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.
- 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
- 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
Here's some stuff I did this past month.
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 Studios. It has the option of hooking up to a base and being a lamp, plus it glows in a black light.
If it happens to pop up around you, I suggest you pop in.
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.
One of the many reasons I love LA is that everywhere you look, you can find inspiration. Maybe not at first, but if you learn to really look you'll see things differently.