Los Angeles, Travel

Today is a grey day in L.A. (but Day 9 wasn’t).

This is what, I believe, the kids calls "#nofilter". I've been in Los Angeles for nearly 20 days. (Say what!?) And today I miss Vancouver. The fresh air. The rain. The short distances between boroughs. It's a god damn beautiful city and sometimes I have to leave for awhile to remember that. If you live… Continue reading Today is a grey day in L.A. (but Day 9 wasn’t).

Film, TV & books, Los Angeles, Travel

Live! Sitcom! Taping!

Does anyone know any good memory boosting tricks? I think with all these fictional characters and events swirling around in my head, my brain is having trouble grasping on to the tangible ones. Or maybe it's just a product of my generation: if I didn't tweet it youtube it instagram Facebook tumblr snapchat (ok, that… Continue reading Live! Sitcom! Taping!

Los Angeles, Travel

Canals and Kimmel and tacos, oh my!

So much beautiful flora. Thursday morning we rolled off the couches early and hitched a ride with Hayley into Santa Monica. Most mornings she drives down Laurel Canyon and through Beverly Hills to get to work. It's a gorgeous, winding drive with views of the city over pot hole laden streets. She kindly dropped us… Continue reading Canals and Kimmel and tacos, oh my!

Of the week

Of the Week

Cooool! 13 Houses with Secret Passageways  If you haven't heard yet, I'm here to tell you, New Girl is getting sued. I've read all the comments and the public seems to be evenly divided. Half the commenters are saying this 100% happened and FOX with pay through the nose and the other half are saying its ridiculous and a… Continue reading Of the Week

Los Angeles, Travel

Here there be $2 tacos AND bottles of wine.

Wednesday started off the way every day should: with two breakfasts. Nisha and I walked a few blocks down Tujunga and stopped at a little taco stand that Google Maps tells me is called Cactus Taqueria #3. I had chorizo and Nisha had vegetarian and they were flippin' delicious. After that wonderful appetizer we crossed… Continue reading Here there be $2 tacos AND bottles of wine.

Film, TV & books, Los Angeles, Travel

Tuesday at the Studio

Oh boy, do I ever love to eavesdrop. I’m back at Aroma Cafe; this place is amazing. Aside from the ludicrous display of baked temptations (today it’s a sticky bun), and the menu, packed bottom to top with savoury lunch and breakfast items, the true draw is the wraparound back patio. Wicker chairs, large wooden… Continue reading Tuesday at the Studio

Los Angeles

Comme il faut; (or, do I really want to live in Los Angeles?)

Comme il faut: everything as it should be. Venice Beach Well, Los Angeles, it’s already been 10 full days. Where did the time go? I’m writing this from a table on the street outside an adorable little cafe on Tujunga called Aroma. Its interior holds a display case of desserts so decadent, cakes and tarts… Continue reading Comme il faut; (or, do I really want to live in Los Angeles?)

Of the week

Of the Week

A British man visits EVERY country in the world without getting on a plane once. Impressive! (Also, mildly crazy?) SNL adds Sasheer Zamata and the internet unearths everything she's ever put online. There's tons of hilarious stuff, but the message to HBO requesting more "dong" is my personal favourite. Somebody somewhere crunched some numbers and… Continue reading Of the Week