a beautiful blur -part I
after blogging of our new york adventures here, i was thinking to post of our next adventures [in the states] in consecutive order but have decided against it. i got over excited with my los angeles shots and i’ve already applied them to my products, so, i’m posting the last of our adventures [LA] second and in three parts, this being the first part. i’ll post the second of our adventures [SF] third and in, dare i say it, more than three parts. if that makes sense? think star wars? huh?
there were two very important reasons why i wanted to go to LA… one: was to visit the eames lounge room at the LA County Museum of Art [whilst their original home was being restored] an exhibition i found out about before we left australia and two: and more importantly, to visit our long time flickr/facebook friend, the beautiful k.
so… girls road trip from san francisco to los angeles. candace has a new, powder blue convertible beetle. suitably cute to say the least. poor candace drove the whole way there and back [ahem, absolutely no way i was going to drive on the
wrong other side of the road]. the drive, should, in theory, take approx. 7hrs [one way]. i won’t mention how long it really took. let’s just say… lead foot, so not that long. big smiles*
we were on our way to kelly’s [and family] home in the hills about an hour out of LA. we left relatively late [that's how we roll].. so we arrived in the dark and for a while, with no idea where we were. no street lights for an age, so it began to feel a little like a scene from a horror movie. c followed her instincts, with a little help from mine and we arrived just in time for dinner!
another surreal moment was about to take place. k and i [and c] have admired each other’s photos on flickr for a couple of years. she ‘met’ my family and i hers via her heartfelt images. facebook was our next connection and gifts were sent to eachother across the globe. we even managed to skype once… we were now meeting face to face and what a great moment that was… the crazy k hugged and picked me up! c, m and i were so warmly welcomed into their home.. we met her beautiful, beautiful girls, s, s and s and her husband, j, their cats, their dog, their chickens. we sat around their table in their beautiful kitchen.. in their beautiful home. we had dinner, delicious spicy pumpkin soup and the yummiest of cheese and bread, we drank wine, we were showered with the most beautiful gifts. little s recited a poem.. m played with little s. it was so sweet, so lovely and so memorable.
we were staying the night in their cottage. i needn’t elaborate, other than to say, take a look… it’s a fairy tale beauty. every-single-little-detail. thank you k, from the bottom of my heart.
‘a beautiful blur’… a blur, because our time spent together went by so very quickly… and beautiful, because it obviously was.
this beautiful blur continues at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. stay tuned!