Tag Archives: L.A.
So glad I finally saw the French director Michel Hazanavicius’s totally inspired film The Artist and that it won best director, actor, and picture at the Oscars! You must see this film on the big screen while it is still in theaters, the only way it was intended to be seen.
My sister Skyler and I decided to go to the Griffith Park Observatory this weekend. The drive over
This amazing commercial has been spiraling around on the web but I can’t wait to watch it on a big screen during the big game
I’m aware that my last post was about venturing outside of my neighborhood but I thought today was too pretty a day to not spend by the beach. While stalling to start my workout I decided to relax a bit and enjoy my last sips of tea while taking in my inspiring surroundings. This also included some people watching and its L.A. so some puppy watching too of course. My break led me to some great new ideas and also to meet a fellow Cancerian from Brazil. He was practicing what appeared to be some new agey martial art or yoga. I wasn’t exactly sure what it was but knew it probably involved chi and definitely got good vibes from him. I later learned that it was Jiu-Jitsu.
Like probably most Angelenos out there, I find myself having a love/hate relationship with the city I call home. I try to keep things chill on the Santa Monica Coast and distance myself from the chaos of downtown. However things are starting to get a little dull over here, which is why one of my resolutions this year was to venture outside of my Santa Monica bubble. I must have been inspired by the British architect Reyner Banham I was introduced to in an art history course last spring by one of the most brilliant professors on the Scripps campus. In this hilariously entertaining 1970’s documentary “Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles” the English architect/tourguide basically takes you on a wild ride through the city exposing you to some of the most beautiful and fascinating places in L.A. The clip I have posted is just a taste of his tour but I highly recommend watching the entire 50 minutes of the film, trust me you are in for a real treat. Hopefully one day I will grow to love L.A. as much as this cooky Brit did back in the day.