Tuesday, December 14, 2010

all kinds of lovely!

this weekend was filled {FILLED!} with parties, people, & art ~ just how i like it!

friday night was a blast. we headed over to a holiday party at our friends' house and met dozens of interesting people in the biz. our friends, elia & maranatha, are talented filmmakers. maranatha even won an emmy for her documentary about pediatric heart surgeries in egypt. it was so much fun getting to hang out with them and meeting their interesting friends.

the renegade craft fair was at a small park close to my home, nestled in a little valley between chinatown, elysian park, and the art warehouse district. there was also a lovely view of downtown.

on saturday i took the mr. to show him some of the things on my christmas wish list {hooray for handmade!}. then sunday i went and met up with the lovely brandi from not your average ordinary & pizzelles, and i had the pleasure of meeting lillian from unstitched {her blog is gorgeous, by the way}. it was so great to meet a couple amazing blogger ladies in real life. both brandi and lillian are so sweet and fun! plus, they both brought cookies that they had baked. i now have the distinct pleasure of telling you that they are fabulous bakers. mmm!

unfortunately, i forgot to take my camera to the fair, so i only have one photo from sunday, which i will share due to the sheer absurdity of it. that's right folks. this is how i dressed on sunday, DECEMBER 12, outside!

{85 degrees. sorry to all of you who are currently snowed in. it's hard to remember it's winter in most places in the northern hemisphere.}

i also came across some new shops that i fell in love with at the fair. catia chien makes the most beautiful and emotional art {especially for my fellow child therapists}. by belinda has hilarious, creative, and charming greeting cards. the postage service has sweet letters with vintage, pre-stamped postage. and of course, boygirlparty did not disappoint with their super cute recipe cards and fold + mail stationary.

yup, it was a pretty fantastic weekend. 
 yesterday i registered as a movie/tv extra.  i figured if i need a random job to make a little money in los angeles, it might as well be in the movie business.  we'll see if they like my face and pick me to stand in the background of stuff.  maybe you'll even get to see part of my arm in the background of chuck or glee! :)

i hope you all are having a lovely week so far!


  1. Sounds like a lovely weekend. How lovely that you and Brandi were able to meet up!

  2. Whoaa..that was fun!! and you are so cute in that dress!

  3. Your dress was so adorable! And that photo of the park is beautiful. We most definitely need to hang out again soon.

  4. Brandi and Lillian were both one of my first blogging friends. Love them! In fact, Brandi and I are meeting on Wednesday in San Francisco. I am so excited!

    And it's been warm here the last few days also. Whew! Can't even wear a scarf.

  5. Sounds like an amazing weekend!

    You're wearing a dress, my goodness! I'm snowed in here in Kentucky with a temperature of 5 degrees! Brrr!

  6. I am so jealous... I want to be somewhere where there isn't snow!!

  7. you look stunning in that dress!!!

    so amazing that you got to meet brandi (who's blog i adore!) - cheers for blog friends in real life! xoxo

    seriously, you are SO PRETTY with the cutest little form.


  8. Oh you are just the sweetest :)

    It was definitely a nice, hot day Sunday! And your outfit was so super cute! :) I loved your shoes, too :)

    So cool that you're going to be a tv/movie extra! It'll be quite the experience :) Be sure to update us on that so we know where to look for you ;)

  9. Sounds like the perfect weekend! I love little art fairs in outdoor spaces. I'm just jealous that you get to enjoy them all year round!

    Oh and I LOVE your dress. Very pretty!

  10. I was just in LA last weekend, we went to the beach. I couldn't believe how warm it was. Is it bad to celebrate global warming by putting on shorts and a tank top in the middle of december?

    p.s. love your outfit :]

  11. ah, does sound like a fantastic weekend!! i met up with some fellow bloggers too - so fun meeting them / and inspiring! seriously can't believe the heat spell LA has been having... Dec?!

  12. Just found your blog through Lillian and Brandi, and I love it! I work as an extra in LA sometimes, too, maybe we'll bump into each other :)

  13. Sounds like a great way to spend the weekend (so much more fun than the way I spent mine)

    You look adorable in that dress, though I am having a very hard time wrapping my head around the fact that you can dress like that on the 12th of December!

    Wish I could have met up with you and Brandi. One day!

    PS: That would be AWESOME if you get to be a tv/movie extra. Too bad LOST is no longer filming (SOB!)... maybe they'd have flown you over to Hawaii and while you were on set you could've told Sawyer that the love of his life was waiting for him up here in Victoria!

  14. oh my goodnes CUTE DRESS!!!! :)

    love, polly

  15. sounds like such a fun weekend! i love blogger meet ups!
    That dress is gorgeous! i wish i could be wearing summer dresses right now!

  16. Your weekend sounds so fun! I love that dress on you and the weather was perfect for it...I was so sorry to miss Renegade!! I bet there were so many wonderful goodies there.


  17. 85 degrees in december...god i love california!

    it wasn't that warm up in norcal but it was pretty effin nice.

    btw you look adorbs lady!

  18. that dress is adorable! thanks for your warm welcome back into blogland, love :) you always make me smile. honestly, it never fails.

  19. Wow, so jealous that you could wear that supercute dress on December 12th!