1.30.2009

Blogger's Favorites -- L.A. in Bloom

This week's list belongs to Heather Beth Taylor of the excellent blog L.A. in Bloom, and she is (in my humble opinion, although I think few would disagree…) an insanely cool gal.

Heather’s a self-described Los Angeles lover, fashion enthusiast, art world business woman, passionate consumer of food (love that one especially)…

PLUS:

I fully intend to one day pop into Heather’s gallery whilst on a visit to L.A. and force her to go to lunch with me at the Ivy

Herewith Heather’s favorites…Happy Friday.



1. COOKING - Hands down, my favorite activity. Sometimes I pretend I'm Nigella Lawson.



2. LOUNGING POOLSIDE - Hands down, my second favorite activity. My sun-loving friend, Linlee and I partake nearly year-round.



3. MY POET SISTER - I've been pretty transfixed by my little sis since she was born when I was three. Nobody makes me laugh harder.



4. SUCCULENTS - Living in LA, succulents make the most sense for beautiful, sustainable landscaping. My boyfriend, Alex and I hike around Amir's Garden, a 5-acre succulent garden, to get ideas for our garden.



5. THE PARKER PALM SPRINGS - This hotel in the middle of the desert is my favorite oasis.



6. FRIDA KAHLO - One of my favorite artists and style icons.



7. PRADA - Miuccia can do very little wrong in my book.



8. VINTAGE DRESSES - I love vintage frocks and was recently very inspired by the YSL exhibit at the de Young museum in San Francisco. The Way We Wore is my favorite place to browse through the archives of fashion history here in LA.



9. WOODY ALLEN - I've seen every Woody Allen movie. Annie Hall is my all-time favorite.



10. SWEETS - It's hard for me to pass up delectable little pastries or cookies. My ideal afternoon snack is a coffee and something sweet from Joan's on Third.

19 comments:

Alex said...

If nothing else, Simply Lovely!

Absolutely Not Martha said...

going to Amir's, poolside lounging, eating at Joan's--on the to do list for our next visit to LA (my in-laws live there). thanks for checking out my blog. love yours!

Jackie said...

Great interview! I remember her home tour, it was one of my favorites. So inspiring for this Friday morning, thanks.

PS-Good luck for another weekend of no shopping! (It's been killing me softly)

Sabina said...

That was a great interview of a very cool girl - love her site!!

Happy Friday!!

:)

jen said...

yay, great post!

i haven't always loved l.a...for the people who live here it can be much different than what people may perceive it to be (from the media). i've moved from here twice and now i may be back for good. :)

anyway, i'm going to check out that succulent garden now...

Miss Aimee said...

fun interview to read!

Victoria said...

as a friend i can attest that she is indeed insanely cool! great post :)

paula said...

she seems to be quite fun and her house, wow!

nichole said...

Really enjoyed this! LOVE that headband. I could never pull it off, but still ...

Julia said...

How utterly delightful :) I love the sweets!

Heather Beth Taylor said...

Thanks for all your wonderful comments and Joslyn, thanks so much for including me. Your blog is amazing and I can't wait to take YOU for a fun lunch at the Ivy next time you're in LA. xoxo

Erica said...

Oh, Heather is terrifically cool. Thanks for the introduction...

Annie Empiric said...

Having just come from a lunch with the MOST lovely Heather T, I stand behind all of your sweet comments and raise a glass to her never ending list of inspiring things to see and do. Thank you!

Callie Grayson said...

fantastic interview!!!
she is very cool!

Jeana Sohn said...

heather has good taste in everything. love her and love the list.

Roberta Jane said...

A fantastic list - I will definitely check out her blog!

Buck + Camp said...

Oh, I love the Parker in Palm Springs too. Can't wait to go back there. Brunch at Norma's -- a true treat.

Gretchen said...

i love bathing in the sun; sisters that make my laugh;
succulents; freida; prada; vintage dresses; annie hall; tasty treats-- too! I just stumbled across your blog and find it delightful...

Anonymous said...

The writer of simplelovely.blogspot.com has written a superior article. I got your point and there is nothing to argue about. It is like the following universal truth that you can not disagree with: You can never go back -- only forwards, or stand still. I will be back.