Monday, October 31, 2011

This is Halloween

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Happy Halloween, everyone! I hope you have a great candy-filled holiday!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

California Vacation Part 5

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Our last day in California was spent in Los Angeles. Raoul and I went to some very cute shops and art spaces. My favorite was Royal/T, a café where the waitresses dressed in gothic Lolita style. It was so neat there, and they had a great exhibit called East Village West going on, too. We saw lots of art by Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Greer Lankton, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Kenny Scharf, to name a few.

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I found some of my favorite records in the art installation!

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And here, too!

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All that art-lookin' made me hungry. We ordered the High/T, which had a pot of tea and a variety of little cookies and fruit to try.
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Needless to say it was yummy. Our favorite was the raspberries and fruit dip and the cookie on top. It had cranberries and it was super soft.

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We also met my pal Jamie for a short time. She brought her Blythe dolls!

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Here is Tofu Baby with Birdie. They are good fwends!

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Here is Tofu Baby with York! They sure had a busy and fun day together!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

California Vacation Part 4

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We went to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to see the Tim Burton Exhibit. This was a great show that spanned Tim Burton's artistic career, even going as far back as his high school! It was neat to see progression and similar themes throughout the work. I loved seeing all my favorite movie-related items, such as puppets from Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, Willy Wonka, and Edward Scissorhands. I wish more from James and the Giant Peach were there, but I was thrilled to see what we did. Here are some of my photos before I got yelled at by an attendant.

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Do you recognize this from Edward Scissorhands? It is one of my favs!

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These pictures do not do this exhibition justice, really. There was so much art to look at, it was well worth it. I loved seeing concept sketches and paintings, but it also made me remember some of his movies I forgot all about - Sleepy Hollow! Mars Attacks! What a great October day!

Monday, October 24, 2011

California Vacation Part 3

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We also met Cynthia's cat called Toby. Toby loves to play.

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Toby is so cute!

California Vacation Part 2

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We also got to visit Babycakes Bakery in Los Angeles. Babycakes is a vegan and gluten-free bakery. It is very small inside, and very cute. We got some stuff to take to Raoul's sister Cynthia's apartment. She lives very close to this bakery.

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Everything looked so yummy. It was difficult to decide what treats to take home and try.

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I chose a chocolate cupcake. I wanted to see if it compared to the ones i made from the Babycakes cookbook. They are really good. And chocolatey.

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

California Vacation Part 1

Last week we returned from visiting Raoul's family in California. They live outside of Los Angeles. I really enjoyed myself and it was nice to take some time and relax with Raoul's family. Raoul has two nieces and a nephew - Julia, Evan, and Lilly. Julia and Evan showed us these zebras that live on a ranch in Riverside. There are so many horses and ranches in Riverside.

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Then we went to a place called Tio's Tacos. They had lots of recycled items made into garden art and folk art. You can sit in the garden and have your taco dinner. We did just that. The thing I liked the most were the mosaics and the fresh fruit juices.

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