Photos | Arts District LA - Fashion, Art, and Design Flea

Photos | Arts District LA - Fashion, Art, and Design Flea

As part of a Sunday funday mission with the girls

we didn't have to venture far to check out the LA FAD Show (fashion, art, and design), a special collaboration market between The LA Girl & the weekly Arts District Flea Market. The Arts District, near our neck of downtown, is a super vibrant neighborhood characterized by all sorts of...well...street art! It's a painter's playground. 

PHOTOS | Jhene Aiko & SZA - Enter the Void Tour

PHOTOS | Jhene Aiko & SZA - Enter the Void Tour

This past Sunday night was dedicated to soul sailing...

I got to see two of my favorite artists, Jhene Aiko and SZA, who both released major projects this year ('Souled Out' and 'Z') that I think I will never stop listening to. These ladies' entire libraries stay in rotation. I've been known to express my inner stan justttt a tad over a couple artists who I'm especially drawn to; this time I did it through up-close-and-all-up-in-yo-face photos, and getting my entire life from the moment SZA hit the stage to open for Jhene at Downotwn LA's Club Nokia.

Things to Do LA: Burbank Indoor Go Karting

Things to Do LA: Burbank Indoor Go Karting

I'm always in the mood for a thrill and have wanted try indoor go karting for a while now. Tamika, Brea, and I decided to make a trip out to Burbank's Racer's Edge racing track on a Friday night around 10--11pm. We unlocked an $18 for $23 Yelp deal for a 16 lap race. The after-dark-induced black lighting and illuminated graffiti walls set the tone for a cool, grungy mood. It wasn't crowded at all when we got there so we got geared up and into our karts pretty shortly after arriving. 

We were fitted for helmets and safety vests, and then the staff gave us the run down on all the driving directions, hand signals, and of course the no bumping stipulations. I'm in my zone the whole time just ready to go for it, thinking to myself "I've raced go karts for years... on with it!" 

#MakingLAMine Moving Journal | From the West Side to Downtown

#MakingLAMine Moving Journal | From the West Side to Downtown

Let's Switch gears and bring it back to LA...

As you might remember from my previous moving journal post, I was enjoying my numbered days in my temporary west side residence in the Sawtelle/Brentwood part of town. Those 6 months FLEW by. Knowing my lease was only a short-term situation, I couldn't let myself get too used to it. I didn’t feel as nostalgic saying goodbye as I did, say, when I  moved out of my last apartment back in College Park where I'd collected two years of good times, but there were definitely things that I would miss about my first official spot in LA.

(LA)bor Day Weekend | Made in America

Until more recently in my life, I didn’t know much about these enormous music festivals that have began to pop up everywhere in the world, other than casually hearing about Coachella here and there. Even then, I only knew of Coachella as some music event that occurred all the way across the country; but that it was apparently pretty epic. In 2012, Budweiser’s Made in America had kicked off as the East Coast’s largest urban music fest just two hours away from my home city in Philadelphia. I didn’t travel to Philly to go, but that’s when I started getting more clued in to what these multi-day massive concert blowouts were all about.

Last year, I was finally introduced to the in person experience for myself all the way in Barcelona, Spain, when I decided to travel to Europe with a girl I’d never even met in person and attend the Sonar Music Festival with her. (Crazy, right? I’ll be writing about this soon; stick around if you want to read allll about how that turned out.)