Friday, January 29, 2010

mix tape for the weekend

With Arms Outstretched-Rilo Kiley
Good Vibrations-The Beach Boys
Free Ride-Edgar Winter
Let Go-Frou Frou
Swim-Jack's Mannequin
Winter-Joshua Radin
Radio Song-REM
Uptight-Stevie Wonder

chalk it up

In love with the thought of having a whole chalkboard wall in my apartment like Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character in 500 Days of Summer.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

the door test

Tonight I was reminded of the door test in "A Bronx Tale". When I was in high school, boys considered this gospel and any girl who failed would surely hear about it. Now all but obsolete in a world of keyless entry, the philosophy behind the test holds up: be good to each other. Although it doesn't matter who's driving, it really is the little things.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

after the rain: sunny days and snow caps

I made my way up to Runyon Canyon Saturday morning after a week of rain here in LA. The mountains in the distance couldn't have been more gorgeous.

Soundtrack of the moment: Light and Day-Polyphonic Spree

mix tape of the day

Don't Stop-Fleetwood Mac
Who Killed Tangerine-Tears For Fears
Like A Rolling Stone-Bob Dylan
Graceland-Paul Simon
Ramblin Man-Allman Brothers Band
The Passenger-Iggy Pop
Across The Universe-Rufus Wainwright
Close I've Come-Ben Lee
Chocolate-Snow Patrol
Don't Fear The Reaper-Blue Oyster Cult
The Weight-The Band


I was lucky enough to be asked to be the maid of honor in a dear friend's wedding last weekend. The tender honesty of The Beatles served as the inspiration for my toast to the lovely couple.


Mix tapes. In middle school and high school, there was no greater way to capture all the emotions you couldn’t quite put into your own words. They were painstakingly compiled and carefully chosen collections. Welcome to my mix tape: a playlist of inspirations, thoughts and curiousities both big and small.