Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Obsession never dies.

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.

I don't know how or why I missed these when they came out, but I am determined to find a pair no matter what. Seriously, I think I would cry if I obtained these. So if you wanna see me cry.......it's very simple.

Erotic City @ La Cita

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)

Monday was the opening night (I think) for the Erotic City nights at La Cita. Josie Cotton played her new album, and it was amazing. And then it was all about the 80's on the turntable. Everyone dressed pretty 80's and I was personally pretty excited to wear my polka dot dress that I scored from Out of the Closet for $1. All in an excellent night. My only gripe was that La Cita again didn't honor their drink specials...so know that if you go, before you order. Otherwise it was a great party! So if you get the chance go to the next one!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Girl Crush#1

So, I'm going to start a new little feature on this blog for all of my Girl Crushes. Let me explain.
Urban Dictionary definition-Girl Crush: feelings of admiration and adoration which a girl has for another girl, without wanting to shag said girl. a nonsexual attraction, usually based on veneration at some level.
Joan Holloway is definitely one of my major Girl Crushes....why you may ask? Actually, WHY do you ask? Can't you see why? She's amazing! Stylish,beautiful, smart, witty, she plays the accordion and can make you a martini in ten seconds flat...must I go on. And while I'm at it let me specify, it's all about Joan the character. Christina Hendricks is a lovely lady, but I know nothing about her. It's Joan that I am going to be pining for until Mad Men comes back on. Her witticisms, her cool little pen necklace, the slow wiggle walk, her poise, I will be waiting Joan.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Dear Bettie...

For some reason today I kept thinking about Bettie, turns out today was her birthday. She's often imitated, never duplicated. They will try, but there will only be one.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dead Celebrities

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.

Happiest Place on Earth!

Sunday we went to do something I've always wanted to do-eat at the Blue Bayou 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!

Dearly Departed @ Larry Edmunds

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.

Magic Castle

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' ll Be Seeing You.

I have really stunk at updating my little project here, but I promise I will be better. This month is hitting me at warp speed and this week is my last as a 26 year old. I swear to you , only in Los Angeles is that ancient! I definitely am not excited about being a year older in this town, but the only thing I hate more than telling my age is lying about it. So there you go. This weekend looks to be tons of fun, and I am seriously planning on blogging all about it. I often wonder if anyone really cares about the obsessions and interests of someone like me, but at the same time do I really want to know? To me this is fun, I enjoy doing it and I like reading other peoples blogs. But so you know-when I actually get a comment...well that just makes my day!

Open Sesame!

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?).

Old Hollywood meets Thriftstoreglitter

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....

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Cole's French Dip and Ginger Rogers

Last week my boyfriend and I went day tripping downtown and tried out Cole's....it was amazing. The ambiance was very old school and dark, which I loved.And the food was great! We don't eat meat,so I can't talk french dip, but the fries are amazing. That said, where I really fell in love was the bar. They have such an amazing bartender-he gives Max at the Cicada Club a run for his money! I ordered the Ginger Rogers, (I had to do it for so many reasons, you understand...) and it was sublime. So, if you like the Moscow Mule recipe I posted before then try this one too-it's a similar creature. Also if you ever get to Cole's, try the garlic fries and the hot mustard. Oh and the spicy pickles too-they are so good!
Ginger Rogers
8 to 12 mint leaves
1/2 ounce ginger syrup
1 1/2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
Ginger ale
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

Photo courtesy of The L.A Times
Drink Recipe courtesy of Cocktailia

Saturday, April 3, 2010

I *Heart* Jeff Koons

We went to LACMA the other day and I fell in love with this. If I was loaded I would love to have it in my apartment.....a girl can dream, right?


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