~ { my week in photos } ~

Nothing says LA to me...
like the mingling of waterbed cabanas...

surrounding a roof top pool...

with an ultra hip bar.

Last weekend Jeff and I were in LA getting supplies for my jewelry line...
and as I refashion my career...
I am very cognitive of creating a business with a lifestyle I enjoy....
so...
I try to make  tasks into fun adventures when ever possible....

Which this time meant taking full advantage of being in LA 
which is about an hour north of where we live in the OC.

This week we stumbled on
  the Standard Hotel...
Originally financed by a group which included many on Hollywoods A list...
it prides itself on being
hip, fun and fresh.... 
and it is.
With it's roof top bar ... it should be on any must visit in LA list.


I think one of the gifts I got traveling Europe....
was coming back with a new perspective on what makes our area unique...
come to the Standard roof to bar on a clear Southern California day...
and you can take in a 360 degree view of this fabulous city!

and if you feel so inclined...
there is even ping pong on the roof.

as well as in the spacious lobby.

The Standard Hotel has something novel to see...
evening the restroom entry...

these colors together.... what is old .... new again... (?)

an even brighter  cafe.

For lunch our walk led us to the discovery of Industrial...
only 6 months old...
the visual highlight of this restaurant has to be
the honey bear hanging installation.

Besides working on new designs and discovering new places...
we also have other changes in the works here,

My oldest son sSlater is packing up the room he has had for all 18 years...
as he prepares to leave for college
in less than 3 weeks.
bitter sweet it is.
I am so happy for him... and all that awaits him...

but it's sad to me just the same.
The closing of a season...
the moving on... literally.

I have to admit...
today was not the first time I had a good Christmas cry
in my car... in the parking lot....
as things continue to change within our family...
grieving seasons that have passed.

but it's all good...

for I am a firm believer in the
  cathartic benefit of tears shed...

They help open up the soul...

to reposition outlooks...
to be 
open to 
all the beauty of new seasons to come.

as always dear friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life



t

8 comments:

  1. Amazing photographs, Tamara, looks like you're having an ultra glamorous trip!

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  2. Let it RAIN, Tamera!!!! This past couple of years I have had many a good cry and it always helps to let it out. I wish your son very good luck at college. And I wish YOU very good luck with your jewelry line. I can't wait to see!!!!!
    Love,
    Connie*

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  3. So interested to see some of your jewelry work.

    I loved the photos.

    Bisous
    Suzanne

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  4. We'll have to stay at the Standard Hotel soon.....it's only one hour away from us, as well. Thank you for the information and great photos!

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  5. Wow, very cool pics and locations Tamera. I love the honey bears, but for the life of me can't understand why there is a bathtub in the restaurant, LOL. I'm going to cut and paste your analogy of tears if I may. This is a tough time of year for me, and reading the wisdom of your words will benefit me. I understand that tears are tangible evidence of energy moving, but you've said it so much better.

    Sue xo

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  6. That rooftop looks fabulous. Beautiful pictures. How fun to refashion your career around a lifestyle you enjoy. You are very fortunate. I would love to know more about your previous career and your process of refashioning your career. I love all the old books in your son's room. Are those Hardy Boys books? Classic. I completely agree that a good cry is completely good for the soul. Have a beautiful week. xo

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  7. Wonderful view of L.A.
    I wish you much joy and success in your journey of refashioning your career.

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  8. such an interesting place...so fun to look at, so many colors, very unique. I love a good trip to LA, and hope to buy one of your pieces one day:)

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