Sunday, July 18, 2010

Where It's At! Friday July 23rd!!!

Come on down to the twice monthly soul night! Where It's At begins it's 2nd year on the best foot yet! Planning to bring back some new tunes from our L.A. trip! You won't want to miss it! Sure to be a fun time! See ya there!

Mad Dog in the Fog
530 Haight St. @ Fillmore
San Francisco, CA

Travel...& Farewell for now!!

Hello All! I'll be heading down to L.A. for a few days to do some shopping, inspiration gathering and visiting of friends and family. Will share a few things from my trip when I get back!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

New ETSY listings: Vintage colorful Snakeskin Clutches!

Just added a few new things to my ETSY shop: Questionetc. They include colorful tangerine orange, royal blue, burgundy and safari inspired vintage snakeskin handbag clutches! Range in price from $10-$12. Take a look and take one home with you!!!

A couple of pics from the past couple of months!

July 4th 2010. I went to an estate sale in Alameda and passed this beautiful Victorian home dressed for the day on the way there.

Lunchtime in the park. Beautiful day with sunshine that made everything sparkle!

My dog Shuka creates a nice silhouette against a beautiful blue sky. :)

I loved watching the leaves turn yellow on these trees. Lovely colors with another beautiful blue sky.

Another pic of the sky from the "Shuka sessions". A nap in the park can be very relaxing!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

WHERE IT'S AT! 1st Year Anniversary Party Friday night!

Join us this Friday night for our 1 Year Anniversary Party! Yes, it has been 1 Year since Where It's At made it's start at Mad Dog in the Fog! To help us celebrate this special date, we have a special guest DJ! J-Bird will be bringing along his bag of Boss Sounds! J-Bird is part of Boss Sounds Productions from Santa Rosa. We've enjoyed spinning records with him and his crew in S.R. and look forward to having him join us at our homebase! Get ready for a full night of great tunes! Soul, funk, r&b, Motown, disco & rare groove! Starts at 10pm and always FREE!!!

"Rock Paper Salt" and the art of Christine Nguyen

A good friend of mine also happens to be an amazing artist! Her name is Christine Nguyen and she has an upcoming show at the Huntington Beach Art Center in Huntington Beach, CA. The opening reception is this Friday night, July 9 from 7-9pm. The show will be available for viewing through September 4th. ROCK PAPER SALT is her new exhibition where she will be showing new works using salt crystallization. She combines hand drawn and painted photo negatives, with salt crystallizations and patterns to create photo based artwork. She also incorporates delicate and sensitive drawings on vellem that may be layered to create depth. It's hard to put proper words to her work, so please take a look at her website for a first hand experience! And of course, I highly recommend a viewing of her work in person, because oftentimes the size, scale and breadth of the work in her shows cannot be properly experienced through photographs!

Huntington Beach Art Center
538 Main Street
Huntington Beach CA 92648

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Great Views!!!

Might I say that I've been blessed to have the opportunity to work for some companies in San Francisco that have some pretty amazing locations and views! Last week I freelanced at GAP Outlet headquarters on Folsom and Embarcadero. I thank the weather gods for bringing such a beautiful week and allowing me to take advantage of the 7th floor rooftop patio connected to their caffeteria! Here are a couple of pictures of the view I got to enjoy while eating lunch. These show the Bay and the SF/Oakland Bay Bridge, with the Oakland sea port off in the distance. Enjoy!

Some items from my inspiration bag!

Since I'm on the vintage kick the past couple of posts, thought I would include a couple of pics of some items I picked up for inspiration, a couple for the actual garment and all of them for the fabrics! Hope you enjoy!

Also, I love free stuff! I've been blessed throughout the years to find some really great items on the sidewalk free for the taking! This pic includes some great turquoise fine wale corduroy, a couple of unused candles and a super cute fishy ice tray!

Scores of the DAY!!!

I was downtown today taking care of some business...ended up parking just across the street from one of our local thrift stores, so I decided to see what kind of treasures might be hiding in there for me to find! Here's a few pics of some of the cool swag I brought home with me! Some you will see in my eBay shop soon, while most of this stuff will more than likely stay here with me. :) I'm a sucker for cool vintage stuff!

TOOF Tooth Fairy pillows on their way to new homes!

Yay! I'm soooo excited to have my first couple of sales on Etsy for this round of postings at my Questionetc. Handmade Accessories Shop! A big thank you goes out to Erika and Liz for their purchases! Liz picked up two TOOF Tooth Fairy pillows for her twin girls, one of which is about to loose her first tooth and the other is on it's way to a new home in UT. Bon voyage to these little pillows...may they bring lots of happiness and good memories to their new owners!!!

Wake the Town! Hotshots of Reggae & Rocksteady! Tonight!!!

Hey gang! Tonight's the annual July 4th weekend Wake the Town! Come on down to Mad Dog in the Fog to help us celebrate our country's birthday! See ya there! Starts at 10pm and it's always free!!!

Wonders of wonderful vintage fabrics!

I've gotta say...i really love pattern and color! One of the biggest loves in my life (materially speaking, literally!) is vintage fabric. I've collected it for many years and even after liquidating a bunch of trims and fabrics from my collection a couple of years back, my collection has started to grow once again! The pics I'm including here are not from my personal collection but fabrics and prints that I've seen that inspire me. I hope you will enjoy!