TO: Sally, Evan, Tess, Robin, Lily, Cole, Nina, Joy
SUBJECT: A Late February Dinner Something
January 30, 3:11PM
Hope everyone is doing fabulously. So! I’m sure Tobin or myself have spoken to each of you as a couple or individually but we are finally getting our shit together enough to have a dinner party at our place. It’s been months (Years??) since we’ve tried to get something together so—Hey.—why not assemble the old Dinner Party Crew together to do something.
A few things! We are thinking of having this on February 22 since most of you said you were slammed through February and that a Saturday is best too. Please to confirm and thank you. Since this is Los Angeles and food trends are more fashionable than actual fashion trends, please relay what you can and cannot eat. We will do our best to accommodate!
Woo: very excited to get the old gang back together. Peace from the East (Hollywood).
In this town there’s the car that you (actually) drive and the (fantasy) car that you drive in your head. Perhaps your dream vehicle is the 1956 Jaguar XKSS, a sleek built for speed racer? Then you’ll love the Petersen Automobile Museum because Hollywood legend, Steve McQueen’s glorious Jaguar is currently on display.
When it’s a hot Los Angeles day and you just need a little something to refresh your day, what’s the best way to fix that? Something cold! That’s what Pasadena design firm Farm thought up in bygone (even) warmer days: they made, packaged, illustrated, branded, etc. a box full of popsicles that they gifted to clients. What a brilliant, design focused way to share your skills through something sweet!
Apparently renowned and celebrated artist, designer, and tattoo artist Mike Giant lived in Los Angeles up until very recently. He’s planning on moving to Colorado in April but, for now, seems to be spending some time in San Francisco as he has recently opened a Fecal Face show called Modern Hieroglyphics. The show fuses together popular culture items with his past and present as a Californian and tattoo artist. It is a very personal yet very accessible body of work.
While some other cities do indeed have it better than us, most of us can agree that mens’ retail in Los Angeles is at a pretty respectable place. We have our own J.Crew and a Topman and little, rad destinations like Wittmore and South Willard in addition to brands ranging from Band Of Outsiders to The Times coming from here: men are having a moment in Los Angeles. The most recent, notable entry is San Francisco’s Unionmade recently moving into The Grove. The move is somewhat surprising given the brand’s quick rise from Northern California Boutique to growing California menswear shopping destination. How were they able to handle a move into Los Angeles biggest, most notable shopping destination? They handled the task flawlessly.