Well, well, well I got to go have lunch at the Riviera Country Club courtesy of Mayumi, the owner of Chrysmela Catch. We got in touch after I wrote this article for Brit.co. It's always amazing for me to meet the people behind these companies and see how gracious and grateful they are. To be honest, a lot of my time is spent behind a computer screen just doing the best work I can. So, it's really good to get out into the world and see that the work I do is actually impacting people in a positive way. I didn't bring my camera to the club. I was afraid I would be a sore thumb on an otherwise very fancy place. So, I left shutterbug Adrienne at home and tried to bring a more refined Adrienne to the club. I think I succeeded. I might've been the youngest, most enthusiastic, and the most overdressed, but hey there are worse things. Mayumi was kind enough to put me in touch with a very promising contact who I'll hear more from on Monday. I seriously cannot wait to share what I have planned. But I have to ... Personal bias aside, I actually think this product is a really wonderful thing for women. Whether you spend $20 on your earrings or $20,000 you don't want to lose them. Worse, if someone bought them for you. This product will make sure you never, ever have to worry about that again and they really work. So, if you've ever lost an earring, give it a look, because they just might save you some heartache.
This artwork at Z. Gallerie in Beverly Hills. I'm especially partial to that piece at the top. Those colorful stripes really do it for me.
I know a few people who need to be graced by Audrey Hepburn's face on a daily basis.
This notebook, plus does anyone ever get tired of awesome calligraphy?
If I didn't have an almost identical amethyst in my purse I would have picked this one up for sure.
Yellow, I'm so into yellow these days. I do need a little of that 3rd chakra healing. I'm soaking it in, bit by bit.
... and who can forget the famous Rodeo Dr.?
This Beverly Hills Gucci store front is making all of my California branding dreams come true. I wonder if they pay that turquoise truck to stay parked out front. Well, they should.
I've loved this silver statue since I was a kid. It left me a little confused even back then, but maybe that's why I liked it.
Where do I get one of these?
I completely forget which store this is. I'm sorry. That doesn't change the fact that this plant hanger would make a genius DIY project.
This one too.
This little restaurant was right next door to a thrift store we were at. It's a place called Casablanca in Santa Monica. We didn't eat there. I wish we had. I will someday soon, but in the meantime we just enjoyed the gorgeous decor.
Like I said their decor is on point.
If this place in Venice Beach turns out to be half as magical as I think it'll be then I'll be there practically every day.
I have never seen anything like this before. Cute story: The guy who works at the restaurant came out to say, "Dey ah plasteek." That's "they are plastic" with a french accent. They are not plastic. They are amazing.
I so meant to collect a few of these to make this hibiscus oil I saw on the Bohemian Collective. I'll go back there someday when I'm at Yoga Nest. Seriously.
Does anyone ever get tired of cactus?
The Venice Beach Canals are so cool. Veronica is over there in the corner. Funny story: She was so not scheduled to be here, but something went wrong with her flight and she was stuck with me for about 24 hours, between her home with her fella in West Virginia, and her grandpa's birthday party. It was magical from beginning to end, by the time we got here, we were completely exhausted. Completely. We started the weekend off on the beach where we drank way too much coffee, recharged by the ocean and worked on our intuition and chakra readings. Definitely worth it, until some guy showed up acting super weird. I'm not being judgmental, he was super weird. We ended up running away, actually running. Not proud, but it's true.
I've gotten so obsessed with shadows recently. So obsessed.
This is another cute story. We stopped to take pictures of this amazing Buddha statue and all of the sudden a voice from above said, "Everyone loves the Buddha." I said "I can see why." I asked where he came from and the owner told me someone in "the industry" gave it to him. Saying the industry in LA is that same as saying I work on the mountain in Flagstaff. I don't know what it means, but it sounds pretty awesome. I took out some change for me and V to leave on the statue and the guy reminded us to make a wish. We did. Well, I made two. Then we exchanged a mudra and a namaste. #sharethevibes It's a charmed life for this girl.
That's V holding my rose quartz, which is my oldest stone. I think my dad got it for me. I love it most, maybe, I have quite a few of them now.
again with the shadows.
Ugh, if you can make it up to one of the parks in Pacific Palisades at sunset, I highly recommend it. Highly, highly, highly. It's always so magical to get to a quiet place above it all.
Like I said, magical.
Well that was my week in pictures. It was lovely.
Oh, and if you get a change this interview with Jon Stewart and Bill Clinton was excellent.