I am so obsessed with the Haunted Mansion that it is pretty much my dream home.And piece by piece I will make it mine, in my own little way.I found the stencil online to do this so now I just need to get the guts to do it. I'm thinking if I start small (like say my closet doors) then I wont be so intimidated.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Rio (of Beauty is Pain), Howie Pyro (of Intoxica Radio), Me, and my boyfriend Robert.
Me and Liseth (She is an amazing makeup artist for MAC)
Tom Cruise aka Danny Fuentes (who also DJ'd that night)
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Tammy Faye (Rio) and Joan Crawford (me), hung out last night in honor of my death themed birthday. Michael Jackson, Audrey Hepburn, James Dean, Edie Sedgwick and Brittany Murphy also mad an appearance.It was awesome. And the Mentors played. That's all I can say, because it really was insane.
restaurant at Disneyland! It was really cool to eat inside of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and I would love to do it again sometime, the food was surprisingly good ( I got a portabello mushroom). On Sundays Disneyland is open til midnight right now, so I definitely got a good amount of rides in, and did duplicates of my favorites. I love Disneyland, and it really does bring out your inner kid....another awesome day in the birthday weekend!
Saturday was record store day, but I went to a bookstore. Larry Edmunds bookstore to be specific. They are now the official launching point for the Dearly Departed Hollywood tours, which are all about Hollywood and death. It was awesome to see the presentation from Scott Michaels, the founder. His brain is so full of Hollywood trivia that all I can do is listen and learn. I bought two DVDs from him and have already watched both-they are great and are highly recommended by me! Check out his website Findadeath. And if you are in the area of Hollywood Blvd check out Larry Edmunds, they have a huge selection of hard to find books on the entertainment industry as well as Hollywood in general. They are also the place to go if you are looking for vintage movie posters or glossy 8x10's . It's a great store run by nice people, and the Dearly Departed family is equally amazing.
So, you aren't really supposed to take pictures inside the Magic Castle, so this is all I could do. The basement and the outside...but it was amazing! I love Invisible Irma, and she thrilled us by playing everything from Billie Holiday to Lady Gaga, with a little Queen thrown in for good measure. The magic was hilarious and skillful. The whole place is a beauty to stare at for hours, and I can't wait to go again. They had amazing fries with truffle oil and their gin gimlet is lethal. Something I learned while at the Magic Castle was that they are responsible for the dancing ghosts at the Haunted Mansion, hence the sign in the top picture. It was a great way to start my birthday weekend!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I'm going to the Magic Castle tomorrow! This is a total dream come true! I've wanted to go from the moment I heard about Invisible Irma and the secrecy of the place, so excitement doesn't describe the way I feel right now...it's more like Christmas Eve and I'm five-but squared. I will be sure to take lots of pictures (if I can?).
Earlier this week my friend Liza took pictures of me for her new photo website. We went for a theme after my my own heart...Old Hollywood. I have to say, getting pictures taken is a lot harder than it seems...at least for me. I'm notoriously nervous around a camera, like most people. So, I was really surprised they came out so cool. I guess staring at old movie star pictures is a healthy habit after all? Since all I did was think of Hedy Lamarr....
Friday, April 9, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
8 to 12 mint leaves
1/2 ounce ginger syrup
1 1/2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
Lime wedge for garnish
Put the mint in a pilsner or collins glass, cover with the syrup, and muddle lightly until the mint begins to release its aroma. Fill the glass with ice and add the gin and lime juice. Top with ginger ale. Using a bar spoon, stir the drink from the bottom up to mix. Garnish with a lime wedge