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My Old, Familiar Friend

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Last night I ventured out to see my first concert of 2010 and I was thrilled that my first show of the new decade was performed by my Detroit homie Brendan Benson. Benson, as some of you may know, has spent the last few years playing in The Raconteurs with Jack White (who also hails from Detroit Rock City) but I’ve been a fan of his for years before he joined The Raconteurs and was just a solo act. It’s been many years but the last time I saw Brendan Benson play solo, he was performing on Woodward Ave. as part of Rock City Fest in downtown Detroit. Needless to say, it was quite a treat to see him playing here in LA last night:


Brendan released his latest solo album My Old, Familiar Friend last August and this tour is in support of that fantastic album. After the jump, check out a few photos that I snapped of Benson on stage at Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA last night … More »

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Dinner & Dancing

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Last night I got dragged out of the house by my dear friends Darion and Jordan for a night of dinner and dancing. David was supposed to come with but he was feeling under the weather at the last minute and decided to opt out. Undaunted, Darion and I enjoyed a fun dinner at Rambutan Thai in Silverlake … we were met by Jordan and his good friend Adam for drinks afterward. I, somehow, got talked into having another drink at Akbar and well, that’s was my night:


It was really fun hanging with the guys but I wasn’t really in a mood for a big night out. Darion and I bailed by midnight and that was fine by me :)

It is a gloriously sunny day here in LA today so I’m gonna try to get out and enjoy it … tonight I’m seeing Brendan Benson at the Troubador in West Hollywood, CA. Ahh … happy Saturday :)

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Close ‘Encounter’

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Last night I FINALLY met up with my dear friend Adriana for our appointed monthly dinner date (which was weeks overdue) and we decided to let David tag along with us. AY and I have a rule that the places we eat have to be new so we were racking our brains to come up with a place to dine … then it hit me! I knew the perfect place that we would all love to visit, that none of us have ever been to before … in fact, I don’t know anyone alive who’s ever been there. I decided we should have our date at Encounter Restaurant & Bar right smack dab in the middle of LAX Airport:


I’m certain that everyone in the SoCal area (or has visited the SoCal area) has seen Encounter but, as I said, I’ve never met anyone who’s actually been inside. Sooooo … that’s where we went for dinner and drinks last night. After the jump, check out some photos from inside Encounter and hear my mini-review on the famed eatery that no one ever eats at … More »

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Picnic In The Park

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So … yesterday was David’s and my 4 year anniversary and altho we’ve celebrated in Barcelona, Spain and Amsterdam, Holland in the past, this year we decided to celebrate in our own backyard. We didn’t want to make a huge production out of our special day, we just wanted to spend some time together outside … so we packed a small picnic and made our way to Coldwater Canyon Park for some quality time together:


The weather was beautiful but the company was even more beautiful :) If you so desire, you can check out some of the photos we snapped on our picnic outing … More »

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4-Ever

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Today, David and I are celebrating our 4 year anniversary :) It was 4 years ago today that we met in Amsterdam and, as it turns out, fell madly in love. Here is one of the first photos that we ever took together on that fated trip to Holland:


We can hardly believe it’s been so long … and yet, we still have a whole lifetime to share ahead. Thank you so much for all of your well wishes … we couldn’t be happier. We’ve got plans for a nice, quiet celebration today.

It’s a beautiful day, y’all … I hope you are able to enjoy it as much as we plan to :)

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In ‘Gods’ We Trust

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BLAHHHHHHH! So, my day yesterday was totally shot … thanks to the ineptness of UPS. Long story short, they were due to deliver a piece of furniture from Pottery Barn … which I spent all day tracking. The status read “OUT FOR DELIVERY” all day long and the deliver never arrived. The status date was not updated this morning which got me worried. I called them and found out, OH — THEY LOST THE PARCEL! Then the UPS lady told me about how there needed to be an investigation to find it … which had me wondering, when might I expect to receive my furniture — she had no answer. Thankfully, the kind folks at Pottery Barn are rushing out a replacement piece which will likely arrive before the lost one does. It’s possible the lost parcel may be delivered today but, I’m no longer holding my breath :(

At least the Pottery Barn folks care about customer service, which is why I am happy to buy from them.

The only bright side to yesterday’s fiasco was that I had a lot of time to finish reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman:


I’ve read the book before when it was published in ’01 but I had a hankering to read it again … wow, it is such a fantastic book. Gods reminded me how masterful a storyteller Neil Gaiman is. It also reminded me why he is my fave contemporary author. I plan to read Anansi Boys soon but I want to re-read Gaiman‘s entire Sandman comic book series first:


It’s been ages since I’ve read the entire series, so that’s my plan.

I’m still totally annoyed by UPS tho, now I’m worried that if I leave today I’ll miss the package delivery … GRRRRR.

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A Quiet Dinner For Two

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Last night David and I went out for an amazing dinner that he planned for Valentine’s Day night. We spent the day dealing with a few technical issues but managed to rally in time for dinner. He surprised me with dinner at Jaan inside the L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. We were treated to a sumptuous Valetine’s Day dinner that was insanely delicious. Afterward, we came home to enjoy the beautiful flowers we got for one another:


I shall refrain from sharing any other boring deets from our night together. It was a fantastic Valentine’s Day and I have no complaints :)

UPS is delivering some furniture today so I’m afraid we’ll be held captive in our home today waiting for our delivery. It’s so beautiful outside, tho, I hope I’ll get the chance to enjoy some of the 80 degree sunshine ;) Happy Monday!!

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Spreading VD Far And Wide

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I hope all y’all are having a fantastic Valetine’s Day today :) David and I have been giving VD gifts all week long … first I got him a big batch of personalized M&Ms (with our photos on them) and then he gave me a beautiful message in a bottle :)


I got him flowers, he got me flowers … I got him chocolates, he gave me candy and a BIG balloon … oh yes, and the sappy VD cards. Yes, we’re shameless but that’s lurve for ya ;)

Last night, David, Josh and I met up with Darion, Tara, Yasmin, Peter and a bunch of their friends for a danceparty at Cherry Pop! We had a bit of fun, check out some photos after the jump … More »

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

May the spirit of VD touch one and all

It’s Valentine’s Day, y’all!! And while that may not mean much (if anything) so some of y’all, I still want to take this opportunity to send out VD lurve to each and every one of y’all today:


When I was a kid I used to LOVE Valentine’s Day because in school we would hand out cards to all of our friends … it was so much fun getting little cardboard cards like this from all my classmates. I wish I could send out these fun little cards to everyone but this post will have to suffice. Whether you like it or not, I hope your day today is filled with love … and hopefully chocolates :)

Happy VD, y’all!!

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Yo-Ho-Ho & A Birthday Cake

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As I mentioned previously, our good friend Josh Z. celebrated his birthday yesterday and David and I thought it would be fun to take him and his lovely lady Emma for dinner in Buena Park, CA at Pirate’s Dinner Adventure:


Hey, if Pirate’s Dinner Adventure is good enough for Victoria Beckham and her sons, it’s good enough for our friends, too!! JZ wasn’t too keen on turning another year old (heh, I can identify) so David and I wanted to take him somewhere fun to really celebrate his day. After the jump, check out some of other fun pics we took on our adventure last night … More »

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