Moby, one of my favorite musicians, was at the Skirball Cultural Center last night on tour speaking about his new book Gristle.....
Sunday was the annual post Genesis Awards Vegan Lovers Brunch hosted by Chef Moira Nordholt and Ron at their lovely home on the beach in Venice.
Living in the center of Los Angeles, I walk and ride my bike around my neighborhood, rarely drive, and hardly ever make it downtown. Saturday, I visited a new (to me) Japan Town mall in downtown LA where I stumbled upon a really cool bookstore and an Asian grocery store.
I went to see a Pink Floyd cover band for Phillip's birthday in the Valley. I haven't partied in the Valley before, and was pleasantly surprised at how great the band was. The club was packed with fans too.
After a night of rain, it's sunny and clear today in Los Angeles. The perfect day for outdoor play. To avoid using my Prius, Kanga and I ran a few miles to the canyon, hiked up what feels like an 80 degree cliff face, then ran down and back home. You can see the ocean in the right side of the photo above.
I just finished reading my Hanuman book. My Chinese astrological sign is the year of the monkey, and I love monkeys of all sorts. In Ubud, Bali, I visited the Monkey Forest, where I met these 3 cuties eating fresh fruits and all raw foods: leaves and fruits.
Mom Tri, owner of the resort, totally gets it. His spa uses edible coconut oil, he has an organic farm in Chang Mai with a cooking school, and looks super fit and healthy. This is one of 3 pools at Mom Tri's, and salt water too. Each morning I'd find a newly bloomed lotus flower. They're beautiful! This is just one of several decks overlooking the ocean for dining and drinking. What a view! This is the beach at Mom Tri's....turquoise water and white sands. I did get a minor jelly fish sting. I was with a doctor, luckily, who kept me calm, and though it left welts on my arm, it was really not a big deal. I tried to swim a mile a day in the ocean. It was bath water warm and such a treat.
It was super special to get to meet up with 2 longtime friends from SF in Phuket, Thailand. Dr D (which in Thai means 'the good doctor') runs the 21 Day Detox program, and he and his partner John Wood taught me all about detoxing almost 10 years ago. Dr D is currently living in Bangkok developing his clinic with cutting edge healing therapies. D Anthony Hall and I go way back to SF days of raves and web 1.0. He's an amazing photographer, and artist in general. We're both back in LA now...and combating jet lag! Anthony's British...perhaps that explains his stern expression. But, I did manage get him to smile..... Smiles and friends are two important pieces for fueling happiness. The sunshine and warm water and tropical environment helps too!