Saturday, August 30, 2008
Well not really live...but close. Here are some pics from today at the Chili Cook-off. I finally got to have my beer and chili.
The Michael Craig Band - incredibly talented local kids. They sound like The Dave Matthews Band. AMAZING. Check out their music.
Me and the hubby. We parked at Ralph's in the Colony and rode our beach cruisers over to the the cook-off.
Malibu fashion - yes even at the chili cook-off it's important to keep up appearances. Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton everywhere. It was exhausting just looking at all these girls trying to out-do each other.
Leaza and her friends
We took a break from the cook-off and rode our bikes down to the pier to have a few cocktails at the Beachcomber. Then we decided to go back to the cook-off and watch more music.
All in all a very fun day :)
Sunset Room on Zuma Beach
When we walk in, our favorite seating area is occupied by this really nice couple who are kind enough to let our party of six ( me, hubby, Tate, her boyfriend and his parents )join them.
Come to find out he is a music producer. His name is Terence Davis and he owns GREAT MUSIC. Check out his bio. The guy obviously knows his stuff and he just loved Tatum ( he called her "Juno" all night which is exactly her personality ) - so much so that he asked her to come to his recording studio to give her input on the new Disney soundtrack he is working on. CRAZY stuff especially since Tatum wants to be in this industry. Her goal is to write for Rolling Stone someday ( which is why she started her blog Scratchd Vinyl ).
So Tatum woke up bright and early and is at this recording studio, living a dream. You go girl!
I kid you not folks. The Annual Chili Cook Off hosted by the Kiwanis Club is Malibu's biggest social event of the year.
We are a rural town - a beach town mind you that has some of the most famous people in the world as residents - but make no mistake, this is a rural town. ( That's Nicole Richie and Brody Jenner on the Ferris Wheel two years ago ).
We went to "opening night" last night. Please remind me not to do that again ( I live here and I still don't learn from the previous year ). We saw Brooke Burke and David Charvet ( pic below is not from the cook off - but you get the idea ) - they didn't look this happy though. I don't blame them. It's like going to opening night of the biggest blockbuster of the year. You go because everyone else is going - or if you have young kids - because you have to. Since Tatum and her boyfriend Bobby were going and Bobby's parents too ( they are loads of fun ) we decided to go anyway. Besides, my youngest Leaza was roaming around there with her friends ( as was all of Malibu High practically ). So I knew we could spy on her a little too. That's always fun ( not ).
We may go again today - this time for the actual chili and beer like I wanted to last night and never got to :( The chili doesn't start until today - and since I have memory loss year after year it seems like I have to learn my lesson all over again! Crap!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
The lease is signed and now the demo is in progress.
The front of the store
Todd doing some work on the space.
My neighbors CLOUT RIDESHOP ( owned by Alex Von Furstenburg - Diane's son ).
View of PCH ( I'll take better ones - this does not do it justice ). Just beyod the palm trees is Zuma Beach. The deck upstairs with the umbrellas is SPRUZZO, a really great italian restaurant and that balcony has a great view of the beach.
Input on decor is welcome...you all are soo talented and I love hearing your ideas!
Monday, August 25, 2008
The famous Rudy's Barbershop in Santa Monica, CA.
A little better pic of Tate as I promised her I would post.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I have been saving this pic for me thinking that someday ( when I'm 60 ?) I would be able to grow my hair long. NOT POSSIBLE. I have had short since I was a kid.
That's why she let me take her to the same place and pick out her haircut. She trusts her mom.
A battle many parents don't win. I did, thank-you -very -much. She's happy too. Win-win.
All I can say is OMG!
Thank god I found pics on the internet ( they are everywhere-until I can find a photographer to attach it to than there is no use naming a source ).
Stealing this idea for one wall in the store FOR SURE. The stereo speakers are sheer brilliance. I think I may do a neutral wall, like a mocha colored, with the black speakers and surround them with colorful rock posters. At the Fred Segal J.V. outpost they recycled a drum into a side table.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
It was a lot of fun.
P.s. Tatum thinks she looks like one of the Ramones. I think she looks fab - this pic doesn't do her "rock chick" haircut justice.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
You know it's starting to feel like fall - especially when M.K. wears a great flannel like this one.
Personally, I would wear it like this:
With a white Hanes men's muscle tank ( anything too tight looks contrived - don't forget the black La Perla lace bra underneath )...
and some really old, soft 501's, faded in all the right areas...
I really like all the gold necklaces M.K. is wearing.
