January 26, 2015

WHAT I DID THIS WEEKEND



This is actually a post about my last two weekends, but who's counting, right? Ugh, the weather here in Ohio is just really bringing me down. I'm counting down the days until I can get out of here and back to LA - where the sun is always shining and you don't ever have to worry about dropping your purse into slush in the Wendy's parking lot!


Last weekend I went to go see Dave Buker & The Historians and Print the Legend at Double Happiness in the Brewery District. Double Happiness is kind of a cool venue with an Asian theme to it. It's very long and narrow and they're always playing interesting movies on repeat. This time they were playing The Jerk and Scott Pilgrim. I've seen Dave Buker & The Historians a few times before, and they were good as usual. They describe their genre as "electro folk" so if you're into that kind of thing, definitely check them out! Print the Legend also really blew me away, especially when I heard they've only had 3 shows. I think we might be hearing more from them.


My friend Carolyn put blue and green into her ombre and it looks fantastic! I wish I had a better shot of it because she looks like a straight-up mermaid right now. 


"The kind of bathroom where you would expect people to be snorting coke off of every surface."


Suzanne wrote her name in the frost on her car and I thought it looked so pretty.


This may look like a plate of mush, but it was a DELICOUS plate of mush. This is the biscuits and gravy at The Pearl. All the food we got for brunch was amazing and I had one of the best Bloody Marys of my life.

I took a 4 hour nap after I ate that.


I went to Siem Reap with Paula, one of my oldest and dearest friends. She went to Cambodia a year or two ago so we thought we would check out some Cambodian food in the area. According to Paula, it was pretty legit. This is the roast duck which was SO GOOD. I could probably subsist on only duck for the rest of my life.


You probably don't know this unless you're a big sports fan, but the NHL All Star game was held in Columbus this weekend! We went down to the Arena District on Saturday to check out the festivities. Above is "AHS: Columbus Blue Jackets."


This is probably the sexiest photo of Kirsten I've ever seen.


They had a few big tents with drinks and snacks set up. This one featured an 80's cover band called The Reaganomics and the scent was apparently sponsored by Abercrombie & Fitch, because it smelled hella Fierce in there.


Later we went to check out the grand opening of the Wolf's Ridge Taproom. I was really impressed! Plus drinks were half off so I was even more impressed!


Sampling the goods.


The Nationwide building had a message for all the NHL fans which I thought was kind of cool.


On Sunday I just did boring things like cleaning, laundry, and eating by myself at Wendy's. What else is new?

How was your weekend?

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January 24, 2015

FUN-GLASSES


Is anybody else just obsessed with sunglasses? I have at least 20 pairs, and I don't have any good organization system for them. I'll find some turquoise cat eye frames I haven't seen in years, and then I'll wear them every day for a month. I just love strange, bizarre sunglasses - or as I like to call them, fun glasses!

Oh, you like fun glasses too? Well let me show you some of my favorite picks! Click through to go shopping!





I want them all! Which are your favorites? Do you even like fun-glasses or do you just cherish your one pair of normal sunglasses? Do you - God forbid - not wear sunglasses at all?!

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January 23, 2015

LINK ROUND-UP


God, that was the longest week ever, am I right? Yesterday morning I really thought it was Friday for like an hour, but alas, it was Thursday. This is actually my first full week at work since mid-December. No wonder it felt long!

Anyhow, here's a few things I've been into this week...

As I've mentioned before, it has long been my dream to dye my hair platinum blonde. The Beauty Department posted tons of info on how to go for it and maintain the look, but unfortunately I have a long way to go growing out my red hair before I can even THINK about going blonde!

Into the Gloss showed us an arm & ab workout you can do while sitting!!! That's my kind of workout.

Zoe London and Thirteen Thoughts gave us great tips on improving photography!


I'm obsessed with every part of this look from That Pommie Girl


Gorgeous, gorgeous make-up on The Lovecats Inc.


This dress from Karla's Closet is very important. Can we bring the square neckline back? Can this be a thing?


xSparkage took liquid eyeliners to a whole other level.

What were you into this week? Let me know in the comments!

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January 22, 2015

STYLE ICON: ANNA KARINA

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Anna Karina is the epitome is cool-girl, 60's, French style. The hair! The make-up! The adorably effortless style! Plus, she's a bad bitch. When she was 17, she hitchhiked from Denmark to Paris without knowing French. Just like, whatever. I guess you don't need to know the language when you're so beautiful and cool. She worked as a model until director Jean-Luc Godard saw her covered only in bubbles in a Palmolive ad. After that she starred in many of his movies, including A Woman is a Woman (one of my faves).

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Don't you want to be her or what?

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January 19, 2015

LA DIARIES: DAY FIVE & SIX


I can't believe I'm wrapping up my LA diaries series. It's like I have to say goodbye to LA all over again. Post-California depression is a REAL THING PEOPLE. 

Anyhow, the day after the wedding I was pretty tired obviously. In the morning I went out for a walk on Venice Beach by myself.


And I had my first organic fresh-pressed juice or whatever. It had apple, coconut, and cinnamon and it wasn't too horrible. I walked past a public restroom on the beach and some dude was like hardcore rapping by himself inside one. Does he live there? Should I feel bad for him or be jealous?


Took a walk along the Grand Canal and fantasized about living in one of these houses.


Watched Jason and Derek open their wedding gifts.


Despite what it looked like in my last Cali post, we actually had a lot alcohol left after the wedding! Like A LOT. Like maybe a weird amount? But there wasn't any champagne left and I totally blame that on my sister!


I went on another walk in the evening to watch the sunset.


My aunt took this picture. I think it's so cool that there's a light above Jim Morrison. It looks like a halo.


My cousin took me to In-and-Out burger. I was not that impressed to be honest. Maybe it's just the Ohio in me, but I'd rather go to White Castle or Steak and Shake. The burgers were semi-decent but the fries were horrid!


On the last day we went for a hike in the mountains near Belair. It was gorgeous! I love the juxtaposition of beautiful nature and the highway in this picture.



I was so busy taking pictures, my family just left me behind.




On Monday we watched the National Championship (Go Bucks!). My uncle brought this 8 foot tall Brutus Buckeye to put on the roof of the beach house.


Like literally it was kind of embarrassing. (And I love that he's waving next to him!)


And my 10 year old cousin discovered that she could wear my shoes. So I taught her a "Spice Girls pose" and she was like "Who are the Spice Girls?" and then we had the most wonderful conversation about all the finer points of girl power.

Despite my protests, my aunt and uncle brought me back to Ohio on Tuesday. I was like "Just get me a shopping cart to put my suitcase on! I'll live on the beach!" But they said no.

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