This is just a highlight reel of the week's adventures, not everything. The entire slate of photos gets zipped and sent off to the 03 Headquarters at the end of the week.
Word of the day? Awesome! A buddy and I went to see the new show second night of the preview run. I shall temporarily suspend my No Links To Facebook Rule this one time, because what he's doing there is interesting and lively. (And no, I did not take this picture. I delivered 03 to the fantabulous people who did!)
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The Getty House is the official residence of the Mayor of Los Angeles, and the fabulous Southern Gentleman pictured - also a Mini lover - runs its foundation. That house and this man are a perfect match! This historic house is one of my faves in Hancock Park. Interesting fact, only two mayors have chosen to live this beautiful home full time during their term.
iO Rep (top) and Dasariski are two of my fave groups at iO West. They are phenomenally hilarious, but not in a here's a joke, here's another joke and o hey how about a joke sort of way. The humor of their shows pulls from a human, realistic place, and at times the shows these two groups stitch together on the fly can be profoundly moving. Here's a review I found of a Dasariski show. That's most of iO Rep in the shot - they're a big group.
Chicago-style steppin' up in the Baldwin Hills! This outing was so much fun, and I took waaay too many pictures. The Baldwin Hills are also known as the Black Hollywood Hills and/or the Black Beverly Hills due to the highly accomplished, wealthy black folk who populate it. This beautiful neighborhood also houses the historic Village Green as well as the secret park hipsters have happily not yet discovered. Fun fact - the very first Olympic Village was built here for the games in 1932.
Up the Hill to visit the only dog I love, let alone like. It's gonna be hard to pick just the two or three photos from this uber-fun shoot to send along. At one point the giant dog tried to eat Ryan's Mini AND I HAD TO PUT MY HAND IN THAT MOUTH UP TO MY WRIST TO GET THE CAR BACK. Amazingly (for me) I had no fear or pause doing so, because she's such a gentle creature I knew she wouldn't accidentally bite down and eat my hand. She's a 250-lbish English Mastiff who believes she's a teacup Chihuahua. Hilarity ensues.