Sunday, November 15, 2009

L.A. I love you.

i haven't lived in L.A. since i was a kid,
but a little piece of my heart
will always remain there.

L.A. i love you.

yes, there really are palm trees everywhere.

there's no other place quite like it.

{i was born in hollywood, really.
my parents looked
and acted like movie stars.
beautiful people.
my dad wore sharp gray suits and worked
for warner brothers studios (architect/set designer),
my mom bought her dress up clothes
at second hand stores in beverly hills
(she'd tell me "this used to belong to
ann margaret or elizabeth taylor").
they went to crazy hollywood parties
and drove around in a pretty blue convertible
with white leather interior}.

these photos remind me of those days
with my parents
and why when i take my kids shopping on melrose,
and drive around my old neighborhood,
i always have a smile on my face.

L.A. i love you.


  1. This is an awesome post Kerri! So interesting. Makes me want to get on a plane and go there..Great pictures as usual. Great life1
    Crystal from KIZZ

  2. thanks so much for the feature! Beautiful post. I love LA too!!

  3. beautiful post...makes me long for a place i've never been.......

  4. I love this post! Very cool photos from urban pink photography. And I absolutely LOVE my LA charm necklace you featured in this post from your store. I'm always California dreamin' here in Colorado... :)

  5. the first time i went to LA i was totally prepared to hate it, it seemed like everything that i wasn't. and then, i loved it. well, at least i loved santa monica and venice!

  6. what a beautiful collection of picks! I feel honored to be in such great company!

  7. like anyplace, there are beautiful things to see and times when you must close your eyes.

    i think i mostly see beauty in los angeles {the city of angels}, of course, i don't have to drive there everyday, fight traffic or keep up with 'the jones'

    we visit, eat and shop, then we drive back to san diego.

  8. So gorgeous! Makes me want to visit, hehe! I'm actually going there possibly in December!


  9. i love santa barbara, SLO, pismo, morro... yes ma'am, california (southern, mid) is my favorite! i was born/raised there... so it will always have a piece of my heart too! :)

  10. What a lovely post -- and lovely childhood memories, to boot. Thanks for including my print!

  11. awesome post. admittedly i have a love/hate relationship with this city i live in, thanks for reminders of what makes this place pretty great!

  12. thanks for the mention! L.A. is love/hate for me too, but then i can't complain about the myriad, organic and local food options! :)

  13. Hey sweetie! AWWW! I love this! I did an LA post too, I spent the weekend playing tourist and it was fun!!!

  14. Oh, I love the little tidbits about your parents. :) So special. I was enamored with California. It was the first time I'd ever seen the ocean (Santa Monica). The Mexican food was also DELICIOUS! p.s. Let me know if you ever make a Michigan necklace, because although I plan to move to a warmer place eventually, Michigan will always be the state of my heart.

  15. i have a friend that lives in Long Beach and we often go somewhere in LA. meet you there?

  16. I love this round up! There are a few things here I'll definitely be picking up for gifts... and possible for myself!


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