Mondays can be pretty rough, so here's an awesome tune to power you through. Let's try to make today a good one.
How is it already Sunday? This week flew by at super speed. I had some big deadlines, it was painfully hot in LA and I'm prepping for a week long trip to Canada starting tomorrow which obviously made me lose track of time. I still managed to spend a fun morning exploring the east side (Canele for brunch and a stop by Spice Station and Vacation Vinyl) and a night out at The Grove for dinner and a movie.
Hope you all had a great weekend.
I'm in the middle of booking flights to NYC (woot woot!) and I thought of a little travel tip I wanted to share. Of course we all want nonstop flights, but unfortunately it's not always possible. I travel a lot for work which means I spend a ton of time walking around airports looking for food and wasting time, so I've developed preferences for certain airports. All airports have their pros and cons, but if you're forced into an unwanted layover (...and really is there any other kind?), you want it to be in Denver. The Denver International Airport is by far my favorite airport, specifically terminal D.
Next time you're there, make sure to pick up one of the free art guides located by every airport map (you can also view this helpful guide here). There are 14 works of art inside security and the guide tells you a little bit about each unique piece and its artist. When you're killing time between flights this is a pretty neat (and educational) way to spend an hour. It's almost ike a weird treasure hunt. They also have by far the best food selection of any airport terminal, except possibly terminal 1 and 3 in Chicago where you can grab a delectible between flight bite to eat at Rick Baylass' Torta Frontera.
The Husband was on set today so I didn't make it to a movie, but don't worry, I still have some "Indie Tuesday" thoughts for you. This is something that pops into my head almost every week when I see a movie. You know how when you leave a movie you always overhear someone say they hated the film? Or on Monday at work people inevitably talk about how they were so disappointed with the latest big franchise movie? Why is that? When did it become cooler to say you didn't like something than saying you did like something?
I'm not saying you need to like everything or not voice your opinions, I just don't understand why many people's first instinct is to pick out the negative bits. I think sometimes we just need to have fun and enjoy ourselves. Who cares if you liked Twilight or Dark Knight Rises. Own it!
End random movie semi-rant.
This weekend I finally hosted the BBQ I've been planning on hosting for months. Of course the day of the BBQ it was more than 90 degrees (seriously hot for us Angelenos) and right before people arrived all I wanted to do was hide inside away from the sun. I decided to embrace the heat (and my profuse sweating) and we all had a great time. I'm so lucky to have a great group of friends and it was awesome to meet a few new people as well. I actually had so much fun I forgot to take pictures! The day after the BBQ, I was so exhausted that all I could do was see a movie (the new Bourne) and read on the couch ("Gone Girl" and holy smokes was it good!).
So in the absence of my weekly photos, here's a Digby to tide you over.
Here are a few fun links for those of you looking to have your own weekend adventures:
Have a great weekend!
1. Kate Spade Sailor's Knot Ring- So delicate and beautiful. Seems like something you could wear every day. // 2. Dahl Haus Stripe Bottle Vase - A cute and simple little vase that comes in a wide array of colors. This would make a great housewarming gift. // 3. Eames Chair with Dowel Leg - I've loved Eames furniture for what seems like forever. One day I will make this chair mine. // 4.Dering Hall Boya Lamp - I'm a total sucker for unique lighting. I found it from this wonderful Pinterest board. // 5. Tortoise Shell Watch - I saw this snazzy watch on Pinterest and sadly the pin doesn't link to anything. It's a love story that was over before it began. // 6. Ugmonk Ampersand Crewneck - I love everything about this sweatshirt and I plan to own it ASAP.
It's officially official, I'm going to the Alt Summit Salt Lake City conference and I couldn't be more excited! The conference is a place for bloggers to connect and exchange ideas, attend panel discussions and workshops and I have been itching to go ever since I first discovered its existence. Throughout the year, Alt hosts online classes on a wide range of blog-related topics ranging from SEO ("Search Engine Optimization," for the uninitiated) to DSLR Photography 101 to How to Make a Media Package for Your Blog. If you're a blogger and you're not yet familiar with Alt, I highly recomend you check them out. Learning more about the blogging community has been truly eye-opening and I'm constantly inspired, impressed and excited by connecting with so many cool people through my site, Twitter and Alt classes. I can't wait to finally meet many of my fellow bloggers in person.
So, are any of you wonderful people going?