Monthly Archives: June 2014

Urth Caffé

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This past weekend, my friend Tayler and I went to Urth Caffé.  She had never been before, and we were looking for something “bistro-esque.”  They have several locations, but we ended up at the Arts District location because it was the closest to where we were.

I know I wanted a sandwich, and that’s exactly what I ordered: the Panini Prosciutto Di Parma. YUM! Tayler was in a battle between the Panini Roasted Turkey and the Smoked Salmon Plate.  When it was our turn to order, she panicked and went with something she already knew: the Smoked Salmon Plate.  She also ordered an iced chai tea with boba; it was her first time having boba (tapioca pearls), and she thought they were interesting. Ha.  I ordered an iced green tea latte with almond milk.  The almond milk really give it a nice, nutty flavour.  We were feeling extra beastly, so I ordered us the earl grey tiramisu.  Don’t judge.

It didn’t take too long for our food to come out, but when I got my plate, I only saw ONE cluster of caramelized pecans.  Tayler also wish she had more cream cheese for her bagel.  I was a bit disappointed, buuut we enjoyed our meals nonetheless.  In the midst of Tayler scarfing down the tiramisu (after saying she would only have a bite), I snapped a few portrait-style images of her.  What a beauty.

Photos by Kevin Ipalari

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When you’re someone as busy as I am, you only have time for a quickie photo shoot like this to display an “OOTD” (that’s “outfit of the day” for those who are unaware of the term).  After a long day of work––managing a casting for Forward and stuffing my face with Fonuts––there was more work to be done.

When I got off work, I picked up another one of my best friends, Amelia.  She and I helped out a friend with some e-commerce product photography in Downtown where she modeled, and I photographed.  Before that, we squeezed in a quick shoot for the blog.  With a jam-packed Friday, I wanted to be comfortable but cute at the same time.  Polo shirts have really grown onto me although I used to make fun of my dad when I was younger for always wearing polos.  Whoops! Along with the polo, I wore my beat-up shoes that are my “default” pair, some blue stretch skinny denim and finished off with a black moto jacket.

Twas a long fourteen hour day of work, y’all.  I’m pooped. Good night!

Polo, Jacket, Belt ASOS
Jeans Topman
Shoes Zara
Sunglasses Aldo

Photos by Amelia Willson

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Echo Park Lake

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Sometimes after a long day of work, I just want to relax but not necessarily at home.  I live just down the street of Echo Park Lake, so I go there to people watch, enjoy some fresh air, listen to the vendors selling elote and/or ice cream, and, well, relax.  It’s nice to just sit back, stare up at the palm trees, listen to the water shoot up like Old Faithful, and enjoy the natural beauty around us.  Oh look––DTLA in the distance, girl!

A little Hispanic boy and what looked like his older sister (or teen mom) were tossing tortilla pieces to several of the lake ducks.  I didn’t even know ducks liked tortillas.  You really do learn something new every day.  I also spotted a few ducklings along with their rents but they were too far for me to photograph, sooo I enjoyed looking at them from a distance.  I was also able to enjoy the beautiful silhouettes of “Palm Tree Island” (I clearly named it that myself) from a distance since that piece of land is inaccessible.

The weather was so nice that I actually decided to edit these images on the dock near the pedal boats instead of heading home so soon.  The white pedal boats were definitely a breath of fresh air to me.  Ahhh (me exhaling after taking a nice, deep breath of fresh air).  For those who know me well, I love white.  All the furniture in my room is white anddd so are my bed linens.  Don’t get me wrong though; I do enjoy colour! I don’t discriminate.

Photos by Kevin Ipalari

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