Sunday, May 31, 2009

2 X 2 Buck Chuck and a Button...

Saw this little scene in the dirt, one block off Fairfax, near Rosewood. There are so many little dramas that leave their remnants behind in the dirt/street/sidewalk, making me wonder what their story is...

Until next time... Miss Absinthe

Flavor of the Day is...

Strawberry/Lychee ice cream made by Scoops and served at the Golden State Cafe on Fairfax. Yes Yes Yes.

Until next time... Miss Absinthe

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Butterfly Rest Stop

There were over 10 of these lovely orange butterflies hanging out in a small area of the Pavilion garden, motionless as if they were flowers. I want my own butterfly garden now!

Until next time... Miss Absinthe

White Butterfly x 4

After marveling at all the colorful gemstones at the museum, I continued my lovefest with nature at The Pavilion of Wings and their gorgeous variety of butterflies and moths. It's a rather small exhibit size-wise, but I wasn't disappointed... except for the fact that despite my best efforts, not one lovely creature landed on me, sigh.

Until next time... Miss Absinthe

I'll Take That One... and that one... and that one!

Spent a perfect afternoon at the Natural History Museum (which oddly enough seems little changed since my 5th grade field trip). The Gem and Mineral Hall was so inspiring and mesmerizing... had to be pulled away.

Until next time... Miss Absinthe

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Le Petit Mort du Snapdragon

The snapdragon's colors intensified as the flowers died in a way that made them beautiful on a whole different level. Sublime to the end.

Until next time... Miss Absinthe

Friday, May 22, 2009

Pretty Maids All In A Row...

Storefront of Les Habitudes, on Robertson Blvd. at night. Their fashions are so ethereal and it's the only store in my neighborhood that I always stop at and contemplate a more decadent life. Funny how my favorite places in the 'hood have a decidedly French (but not snooty) feel...

Until next time... Miss Absinthe

Thursday, May 21, 2009

NBC is Making a Karmic Mistake

Darling readers, you will remember my April 8 post regarding my Golden Crossroads Adventure, when I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to Eddie Steeples from My Name is Earl, and learned of his concerns about their show being renewed. Well... got word they were CANCELLED yesterday. I think they are making a huge mistake (one among many if you look at their fall lineup) and I am finding less and less to watch on network tv.

This year has seen the demise of Pushing Daisies (still real sad about this) and Battlestar Galactica (love cylons/best series finale ever). Heroes was a total disappointment, and I am soo over Lost (still have 8 tivo'd episodes waiting to be watched). Ok, I'll stop whining now...

My best karmic wishes to everyone who worked on the show. They gave me lots of laughs (and a few cringes)!

Until next time... Miss Absinthe

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Still Life with Calla Lillies and Snapdragons

A little more pink for a beautiful late afternoon... Enjoy!

Until next time... Miss Absinthe

Pink Snapdragon Detail

Every flower that enters my domain gets photographed as I work on creating my own immortal flower garden. I often print these out and place them in various places around the lair...

Until next time... Miss Absinthe

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Passionfruit/Mango Mousse at Breadbar on 3rd

Happiness is this divine passionfruit/mango mousse garnished with chocolate stripes and topped with a beautifully mysterious fruit. The mousse was quickly devoured and I was so intrigued with the fruit, I took it home where it now resides perfectly preserved in my freezer. Yes, I'm strange like that.

Until next time... Miss Absinthe

Niles Crane in the Corner

When I saw this crane art (etsy seller Raylene), I knew I finally had something perfect for my living room corner. He now resides next to the asian seafood trap (bought 8 years ago for 75% off) that I've topped with an oversize wooden rosary I found at an animal shelter charity sale years ago. My plant Audrey (so named because she is insatiable with... water) completes the trio.

Until next time... Miss Absinthe

What to do when you hear two horny cats singing...

Go outside, watch cats sing and dance and then notice how the color of the fallen berries matches the color of my toes... After about 10 min (I wasn't going anywhere!) one cat slowly (and I mean SLOWLY) slinked around the corner of the building, and was followed 2 min later by the other. Then it got real quiet. Hmmm... gotta love spring!

Until next time... Miss Absinthe

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sonias On The Go Go!

Got to wear my gold Sonia Rykiel's for the first time at the premier of a CSUN short film I acted in. My performance may have mostly ended up on the cutting room floor, but I looked fabulous... As I was walking to the car, the gold from my shoes, the red of my 70's era dress (that I reworked and shortened) and the green of the parking structure stairs caught my Dearest Darling's eye et voila... a picture is born!

Until next time... Miss Absinthe

Saturday, May 2, 2009

A Tale of Two Markets

A few Sundays ago, my sweetie-pie and I went to the Santa Monica Airport Antiques Market and found it much changed since our last visit, a couple of years ago. We were disappointed to find this place a shadow of its former self, but as we were walking away empty-handed and a bit forlorn, this groovy Indian statue kindly stood in our way and provided an artistic save to the day...
Sweetie-pie has recently rediscovered the fun of shooting with a Holga 120S and I'm loving the results!

Two weeks later, at the Beverly Hills Farmer's Market, he took this pic of me (wearing the Mexican peasant top I got at Out of the Closet!), standing in an open doorway, holding the sweetpeas I bought to sweeten up our home.

Vintage Finds + Farmers Market Sweetpeas + Holga = Perfect Moment

This new passion of his has led to the creation of a blog: Please check it out!

Until next time... Miss Absinthe