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Recently, in Summer by Julia Walck

Summer nights (and days) are really amazing. The sun might be hot in the daytime, but it's always worth it when you can kick back and relax in the warm summer nights. 

PS: "kick back" reminds me... We heard the song "Can I Kick It?" on Thursday, Friday, AND Saturday while we were out.  

Here's what I've been up to this past week:

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

  • Ate at Border Grill downtown
  • Accidentally showed up 2 hours early at the Bootleg thanks to the wrong set time in an email (8:30 is the same as 10:30, right?)
  • Ubered over to Mohawk Bend for drinks and photo-booth-ing
  • Walked across the street to Bar Bandini to kill some more time
  • Headed to the Bootleg for real this time to see Kyle Craft, which was the BEST $9 show of my life

SATURDAY

  • Let's just say Saturday morning was a bit of a struggle, which consisted of watching A LOT of Game of Thrones... with the blinds shut and all of the lights off
  • Late afternoon, we went over to the Annenberg for the KCRW Sound in Focus concert with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  • Got a Dogtown Dog and some "ice cream of the future" from food trucks
  • Edward Sharpe wasn't super sharp that night and we went home before he even played it

SUNDAY

  • Stood in line at Eggslut, and the payoff was delicious
  • Shopped around at Renegade Craft Fair and snagged a sweet ampersand pin from a fellow ampersister, Katie Wilson of The Good Twin
  • Found out that pear sorbet ice cream is a thing and Jeni's makes it

Recently, in May by Julia Walck

Here's some stuff I did this past month.

Let this VW Bug borrow my hat šŸŒ¼

Found a magical labyrinth in LA

Thrifted 3 bird decanters

Bought myself some flowers

Went to the Arboretum

Saw a lot of peacocks

Spent time looking up

Cleaned off our balcony & tidied pots

Acknowledged I have a problem & don't care

Swooned over James Blake

Line danced at a country bar

Completed 27 days of hats

Accidentally wore the same outfit as Hollywood Blvd.

Pop Up Flea by Julia Walck

The Grove this past weekend held an event called Pop Up Flea where local "shop small" artists gathered, conversed and peddled their work. 

I got a fantastic florescent acrylic saguaro cactus from Nobel Truong of Nobl StudiosIt has the option of hooking up to a base and being a lamp, plus it glows in a black light. 

Pop Up Flea's slogan is "A Short-Term Shop for Long-Term Goods". Their events typically are in one spot for a weekend, then they pack up and move somewhere else state-wide or even internationally.

If it happens to pop up around you, I suggest you pop in.

U.S.A! U.S.A! U.S.A! by Julia Walck

This Fourth of July was one of the most patriotic ones I've had yet. 

I started early, on July 3, and saw "The Goonies" at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery as part of the Cinespia showings. (You should totally go to these and can learn more about them here.) You could have your photo taken in a cave, drink wine and have dinner, and there was even a fireworks show afterwards. 

I had all of Friday off from work. Which literally never happens. So I made an icebox cake! Possibly the most red white and blue cake I'll make in my life... though I might see that as a challenge for next year. 

The recipe was from this awesome cookbook called Mad Hungry Cravings and was super easy to make! PS it was delicious.

Actual July 4th consisted of drinking, family time and a TON of fireworks. Obviously.