Thursday, 25 February 2010

Hello again my lovelies, I am writing to you from the Kensington area of London. This is a great part of town to be in - close to Kensington Gardens, which I have found is perfect for a scenic morning run, across the street from a starbucks, and in the midst of many of yours and my favorite shopping outlets. We have already finished our work for the week, which means that I have the three and a half days to just enjoy London! Luckily for me, my favorite modern art museum in the world, Tate Modern, is here. I think after my run tomorrow I will go check out what new things there are to see. There is also an amazing vintage store called "Relic" that I have been dying to visit again, and Portabello market on Saturday. Praying for good weather!
In London and for some events in Europe, the stylists we work with are Damien and Avigail, two of the cutest, and sweetest people I have ever met in my life - who also happen to have the most impeccable taste. One of the off days this week, Kim and I have decided, will be spent tackling TOPSHOP with them...I'm gonna go ahead and say that I'm excited for that. Left extra room in my bag. Holla.
In case you were wondering, we came here to film two TV shows, one evening talk show called "the Alan Carr" show (he is HILARIOUS!!!), and one morning show called "GMTV." Alan Carr has already aired, but I think GMTV will air later on this month.

Well, it is almost 3am here, and after a skype session with friends from home, I'm feeling cozy and just about ready to fall asleep. I shall write again soon...

Tuesday, 9 February 2010


Here's what I did in Miami...

Monday, 8 February 2010

Songwriting and other delightful things

Hi. This is the first time I am posting a blog while in LA, and let me just tell you, I like it. Watch out 12 followers, there is more where that came from!

Super bowl weekend was fun, and weird. Fun because the team I was rooting for (the Saints) was the underdog, and if you don't live under a rock, you will know that they won. Everyone loves a winning underdog. Except Colts fans. Weird because I sat on pillows made of mink and chinchilla fur and watched the game at someone's house whom I was not previously acquainted with, in the company of wide array of strange-os. After the game, my friend Kim and I were driven home by two Orange County homicide detectives...which would explain why they were at a Super bowl party in Beverly Hills (way too much time on their hands).

Today was a productive one for me - between a lunch meeting, an after-lunch-music-swap-let's-work-together-powwow, and a writing session, I'm feeling very inspired! I am looking forward to the month ahead, since I will be in Los Angeles working on new projects, and finishing those already begun.
Isn't the creative process incredible? I swear I get high from it. Pulling ideas from the ether and piecing them together in a way that makes audible sense is something I will never tire of. In the way that books are preserved human thought, I think music is preserved human emotion. The fact that you can listen to a song and feel what it's writer was going through when he/she wrote is SO FREAKING COOL. I love that my life has a soundtrack and when I hear certain music I am taken right back to the time in my life when that specific music was always playing around me. What an amazing gift to human kind. Thanks again God, you're brilliant.



Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Happy Coincidences

I want to be a person who hungrily consumes life, and I want life to hungrily consume me. I want it to be mutual, intense and emotional.
Ever have those moments when everything just makes sense? An epiphany, a sharp inhale, and then bliss? I usually have those around 10:30am at the top of a hill in Los Angeles, overlooking mansion-dotted hills, congested highways and thousands of buildings shrinking (on a clear day) into the Pacific Ocean. It is a feeling I try to color, number, and file away each time I have it, so that I may remember it physically whenever I need a dose of reassurance.
I am finding that every day, more and more elements of my life are matching up. Furthermore, they are matching up and now I am beginning to see the reasoning behind it, and the path in front of me keeps expanding. Cannes was one of those moments. I stood on my balcony after an awesome meeting with the friend of someone I'd met two days prior to leaving LA, and just marveled at the perfection of this turn of events - so perfect, that I know I most certainly had nothing to do with its inception.

Stop complaining about things please. Look for happy coincidences instead of reasons your life sucks and I guarantee you will find them, because God knows, we all love to be right.

(The picture at the top is one I took of a gorgeous sunrise in Cannes)