... of course I need to add the watch...
and maybe the hat if it's a little chilly :)
Sunday, August 17, 2008
It's actually made me want to infuse some serious color into the new design of Revolution Malibu.
I especially dig the teal blue walls with the bright pink doors.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Going to the gym today 'cause if I am going to keep up with the Jones', I need to look at least as good as Lisa Rinna - who is older than me and looks pretty fab ( talkin about the bod peeps ).
Madonna turns 50 tomorrow. While she's blowing out those candles, she blows most of us away with how fit she is...no, I don't want to be that muscular.
Back to the grind...the elyptical machine awaits.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
The guys over at Clout have inspired a more "grunge beach" look with concrete floors, recycled wood siding accents from old Malibu beach homes and pulley style clothing racks. Very green and very creative.
We need a little more chic in our "grunge beach" look at Revolution Malibu so this picture is my starting point.
Please forgive me for not remembering where I found this picture.
If any one knows please comment or email me so I can give credit where credit is due.
The color on the wall is a little dark for me, but it's the vibe I'm going for. I want a smooth textured plaster on the walls. American Clay makes an eco friendly plaster that's really easy to use. They have wonderful colors to choose from.
There are bamboo floors now ( that I really don't dig ), so we need to pull those out and get down to the concrete... we'll also give the concrete a little buff to make it look good.
Check out the wood on the wall( is that wood or maybe metal ? ). I want displays made out of the recycled wood similar to that and what Clout used in their space.
There is a wall that separates the front of the store from the back office - which will now become a studio space. Check out this pic ( below, via California Magazine ) of this fab table that these surfers use in their workshop.I want a couple of those for sure.
I need organization back in the studio for all of the art I use in my Project Ecoart line so I found these drawers that architects use. They are perfect and very industrial looking ( pic via L.A. Magazine ).
Now I need some really good ideas fro dressing rooms. Any good ideas out there?
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I have dabbled in the desire to get back to hardcore training - especially when I see Madonna at 50 - but I can tell you that nothing has inspired me more than this fabulously fit 48 year old named Karen Pilote.
I found her tranformation on bodybuilding.com when I was looking for a diet to gain a little muscle and lose fat. Basically I wanted to get inspired to be really toned and in shape
Check out the pics below...she did this at 46 years old in only 10 months!!!! No private chef, no plastic surgery. Just plain old dedication, perserverance and willpower. AMAZING.
I introduced you to Clout the other day. They are my most friendly neighbor especially since they were gracious enough to accept my proposal to change spaces ( they were using the one I am moving into as storage and it turned out that the one next to them was available so it all worked out ).
As you get to know people, you find out information about who they are, their family etc... Most of the kids that work there are from Malibu High and I know alot of them from hanging out with my kids. One of the owners is Craig -very good looking with a fab South African accent - who runs the store. The shocker came when I found out the majority owner of Clout is Alex Von Furstenberg, son of the incredible designer Diane Von Furstenberg ( and was married to Alexandra - check out her family tree - seriously impressive ).
Call me "green" ( not the eco friendly kind in this case ), but for as long as I have lived here, and how gossipy everyone is in this town, I can't believe I am just finding this out!
Alex and his fiance Ali
We're talking about a prince ( a real one ) who's mother is one of the biggest designers of our time, and who grew up on the east coast ( Manhattan ) - owns a surf/skate shop in Malibu ???
CRAZY...but very cool.
I had the pleasure of meeting Alex's fiance Ali a few times, since her design office is at the Clout location. Not only is Ali beautiful but she is very sweet!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Oliver Peoples "Harlot" sunglasses
Gold Rolex Presidential
Old school vintage rock n roll t-shirt, deconstructed and re-sewn to fit sexy - not loose.
Black skinny jeans and bad ass black high heeled boots
If it's chilly - which it is by the beach - a long Missoni cardigan.
- Live...from the Malibu Chili Cook-off
- What are the odds
- The Biggest Social Event of the Year
- A New Era
- Lakeview Terrace
- Hair diaries part II
- Hair diaries
- I freakin' love you John Varvatos
- J'adore - so rock n roll
- ...and so it begins - again
- Color combo
- Feelin' Fall
- Contemplating color
- Yum and Fun
- The Grind
- Design Time
- Inspiring minds want to know
- Keepin' up with the Jones'
- My assistant is cuter than your assistant...
- Ob - sessed
- Got some Clout in the new 'hood
- Recent acquisitions
- Rachel knows best
- Juicy decor ideas
- Recycle that rock n roll
- Summer lovin' ...
- retail, re-do, re-thought
- ▼ August (30)