Here in California, we have two kinds of weather: cold (below 65 degrees) and not cold (above 65 degrees). Even though it's been an abnormally chilly spring for us, we finally starting to heat up. I'm ready for summer! Though I do consider it the hardest season to dress cute in (sometimes it's just too hot to think of new outfits). My summer essentials include: breezy cover-ups, easy dresses, denim shorts, mix-and-match bikinis, sandals and cardis for chilly nights.
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Straw fedora - Now I'm not the type of person who can wear hats, but in my mind, I could pull off this one
My family and I have been making yearly trips to Vegas ever since part of our family moved there about 15 years ago. And while I got to visit just about every arcade on the strip, there wasn't much else kid-friendly to see. So despite being a Vegas veteran, I'm just now getting to do the actual fun stuff. One thing I'm dying to see is the Boneyard. Basically it's a final resting place for all the old signs. Whoever came up with that idea is genius. You can reserve a tour there, but unfortunately it'll be closed next weekend when I go. Sigh. Next time!
Last year, I heard about this event called Cinespia, where movies get screened at the Hollywood Forever Cemetary. My mom, cousin and I packed up a picnic dinner (bread and cheese, grapes and sparkling lemonade - yum!) and went. We caught a showing of Some Like It Hot (HIGHLY recommended). Lemme tell you - people really get into these weekly showings! They go all out. I saw people with mini tables, candles, the works. It was definitely a fun, unique way to go out in LA. And I wanna go again this summer. I would love to see a scary movie - how awesome would that be? Too bad I don't know too many people who like scary movies. Any takers?
They have an awesome selection of old classic movies and cult hits. It's a total hipster heaven. It's just really fun to sit out under the stars and watch a movie!
So I've seen this poster in just about every chic decor featured on the internet/in magazines in the past few years. And I've always wanted one. When I heard Target was going to be stocking canvas prints and pillows with the saying, I hopped in my car to check it out. Only one lone yellow print hung on the shelf. Bummer! So I knew I had to order it online or else they were gonna pass me by. Now I'm just anxiously awaiting the arrival of my cheery red print!
This week I also watched New York, I Love You (can you tell my parents were out of town so I finally had access to the Netflix Insta Queue?). A "sequel" (don't know what else to call it) to Paris, Je T'aime (which should be seen for the beautiful shots of Paris alone). This one was much more celebrity-driven and instead of being distinct short films, the whole movie overlapped a little bit and characters got to interact. I definitely liked that part of it. Some storylines were better than others (the old people one being my favorite), but it definitely seemed like it focused more on the "I love you" part than the "New York" part. I liked the variety of different relationships you got to see, but wish New York would have had a bigger presence.
So I just watched The September Issue for the first time last night (I know right?). Pretty good. It was able to melt the icy image you have of Anna Wintour a little bit. You get to see her laugh and smile and interact with her family. I think that that quote from A Devil Wears Prada is really the best way to look at Wintour: "If it were a man, no one would be saying anything" (or something like that...) Oh, and don't you want to be friends with Grace? Like, right now? And Andre Leon Talley? I just kept saying, "Are you for real? You're a real person?" I think the documentary could be done better and dug deeper, but overall it was an interesting look into the two biggest personalities behind Vogue and how the magazine gets done every month.
Last but not least - wouldn't you kill to see all the photos that didn't make it into the magazine?