Last year I went to a meeting at the CleanTech Incubator near the L.A. river and I was surprised to see how much development has gone into the Arts District. Over the last few months I’ve been getting acquainted to L.A.’s latest gentrified, “it” neighborhood. Here’s what I LOVE about it: The energy is phenomenal (I … Continue reading Wandering: DTLA’s Arts District
I’m trying something new. Here’s my Friday round up of my absolute favorite posts from last week in Fashion, Music, Art, and Food. All posts are inspired by Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. So let’s jump in! 1. Kara Walker-Indypendant Article The Kara Walker Domino Sugar Factory exhibit has closed, and I have to say I had mixed feelings about this particular … Continue reading Weekly Rewind Vol. 1
Whew! Before I look forward to 2014 (and I must say, it cannot come soon enough), I thought I’d take a quick look back on my digital footprints and share my favorite CultureShockArt moments of 2013. So I picked 5 posts from Twitter, Instagram, WordPress and Pinterest that were either popular, or made me squeal, “Eep … Continue reading 2013 “Rewind”
In music, fashion, food and art there’s pop cultural phenomena so ubiquitous and so pervasive that I feel duty bound to write about them. Or hate on ’em.. Like roaches and bad heartburn these things just keep on returning eliciting both our collective ire and fascination. Really, they’re train wrecks and we can’t look away. … Continue reading The Sphinx and the Cronut: Why We Love Being Haters
Thankfully L.A. does not suffer from a lack of unique design fairs; I tend to flock to the ones that combine good food, great design and a great story. Parachute Market is a relatively new kid on the block, and they promote seasonal fairs that revolve around a cohesive theme. Just in time for the … Continue reading Design Goes “Elemental”- Parachute Market in Los Angeles
This vacation-itis. I’ve got it bad; so bad that it’s spread to Italy. The Amalfi Coast would be a dream vacation; I’d love to visit here someday. This picture from Positano is stunning! There’s something about those orange umbrellas…. To prove that vacations don’t have to completely drift from your true loves, I’m sprinkling in … Continue reading 5 Beaches x 1 Pair of Shades #3 Amalfi Coast
I bought some lilacs that are now all over the house. While I wish I could find them year round, I love the delightful surprise to find them in bloom! They even inspired this Easter weekend smoothie (banana, blueberries, strawberries, yogurt, agave, Maca powder and ice). Happy Easter! Continue reading Happy Easter!