You know what is an absolute favorite at my house? Polenta. I can serve it for breakfast, lunch and dinner and I swear there is never a complaint. Not only is it delicious AF, but it is healthy. I try to shop as organic as possible (and so should you) so my go to is Trader Joe’s organic pre-made polenta. For years I made this from scratch, but I have caved. Now I cannot believe how much time I wasted stirring away over a hot pan. I add water, crushed garlic, butter and olive oil and before I know it, dinner is done. I love to add heaps of veggies, any veggie will do! Sprinkle some shredded parmesan cheese and if I wanna get fancy add a soft poached egg. Try this baby next time you are in a run! I promise you will love it.
(H&M-dress shirt, CALVIN KLEIN- sportsbra, LEVI’S – vintage frayed shorts)
Last weekend I escaped the city for a Coachella weekend. Andrew, Anne, Jeremy and I landed in Joshua Tree after a long drive with very little sights (not much but a casino and wind farms). Anne and I took advantage of the desert breeze to snap a few pics and then headed to Coachella parties.
PHOTOS: ANNE YANO
Life Update: My little family and I have moved to Los Angeles! At first I was sad, confused, and annoyed. I spent my childhood in that city without a pause. Then my family moved to Colorado and I always felt like something was missing. So I went back after graduating High School. Then, I figured out that the things I wanted the most were not accessible in that city, so I made a new leap to a place called Denver. There I found almost everything that I ever wanted, I found true friendships, I found true love and started my own little family.
However, I always felt that I could do more, but opportunities were scarce. I eventually lost a little of my artistic ambition and settled for anything that paid. After years of dealing with the fact that money would be very little (maybe even non-existent) my goals began to change. Money was always on the mind and that’s a sick way to live. I didn’t know it at the time but I had become comfortable in my losses. I was quietly waiting for New York to come and sweep up the art/creative scene in hopes that at least someone would have money to pay us all.
To make a long story short, little did I know my lover’s hard work within the art community was going to lead our family into something amazing. His passions has taken us back to where I started, back in LA and with this came the opportunities I once gave up for a “normal” life. I have been working non stop on the things that make me the most happy. I feel…. complete again.
Though I miss my friends and sister indescribable amounts, it’s hard not to think that everything has led us to exactly where we need to be, right here, right now. Incredible things are happening to both of our creative careers, something I never thought would be possible in Denver.
There are many things happening (and not happening) in that city that aren’t up to par with my choice of career, or even my choice of living. With a republican in office, I am afraid that a lot of progress will be stumped in that amazing state. I hope that when we go back (because that’s the plan) everything will be exactly the way we need it to be. Until then, I am here in LA, grinding full force into designs, art and blogging. So get ready readers. Life is on power-mode and I haven’t been this inspired in years.
(SAINT LAURENT, PROENZA SCHOULER, MCQ-ALEXANDER MQUEEN, ALEXANDER WANG)
Heading into the new season with an investment piece. I’ve been looking forward to this for a few months and have some designs narrowed down. These moto-jackets are so beautiful, I can’t handle. They are also a larger investment than I would ever make on a clothing article, because GET REAL.
The Oscars were last night aka The LA Super Bowl and in the midst of it all, it was so rainy here, it was like armageddon. LOL x’s infinity. I am not one for watching the Oscars, mainly because I fall asleep (I have a short attention span). I did catch a glimpse of this Armani number at the bar though, I imagine if I ever went to the Oscar’s I’d wear something like this.