November 18, 2009
Gypsy-chic threads from “the Dude” who brought you Davis Burns. Venice Beach hippy-ster brings you Winnifred Beach Yacht Club. Essentially robes to rock around town. The Dude Abides.
November 13, 2009
We just died and went to grilled cheese heaven. The Grilled Cheese Truck is dirrrty good. They have an assortment of grilled cheese sammy’s that melt in your mouth. BBQ Pork with caramelized onions, roasted butternut squash with gruyere and more… We went OG style and got a regular ol’ grilled cheese. Nothing fancy for this little piggy. For the ultimate food-gasm try the grilled nutella, marshmallows with roasted banana spread – uhhh huh. The bread is toasted to perfection. You can find them on Twitter like all the other food trucks taking over the city. Ok going back into our food comma now.
November 12, 2009
Come Be Moved at Power Plate – The Experience! Lisa Pemberton, massage therapist extraordinaire, is setting up “pop shop” style for the next two weeks at Power Plate to introduce friends to her magical fingers. Hurry – space is limited. Lisa is always running around town working her magic…
Therapeutic & Holistic Deep Tissue
November 9, 2009
The new Stella McCartney for Gap Kids and baby Gap is absolutely insanity! We want it all. Everything from flare jeans, sweater leggings, tuxedo jackets to fresh lil duck boots. We died for that band jacket and we WILL figure out how to squeeze our adult body into it — even if the guy at the Gap was looking at us like we were super creepy.
November 6, 2009
Recently we found ourselves in a gypsy jetsetter whirlwind of bohemian delight. We were introduced to a campy little boutique on the corner of Highland and Melrose, Nickey Kehoe. One word: obsessed! Inside you will find everything from beautiful vintage rugs + pillows, retro hand-woven 70’s rope decor and a collection of 50’s and 60’s refurbished furniture. We found ourselves decorating our entire make believe house.
November 5, 2009
Eco-logical solutions from resident blogger, Larry Frazin, “LaZin”
There is a vat of plastic in the Pacific Ocean the size of Texas. It is swirling around, unable to do anything but kill marine life and everything in its path. Plastic is non-biodegradable. Once made, it is there forever.
It is said there are billions of plastic bottles now littering our land and sea. What a stupid human invention. However, there is a small little ray of hope galvanizing one customer at a time.
It is happening and it is happening quietly. There is a company in the eco space that is actually making a subtle difference the only way it matters: they are doing it with a style, all their own. That company is Tetra Pak. This cool little package is made from wood chips, and the power is reborn. You have probably seen O.N.E. O.N.E, which stands for One Natural Experience, is a company using Tetra Pak containers to sell their coconut water and more. Pretty cool.
But next is where it matters: in the schools. If the kids could carry a cool Tetra Pak container, completely recyclable, it would change the world. And they might. Either O.N.E or another company will hit with the definitive water bottle made by Tetra Pak. The key: throwing it out – not re-filling it.
We have to stop the plastic bottle. How guilty do you feel lately walking around with a big plastic bottle? It all comes down to style. Fiji Water had it down with the square bottle with the waterfall on the see through back pane. But don’t let the branding hype fool you – it is plastic. It all contaminates and it is time for change.
As an owner of an eco-savvy clothing line, I can tell you that the future generation has a planetary emergency on their hands. But they are really not paying attention. They are worried about what to wear when the world melts down. However, we have seen that if you create a cool product, they will gravitate to it. It is a call to action. We just have to find a way to get them to express it. This is the way to a sustainable future. The new ecological approach to products is the only way out. The most effective solutions for climate change are adopted by, “the influentials.” That would be our children. Go Tetra Pak.
November 2, 2009
TURPAN, located in the Brentwood Country Mart is a haven for all products of amazing quality from around the world. The two owners, Greg and Katherine have curated a mix of the best of the best from European and American design. The store carries everything from beauty products, furniture, jewelry, organic towels, electric bikes (we want one sooooo bad) and eclectic toys. Even more cool, from October 29 – November 4, 2009, TURPAN is showcasing a collection of handcrafted items from South Africa (all for sale) as part of the Simunye Trust Organization, The Art of Hope. All proceeds will benefit The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Capetown, South Africa. The collection is surreal. Go see for yourself…