo show at Honor Fraser this fall with new drawings, paintings and sculptures. The show opens September 13th from 6pm to 8pm and is up through October 31st.

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Rainbows & Roses: Bachelor in Paradise Week 3

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Ok, producers and BIP editors, we get it, Elise is an excellent example of a delusional woman who just does not get it. She is our cautionary tale and we are equally horrified and fascinated by her ability to completely ignore reality. Another week of Bachelor in Paradise brings another lesson in what not do from current crazy front runner Elise (and her very useful inspirational quotes). Elise has recovered from her soul mate Dylan leaving the island and is now trying to Continue reading

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Altuzarra for Target

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I think this may be one of my favorite Target collaborations, even the accessories are really chic. Joseph Altuzarra for Target hits stores September 14th. The collection below. The hot heels above. Continue reading

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Chris Marker at BAM

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BAM is doing a retrospective of French filmmaker Chris Marker’s work starting today through August 28th, including the North American premiere of a newly restored print of Level Five, which he made in 1997. It’s such a cool list of films. The whole schedule is here. A still from his 1962 film La Jetee above, you can watch it below (it’s in French with Spanish subtitles here). Junkopia is also below. Continue reading

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Cute Bags for Under $100

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Melie Bianco Perks and Recreation mod retro vintage bag, a Nora metallic scalloped clutch by Mar Y Sal, Oliver Bonas color block cross body bag, and a posh and proper vintage bag from Modcloth.

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Bachelor in Paradise, Week Two

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And I thought week one was full of fun, here are the highlights from week two of Bachelor In Paradise. Dylan says, “I think this confirms that this isn’t going to work out.” Elise hears, “that just proves he likes me and he cares.” Dylan says, “We are going to just be friends.” Elise says, “He’s sending mixed signals and doesn’t know what he wants.” And herein lies the dating dilemma. Welcome to week two in paradise, which will soon come to be known as hell on earth, where we can confirm with confidence that both sexes are completely clueless and lost when it comes to love. And Wow. Mr. Putz and Ms. Lacey. Way to embarrass each sex in the most Continue reading

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Harper’s Bazaar Russia Archives, 2002

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A shoot I did for Russian Harper’s Bazaar in LA in 2002 while having a love affair with jumpsuits and vintage cars (what else is new?). I saw this Mercedes drive by, waited until they were at a red light to jump out and ask if we could please use their gorgeous car in a fashion shoot. Working on pulling a book of images together for publishing. The jumpsuit is Pucci and the model is Taylor Foster.

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