Of course the thing I loved THE MOST was seeing some amazing friends old and new, and celebrating the union of two very incredible people who I love dearly. But in this anecdote I thought I’d share with you some of the sights I saw while I was in New York (for said friends’ wedding reception) and Rhode Island / Massachusettes (to play for a couple days with my best friend). More posts on my trip coming next week!
This week in New York I loved…
Central Park in the fall.
Strawberry Fields, which still draws a consistent crowd. This awesome street vendor in Soho. Hoping we’ll see her on Etsy one day! Until then, if you want her email address let me know and I’ll send it along. 🙂
This week in New England I loved…
Visiting my best friend’s aunt and uncles’ farm in Rhode Island. Cider, a pumpkin patch, and even a corn maze!
Touring The Elms, one of Newport’s “cottages.” The most incredible display of jack-o-lanterns I have ever seen, at the zoo near Providence.(Yes, these are all REAL pumpkins!) Ending the trip in Salem, Massachusetts on the perfect fall day. The Witch House is the last remaining structure from the 1692 witch trial era.
Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween yesterday, and Happy Fall!
Well folks, I have to admit getting used to a new routine involving an intensive hand-drafting/hand-rendering class and a busy work schedule has been a challenge. I’m starting to get a hold on how to best manage my time so I can get back to blogging! I’ve got a couple up my sleeve, plus I’m heading to New York for a friend’s wedding celebration and will surely have lots to write about when I get back. In the mean time, here’s what I’ve been up to:
Among many things, at work I’ve been pairing fabrics in our library.
And shopping for fabrics in the Fabric District in Downtown LA. At home, the hubby has been cooking up a delicious storm, including roasting these tomatoes and peppers. We watched the Breaking Bad series finally, accompanied by these red velvet cupcakes the Village Bakery made in honor of the final paragraph of the live of Walter White. I snuck away from my drafting table for a night with girls at Street Food Cinema… Princess Bride screened outdoors in a nearby park, plus lots of food trucks. Mmmmm Umami…. This oh so scrumptious hot cookie and ice cream dessert at Pop, a champagne and dessert bar in Pasadena, where we met a wonderful friend from college during her brief work-related visit.And Disney lovers hold on to your seats… my AMAZING husband, who clearly knows me too well, gave me annual passes for Disneyland for our anniversary! BEST. GIFT. EVER. I’m looking forward to sharing regular anecdotes with you all again! Next week: a nod to Halloween.
Reliving our hot air balloon ride in Turkey.A bill-free day of mail. My first big install with the designers at work, and these awesome pillows I found for it. Turquoise and Rose-Violet. This week’s Color Theory class project using 6 random colors and abstract shapes of our choice.
A bratwurst lunch in downtown LA. This home-cooked meal with bacon-wrapped pork. Street art filling in an otherwise missing concrete brick. This Rauschenberg… …and this Frank Lloyd Wright furniture at the Huntington. The mountain view from my desk and my new job with an interior design firm in Pasadena. Woo hoo! My funny cat sleeping.And this. (I heart Stephen Colbert.)
This delicious summer snack. Drinks with friends at The Griffin, or as we fondly like to call it, the Gryffindor Common Room. Remembering these old men from Uchisar. Finishing my Color Theory midterm project. My work in prgress, modeling Mies van de Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion for a class.
Also, I have recently gotten hooked on Sons of Anarchy, and this totally made my day!
Reliving our visit to the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. A new bedside reading nook for my husband. (PS. This is an awesome, low budget, small space solution for a bedside table!) Dinner and drinks with the girls at The York on York in Highland Park. A delicious blueberry pie and dinner with friends. A visit with my ASID chapter to the Sirtaj boutique hotel in Beverly Hills.The chandelier tree in Silverlake. (Yes, literally a tree full of chandeliers!) This monster zucchini from our garden!