08 Aug 2018
Lucy Sparrow may have just set up the cutest supermarket you’ve ever seen. After creating similar exhibits in both London and New York City, she brought her creative expertise to Los Angeles. At the Standard Hotel in downtown LA, you’ll find a market with some recognizable items and while none are edible, they are all available for purchase. All 31,000 pieces!
With every project, Lucy’s number of items have increasingly grown. When she first started out in London, she had 4,000 hand-sewn products. In New York, the number of items increased to 9,000 with items selling out in just a matter of days.
I’m obsessed with these qt pieces and wish I could see this myself! Readers, if you’re in LA – check out the pop-up at the hotel that is showing right now until August 31st.
08 Aug 2018
I have to make sure when I’m writing these posts that it is AFTER I’ve had a meal. While catching up on news last night, I came across this Street Corn Lobster Roll – hello! Two of my favorite things! I’ve got a love hate relationship with lobster rolls though and if you’re like me, then you know where I’m coming from. I never grew up eating a whole lot of lobster and didn’t have my first lobster roll until I was visiting Boston for work a couple years back. I love that you can eat it hot with butter or cold with mayo. My biggest qualm though? Why is it that when you order the lobster roll it comes with a mountain of fries that overtakes the entire meal?
No disrespect to fries, but the lobster roll always feels so small in comparison and it’s what I want more of. I love this take on a “street lobster roll” that features corn and a spicy kick with the jalapeños . Since I’m a little bit on the weaker side of spiciness, I’ll likely pick these off.
How good does this meal sound for the end of summer? For the full recipe and to have step-by-step instructions on how to make this yourself, visit the source below!
08 Aug 2018
Who: Constance Wu
Wearing: Ralph & Russo
Where: Crazy Rich Asians Los Angeles premiere
It’s almost here! Who’s excited to see this film?! We’re going the night it opens and I’m very ready to laugh and cry.
07 Aug 2018
With Virgin America merging into Alaska Airlines, we had to find another new safety video to love, right? I haven’t actually seen the Lego movie yet, but these characters are adorable. How cute is this entire video? It actually surprises me that more airlines haven’t moved to this format. It certainly does help with being more engaged and paying attention. I just flew United this past week for my trip and don’t remember watching the instructions at all.
02 Aug 2018
I love hanging out at Sea-Tac Airport – maybe to an unhealthy extent. If I’m getting dropped off, I go early so that I can have dinner at one of my favorite local spots or shop at the Sub Pop store before heading home. Local vibes are everywhere at the airport and it’s one of the things that I love. Known for being a city with a famous music scene, there is no shortage of love for the community there. The Sub Pop store is easily the best last stop on your way out as you can pick up some great merch – records, tees, etc. You’ll even hear some of Sub Pop’s local artists overhead as you’re walking through the airport.
Now, the record label is taking over the skies! It was just announced today that they’ve got their own branded Boeing 737-800.
“The jet’s wrapping makes it look like a Sub Pop musician’s instrument case, only in much better condition,” Sub Pop co-president and founder Jonathan Poneman said in a statement. “It’s definitely the sickest jet on the tarmac!” Alaska Airlines’ managing director of brand marketing and advertising Natalie Bowman added, “This partnership brings together two independent, local brands that are committed to doing things a little differently.”
02 Aug 2018
photo cred | Matthew Tucciarone
I know what you guys are going to say. Do I honestly need to attend another Instagrammable pop-up? [Candytopia] in SF will officially be my fourth! I know I’m paying a bit of money to attend these, but I can’t help it. I have to see how these all pan out, right? Also, we’re on a streak…meaning we must attend them all!
Candytopia actually originated out of Los Angeles and now it’s coming to both New York and San Francisco. I bought my tickets for Elisa and I for the opening day on September 6th and I gotta say – that queue process was quite smooth. I always get nervous when I’m buying tickets for these things that I’m going to run into some sort of glitch, but it was the most painless one that I was a part of and I was in and out of there in less than five!
If you ever dreamed of experiencing something like “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” this would be it. The only downside is that you won’t be able to eat everything you touch, but that’s not such a bad thing when everything you see will be touched by everyone else. Like the Museum of Ice Cream and The Color Factory, there is of course a pit of some sort and this one happens to be filled with marshmallows!
For more information and more snaps from the LA version, click [here] Tickets also went on sale yesterday and no word yet on if they are sold out, but get yours soon so that you can be ahead of the game.
01 Aug 2018
The scale in my bathroom appeared broken this morning and I had two choices to make. Do I throw it out or do I throw it out and replace it? The whole thought process went down in the shower. It made me think of a recent episode of “The Bold Type.” Sutton and Jane are best friends and roommates, but in a previous life, Sutton used to shoot recreationally. After discovering that her gun was in their apartment, Jane was naturally, uncomfortable and wanted it gone. The best friends go back and forth, but one thing Jane asks Sutton is “have you ever thought of why you’re trying so hard to keep it?”
About six months ago, Mandi was over and we had a chat about the scale. She encouraged me to get rid of it and while she didn’t ask me “why” I was trying so hard to keep it, I realized I didn’t have a good answer as to why I needed to. I’ve always grown up with having a scale in my bathroom; even in my family home. Because it’s something that I’m used to – is that a reason to keep it? If I’m being honest, I just wasn’t ready to let it go.
About ten years ago, I was in college and going in for a yearly checkup. The doctor told me that I was “severely underweight.” I didn’t bother to really look into what that meant, but I took it as I’m not where I’m supposed to be for my age range. What I know is that I was in another flight or fight situation. My reaction upon hearing that was to give myself a number. This was the number that I decided then that I would never go over for my weight. I never did. I embraced being small and enjoyed it.
Friends and family that spend time with me know that I love food, but sometimes this disorder isn’t just about food and pounds. It’s about control and it’s very much a mental thing. My scale was a part of my daily life and I held onto it for so long like a crutch. It wasn’t just a scale. It was the tool that let me know if I was right on track or not. I’ve been thinking about the scale all day and it’s still sitting in my bathroom awaiting its fate. I just thought of another option. Keep the broken scale exactly where it is.
01 Aug 2018
Looks like we can finally put to bed the rumors of Anna Wintour leaving ‘Vogue!’ That’s great for us because honestly, did anyone actually want her to leave? As these rumors have been popping up, I imagine that exact same scene that occurred in “The Devil Wears Prada” where Meryl Streep tells Anne about all the people that would leave with her if she were “out at Runway.” Many thought that this upcoming September issue would be Anna’s last, but the rumors have officially been squashed as of this week.
CEO Bob Sauerberg took to the Conde Nast Twitter account yesterday to clear the air: