Saturday, April 28, 2012

Inside the shop

  • Fabrics my sister and I used for our sewing class at road less traveled. We made pillow!
  • Me holding my fav new unisex cologne in Coyote, smells great on my skin.
  • Kumquat infused liquor featured in our "canning" window display.
  • And can it really be May already? We have all our workshops lined up for you! 
You can find out more about road less traveled on our website, 
and if you have any questions you can email me 
Maggy@roadlesstraveledstore.com


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Fullerton Farmers Market

If you live near Fullerton CA you have got to go to their Farmers Market! It is the best! It is the best as in it is held in the afternoon/evening and has a beer garden :) Now you know what I'm talking about! 
I went on the night of my birthday with my loved ones and had so much fun eating enchiladas, having a beer, walking around and having a latte before going out dancing later that night. 

Take a look at what its like at the Fullerton Farmers Market! 
 Succulents!
 Daikon!
 Radishes!
 The sunlight.
 People watching. 
 Bright flowers.

 Affordable too.

 Cute trinkets. 
 Happy patrons.
 Lovely lanterns.

 Bright cacti.
Beer Garden entrance.

Each week I attend there are more and more eager folks ready to ring in the weekend. This farmers market is held on a Thursday in Fullerton CA! Check out their facebook page. Im in their front page photo! Oh yeahhh

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Venice Venture

As I continue my venture from Culver City to Venice Beach I realized that LA can seem so far but so close. In my previous post I had a comment from Dina, writer of My Superfluities who resides in Virginia. Her comment mentioned that she had recognized the icon Knotts Berry Farm Skyline! A comment such as hers made me re think my views on "how long it takes to get to LA". The fact that someone who lives across the country commented on the fact that they recognized something that is part of my backyard was an eye opener. 

So friends lets start the second leg of our mini LA adventure continuing in Venice Beach! 


The crew was groggy and the sky was too, it was time to fill up on some cafe espresso and lattes from Espresso Cielo (also located in Palm Springs)! All of us being from Coffee Shop backgrounds agreed that this one was a winner, if not better than Inteligensia! 


Rad skaters! 

I was drawn to the Free People window display . Artsy, organic, feminine. 


Super hot model guy was posing away next to this super gangster mural at Venice Beach! He reminded me of Skeet Ulrich! SO 90's SO HOT! 

This is what it looked like walking down the boardwalk...


Loved the couple to the left. Venice beach always makes me think of Xanadu! This time there were less roller skates and more skaters though. 

The guy on the right must be a model, or I must be a great photographer! 


Three fourths of the group. Katrina refused to walk on the sand. This is why she looks like she is a giant floating person above Leigh and Nate who were walking below. 

Dont ask what the robot face is for...Im not sure. Im guessing it was a garage door opener? Wildflour Pizza had a cool store front, love the bright yellow, really bold choice. Super cool window display using spools of yarn! And yeah those are some huge binoculars! 

Hope you had fun on my photo adventure of Venice and Santa Monica! These are my fav posts, sharing photos about more than what I wore...or what to buy...just cool experiences. 

Culver City Here We Come

Come along for a photographic adventure that takes place in Culver City! 
The week of my birthday I took 5 days off work in hopes of having my tax return ready to go on a vacation, but no...no money came. But I still had an awesome birthday week and made sure to take advantage of those days off :) 

The first thing on my itinerary was a day trip to Los Angeles, I know it sounds stupid but I live in OC and hate the traffic so I rarely go outside the orange curtain :) But on this glorious Tuesday noon we made it there in no time flat! 
 First things first, a stop at the gas station for fuel for both us and the car! Does Katrina not  look excited? 



With the girls in the back and me and Nate in the front we left on our way out of OC, passing by the iconic Knotts Berry Farm skyline! If you're afraid of heights, then don't look! 






 So the main reason for going to Culver city that day was to look at art galleries, and well, take silly pictures. There were the best photo op areas like these orange and red squares on the wall! 


Long alleys 


It doesn't hurt to be tall and thin either...




And to top it off a huge pile of cracked concrete! 


And this is my fav pic I have taken of Katrina! Cute/crazy sums it up!


This was the only art gallery open that day :( It had these scarry ice cream cone people that had holes in them. Im pretty sure this explains why I had a nightmare a few days later involving my hands having holes al over them!!!


I love that Nate was in the moment and everyone else is moving, texting, oblivious to whats going on. And its also taken at a bus stop, ironic how its called a stop when most who us it are on the go.


This is one of many models they had on display at the SPFA: Studio Pali Fekete Architects



I couldnt resist taking a photo of  the color combos of Pinches Taco's exterior paint job against those succulents. So exotic! 


We attempted to eat lunch at fathers office, but they weren't open yet :( I have been wanting to go here for a while now! So I just took a pic in front of it to prove my defeated attempt.



This shot was of us in the mirror that was in the back of the store but taken from outside the front door. 


My fav concrete design: The Nixon! 


We spotted Cool Haus didnt know they had a location in Culver City?

We all liked this piece that was hanging on the outside of a building....


And this is the home of the artist who painted the above artwork. Can you decifer her design aesthetic? Black background and white silhouette! She was very friendly and so were her 5 cats! 


Well my friends, this concurs my trip to Culver City, later that day we headed to Santa Monica and Venice...which will be posted soon. So many great shots from this day! 

Also next week June 10th is PATCHWORK CULVER CITY! You should go, its at HELMS BAKERY!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Cloudy

This is the cutest weather forecaster evaa! 
Just enter your city/state and a cute pic comes up along with your weather forecast for the day. 
It's addicting!