(June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012)
(My Halloween costume as Max from Wild Things, 2009)
“I said anything I wanted because I don’t believe in children, I don’t believe in childhood. I don’t believe that there’s a demarcation. ‘Oh you mustn’t tell them that. You mustn’t tell them that.’ You tell them anything you want. Just tell them if it’s true. If it’s true you tell them.”
- Maurice Sendak
Thank you, Maurice Sendak, for creating worlds that remained an enormous part of my childhood and helped shape my little imagination.
This is his first time recording his own stuff and he did the vocals and played every instrument on the track. I am quite proud of him!
These landscape paintings are done by Cuban artist, Tomás Sánchez.
It all looks so beautiful and serene, I just want to transport myself into his work.
Saul and I spent this past weekend in the Westside, which is not a part of town that either of us frequent very often at all. So, it was a nice and refreshing change of scenery for us!
Our first destination was The Getty Center, which is one of my favorite museums to visit in Los Angeles. The views are fantastic and the art is always enjoyable. Saul and I both wish we could have spent more time here, so we may be returning very soon. Perhaps pack a picnic lunch to bring next time! I particularly enjoyed the “In Focus: Los Angeles, 1945-1980” photo exhibition.
Next, we headed over to Westwood for lunch, where I experienced two firsts: Five Guys and Diddy Riese. Five Guys was yummy, but I don’t understand why everyone keeps comparing it to In-N-Out. Though both burgers, they really aren’t comparable. The cajun fries were not bad, but could be better. Diddy Riese was a nice little treat, though, for us, it didn’t quite live up to its hype. But that doesn’t mean we won’t return when given the chance!
After lunch, we headed over to Hotel Angeleno to check in. I received a decent package deal for the night + $40 hotel credit and two tickets for the rides at the Santa Monica pier. We relaxed for several hours, then headed over to the pier and promenade for some nighttime fun. Rode a few rides, ate a little snack and window shopped before returning back to the hotel and eating in with some room service.
Today, we were woken up bright and early with breakfast in bed. The majority of our day was spent with Saul’s co-workers at the Celebrate Israel festival in Rancho Park to promote Capsule. I took some photos for them and poor Saul began to feel ill and dehydrated, so we had to leave the festival early. The two of us rested for a few hours, then grabbed dinner in Century City before heading back to the good ol’ San Gabriel Valley.
I absolutely loved this weekend and hope yours was just as enjoyable!
As a little girl, Nancy Drew was my ultimate idol. So many of those yellow-spined books filled my bookshelf and I would sit for hours, on the edge of my seat, tearing through each story. Bringing out my inner detective to solve every single mystery alongside Nancy and the rest of the gang. She was so intelligent, brave and adventurous. Not to mention, that girl had style!
Here are some Nancy Drew related photos that I came across on the web. If you were as big of a Nancy Drew fan as I am, these will certainly tickle your nostalgic senses.
(Cute DIY Nancy Drew invitations via on-hand modern.)
(Custom Kindle/e-book reader cover sold at Etsy store ReboundDesigns.)
(Hollow Nancy Drew book safe sold at Etsy store SecretSafeBooks.)
(Book clutch sold at Etsy store RokkiHandbags.)
(Photos do not belong to me. Please click through for the source.)
Started off my day with a wake and bake and some vinyls. Went for an afternoon run, then was off to smoke some more and eat at The Boiling Crab. Had shrimp, crab, corn on the cob and of course, cajun fries. If things could go my way, I would eat there practically every day! Got a java chip mocha from The Honey Badger Cafe afterwards as a little dessert. Next stop was Amoeba’s, where we spent at least two hours looking through CDs and vinyls and found some good deals. Following that, we headed for The Grove and killed time at the Barnes and Noble while waiting for our movie time to come closer. Found some books to add to my reading list and came across the “Teen Paranormal Romance” section, as well as some poorly written erotica. The movie we ended up watching was The Cabin in the Woods, which was so gory and hilarious. This genre of film is definitely one of my all-time favorites. I’m certain I would be willing to watch this movie again sometime real soon.
Today was such an awesome day, and now I’m at home, chillin’ in my High Logic tank and ready to knock out. I hope anyone else that may have taken part in celebrating 4/20 also had a fun and safe weed-filled day!
In lieu of 4/20, here are some related photos to get into the holiday spirit!
(Photos which do not belong to me can be clicked through for the source.)