Monday, February 28, 2011

To the Mountains - Sacramento, California

One day, during my LA trip, I had reeeaaaallly wanted to go see the desert...
....but we ran out of time while rushing back from Santa Barbara. :(

So we headed here instead... the mountains...

...and what little light was left, I took pics of the scenery......
...and said "hello" to the Tim Burton trees.

35mm on my Olympus XA2:

669 on my Polaroid 350:

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Loyal Luxe Teepee

It is a long story as to why I have a cat as I am really not a cat person at all. Yes, I am a dog person who owns a cat.  Please do not judge.
With that said, however, I am a Fig Newton person!! :O

A while back, I was introduced to Loyal Luxe and their sustainable pet products through Melinda and Anabela.  Melinda suggested that I should have a look at the teepee and ofcourse I thought it was a great choice for Fig Newton. 

When I got home from LA, I received this lovely package...

After assembly ( was a hard decision, but I ended up choosing the tomahawk as the ornament):

Testing it out the next morning in my bedroom....

Someone was a little coy and shy at first....

After some coaxing.....and her wanting to chew on the cardboard "ball".....  voila!

(Elapsed time...1 minute..........

......... 2 minutes..... ...)

Umm...that was fast.... 

Here's hoping that Fig will ultimately go hang out in the teepee by herself for longer periods in the future. *sigh*

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Viceroy Hotel - Santa Monica, California

While I was in Los Angeles, I stayed at The Viceroy in Santa Monica.  Here are some pics of the hotel's interior which was designed by Kelly Wearstler.

My favourite room:

Monogrammed textured wallpaper by the elevators:

By night...

Errrm, a much better pic - thanks Jesse!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

4 More Days to Warmer Weather

Although I love the snow coupled with sunny skies, this past week was nothing like that - it was super windy, grey, and the temperature for the entire week was somewhere between -18°C and -13°C.

Needless to say, I am very much looking forward to a quick jaunt to Los Angeles later this week where I can sit in the sun, have an ice cream and take some pictures even if it's only for a few days.

Here's to warmer temperatures, and shedding those long johns....!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Random Snippets - Berlin, Germany

Random Berlin snippets...  ......
... and there...  .. .. .....and there.


Brunch at Gorki Park....

(The boys fell in love, me thinks...)

Re-uniting the cousin backpacks....

Streets of Berlin:

A most decorated balcony...

 Outdoor antique market...


Afri-Cola at Hannibal's:

Graffiti/Street Art:

We had stopped to take some pics here on New Year's "Day"...
(errrm, I don't have the final pics and am unsure who ended up with them....?)

German fare....
Kassler cutlet at T&S's:

Homemade Russischer Zupfkuchen at R's:


So long Berlin.
I hope we meet again soon.