I grew up in Texas, went to college in Virginia (with a year in Paris) and then lived in New York. I love LA for all it has to offer culturally--concerts, art galleries, museums, food, interesting and creative people, so it really feels like home now. I go hiking frequently, love to snowboard in Big Bear, Mammoth or Tahoe, go to concerts often, the beach, etc. I'm an avid traveler and try to go out of the country at least once a year, even if it means traveling by myself.
I love to cook and am an avid amateur photographer but need to take a course or find someone who can teach me how to really use my SLR. I'm a sponge for information and seem to spend all day reading. I'm fascinated by technology and its impact on media and culture.
I prefer one-on-one conversations but also like to be out and see what's going on.
I've been busy over the last years renovating my 1924 Craftsman house in the Silver Lake area and gardening.
I love gardening and doing projects around my house.
Reading: I tend to read more non-fiction though interspersed with fiction. Just finished Everything Bad is Good for You. In the last few months--Freedom, The Pursuit of the Millenium, The Discovery of France, The Evolution of God... I like to read about philosophy, human behavior, politics. Really loving my iPad Kindle. Some all time favorites: The Velvet Rage, Love in the Time of Cholera, Madame Bovary, AHWOSG, Middlesex, On Human Behavior, The Corrections. I read the New Yorker, the LA Times, NY Times, Towleroad, Scientific American Mind, New York Magazine...
Food: I love to cook. I'm a fan of farmers markets and Asian grocery stores. I love having dinner parties though much more often end up getting an idea in my head that I make and then end up with a lot of extra food for myself. Also love checking out interesting new restaurants around LA, whether on the low or high end. I try to keep up with what's new around town. I love eating out in San Francisco and New York too, or wherever else I travel. I'm going to show up with an opinion, but am more than happy to hear your ideas too.
TV: Recent favorites include Rachel Maddow, VEEP, Downton Abbey, Girls, Game of Thrones, Project Runway, RHOBH, and Frontline.
Movies: All time favorites include Big Lebowski, Amelie, The Third Man, Fargo. I have a long list on Netflix that I'm constantly adding to.
Other stuff: Sailing, SUP, hiking, diving, Pilates, yoga and sitting around doing nothing all day.
Sunday Farmers Market
access to the outdoors
travel (and frequent flier miles)
my dog, Archie
where to travel next
what to eat
hosting a BBQ
at an art gallery opening
drinking wine or an Old Fashioned
at a concert