Oh, Long Beach. How I love your eclectic style! Whether found while driving on one of the city’s busiest streets or while passing through the East Village Arts District happenstance, these murals each made me feel something.
See more of these eye-popping pieces up close after the jump, and maybe you’ll feel something, too!
This is a collection of the street art I’ve happened upon while out and about throughout the City of Angels. From Downtown L.A. to Mar Vista, to Hollywood, these pieces beckon to be seen as unusual among the usual. In each of these instances, what I discovered caused me to take pause and appreciate the view.
See more of these murals, up close and personal, after the jump!
It’s like these latest batch of found objects found me, because I was just minding my business and — BAM! — there they were. As I mentioned in my first Echo Park post, this neighborhood has so much character.
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Photo by Spencer Shwetz | http://www.madebyspencer.com
Oh, what a night I had this past Saturday at 826LA’s “Let’s Do the Time Warp” dance-a-thon! Since September, my pal, Zita, and I have been raising funds for 826LA’s writing and tutoring programs. Our team, The Sister Act formerly known as The Tiny Dancing Queens, brought in $1,735, thanks to our generous friends and loved ones. And it all culminated in the dance-a-thon at The Unique Space in downtown L.A.
As you can see from this image, we dressed as the dancing girls emoji, and got rave reviews!
See more from this awesome event after the jump!
It’s always a treat for my eyes when I’m in Echo Park. This neighborhood has so much character that I can’t even put a general name to what I found, so I’ll just call it “Echo Park charm.”
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What an assortment of randomness! But somehow I find beauty in these found objects.
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Last week, I got a chance to run wild with my bestie, Yvette, at the Exploratorium at Pier 15 in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Every first Thursday of the month, the museum hosts its “After Dark” event, which invites adults inside for a night of frivolity, exploration and light drinking, if that’s your cup of tea. If you happen to find yourself in the Bay Area around the same time, run, don’t walk, to the Exploratorium.
This exhibit projected images of our moving bodies onto this huge screen. That’s me with my arm raised in the top picture.
Here I am waiting to see what this “Love Shack” was all about.
Vetty balances a peacock feather on her chin while holding a cold one in her hand. Now that’s what I call talent. Those discs and sticks were in high demand, so be sure to snatch one up if you go! Word to the wise.
Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fliest duo of them all? A rhetorical question, ’cause obviously it’s us.
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Guess who started playing softball again. That would be me! Some of you may know that I used to play softball in a community league in high school (Shout out to The Ruff Ryders!). I’m a bit rusty, seeing how that was more than a decade ago, but I’m excited about playing intramural softball through Zog Sports LA. My first game with my “extremely casual” team, The Mellow Yellows, was this past Sunday. Aside from getting a gnarly bruise on my leg, I had a blast getting back in the swing of things and hanging out at the happy hour afterward. I look forward to spending Sunday nights with old friends (Zita and Shannon), making new ones, being active and possibly even getting a few “Ws” under our belt. Play ball!
You may recall the time that my pal, Zita, and I went to “The Price Is Right.” I even did an Outfit of the Day to commemorate the occasion. Well, we didn’t make it on the show, which aired today, but we can be seen prominently multiple times, as we sat behind Contestants’ Row. No new car, but I’ll take the camera time!
“Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future.” Proverbs 31:25
My pal, Zita, is new to Los Angeles and has been wanting to go on “The Price Is Right” literally since 1989. Well, last week we crossed that off our respective bucket lists as we made our way over to CBS Studios to go on the popular game show. Spoiler alert: We didn’t make it on. However, we did have an awesome time and made some memories that will last a lifetime! I went wacky and cute for my outfit, and made a shirt that says, “HIRE ME,” on the front and “PLEASE AND THANK YOU” on the back. Being that I’m currently seeking work, I thought I’d milk it for the producers. And the silly glasses were a shout out to the show’s host, Drew Carey. Overall, the outfit was a crowd-pleaser and I received many compliments. Tune in to “The Price Is Right” March 12 to catch a glimpse of Zita and I (we’re seated in the second row to the right)!
Shirt: Del Amo Swapmeet
Skinny Jeans: H&M
Oxford Shoes: Miss Me?
Glasses: Del Amo Swapmeet
Scarf: Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, Calif.
Photographer: Zita D.