12.26.2012

BEST OF 2012 PLAYLIST

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Tracklisting:
1. Into the Black - Chromatics
2. Endless Flowers - Crocodiles
3. The House That Heaven Built - Japandroids
4. Chained - The xx
5. Obedear - Purity Ring
6. Oblivion - Grimes
7. Henrietta - Yeasayer
8. Only In My Dreams - Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
9. Apocalypse Dreams - Tame Impala
10. Funtimes in Babylon - Father John Misty
11. Hey Jane - Spiritualized
12. Who - David Byrne & St. Vincent
13. My Better Self - Tennis
14. Lazuli - Beach House
15. Yet Again - Grizzly Bear
16. Line by Line - The Walkmen
17. Kill for Love - Chromatics

BEST ALBUMS OF 2012

Here are my top albums of 2012...in no particular order. You can also get a playlist of all the complete albums at the bottom of this post.

Chromatics - Kill for Love

Father John Misty - Fear Fun

Grimes - Visions

Purity Ring - Shrines

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes

Tame Impala - Lonerism

Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Grizzly Bear - Shields

The Walkmen - Heaven


Tennis - Young & Old

12.24.2012

HOLIDAY TRAVEL ITEMS






Here's a couple items I couldn't leave behind when traveling this Holiday.




Baxter of California Pocket Comb




Baxter of California Clay Pomade




Levi's 511 Cords




General Knot & Co Necktie




Aesop Resurrection Hand Balm (only tube or pump bottle available on their website)
- Socks *brand unknown*
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PACKED





Some items I'm traveling with this holiday trip back east.

1. Grey Magazine
2. Wallet by WILL
3. Pocket Square by General Knot & Co.
4. Mophie portable power station
5. Pocket comb

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12.16.2012

I BELONG IN YOUR ARMS - JAPANESE VERSION!




I love the original version of this track, but this blows me away. The Japanese version is beautiful!

http://open.spotify.com/track/2tB9BvLEkX3xM73id2kIGu


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12.10.2012

POMMES FRITES






This smells wonderful!! I bought 3 of them last Sat. at the Renegade Craft Fair. Be sure to check out other scents available on the etsy shop. / LINK
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VINTAGE CLOCK BOOKS






















Hands down my favorite booth at this years Renegade Craft Fair! Vintage books repurposed as table top clocks. Every one I saw had its own unique personality and character. Check out more on their website. / LINK
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BEATRICE HOLIDAY










Seeing this jewelry designer at the Renegade Craft Fair this past weekend in LA really brought me back to my youth. I used to wear a single chain link around my neck as a good luck mojo when I mountain biked. This Venice based designer has truly taken that idea to a trendy, fashion forward, gorgeous place! Check out more products offered on their website. / LINK
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POCKET SQUARE










I really liked the ties, bowties, and pocket squares I saw from this vendor at last weeks Renegade Craft Fair in LA. Check out all the goods at their shop. / LINK
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PAOLA LOVES TO SHOP










While visiting this Holiday's Renegade Craft Fair in LA I came across this wonderful jewelry designer. A super fun, colorful update to the traditional friendship bracelet. Check out more on their Etsy page / LINK

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11.18.2012

UNDERBERG


Just a little something to help get you over the post-Thanksgiving dinner hump.  Herbal bitters that help the digestive process do it's job. Better stock up soon! /LINK

11.11.2012

USB WALL SOCKET


As I begin to prep for my holiday gift guide I came across this little contraption and decided it was worth posting on it's own. I can't believe I haven't stumbled across this device earlier. I need one of these in every room of my house. You can purchase them here.  /LINK

11.08.2012

GRAND MARNIER TASTING


I was recently lucky enough to attend a Grand Marnier tasting located at the Association in downtown LA. The bartenders put together a special menu of cocktails using the new Limited Edition Grand Marnier Cherry liqueur.  I tried a new rendition of a classic Old Fashioned as well as a Cherry Sour. I was pleasantly surprised with both cocktails. Aside from the Old Fashioned being a little on the sweet side (for my taste) the drinks were smooth and sophisticated. 

Possibly the coolest part of the event for me was getting to meet Charles Lapostelle of the Marnier Lapostelle family!

Here a couple photos from the event, along with recipes. 





For more info check out their website /LINK





10.29.2012

SPOOKS

Here are some wonderfully inspiring images for this Halloween season.
















Also be sure and LISTEN / SUBSCRIBE to my Halloween Spotify Mix

10.14.2012

WOOD & FAULK



Based out of Portland, this company makes some great leather accessories, bags, and more. Check them all out here. /LINK