Category Archives: travel
Berlin was cold and foggy, but it was good to hang out with friends, listen to some music, and eat out all the time.
Until next year…
San Francisco has been banging! And busy!
Enjoying the last leg of my little work-ation, and so far it’s been great. Loving the weather (at least 20°C every day), the people (hi Airbnb HQ!), the food (did anyone say Bi-rite ice cream?).
Coming back with a bag full of records, woo-hoo!
So I have now left L.A and am hanging out in the colder shores of San Francisco. I enjoyed the whole Los Angeles lifestyle: dining, lunching, mani +pedi, contemporary art, driving around (hey I did get behind the wheel for like 5 minutes!). And the sunshine!
I haven’t cooked a meal since I have left Paris, and you know what, I’m not missing it that much. Maybe I’m not a housewife-type after all.
And of course, paying hommage to the amazing Salvatore Cusato today. RIP dude!
So I have arrived in Los Angeles. I kind of almost enjoyed the 11h30 flight, which went by quite quickly : watched 3 movies, read 5 magazines, slept 1h, had 2 meals, 1 haagen dasz ice cream (thanks Air France!)
I find L.A to be a slap in the face kind of sensation, but not as much as New York is a slap in the face when you first see it.
Today I took the metro, and also the bus, and found the whole process pretty easy. I also walked and walked a lot, ate lunch in cafe in Los Feliz which the “Rough Guide to California” refers to as Hipster Haven (‘Fred 62’) and bought books in a nerdy lesbian bookstore.
Life is good. It’s 26°C and sunny and it’s like I have taken a time-capsule into summer. Richard is super nice and is letting me crash his sexy loft. He has driven me to Pinkberry too. Ha!
I keep trying to find cute squares, or maybe a cafe in a quiet street with pavement seating, where I could just, read my book and enjoy the sun. I guess in this sense I am too European and can never let go of the cafe lifestyle. I never found any of the above-do they not exist here, or can someone point me in the right direction?
I did sit in a cute park though, and I was just sipping on my pomegranate, apple and banana juice, reading my book about hipsters (lol) thinking that it was safe to finally light up a Lucky Strike, when the park attendant told me the park was non-smoking. WTF?
More on the next episode.
Advance – Take Me To The Top
Two years later I’m still not sick of ‘Sexuality’ by Sebastien Tellier, such a good album, always reminds me of the beach and summer and lounging and stuff.
Speaking of beaches, I’m so glad to have invested some funds in buying the flat in Le Verdon; beaches are almost empty all year round, it’s a bit like being on your own private island…
Went to Bordeaux a couple days ago, raided Total Heaven a little bit more and bought a couple of Italian do It Better 12″. Shit.
Pictures by Arthur Cruz
Me and A.C went to Amstedam in early April and it was dope (and nah, we didn’t smoke any). I forgot that Amsterdam was actually quite small, and we did just did loads of walking.
Took the train and went to the beach 30 mins away to have ice cream.
And after a total failure on the first apartment we had booked we just treated ourselves to a classy minimalist style hotel. Banging.
So, you’re ready for the weekend?
Gonna spend the whole saturday swooning at my 3 year old nephew and then who knows what’s going to happen on sunday. Kinda love sundays now.
Pics by Arthur Cruz