Los Angeles

Venice Beach, Los Angeles,Canon Digital Rebel

My goodness, I’ve been so busy catching up and I really want to just sit down and tell you all the right things about my trip to Los Angeles because it was SO much fun and it was just the girls and that was so wonderful and I got to see some very dear friends and laugh a lot and see art and walk on the beach and see 3 crazy thermonuclear type sunsets (have you seen the sun set in L.A.?) and eat middle eastern food and mexican food and indian food and thrift for clothes and go to a square dance party (sadly we missed the square dancing) and watch a table full of women take photos of each other’s cleavage. And then of course there were the HOURS of sitting in the car because it’s L.A. but it didn’t matter because I was with my sweet friends.

But I just don’t quite know how to put it all into words.

So here are some highlights:
– The bridal shower of a dear friend in Pacific Palisades. Fancy pants!
The Museum of Jurassic Technology — A weird little place full of strange and ironic curios, unexpected treasures, and really weird exhibits that were like a cross between the Exploratorium and McSweeney’s pirate store. I was completely transported to another world. My favorite thing I saw there was a line of microscopes with the tiniest paintings in the world on the slide beneath the lens. They were so detailed and beautiful, little birds and flowers made out of specks of dust.
– Venice beach at sunset. It was like the carnival complete with circus side shows.
– And finally, this gallery (and gallery owner) restored my faith in the art world and that there can still be playful, passionate, unpretentious work in these spaces.


Other new discoveries:
– A new art magazine called Making Room {via the talented Gayla}
– Jill Bliss paper products through Chronicle Books

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Hi, I’m Andrea

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  1. mati

    welcome back! making room & jill bliss’ notebook=wooow!

  2. jenn

    sounds like a dreamy weekend…. girlfriend weekends are so much fun.
    i really love the jill bliss journal, thanks for the link.
    glad you are home safe.

  3. stef

    i love when you give us new places to explore – making room and jill bliss are wonderful…
    the LA sunsets are divine!!

  4. Andrea

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful perspective of LA. I live in “the OC” (certainly not the same OC as the TV show…no, that is a parallel universe, about 10 miles from where I live…), it’s almost LA – many things in common – plenty o’ traffic, fabulous weather, beautiful foothills, and fantastic sunsets, but I often forget about how magical it is. Thanks for reminding me to stop and feel that magic. I’ll be sure to watch the stunning sunset tomorrow…

  5. Leonie

    How beautiful!
    Thank you so much for sharing your delicious time with us… I adore the photo you took ~ I love the silhouettes ~ I see a hindu goddess with many arms in there 🙂
    love and laughter,

  6. Kimberly

    I’ve been reading your blog for awhile now and throughly enjoy it. Just wanted to say thanks for sharing your pictures and thoughts.

  7. Kathleen

    The Museum of Jurassic Technology is so wild, I loved the minature carving of Carmen Miranda (I saw there a few years ago). It’s such a hidden gem…it’s wonderful that you mentioned it.
    Jill Bliss’s journal is so gorgeous, how exciting. 🙂

  8. Jen

    Wow – that photograph is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!
    It almost looks like it’s not even a photograph but some very cool painting. Did you tweak the picture at all or is that the real thing. Either or it is very cool.

  9. Tracy

    WOW! love that photo! I have a Jill Bliss journal…very very nice indeed.

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