Commencement tomorrow and then on a plane the next morning! Not sure if I’m nervous or excited at this point. Also made the mistake of not bringing my list of things that I needed to pick up while I was out running errands and thus I’m still missing my Fresh concealer and numerous other essentials. Stopped at the Grove yesterday and had a delicious espresso and sesame date scone with my parents from my favorite Fairfax coffee stop, Shortcake. Well, Coffee Commissary comes in at a tie. I have coffee stops from East to West and North to South of my LA Downtown homebase, and I also have a tendency to map/form my first opinion of a new place based on their coffee/beverage options. Sydney was a win, San Francisco has Blue Bottle, my hometown of Princeton has Small World, and Auckland has some great coffee spots as well. Nothing like sitting down at a cozy cafe with an aromatic espresso to tease your senses.
Stopped in Silverlake to take my dog to the dog park, then made sure to stop at Lake Boutique and Lamill Coffee. Even though I’ve been in this area countless times, I’ve never managed to pop into Lake until now. The careful selection of home goods, clothing, and jewelry made it appear that all those cool, laid back Silverlake girls must shop there frequently. In fact, I tried on those awesomely elusive Isabel Marant Dicker boots there and they were much more comfortable than I’d imagined. I’ve tried on several copycat versions, including the Steve Madden one, and none of them were particularly flattering or comfortable. This is one of those cases where the investment matters. If only they’d had black… I did end up buying a Directional Motivation leather wallet. It’s tiny, in a lovely nude beige color, exactly what I need for my upcoming trip.
PS Lamill’s iced double soy vanilla latte is some kick-ass creamy delicious rocket fuel.
So, a few weeks back I was uncommonly lucky to be invited to the Theyskens’ Theory Fall 2012 preview at its newly expanded store on Melrose. The samples were exceptional; the quality, cut, and materials were perhaps the most impressive yet. Although I tend to stick to the accessories for my own closet, here were my top picks for purchase come fall. Particularly in love with the leather boyfriend pants, gold illusion heels, and the silver leather jacket, although god knows I’d love to be able to slip into the beaded dress and jacket.
I made it just in time to say hello to the genius behind the brand. I was tongue-tied and barely managed to request to take a photo with him, in which he is looking handsome but I am not. Still, it was a moment worth commemorating.
It’s been a while no? Well I’m back for the summer and what a summer it will be! I’ll be living in Paris for two months, the second of which will be also used for foraying into other European destinations. And in honor of summer I’m including photos of my most recent two manicures. Pastels have me in an unlikely grip this season. And the answer is yes, I did steal them from my Instagram, which coincidently is @swiftshadows .