Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Whilst I peruse photos of the ever phantasmal San Francisco...I thought I'd introduce you to a couple fresh and titillating jams that I found just this past week. Ready for it...MEET-CUTE.

CHROMATICS-"Birds of Paradise"(Amtrac Remix)

FLAMING LIPS and ERYKAH BADU-"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"

And the Original Lana Del Rey...
FIONA APPLE-"Every Single Night"

This is a St. Vincent I prefer. It sounds like she's angry and I love it.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Yes that's right. I'm a MOMA model. My lovely and funny friend, Jessie of Sweet Thing, was asked by MOMA to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of Tibor Kalman's Sky Umbrella. The MOMA Design Store sent her an umbrella to photograph it in anyway she pleased...so she chose me to translate the in's and out's of one's love for their sky umbrella. I modeled with such voracity and passion, I know you can tell that this girl (ME pictured below) takes her sky umbrella everywhere, in the rain or shine, or perhaps even to shade in the shade. An umbrella is no longer a mundane object (or prop) to her, it is an extension of herself, a way to shield herself from the rain--or lack thereof--and most importantly a shield against the existential rain of negativity that will never penetrate it or her. I'm still perplexed as to why Sweet Thing asked me to model (I'm completely awkward and goofy in front of the camera and she knows it), but in spite of all of the unprofessional model pretense, I continued to be flattered. Jacques Tati was our inspiration but due to the humid 81 degree weather, I had to go sans pipe and trench coat (but not sans beloved umbrella), so pardonnez- moi Jacques, you were our inspiration but you probably cannot tell.
As for my lack of postage within the last week, I can only blame myself. Other than Jess asking me to model, the lack of attending exciting events has thankfully led up to many moments of therapeutic relaxation, but, not many moments worth capturing and sharing. --Really, one can only post so many photos of her garden.

BUT, fantastic news is on the horizon, I will be flying into San Francisco tomorrow! I have a jam-packed itinerary that is filled with all of my classic San Francisco haunts and more than enough foodie newbies to keep my shutter finger and mouth busy. I am already filled with tons of inspiration and have begun to create and pack outfits that allow me to walk, talk, and eat comfortably. All the while, hopefully looking fabulous during said walking, talking, and eating. I'm so excited and cannot wait to see what I capture with all the cameras I'll be towing with me. Wish me luck! In the meantime, head over to Jessie's blog, not only to get sporadic doses of me, but specifically, a healthy dose of her while I'm gone. SWEET!

Monday, April 9, 2012


I apologize for my absence. I was completely enthralled in gardening this last week. Yes gardening. Since it's basically Spring, I'm overhauling our backyard and I'm about half-way finished. I've planted the vegetables and fruits (lettuce, chilies, grapes, herbs and tomatoes) and trees (lemon, kumquat, and an Asian citrus) and have taken many a trip to the nursery. It's been a long, physical process, but it is a practice that has been and still continues to be entirely rewarding. Pd and I had an awesome Easter sleepover with a couple of friends this past weekend and we definitely had more than one mimosa/garden moment, so just like that, the hard work is already paying off. Seeing everyone enjoy being out there instantly motivated me. I can't wait to start planting again and set-up the lights for socially charged Summer nights.