Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Under the Misletoe


I found this handsome little guy while doing a little cyber shopping.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Hot Mess Monday



And I say hell yeah, hell yeah. Fuckin right.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Move Over Anderson Cooper


Joyce Evans is a Journalism Luminary

Sunday, November 13, 2011

My Trip to Heritage Square

If you're ever in the mood for an afternoon of Victorian indulgence, visit the Heritage Square Museum in Highland Park, CA. You can walk through a handful of restored Victorian era houses and learn about their history by a costumed docent. Many of the homes available for tour have been completely landscaped and restored with original floors, wall coverings and furniture.
Some of the structures contain "ghost" stories and one in particular has a creepy home doctor's office and operating suite you can browse. It was interesting yet scary, and although I didn't hear any paranormal activity, I did see some chickens roaming around the grounds.
One of the more upscale rooms of the houses. You can definitely see the vast difference between the wealthy and the middle class by their interiors.

Life certainly wasn't easy in those days, demonstrated by the washing machine alone. Such work to wash just one sheet! Anyways, it is a nice spot for an afternoon trip. Check it out if you have the chance!

Marathon Boy

Marathon Boy Trailer from James Ecendance on Vimeo.

I watched a really good documentary this weekend called Marathon Boy. It's about a three year old boy, Budhia, from the slums of India who is adopted and trains to be a marathon runner with hopes of going to the Olympics. Budhia trains relentlessly, and says things like "What are you doing here motherfucker? Get out of my way motherfucker!" when he comes across people in his running path. It develops into quite a story, and I think it's a definite must see.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Bad Blogger, BAD!

Here's to the worst blogger on earth! I am so sorry I haven't posted anything in a so long! I will try to get back to normal soon. Until then, enjoy my Halloween costume! If you saw me from the back you'd know I was Lisbeth Salander from Girl with the Dragon Tattoo!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

I Don't Know What Me Thinks?

Siameze. He's 30. And he's a singer. He has the look. He has the attitude. He's like, let's do it.

If you missed the debut of Siameze on last night's X Factor, well, frankly you should just kill yourself. It left Paula speechless, but then again that's not saying much.

Since this is a design blog, let's focus on the aesthetics of this beautiful creature for a moment. First of all, Siameze thinks he is straight. He made it a point to say how it is easier to get girls when you are on stage. So there's that. Next, Siameze has silky ironed hair from the heavens that Kim Zolciak would kill for. He cannot help his looks, so stop admiring his Tyra Banks forehead or his sexually attractive Prince persona. Siameze wore a klassy turquoise fishnet shirt with nipple cleavage, TAPS (tight ass pants) with a maja bulge and high heeled boots. He did the splits, a herkie, a knee to boot run and a 360 reverse helicopter with his weave like nobodies business. Siameze is a mystical creature placed on this earth to give us peasants the glimpse of what true perfection really is: the second coming of the love child of Freddie Mercury, Rick James and Verdine White.

Siameze's performance can be seen here.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Hot Mess Monday

According to some people, Nicholas Cage is a time traveling Vampire. This 1870's photo of a man who lived Tennessee during the Civil War era is up for grabs on ebay for the bargain price of $1 million dollars. The seller believes he is the walking undead who reinvents himself every 75 years or so. Hurry up, there are only a couple days left of this auction.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Hot Mess Monday

I'll bet your home has the perfect sunny corner for this comfy and welcoming chair, right? I realize as an interior designer that my opinion may be biased, but frankly, this chair scares the shit out of me. Not only does it look like it would swallow you whole upon sitting in it, it has a haunting resemblance to Rosanne Barr.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Joanna!

To one of my besties, a woman who proves being a dork doesn't only apply to teenage boys.
I love you girl!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hot Mess Monday

This breathtaking wedding is to die for!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Beautiful Bevin

Swoon of the day, the Bevin ottoman from Horchow.
It's just so damn glamorous, don't you think?

Monday, August 29, 2011

Hot Mess Monday

Christ Almighty! You know you're in trouble when you make Snooki look elegant and demure. The hair, the dress, the contacts, it's all just a big slopopotamess. Deena, get a stylist.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Best Yelp Post Ever

I was looking for a place to get a blowout last week, and I came across a salon on Melrose that I had never heard of before. I read through a couple of their Yelp posts, it was just too good.

Stag Hair Parlor, Ary M:

I've been wearing a disaster on my head for the past few weeks; decided I need a haircut, right? Past by this spot a couple times but finally walked in yesterday for the first time. First, I was greeted by a legit fella. Then I was offered a beer. I was like, "Whaaat. Am I on that new show 'How To Catch an Alcholic.'" Nah. I wasn't. It was just good folks giving awesome service and hospitality.

