Tuesday, January 18, 2011

attention please

attention. an aspect of life some people need more than others. especially if you happen to be a new product yearning for some new eyeballs. days of traditional advertising is a strategy of the past. afterall, as an average consumer, what would grab your attention more: a magazine clipping/billboard or a multi-faceted interactive marketing campaign that would have heads turning? whether on a simple bag or splattered across a building, these images alone are attention grabbers without even viewing it live. looks like more brands are hopping on the ikea invasion train.

Monday, January 17, 2011

brick & chandelier

it was a recent visit to the lovely glendon bar & kitchen in westwood which made me adore the dynamic duo of exposed brick walls and charming chandeliers. the rugged yet classic look of red (or white) brick complimented by the glamorous touch of a luminous chandelier fixture contrasts one another in a unique yet fitting way. {in addition to the brick/chandelier decor, the lively ambiance of glendon bar & kitchen also offers appetizing bites including specialty pizzas (try the glendon) and mouth watering starters (try the sweet potato french fries), not to mention a drink menu that categorizes its selections by first, second or third date}

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

local gem: basement tavern

sometimes the best things in life are somewhat hidden. same theory applies for those random city gems you come across from time to time such as the basement tavern at the victorian on main street. with a myriad of dine/drink options in santa monica, this speakeasy style bar in the basement of a 19th century home is not your typical find. decked out with studded leather chairs, lighted candelabras and best of all playful chalkboard walls, the tavern boasts a new live band each and every night. the diverse crowd, daily happy hour till eight, and secret entry passage, mixed with the fact you can bring your choice of outside bits n nibbles, makes this a basement you might actually want to be stuck in.

{tasty tip: every tuesday an array of food trucks line up in the parking lot so you can grab a bite and head to the basement. food trucks & cocktails unite}
{tucked away at the victorian on main street}

Monday, January 3, 2011

twenty eleven

wishing everyone a twenty eleven filled with fresh starts, exciting surprises, meaningful moments, endless possibilities and eternal growth. with the first decade of the new millennium behind us, lets "cheers to a new year and another chance to get it right" -oprah