Daylights savings time is in full effect here in California. Sadly this makes our days shorter than they are already becoming as we progress into winter. Still it has been a productive couple of weeks since officially starting the studio.
This year I went to Halloween parties that were in the weeks leading up to the actual day. My friend hosted a costume party at her apothecary shop in Oakland (EARTHSHIP in Temescal) - in the daytime the shop has all the best west coast cool girl shit (they carry Rituel De Fille makeup, Floss Gloss nail polish and Tracy Tanner leather bags, just to name a few) and when they occasionally host events at night it transforms into an enchanted space that's got me feeling some type of way.
And the following weekend, a costume boat party. All those YouTube makeup tutorials paid off when I pulled off a last min mystical deer type animal.
A delicious and regenerative harvest meal later that week to ease us into November.
And back at the Earthship this first week of November (can you tell I love the place?), friend and mushroom master David Gardella lead a workshop on mead!
And finally, I got a new desk and have been enjoying the sit/stand lyfe for nearly a week now. I highly recommend the SKARSTA desk from Ikea. Great value. Here is a photo of me finally enjoying my desk setup after the long processing of organizing the office area to be.. just so.
I wanted to not like the Pantone mug but it quickly became my favorite. The material feels strong but light and thin. Reminds me of my beloved Corningware dinner plates.
A moment shared with the corner of the room where my desk would soon be. Best believe I burned some Palo Santo and got the space ready to house a vortex of productivity and creativity. :)
Until next time, thanks for reading!
My second trip to the East Coast this summer. I learned to pack less boots and more tank tops. I didn't want to like NYC, because then I would want to live there, but I am grateful for the ability to visit and dip into its vibe here and there. I had a fresh iPhone 6 camera to test out which translated into self-documentation style vlog. I was able to capture moments I wouldn't usually feel worthy of the added inconvenience of lugging around a DSLR. Folks seem pretty surprised to learn it was all shot on an iPhone 6. What do you think? Check it out below along with a few photos of some of the epic street art I encountered.
I love the energy of San Francisco as it transitions on any given Friday from afternoon to night. Cue Karl the Fog, lurking to the west. Next the twinkling of lights along the hills and bridges. A sweetness in the air. Layers of clothes ready for varying micro-climates. And people watching. Where are they going? Who are they waiting for? What are they thinking and where are they from? An interesting dynamic develops between the restless commuters, excited tourists and out-for-drinks crowd. An intensity of sorts - simultaneously frightening and alluring. You could be murdered. Or fall in love.