Posts tagged photography
Posts tagged photography
Monteverde, Costa Rica. Staying in this remote little town to zip line. Love to see how others live, socialize and overall appreciate the simple little things in life. Happy Sunday Tumblr friends - xo haven
Volcan Arenal, Costa Rica. Beautiful sights.
We’re on our way to white water rafting today!
An adventure awaits! Life is what we make of it, and mine will always be one full of exploration and gratitude. I’ll be posting this week from the beautiful Costa Rica where I’m blessed to be w/4 other friends. Have a great week, my Tumblr friends. xo -haven
These are the days of Marmont
Sky Bar and Trocadero
Where men compete and win with more dinero
A shrinking conscience balanced only by a growing erection
Where girls compete with equally shrinking character
Crushed by deception
Growing with lackluster personalities
In a town notorious for being ready for its close up
And ne’er an eyebrow raised for certain inequalities
Best known for a treasure trove of dreams
Yet still some always give up it seems
That may be Hollywood to some
But, not L.A.
My city shines and spreads it wings
Like the angels it eponymously claims
The real shining lights are not those on Sunset
Nor those dotting the mcmansion on the Hollywood Hills
Of that mogul gracing the latest cover of Celebrity
The real lights shine from parks - Griffith onto McArthur and Echo
From the factories of American Apparel
to the Mozza kitchen
Round the L.A. Mission
To pristine mansion marble floors
Scrubbed so, so sterile
Lights in some eyes have gone out
At Olive View
And LA. County jail
At the factories of Wonder Bread
Or Vermont and 92nd street
Where yours truly was raised
But, not in this girl
From the RTD to SAMOHI
From the Fairfax Market
And the now weekly jaunts across Mulllholland
Runyon and Fryman
This girl here
Is in touch and connected
Eyes lit brightly
Feet firmly planted
This girl here
She has learned
nothing for granted
(Art by Haven, taken at Runyon Canyon 2011)
Mmmm, John #Mellencamp in this album cover shot from “The Best That I Could Do” chronicling his fantastic hits from the 70’s and 80’s. I think I’m going to start a new photo series of sexy album covers that rock my world. Dear, John, you babe, rock it gnarly. xo haven
#Runyon Cyn, #Hollywood. The view was scrumptious today, running the trails to the likes of #Muse ‘Map of the Problematique’, Chemical Brothers ‘Dig Your Own Hole’ and Rage Against The Machine, oh yeah. Bring it!
#Hollywood (Runyon Canyon). Sunsets, sunrises this L.A. view is gorgeous no matter. My weekly Friday evening run, always feels incredible, cheers!
Today’s “Haven’s Happenstance song: The Women Series,” #bcaware -Brandi Carlile “The Story.” Gosh, where do I start. This songs brings tears, so many, many tears which I have been pushing back, but peace comes with letting them out. For over a decade I thought this story as written by Ms Carlile here was mine. But, now that I’m on my own again, it’s become a story that I alone need to write. And the lovely community at Tumblr has so helped me with the beginnings of that. I saw Brandi in L.A. last year with The Avett Brothers and I was so blown away by both acts. I really didn’t know what to expect, as they both seemed pretty low key. Boy was I wrong. The energy, passion and raw, acoustic talent was eminent all around the theater. Brandi even performed a song completely unplugged with no mic, just clapping, her pure voice. It was incredible. As is this song. And because it holds such special meaning, I feature it as the last artist in my series dedicated to women in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here’s to better times, much love - xo haven.
Art by diyosa via black-and-white
In celebrating women in honor of #bcaware (Breast Cancer Awareness Month), I thought I’d share a sexy feature that’s not, well, cleavage, and one that’s not immediately thought of as sexy: for me, it’s clavicles, ha. So here are mine ;). And of course necks are nice too.
A morning run in the dewy hills of L.A. Hello body- it took 30-some yrs for me to honor and respect you. I’m not giving you up or giving you back. You are the vessel that holds this wonderful human spirit and mind of mine.
A fine glass (a bottle, really) of Mourvèdre tonight- a wine I hadn’t heard of ‘til London, but my L.A. pal like mine in London knew his way around wine. And most importantly: incredible company tonight. New friends and possibilities. I am constantly reminded that no matter how stressful life can get, I am BLESSED. Salud mi cariño!
I love old people, what I mean is the elderly. I’m kind of an old soul, growing up as an only child spending time mostly with older folks. I’ve been thinking of charity, volunteering, and haven’t really found my calling - because I don’t want to just to commit, I want to be vested and invested. A friend encouraged me recently so subtly that it got me thinking: this is a piece of my life that’s been missing for some time. As I’ve been growing in new directions this year, the time is now for a true, balanced lifestyle and mindset.
The couple in the photo are George and Helen from Australia. I shared a Gondola ride with them in Venice yesterday and we bonded. They’ve been married 42 years and kissed every time we went under a bridge- thanks to my encouragement :). We were laughing the whole ride and here I am toasting to their sweet, genuine love. Life is sweetest with another, but by no means does it mean I can’t enjoy love through others.
I’m having lunch with a friend next week to look into the big sister program as well. Help kids- new life, or the elderly as they see through theirs…
Made it to #Switzerland! welcomed by a beautiful sunny day. I’ve been walking around saying all the German sounding names out loud, cracking up & getting some funny looks and smirks- Pilatushof, Buobenmatt, Koyslichkeiten- at least ‘bus’ is still ‘bus.’ Hey, anything for a good belly laugh.
Au revoir, #Paris. This is one of my last shots. Now en route to #Switzerland… listening to Pete Yorn, Van Morrison, A Band of Horses and of course Ryan Adams, who made a surprise super last minute stop at Largo in L.A. last night and it pained me to find out I’d be missing it. I heart u Ry.
#Paris indeed, an escapade awaits. Took this shot tonight. I can almost hear Madeleine #Peyroux’s La Javaneise: “La vie ne vaut d’etre vecue sans amour. Mais c’est vous qui l’avez voulu mon amour.”
Ah today, tonight was almost perfect… In fact, it was.
And may I add that my French is all coming back to me. I haven’t had to say one word in English to locals tonight… from asking for directions, to purchasing tix to a tour on La Seine to ordering dinner and now a celebratory night cap. Bonsoir!