Tuesday, December 18, 2012

In honor of the Instagram drama today, I decided to do an Instagram post since I haven’t done one in a while. I posted a couple links on Twitter about all the drama. One of them is from The Verge and it clears everything up, basically explaining that it wasn’t as bad as we all thought, but that Instagram was still stupid in how they handled everything. Oh, and that Facebook sucks (the new owner of Instagram of course). Side note: I want to delete my Facebook account, but I need it for my day job. I manage social media for an ecommerce site and all pages are accessed/managed through a personal Facebook account. Also, I prefer stalking my friends on-line rather than actually seeing them. Kidding.

The second link I tweeted earlier was from Instagram apologizing, clarifying and placing their tail between their legs. I think I’m feeling better about things. We all did our job on social media and scared Instagram into editing their TOS. I hope it’s all ok, but we’ll have to wait and see. Just remember, if things don’t roll out the way we want, January 16th is the deadline to cancel your account or agree to the new TOS.

Can you believe I killed an air plant? Such a cute little guy too. It’s still hanging in our kitchen because I’m trying to bring it back to life. Wish me luck.

I’ve decided to take on a project and snap a shot of all different kinds of fonts. It’s a little practice and a little fun. I read somewhere that it was a lesson in a graphic design course. This is exactly the type of class I missed out on with my Graphic Design certificate. A degree program would have no doubt taught me about type, tension, white space, etc.

This is what I saw when I walked out of our apartment at 7:30am on Saturday to get our favorite eat-in-bed breakfast (bagel sandwiches). It was one of those perfect cool and crisp mornings after a good rain. I love Los Angeles in the Winter. The summer is too hot and sunny for me, but the Winter is PERFECT.

Is there anything cuter (besides your pet)?! I’m jealous of Jolie’s beautiful green eyes.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

So, here on the sunny West Coast I feel really guilty as I follow the updates on Superstorm Sandy and its aftermath via Twitter and CNN. Twitter is such an amazing tool, not just for me on the other side of the country wondering what’s going on… But for those on the East Coast trying to communicate with each other and let each other know the status of things in different parts of the city. Watching people tweet which bagel shop is still open or that a fire broke out on a particular street corner was pretty cool and heart wrenching at the same time.

This photo from Brooklyn is breathtaking, both the wave and the power of mother nature. But it’s also amazing in a very different way… It’s proof that when you have passion for what you do, nothing will get in your way. NOTHING. Can you believe this photographer and the risk he took to get this shot?!

Maybe it was my anxiety for friends (and even strangers) on the East Coast or maybe it was the new arc floor lamp I bought yesterday, but last night I decided to re-arrange the living room (and some of the dining room) when I got home from work. It’s the third time since moving in about 6 months ago. I like it now though, I just might be settled. Maybe I’ll post pictures soon, but the perfectionist in me holds me back.

My thoughts are with all of you on the East Coast as you wake up to a very different city than yesterday morning…

Photography by Chris Ozer

Friday, October 5, 2012

One of my favorite places to go in L.A. is the Farmer’s Market at 3rd + Fairfax. My husband and I are so happy to be back in L.A. after living in San Diego for a few years. San Diego is beautiful, but it’s not our L.A….

Photography 1

We used to live in Park La Brea across the street from The Grove, which is right next door to The Farmer’s Market. We would walk over every weekend, sometimes even during the week. There’s some great spots to eat, but best of all there’s a great variety if you’re not sure what you feel like.

Photography 2

We typically head there in the morning, before it gets packed, and venture to our spot Phil’s Deli for breakfast. We sit at the bar and grub on some hash browns, pastrami and eggs. We sit there and imagine all the old Hollywood types – the Bogart’s, Bacall’s and Monroe’s – who most likely frequented The Farmer’s Market back in the day.

Photography 3

While I grab my coffee at Starbucks, my man likes soda with his breakfast. Weird, but I sure do love the cute soda bar he goes to. (We got there even before the soda bar opened that day!)

Photography 4

If you’re in L.A  and have never been to 3rd + Fairfax, get over there! There’s lots more to do in the area so it will be well worth the drive if you don’t live close.

I’ve been having fun with my camera lately, so stay tuned for more fun trips around L.A…. and maybe even elsewhere if we can finally take that honeymoon over a year later! Geesh