Hello my lovely readers! The MADMEN contest is going on again & I need your help - VOTE FOR ME!!!! You can vote once everyday until Sep 6th....get me on the show! Tell a friend, tell a Mom, tell everyone you know!



The link for my photo directly:   http://madmencastingcall.amctv.com/browse/detail/WNLD69




San Francisco Symphony was putting on a live performance of Alfred Hitchcock's Pyscho in the huge, absolutely gorgeous Davies Symphony Hall, meaning that they had a screen playing the movie & the voices but the symphony was playing the soundtrack live (just the kind of soundtrack you'd want to hear live! Murder story, creepy, perfectly awesome).

My very good friend and photographer extraordinaire Kristopher Parra (he also took my MadMen shot!) called me up one day and simply asked if I wanted to take a photo with him, so I rolled out of bed, threw my hair up and we went down to the Mission/Dolores church and within 5 minutes literally snapped this shot, scary sky and all. Anyways, he was entering it in the contest for the show, and we ended up winning! Ha! We won orchestra seats, which was good because I'd been lying to everyone all week that we won orchestra seats anyways (like I even had a clue, we could of been given nosebleeds!), so last night we got all dolled up, this is the symphony baby!

You can dress us up but you can't take the rockabilly out of us, yes we still had a flask of whiskey amongst the tuxedos and gowns. Surreal and creepy and totally awesome. Reminds me that I need to do things like go to the Symphony and definitely the Ballet more often...wish it wasn't so darn expensive to though!!! xx.L



 Today the sun came out and I'm pretty sure for about 7 hours, San Francisco had a summer. This all ended abruptly when the wind & fog came rolling past my window at about 8pm, but for a day...we had a summer. Hope it comes back! 



And this someone is absolutely not me. 
There are more - these are just the 50's sunglasses.
If anyone wants to geek out with me on sunglasses - about half of these are some of the rarest you can find....and there are oh so many more in this world that I need to get my hands on. 



In 7 weeks exactly from today, I am taking a trip around the world, literally, to visit some of the best friends a girl could ever ask for - first stop - Melbourne, Australia! Second stop - London, England! Back in April after VLV, I had such a blast that one morning, I woke up with a wild hair and decided to look into tickets to visit - turns out they had some screamin' deals and before I knew it, I was punching my credit card numbers in & booked a ticket! What is most exciting is not only to be able to visit places I have never been before - like Australia! I'm the first of our San Francisco clan to be able to make it down there - or is it down under? ;) - The best part is all the lovely friends who will be joining me on each leg of the trip - funny how we work in our group, we all get jealous that one gets to visit another so we usually end up figuring out how to go along too...ha!

Aside from the friends, what do I love most? Having another excuse to build a new wardrobe to wear! I always want something new to wear & that starts with an idea for color - whats coming up this fall is a whole lot of color & a whole lot of wiggle dresses (naturally) & a whole lot of woman. Look out world! Hope you are ready for it....