Must See: Emerging

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I like to think of myself as an amateur art aficionado. People always diss LA for it’s lack of art and culture, but on the contrary, I find that there are lots of wonderful art museums and exhibits around the city that are just waiting to be explored. A few of my favorites are LACMA, MoMA, the Getty and the Annenberg Space for Photography.

The latter is quite special to me because it features beautiful photography in such an up-close and intimate space. Emerging is the newest exhibit to take over the Annenburg Space for Photography over in Century City, and I had the privilege of getting a sneak peek. read more

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DIY: Hanging Tree Vases

DIY: Hanging Vases

I recently celebrated my birthday and it was the first party I’ve thrown at my new home! It was a backyard garden party, and it definitely fit the bill. I wanted to create a bohemian ambiance full of good people, great music, and lots of nooks and seating places for my friends to converse.

My favorite touch? These adorable hanging vases I made that hung beautifully from the trees — and they literally only took me 5 minutes to make!

Step 1: Purchase glasses vases and twine read more

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Why Keith Haring Made Me Question My Job

You’ll come to learn that I write about art a lot –– it’s always been a big source of inspiration for my work. I even flirted with the idea of studying Art History in college, but ended up going into Political Science and Journalism.

On a rainy San Francisco afternoon, I stopped by the breathtaking De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco to take a look at the Keith Haring exhibit, and wow it was incredible!

Prior to the exhibit, I was not well-versed in his body of work. Sure, I knew Andy Warhol was his mentor and that he was a revolutionary in the pop art world, but I didn’t know the intricacy of the underlying social messages that really defined who he was as an artist. His main topics honed in on consumerism, capitalism, sexuality, race, and war. The result? A visual feast for the eyes –– saturated neons that are so bright you almost have to look away, dots and lines that play tricks on your mind, tarp that spans so tall and wide you question how one person managed to paint the whole piece, tattooed statues, and more phallic illustrations than I ever needed to see. read more

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