Yosemite: Autumnal Instagramz

Dear Diary, I returned home over the weekend for a friend’s wedding celebration. In addition to the celebratory food and drink I inhaled at her party, I also inhaled the beauty of autumn in Yosemite. Naturally, I Insta’d as much as I could. After all, if a tree exists in a forest but you don’t Instagram it, does it really exist? (No). Yosemite Falls, minus the falls. Yosemite’s famous lone maple tree. It sits by itself at the edge of the field, telling everyone when fall arrives. It wears the brightest colors in Yosemite, which reminds me a lot of…

A Pop Of Color Inspired By Pop Art

Dear Diary, Do you ever have trouble figuring out what color to paint something? For example, I purchased this great coffee table for a client recently. It was red when I bought it. But sadly red wasn’t in the color palette, so I had to paint it another color. But what color? Sometimes I like to use art as an inspiration for color. This is because artists know more than regular people about what color things should be. Because the home I’m working on has a lot of quirky elements and bright colors, I decided to use Roy Lichtenstein as…

10 Rules For Sexy Gay Homosexual Halloween Costumes

Oh Halloween, Every autumn, my brain fills with memories of trick-or-treating, homemade costumes, spiced apple cider, haunted ┬áhouses, and plastic pumpkins filled with candy. I come from a place where the whole neighborhood pitched in to make trick-or-treating super fun. I have always loved Halloween and costumes. But somewhere along the way it went from a carefree holiday about getting as much candy as possible to a stress-ridden competition about who can find the cleverest rationale for dressing like a male prostitute. Gay world is a lot like Girl World. Like the American Female, Gay Homosexuals like to attend Halloween…

From Rags To Riches: 1970s Chairs

Dear Ugly Chairs I Found in September, When I first gazed upon your ugliness, I knew you could be beautiful. So I bought you and reupholstered you in gorgeous grey canvas. Here is what you looked like before: And here you are now: I love that you are both slouchy and tailored, tufted and structural. The cost breakdown is as follows: 2 Chairs from Sunbeam Vintage: $150 4 Yards grey canvas from International Silks and Woolens: $50 Upholstery labor costs: $160 Total: $360 Not bad for a pair of totally unique, high-quality chairs. If you don’t feel like going through…

Whut Glamour: Chris Camargo’s Los Angeles

Dear Chris Camargo, I love the beautiful images of Los Angeles you kindly share on your photo blog. You capture our city the way only somebody who truly loves it could. If you’re having a bad day, hating the smog, plastic surgery, and superficiality that gives this city a bad rap, take a look at these pretty pictures: These pictures make me happy. Love, Orlando PS: Check out Chris Camargo’s professional site for more fashion and commercial photographs.

Fifty Fun Fall Fashion Finds

Dear Fall, After a summer full of too many pool parties, concerts, crazy weekends, and fun, I could not possibly be more excited about the end of summer. Bye Summer, don’t let the door hit you on the way out! I am ready to spend the fall doing nothing, sitting inside, pretending to read a book whilst snuggled up under a perfectly draped wool blanket, drinking hot tea, staring out the window as rain falls, thinking about the future, my fear of it, and how I wish I cared more about the election. Everyone knows the most important thing about…

My So-Called Barber

Dear Self, Are you ever like “Hey, this is the worst day of my life and I feel like a moldy thrown-away tortilla on Seis De Mayo”? Well there is one sure-fire way to cheer yourself up on days like these. All you have to do is go to the nearest barber or hair salon and ask them to chop of all of your hair. There is nothing more therapeutic than running into a chic salon and screaming “CUT IT OFF ME!!!!” with tears streaming down your withered face, bony face. The other day I was feeling like an ugly…

Let’s Have A Hipswap!

Dear Reader, Have you dedicated your life to filling your home with beautiful things, only to realize you’re beautiful things are starting to turn your house into a hoardingland? Well, I have. Which is why I’ve decide to do some spring cleaning. Just in time for fall. I’m selling some of my favorite things on Hipswap, which is essentially a more glamorous version of Craigslist that is much easier on the eyes (Sidenote: Dear Craigslist, why does your site still look like it’s 1996?). Anyway, below are is a selection of items I’m selling. Falling painting, acrylic on canvas. A…