Then I got Jerry, my ninja, to work his magic on my hair. The dude is legit. I gave a vague description of what I wanted and this cat knew exactly what I had envisioned. Was super detailed and made sure I looked sexually attractive.

I catch my reflection now and I'm like, "Yo. Who the fuck is this handsome fella looking at me in the mirror son?!"

Overall: great staff, awesome service, legit interior decor and free beer - pfft, who the fuck says no to free booze?

Wanna look attractive as fuck? You best hide yo wife, hide yo kids and get yourself to Stag booboo.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Hot Mess Monday

Let me set the scene for you. I go to sushi with my friends Erin and Artem at some dive on Santa Monica Boulevard. Brendan, coming from the Equality Awards at the Beverly Hills Hotel, meets up with us in full on black tie. We decide to go to The Abby, so we all pile in Erin's early 90's BMW station wagon, which curiously has a built-in car phone with a cord. This is a photo of a hot mess hanging out the window with a wine glass in hand driving down the boulevard, the cord wrapped around his neck screaming, "SELL EVERYTHING I TELL YOU!" And this was just the beginning....Gotta love West Hollywood.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Happy 4th!


I am signing off early this week to enjoy the holiday. I loved this cover of The New Yorker because the dog looks so much like Baddy. Have a great holiday!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Spotted! Dog The Bounty Hunter Edition

Yes, Dog the Bounty Hunter was taking in some of our beautiful Los Angeles weather just a moment ago. I would have taken a better photo, but he looked like he was in deep conversation. And just like that he was gone. Maybe a fugitive is on the loose in Westwood.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Summer!


I love the Google image this morning by one of my favorite Japanese artists, Takashi Murakami, celebrating the first day of summer! YAY!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Hot Mess Monday

For all of you in search of a job out there, here is an awesome cover letter. I so hope that this is real.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pop Raj Pillows

Today One Kings Lane is having a sale on these colorful and fun pillows by Pop Raj. And they are surprisingly very reasonable! If you need an invite to One Kings Lane, let me know!



Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Happy Anniversary

I got married three years ago today.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I Believe in the Death Penalty

I asked my landlord to re-tile the shower stall of my bathroom in 2009 as the grout had rotted away over the years and the cove skirting had come loose, creating an opening in the wall. Finally, she sent someone two weeks ago to do the job. They said it would take 3-4 days. Yesterday was day 13, and last night they left and told us it was "finished". Here is what they left us with:

Filth

You can't be fucking serious, right?

Crooked ass shelves

Fucking filth, and a missing toilet paper holder rod.

A broken glass shelf. I don't even know how they broke this, it tilts up? WTF? Oh, and tons of filth.

I did mention that my bathroom looked 1000x better before this, and was actually quite clean, right?



Yes, there really is two kinds of white.


I don't know if we paid extra to have them ruin the doors and frames or not?

Awesome paint job.

Do you think my tub is level? The wall thinks NO.

This used to be a clean floor.

That is a mirrored outlet cover, or at least it was.


Do you like they way the left corner tile is wider at the bottom, then gets skinnier and skinnier as it nears the top? Yes, there really is two kinds of white.

More filth.

Such precision in craftsmanship.

Where does the wall end, and where does the tile begin?


And my favorite, when I washed dishes in the kitchen last night this is what appeared up through the drain. I could seriously fucking kill someone. Fucking disgusting.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Early Signs of a Good Christmas

All of us fans have been wondering if the Americans will destroy the Swedish trilogy, but it looks damn good to me. What do you think? I can't wait to see it!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

It's In The Bag!

I am absolutely MAD about these adorable new totes from Jonathan Adler.

The Acapulco will be mine!



I get a ton of free bags these days at events, but then again I find myself always needing more!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

LA Pet Super Adoption This Weekend!



I went to this event a couple of years ago, and it was fantastic! Even if you're not in the market to adopt a pet, there are plenty of great vendors, vets on deck to answer questions and entertainment via dogs catching Frisbees, etc. to fill up your weekend.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jonathan Adler Warehouse Sale


Listen up all you New Yorkers! Jonathan Adler is having a warehouse sale in Brooklyn this weekend. I wouldn't miss it if I were you!

The Chica Wall Vase



Made of 100% recycled glass, the Chica Wall Vase by Crate and Barrel is a lovely way to say that summer is not too far away!