Wednesday, June 20, 2012

On What I Cannot Stop Doing

I cannot stop taking photos of the L.A. skyline. It is like my little weird obsession. I have hiked and ran Runyon, Griffith, and Verdugo numerous times.  From various vantage points, I have had ample opportunity to look down at the city from above, and yet every time I do it, I feel like I am doing it for the first time, and I never fail to snap a picture.  My entire photo library in my phone looks like this:

And that is not going to change anytime soon.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

On Where to Eat Tacos

I used to religiously go to Malo for their Monday taco deal, but now I no longer make the trek to Silverlake/Sunset Junction area for my Mexican cravings. I drive straight on Beverly from my house to Escuela Taqueria.  It is BYOB and very conveniently located across the street from Erewhon (my fav, yet expensive health food store in this city).  At Erewhon you can kill two birds with one stone: buy booze and get cash back (Escuela only takes straight bills y'all).  BYOB'ing drastically reduces your dinner cost and gives the waiters zero clue as to how much you have been swilling down over the course of your meal. The chips are homemade.  The tacos are delish.  The place is small.  The atmosphere is jovial and cozy.  Just perfect for a cheap night out! Eat outside! It's summer!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

On Floral Pants

Went the funky route and wore floral pants and high booties to work today.  They are high-wasted and slim fitting at the ankle with a little slouch in between.  They are all shades of pink, eye-catching, and just fun. Perfect for a sunny Thursday with a lunch outing to the Farmer's Market.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

On Breaking Bread Together

I keep asking my tasteful friends (all of my friends are tasteful, that is why they are my friends!), "Have you heard of Kinfolk Magazine?" Every single one of them has replied, "No. What's that." So I need to tell you that Kinfolk Magazine if my new favorite 'zine. Kinfolk is a proponent of small gatherings--something I would like to champion this summer. I love small gatherings because:
1. I live in an apartment in a dense, urban setting with no yard. 
2. I am in my twenties, but have tendencies as if I was in my forties and large gatherings can get out of hand, especially in your own home. 
3. I like intimate, warm groups of people. 
4. Small dinner parties are budget friendly. 

Speaking from experience, the easiest thing to do is to host people that you love and want to welcome into your home.  Kinfolk inspires its readers how to go about doing that. Kinfolk describes its approach as, "simple, uncomplicated, and less contrived".  You gotta love that! 

The magazine's images make me want to run to the market to pick up fresh bread, olives, cheese, and wine, and to call some buddies to chow and to chat with the loveliness that comes from being together.