Friday, July 13, 2012

summer lovin'

I have been offline for a little while recovering from the excitement of the big Yo Gabba Gabba kids room project.  I kept meaning to write sooner but honestly I have been a little overwhelmed with working on other projects and having a little holiday fun so that leads me to now, Friday the 13th...
I don't know about you all but I am really loving this summer so far.  So many of my favorite flowers, fruits and Los Angeles summer events have arrived and I am just giddy about it.  I never got to acknowledge the quick arrival and departure of peony season.  One of my favorite p's of summer.  So I just want to take a moment to celebrate them.  I was at my local Trader Joe's every single week for the last month buying these beauties to fill my apartment.  I am so sad the season is now over but happy to have these photos to remember them by until they arrive again next year.
love them in front of my hand painted wall!

Now I am on to my other favorite p of summer.  Pluots.  They are plums crossed with apricots and in my opinion this is the best fruit ever.  I only discovered them a few years ago and have been hooked ever since.  They have a super short season in LA as well and I stock up every Sunday at the farmer's market.  These beauties come in a few different varieties but my favorites have a dark pink and green speckled skin and a bright fuchsia colored inside and the taste is the best ever!

Since I don't have an outdoor space to call my own and am still on my quest to get a plot at Wattles Farm, I have been spending a lot of my free time enjoying my favorite summer outdoor activities.  Currently in the midst of Hollywood Bowl season and had the pleasure of spending my July 4th holiday singing and dancing along to my man Barry Manilow.
Yep, I am not afraid to admit that I am a total Fanilow and have been for ages... even during my late teens, early 20's, when I was wearing all black with pale skin and constantly listening to the mellow sounds of The Smiths and The Cure.  Barry's music makes me smile and everytime I see him live I have to don my 1978 vintage Manilow t-shirt (I want to preserve its beauty so I only bring it out for special occasions).  And frankly, what is more all American than Barry Manilow and fireworks?  Sadly, I know the chances of finding a cute straight boyfriend that is also a Fanilow are slim...
Last night I went to a gallery opening and saw some really cool work from a Dutch street artist that goes by the name Ego Leonard.  He paints these groovy Lego characters on vintage maps and I have to say I am in love! How groovy is the cool traveling couple at the top of this post?


I'm still spending my Sundays at the flea markets around town shopping for groovy items for my clients (and of course myself).  I am loving this fab vintage reclining setee I spotted at last week's Rose Bowl market.  Amazing.  Moments like this really make me wish I had a massive storage space to house this because sadly I had to pass...
I have a couple of fun DIY projects to share with you next week from some friends of mine so stay tuned...

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until next time...

the formerly almost 40 year old intern


  1. I like the Smiths and Barry Manilow too! Stick to your'll meet someone.