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Oh Hey, LA

Friday, September 11th, 2015

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Oh hey LA, it feels good to be back.

I spent an extended Labor Day in Los Angeles and it felt like I never left.

Polly picked me up Thursday from LAX and we went straight to Tatsu. Starving from work and a flight, I’d been craving my usual Hippie Ramen with extra corn. It hit the spot. After a little girl talk we passed out in prep for a looooong weekend.

Friday morning we worked at my favorite Abbott Kinney spot, Intelligentsia and scoped the usual crowd of models, actors, creatives and aspiring-somethings. We met my friend Leco at the skatepark to catch up and I spotted a few familiar faces. Venice Beach felt nostalgic, as I remembered my Horizon days. The house still looks like people smoke crack and shit in the driveway, so I guess some things don’t change…

A typical Friday in Venice Beach means a gathering a Guigo’s (and Alyssa’s too!) followed by drinks with friends at James Beach, so that’s what we did. I ran into a couple CrossFitters and Cougs, so deemed Friday night a success.

Saturday morning Polly taught piano, so I met a political friend Peter for brunch. He’s a fellow freedom fighter and supporter of AGE, so great to turn online connections into real world action.

Saturday afternoon meant six hours at the Olympic Spa with Val, followed by (another round of) Tatsu. This time I also ordered the Wagyu burger, because that’s what you do after a detox.

Saturday night Polly, Val and I met friends DTLA at King Eddy’s. Per LA fashion, we ran into other friends as well, and danced the night away.

No holiday weekend is complete without Rhonda. Look at the Facebook photos. Enough said.

Post-Rhonda we ate ramen. Yes, a third ramen trip. We tried another spot, Urban Ramen, which gave Tatsu a run for its money, then called it a night.

Monday morning Val and I hiked Runyon, ate acai bowls and beautified for Wavy. We Uber’d to Hotel Figueroa for one final hurray with friends from The Well and DimMak.

We wrapped an unforgettable weekend with eyelash extensions (Val is ah-maz-ing) and some animal style.

And just like that, I was in and out.

Thanks to all my LA friends who made this one for the record books. I miss you like cray and will be back again soon.

♥ BB

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AGAIN Principessa Trunk Show

Monday, December 15th, 2014

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Nice work to AGAIN and Principessa for their fabulous holiday trunk show Saturday.

AGAIN is one of my favorite LA lines, not only for their classic yet edgy styles, but because it’s made right here in Los Angeles. Founder Amber Kekich also gives back, as the brand previously donated clothing to MADE’s Resale Boutique. Talk about a #GIRLBOSS.

I also love Principessa. They’re one of my favorite stores on Abbot Kinney. I almost always purchase something when stopping in. A great mix of high-end yet affordable items that are always on-trend. Staff in this store are top-notch too!

Thanks Shanacie for the invite, keep crushing it ladies!

♥ BB

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Thankful for Those Folks, and Other Folks

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

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This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for Those Folks, and all the other folks who give back.

Last Friday I attended the third annual “Folksgiving.” They served over 200 plates of food and donated beanies, socks and dog food to the less fortunate. Those Folks organize, cook and carry out the event on their own. Why? “Because we believe in doing so.”

The turnout moved me. To see so many young adults, men no less, gives me hope for our future. As their flyer said, “Without a sense of caring, there can be no community.”

But then comes along this guy

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Armand Young is so determined to make a difference, he walked from California to Ground Zero and back, to promote human kindness. Every signature on his flag staff is a promise to pay an act of kindness forward in 24 hours, in remembrance of our fallen soldiers. The goal is to get one million signatures on this piece of (now) art. With over 600,000 signatures, Armand’s flag staff is the most signed item in the world.

This Thanksgiving, I’m Thankful for Those Folks. I’m thankful for folks like the Armand. I’m thankful for the female folks at the Downtown Women’s Center. I’m thankful for my family and friendly folks. Folks, we have a lot to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving.

♥ BB

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RV Vibes

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

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I snapped a few photos with my friend Marcelo during his visit to town, and our friend Tiago‘s RV made for the ultimate Venice vibes.

Concert T’s, shredded Levi’s, sunnies and swimsuits… What else would you expect from Venice Beach?

Check out more of Marcelo’s work here. His lighting for photos is impeccable.

Obrigada Marcelo. Safe travels and hope to see you (and shoot!) again soon!

♥ BB

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Fashion Friday: Motorcycle Style

Friday, October 24th, 2014

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The only thing I’m missing in this post is my (future) Harley.

Sporting some motorcycle style thanks to vintage finds at Black and Brown. Obsessed with this leather motorcycle jacket, it pairs perfectly with my leather backpack. White shoes? Yes please. They are on-trend this season.

Major thank you to Leco for taking such fantastic photos! One of the most talented men I know. Make sure to scope his site.

Maybe I’ll be a Venice Vixen in 2015?

Jacket: Vintage from Black and Brown
Top: Harley Davidson
Shorts: Levi’s
Shoes: Vintage from Black and Brown
Backpack: MADE Resale Boutique
Sunnies: Louis Vuitton
Jewelry: Vintage

♥ BB

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