“Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can’t - you’re right.” This thought comes to mind, along with.... The woman at the next table is talking too loud. My quarterly taxes are due. I was supposed to buy plums at the Farmer’s Market today. “Whether you think you can, or whether … Continue reading D E S I R E
The only thing that might be more difficult than Pop Physique class is a class taught by the creator/owner Jennifer Williams. You cannot fake or fudge this one-hour class, which runs its way through every zone on the body, and is divided by floor-work, barre-work, and when-will-this-end work. But if you want results, this is … Continue reading Pop Physique
Of the seven deadly sins I believe I’m currently in S L O T H. At the core of this/my S L O T H is a sense of being overwhelmed. I say things like, I'll do it later; that will figure itself out later today. I can't get out of the overwhelm, so … Continue reading S L O T H
Realtors see houses all the time. Going in and out - thinking like a buyer, thinking like a seller - they see the good, bad, bold, big, awkward, small, and sometimes just plain odd. But once in a while you see a house and think ... I could totally live here. No. Problem. It's not … Continue reading Echo Park | Craftsmen on Coronado St.
There's something about those California desert towns, and leaving L.A to get there. Knowing you can spend the next day beneath hot winds rustling palm trees is priceless. Unpack the car, relax, and let the metronomic sound of crickets, and the soft splash of your own tan limbs gliding across the pool help … Continue reading House in the Desert, and you can afford it.
I try not to give in to fear, but it’s creeping up like the slimey little girl that lives in a water well. I was in shock over the election, and my brain had to make a tectonic shift around the reality. I could do nothing and, clearly, felt that fact. Immigration, Women’s Rights, ISIS, … Continue reading Stranger Than Fiction
Everything takes too long. Life is short. That’s what sucks. That’s my dilemma. I want certain parts of life to be done faster, better, already. It’s unrealistic I know, but it’s what I want, and what I expect. You shouldn’t be so hard on yourself. No sentence makes me shut down faster, this sack … Continue reading Perfection Is A Unicorn
She’s gorgeous. If you have a Filipino mother and Jewish father, you get a Samantha Feinerman. Who is she? She’s a former spin teacher and now full-time Yoga instructor in Silver Lake. She's a force of motivation, and one look at her body — well, that IS the marketing strategy. When she announced that she … Continue reading Like Riding a Bike
Marshall Blair of Blair’s Restaurant did his time in the kitchen, and today he has a sweet little neighborhood place in Silver Lake, which has settled in to become a classic and steady hang for dinner among the locals. All this is to say, food is his thing. So what’s his first memory of making food? … Continue reading Blair’s Restaurant
Baller Hardware gives Silver Lake some street cred, because it can’t be all hipsters with film projects and pink hair, bushy beards, and dark inky sleeves. People have to meet at other places besides cold-press juice bars, artisinal high-process coffee joints, and curated wine gatherings. There has to be some authentic pedigree in … Continue reading Baller Hardware