Arts & Culture, Los Angeles, Vancouver

Back in the Homeland

Mere hours off the plane, I'm decked out in fancy rain boots, sporting zero makeup, and trudging through the rain to dine at the Na'am. Vancouver, never change. Leaving L.A. was extremely bittersweet. I'll write more about it in the coming days, I'm sure, when I've had more time to reflect. Saying goodbye to Hayley… Continue reading Back in the Homeland

Los Angeles, Travel

Writing days & movie nights

While it may appear that all I've been doing in Los Angeles is playing, I did in fact come here to get some work done. Some network! Get it? Work... network! #sorrynotsorry Anyway, I've had the opportunity to meet some wonderful people here and will soon be compiling all the advice they have given me into… Continue reading Writing days & movie nights

Los Angeles, Travel

How we celebrate Martin Luther King day…

By going to Mexico!  Not actually Mexico. No, unfortunately, we didn't go to Mexico, but we found the next best thing: Olvera St. Hayley works an insane schedule so naturally we were both thrilled to find out she had Martin Luther King, Jr. Day off. After much discussion of what to do with such rare… Continue reading How we celebrate Martin Luther King day…

Los Angeles, Travel

Nisha’s Last Day in L.A. and Celebrity Approachment

Sunday morning we woke up refreshed and groggy. Wait... refreshed or groggy, you choose. It was Nisha's last morning (sob!) so we decided to squeeze in a few more things before driving her to the airport. First on the list, farmer's market! My obsession with farmer's markets knows no bounds and I couldn't wait to check… Continue reading Nisha’s Last Day in L.A. and Celebrity Approachment

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!

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