Downtown LA: A photo essay

To say I love Downtown LA is an understatement. I spent an afternoon exploring this creative, industrial art district neighborhood and left wanting to move here.

Cactuses and art everywhere:
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Hola Tristan Eaton:
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Intrigued by these posters, I discovered the band Kitten (check them out on Spotify) and wish I’d still been in town for that show:
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And saw another Colette Miller Global Wings Project in person:
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DTLA holds a piece of my heart ♥

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Silver Lake love and StairTempo

One of my most favorite neighborhoods in LA is Silver Lake. It’s so cute, so lush, so hilly, so colorful, and quite walkable (walkable for LA at least). The New Yorker in had so much fun walking along Sunset Blvd admiring all the unique shops, cafes, coffee shops, bars and restaurants. I really wanted to visit Moby’s new vegan restaurant, Little Pine, but it didn’t fit into my schedule (next time!!).
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I could definitely make myself right at home in Silver Lake, it has such a cozy and laid back vibe.
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And finally…StairTempo, the neatest steps I’ve ever seen.
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I don’t remember precisely where StairTempo is located, but it’s along Sunset and visible from the street♥  #StairTempo

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Palm Springs road trip from LA

Part of our sister-sister LA trip included a road trip out to cutest desert city ever, Palm Springs!
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Palm Springs is exactly as picturesque and retro as I was expecting. The ride out from Santa Monica wasn’t too bad, I had fun being the DJ for the day, playing my version of “desert road trip songs” (RHCP, David Bowie, Eagles, Pink Floyd, GNR, Led Zepellin, etc..) My favorite part of the trip was just driving around the residential streets and taking in all the amazing architecture. I’m not sure if it’s a rule or a competition, but every single home has impeccable artistic gardens and landscaping complete with tons of cute cactuses (cacti?). I’m not an architecture buff per say, but there’s something about mid century modern houses that gets me every time ♥.

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We even found a little photo booth at the Ace Hotel ♥♥♥.

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Let’s Dance

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I walked by David Bowie’s Soho apartment yesterday, and let me tell you – it was an emotional experience. I’ve been weepy all week, this has been tough and I’m not one to get emotional in regards to celebrities. I’ve listened to David Bowie for so long that if there were ever a playlist of my life, it would be sprinkled with David Bowie tracks. I fondly remember mixing glitter into my nail polish when I was a girl, creating my own shades and giving them names like Ziggy Star Dust and Space Oddity. We lost a true artist, an innovator, someone who always took things too far, and it breaks my heart to pieces. Safe travels gentle soul. #fuckcancer

I love love love this Lets Dance mural that’s gone up right next to his building.

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Hello 2016

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Happy New Year! 2015 was a great year for me, tough but very rewarding. I’m looking forward to 2016 being equally if not more amazing.

Mantra of the day: Follow your dreams… before it’s too late…

Big City Dreams mural, by artist Triston Eaton, can be found down in Nolita (Broom and Mott).

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Happy 4 Years NYC

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I moved to this amazing city 4 years ago. As cliche as it sounds, some days it feels like I’ve lived here my entire life, and some days I feel like I don’t know this city at all.

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