So the past few weeks have been a colorful BLUR to say the least. I have been in a bunch of awesome group art shows (above is the SCION Rooms show which runs til may 15th) After that one I had to gear up for my trip to SF for the closing party at Candy Store Collective. My cohort in crime Marcella drove all the way from L.A.!
too bad we didn't have more time to shop around this cool city.
Candystore Collective had the coolest work staff and was way bigger than I imagined. They had my art banners in their front windows! I of course forgot to take a picture of that, but trust me it looked super from the street.
this candystore collective employee sort of matched the colors in the art work
The shop owner above: Jennifer! Let me just say that closing party night was FAB. They created a drink called "the Buzzelli" which was part Vodka + Aperol + Lychee syrup- lime juice and ice- yum. So many of my old friends who have migrated to SF came by to visit. I also got to meet some rad fans of my artwork and sign some prints. The entire room was filled with sweet, smart and lovely ladies from San Francisco. When my pal Marcella mentioned to the locals she had considered moving up there, the response was overwhelming. "Are you crazy! if you are single you will have the hardest time finding a man here" Or "check out this crowd, notice 24 cool creative woman for every one man . One of her pals admitted that most men were either already dating, gay, a douche in the dot com field or married. We thought this was all very funny, and kept trying to spy local men who appeared "available". As the night progressed we noticed that the single straight men did have a smug expression when spotted...as if muttering aloud " that's right ladies, you practically just spotted a unicorn" It was like that scene in Xanadu where the ladies escape from the mural, but in this version there were only 12 single attractive men leashed into the scene and if you were lucky you might spot or land one. (made me grateful to be so lucky in love)
Jennifer and I meeting was pretty cosmic. We are both Scorpios, both own (owned) boutiques with similar vibes, believe in Ghosts, love organic and precious knick knacks, and have low patience levels.
It was fun to fly up to another city for less than 24 hours and try to pack in some nightlife and fun. We ended up walking around and eating late night burritos as big as my arm. At the end of the evening I ventured to the East Bay with Jennifer to stay at her amazing house. And when I say "amazing" I mean drop dead stunning home that should be used daily for photo shoots and relaxing dinners. Her place was even featured in the San Francisco chronicle HERE
Sleeping in a lovely room with a cute 60's fireplace that has a light up psychedelic log and enormous cloud like comforter was like heaven. I wanted to stay in that house forever. And I must admit it was the first time I could picture living in a mid century style home and desired building one just like it someday...
anyway, the pictures speak for themselves- this place is crazy amazing. And Jennifer is the best hostess, with obviously mad personal style. It was hard for Marcella and I to hit the road and leave the backyard with sweet smelling jasmine. But we had Anderson's to look forward to, the rest stop diner with the funny pea soup billboard
MY goodness, this drive is so pretty! We had the best time listening to satellite radio new wave classics and cruising. When we left Anderson's famous pea place- we accidently entered the wrong freeway ramp and were headed in the wrong direction for 15 minutes, ha ha.
this monday- I take the fiance home to OHIO to meet the family!