Los Angeles in Pieces & Parts

Images from Culver City gallery walk on Washington Blvd between Helms Walk and Fairfax Ave.















Deer at Getty Villa the Italy in LA

The calm and serenity of this recreated Pompeii Villa is easy understand, when in  Disneyland-style a deer frolics so near!

LACMA is always an iconic art stop

and bright experience especially when you start our day in the neighborhood with pastries and beyond from Republique.


This museum is so potent and dynamic that my experience fell into two distinct categories. The Armand Hammer Collection revitalized my love of some long life favorites, mainly Gustave Moreau. There is always so much to learn from the skill of these traditional masters. The beauty of these compositions and my, clearly bias, love of bouquets translated elegantly into "The Stories Of Almost Everyone" exhibit. Every object has a story. What does it mean when you place that object and that story in an institutional setting and burden it with a canon of higher meaning? Some of these works were pure cheek, while others were heartbreaking records of human history. 


The pop up shop at Hammer (Rat Bastards), GUCCI (another theme park moment waiting in the long Rodeo Drive line to get into the storefront) Laduree Salon de Tea (the height of French decadence, eventually I’ll patron every Laudree in the world)

The End

at the Castle in the Rain - Greystone Mansion and Park

An icon in the film industry. It was worth winding up into the Beverly Hills as this epic house made for a great last look at the L.A. cityscape, even through a rainstorm.

Fashion and Screen

Mildrid Perice
This photo shoot comes directly from "W". If you are unaware they have a great monthly feature that goes behind the scenes with up coming screen entertainment.  Last spring was the glorious “Mildrid Perice” with Kate Winslet as the star. The shoot itself really captures the masterpiece of the HBO mini-series. From the sets, lighting, performances, and the fashion it preserved the time and place of California glamor. Mothers and Daughters everywhere were moved by the story and longed for1940’s silky garments.

mood board #3: Cutting Loose with Decorum

 Mood Board #3: Cutting Loose with Decorum
In this town were I reside (Portland, Or.) The first warming and sunny days seems signal women to step out of the house, quite suddenly, totally scantly clad. All pail flesh. This mood board is about the glory of a transition. These woman look cool and put together in lovely lose long pants, so breezy and so many playful colors. Give yourself the time to acclimate to the new weather, the new spring fever and the new style you adapt. It's never becoming to bare-all too soon.

A Dedication

Every now and again some one walks into your life and inspires creation.

I was just so lucky to have two lovely ladies do just that for me. These friendships sparked in me the need to share my passions. These two women (they come in a pair), even though as different as water and sky, are smart, savvy, graceful, outspoken, avant-guard, and truly stylish. They are the best kind of women, the ones that inhabit who they are in every moment. That power spills and radiates out to others. Through their being, they confirmed and enforced my own artist vision and voice. My perspective is not only unique but valuable. I was held back from sharing my ideas before as I feel/felt that the blogo-spear is over saturated with the mundane details of narcissistic lives. I cannot deny that to share in this way you have to feel slightly self-important. However, I’m spinning this idea to be one about giving/sharing. I think of these women and many others as I paint, make, shop, flip fashion mags, find great design blogs, sip my favorite cocktails, read a true literary novels. I want to show them my thoughts of them filtering through my own vision. I wanted to create a record of all that is inspired by the ideas of those we love. So this blog exist. It is not a literal translation of my admiration but in an magical indirect way they inspired it!

Thank you Maddie and Emma