Friday, January 16, 2009

don't let CONNIE BANG near your dogs. she's dangerous around dogs.

for instance,
she spends ONE NIGHT
with grr and avec . . .
and avec has picked up
all over the damn house.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

lauren duke brooks, ma soeur, is "gifted", and her jewelry line doesn't suck either . . .

it's a little early to preview,
she's still developing it,
but i had to rave a bit about my sister lauren's jewelry line.
she's been working to this for years,
from bent wire and beads
to semi-precious and hand-made
to this:
22k indian gold and diamonds
the "target earrings":
i think little 'sis
may be on to something
to quote victoria beckham,

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

MISS GOLDEN GLOBES SMACKDOWN : connie vs. kira vs. sara

tim decided to drag out some old recipe of his
for the golden globes:
some "fried sage and frizzled leeks over salmon wrapped in phyllo dough" concoction.
so, we had to get some help eating it.
luckily, kira was back from brazil, connie from san francisco, and sara from nyc!
bravely, they volunteered to be our 
"ladies with an attitude"
for the night.

tim and i?  we opted for
"fellas that were in the mood".

so, we "don't just stand there, let's get to it, strike a pose, there's nothing to it . . . GLOBED"
long set-up.

little madonna punch line.

shut up.
then, there was a collective scream of terror.
we had not realized there was a tribute to horror movies in the middle of the show:
or goth coked up victorian prostitutes.
(i mean, REALLY?)
luckily, there was alcohol:
and some warm puppy breath on your lower back to calm the nerves:

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

LANDIS DOT COM : what i do and what i did

for those of you who haven't,
i encourage a trip to :


where the slave-driven tim has assembled my life's work.  literally.

from the director's reel, the photography, the agency work, the old navy work, even the interior design portfolio . . . even bloglinks.  it's all finally housed in one location.  with nifty rolling screens and players and things.

cause you can never get too much of a good thing.

(like my ego.)

and for those of you whom have already visited and lit a candle or whatever,
take the day off.

Monday, January 12, 2009

RE-GROUPING : scattered moments from early january . . .

ok, catching up on the detritus, so the memories don't escape into the ether . . .
dinner out at A.O.C. with eduardo and mac,
getting to know each other.
i think tim was three margaritas in, hence the lovely "soft focus" effect.
oooh, dinner at Mozza,
mario battali's restaurant. 
this is the "mozzarella bar".
yes.  a whole bar.  that just serves different preparations and kinds of mozzarella.
ate here with philip williams and his amazing wife joanne.
we LOVE these two.  LOVE LOVE.
phillip is an amazing art director, joanie owns a stunning jewelry gallery/store on third.
i want to be them.
um, this is the unfinished top of my new desk:
claro walnut.
dinner at eduardo's.  mac cooked.  tim and i ate. 
the most stunning sunset of the month:
aaaand, we're only halfway through january.