Friday, February 27, 2009

HOPE by Darren Brass

Almost done?

Jimi by Garver


Darren... Adding gold metallic paint pen to his masterpiece

Channel 6 interviews Garver

"...jimi Hendrix...because he's hard rock"

Garver, Darren & Yoji!

San Diego gets a touch of Miami

At the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, Miami Ink's Chris Garver and Darren
Brass are painting for the Black Eyed Peas Peapod Charity. Painting
will be auctioned off in March.

Case of the Fridays

Happy Friday!
Here are great apps to get you through the day...

For your iPhone:
WhatTheFont font finder
Shoot it and they'll find it.

[photo courtesy of whatthefont]

(via holidaymatinee)

For your computer:
Drag and drop your photos into the camera, wait for a sec, then get the 'roids and shake 'em!

[photo courtesy of poladriod]
Official POLADROID demo vid

(via rugby blog)

Above cures found via my daily cures: and blog, check them out! it 5 p.m. yet?!?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fight like a Girl

Just got an email from Bloomies...

Exclusively at Bloomies. Marc Jacobs will donate 50 percent from the retail sale of his limited edition "Miss Marc Cure" tee to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Feel-good shopping is always a win-win situation!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hip Hostess Series in Los Angeles...part two: the hotel

[a large, playful SLS logo seen on the private guest entrance]

The long, cold trip [yes, fifty-nine degrees is cold to us ;) ] was worth it! The SLS Hotel was more gorgeous in person! It is as Jenn described it --- a grown-up take on Alice in Wonderland. But this ain't yo mama's Alice. This Alice is pushing tea time outta her schedule and booking it permanently with cocktail hour.

[Bazaar Blanca Terrace. a patio area to the left of the main entrance. makes waiting for valet fun!]

Designed by Philippe Starck, no corner was left untouched. The interior blends with the exterior and the meticulous attention to detail is seen throughout. Adorned with whimsical statues, over-sized decor and magnificent textures, it's a miracle if you leave without feeling inspired. It took me awhile to pick my jaw off the ground.

[over-sized welcome mat to the main entrance -- rug with poem by Paul Eluard]

[huge piggy statue and huge mirror to the right of the main entrance]

[through the main doors, this area sits to the left.]

[as you walk through the main doors, your are greeted with a full bar. isn't that the best greeter? you had me at bar. Bazaar Bar Centro.]

[Private Guest Lobby - Tres Bar. another great sitting area where you can grab drinks or eat. the hotel is dimly lit, but we brighten the above photo to show detail.]

[love the decor in this sitting area...leather, mixed woods, cool lamp accents. hard to not fall in love with the lit buck over the fireplace!]

[a tucked away, intimate sitting area. love the dripping chandelier!]

[the private guest entrance area off to the right of the main entrance. reinvents the definition of outdoor furniture.]

[our favorite room -- it's at the end of the hall in the Tres Bar -- an all black room with silver accents. Decor that won us over: a mallet, whip, some dumbbells and mirrored walls and ceiling; its totally a room to discuss who was gonna get the're fired! Mwuahhahaha...]

Check out other cool areas of this hotel that we weren't able to venture here.
Next up, our main feature...your look inside the
Hip Hostess Series which will include Jenn's decor ideas, Chambord recipes and tips for your Old Hollywood Glam themed party!

[niche in the foyer where the hwtm series was being held.]

[click photos to enlarge. photography by O K E E d O R K E E.]

Monday, February 9, 2009

Hip Hostess Series in Los Angeles ... part one

Our senses were working overtime at last thursday's Hip Hostess Series in Los Angeles. There's so much to talk gush about... from the hotel, the party tips, the yummy drink concoctions and everything in between. We'll be adding to this post throughout the week.

Our two hour trip to l.a. turned into four hours due to the stinkin' rain. boo... way frustrating, but we saw our rainbow through the rain:

Thank goodness for traffic i suppose...without it, we wouldn't been able to capture this.

It's the simple joys that make things bearable =)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Chambording it with our bff HWTM!

We are excited...
Hostess with the Mostess + Chambord + SLS hotel = A whole lotta f-u-n!

We've attended the Hip Hostess Series in San Diego and can't wait to glam it up in fabulous Los Angeles (actually Beverly Hills to be exact) at the gorgeous SLS Hotel with our best buds, Hostess with the Mostess and Chambord.

We'll let you know how to get ready for award season with a swanky drink in hand. Stay tuned for cool design ideas, yummy Chambord receipes and tons of photos of hotties and blackmail photos. of others, (not us. hopefully.)


Check out our past post covering the SD partay.