I can’t focus on anything today, since hearing about the grand jury’s decision NOT to charge the police officer who killed Eric Garner. So I decided to scribble down what I was thinking.
While I can’t imagine what his family is going through and I think they deserve justice which was sadly not offered them today, this is no doubt a much larger issue. Last week, we heard the same results from a grand jury regarding Mike Brown’s murder. And today was the funeral of Tamir Rice, the 12 year-old killed by police.
That’s just the last two weeks, and that’s not even everyone…………………..
As the Latin-American wife of a Black man, I’m not sure I want to have children and bring them into this world. It hasn’t changed and now I wonder if it ever will…
Well, this post is a little delayed. I posted on Instagram when I received my first Skandicrush subscription box and intended to post what was inside soon after. The last couple weeks, I’ve been wrapped up in making some fun changes to my apartment. And then there’s the day job of course.
But finally, here’s what was inside my Scandinavian subscription box…
Admittedly, I was a little disappointed to see only two items, but once I saw what they were I was completely satisfied. The cost of the box was way under the value of the two items. They’re also perfect because I needed a couple pretty details for the kitchen.
So, the first item is a set of stylish bottle grinders. The ceramic design is smooth and pretty (perfect colors for me), but it’s also smart design. The grinder is at the top, so no mess. I’ll probably use them for pepper and sea salt, but they can be used for all types of spices.
The other item was a set of dish towels, which I was actually in the market for. I can’t express how perfect these are in regards to color and pattern. I love them.
I haven’t unfolded them yet, I’m saving them for a photo shoot in my home that’s coming up soon…
If you love Scandinavian design, I highly recommend subscribing. There’s also the option to just purchase one box if you prefer.
1. There’s a new Joan’s On Third in Studio City, which opened about a month ago. I’m really excited about it since the other one is in mid-city on 3rd street and it’s impossible to get to it because of parking. Plus it’s just a lot farther for me now that I live in Sherman Oaks. This cafe/market is somewhere I can see myself making a second office when I’m no longer working full time. There’s yummy food and desserts, but most importantly great design and atmosphere.
2. Not sure what all of you are doing for Halloween tomorrow, but I’ll be watching Gremlins with the kids (my cat and dog). Lamont will probably end up at a party since he likes people.
3. The weather in L.A. is not as cool as I would like it, but it’s definitely cooler and it’s helping me get out of the office more for lunch. Even if I just run a couple errands, it’s nice to get out since my office doesn’t have any windows.
4. I’m so excited for the little re-design going on in our apartment. We’re making some changes in our shared office and if all goes as planned, it’s going to be awesome. Little hint: large white desk! However, currently I want to pull my hair out with the mess that exists in our entryway and office (which share the same wall). I gave my niece our white console table, but haven’t found (or built) the shelving I want for the entryway yet.
I love the eye trend… Stylistically, it just looks cool. But, if you want to get deep about it (which I usually do), for me they eye symbolizes insight and clarity. Both of which I could use more of lately.
Well, if I can’t have clarity in life, at least my socks can…