I was working on images for my business cards today. I have awesome light meter that I would use when I would shoot 16mm movie film. I don't shoot film anymore, so it's become a decorator piece.
I'm very much about supporting local small businesses. Besame Cosmetics are a vintage inspired/repro makeup company. Their packaging is very much like something you'd see in make up from the 1940's and 1950's. They have a retail store in Burbank, CA in the Magnolia Park area. Besame's lipsticks have been used most recently in American Horror Story: Freak Show and Marvel's Agent Carter.
Ahhhh.... Sprecher is my favorite small brewery. They do both beer and soda. And they are from Milwaukee, WI. We went down to watch the Packers game with one of my friends from high school that lives here in the LA area. Unfortunately, the Packers lost in a heartbreaking game. But at least I got some good soda out of it.
Classic cars fascinate me. The lines. The colors. The chrome. A time when things were different. Southern California is known for it's car scene. And the place to see amazing classic cars is at Bob's Big Boy on Friday nights. Car owners come to hang out with their friends. This was taken with the Hipstamatic app using the Americana lens and Blanko Freedom13 film.
The Arts District and just south of DownTown LA is a favorite place for film and TV shoots. And I love the area. Unfortunately, this monstrosity was build in the area. It is called One Santa Fe. It is an overpriced live/work building. And it has totally ruined the sight lines of the city. When I drove through the area, there was some type of production happening.
A lovely birthday lunch at The Proud Bird. This restaurant has a long and wonderful aviation history. It has been around for over 40 years. And unfortunately, it's a dying breed. In 2013, they were being threatening with closed. Because the land is super expensive. It was saved and they are trying to get it historic landmarked, so LAX can't demo it. I would be sad to see it go. LA is not a city has preserves its history.
The BF gave me some AMAZING pins for our 9 year anniversary. These pins are from the fictional Strategic Scientific Reserve in the Marvel Comics universe. I totally loved Agent Carter in Capt. America. And I'm super excited about the TV Agent Carter. These pins will go on my upcoming purchase of a WWII uniform.