Dec 29, 2009

2009 Music mix

Each year my holiday greeting to friends is a mix of favorite music tracks released in the last 365 days. In '09 I've been listening a lot to Bat for Lashes, Passion Pit and Neko Case- but believe The xx are No.1 on my list thus far.

Courtney celebrates’ 2009

Exploring the beaches of Maui, relaxing in the Catskill Mts,
hitting the vintage jackpot in Vegas, lounging poolside in Palm Springs and still making it back home to MN three times to breath some fresh air- I finally got out of LA in ’09!

Beyond travel- 2009 has been one intense year- from love, to death, to the day to day motions. Hardship brings knowledge, which brings understanding- our biggest contribution to society is compassion and I hope to use a lot more of it in 2010.

Horchata - Vampire Weekend
It Don't Move Me - Peter Bjorn and John
No Intention - Dirty Projectors
Bruises - Chairlift
Blood Bank - Bon Iver
Train Song - Ben Gibbard & Feist
Daniel - Bat for Lashes
My Girls - Animal Collective
Heads Will Roll - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Islands - The xx
Actor Out of Work - St. Vincent
Sleepyhead - Passion Pit
When I Grow Up - Fever Ray
This Tornado Loves You - Neko Case
Never Had Nobody Like You - M. Ward feat. Zooey Deschanel
Possibility - Lykke Li
Blue Lips - Regina Spektor
Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want - She & Him
Home - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Moth's Wings - Passion Pit

Dec 20, 2009

sale Today in hollywood

Monthly Flea Market x Special Holiday DIY hosted by Banshee Beat

Monthly Flea Market
Sunday- December 20th

With a special holiday DIY demo by Banshee Beat

Featuring vintage clothes, accessories, local designers, music, arts and crafts and more!

Free and Open to the public!

Dec 16, 2009

rose Bowl

Sunday AM I woke up extra early to shop
the Pasadena Rose Bowl Flea Market.

The once a month sale is very popular, especially during the holiday months. This week the early morning showers made it an easy entrance.

The wet grounds got my

well worn leather riding boots wet.

So I was in search of the perfect thing
to solve the wet feet problem,
rain boots.

On the way I ran into a

3 story dream house for $65- sold!

Once I landed the dream house,
things started to look good!

These THIGH high motorcycle boots

from The Goods caught my eye.

Also, thought these camel
stacked heel boots were pretty cute.

My day at the Rose Bowl ended a success, including scoring an acid wash Levi's jean jacket + high-waist leather pants, but boot-wise I did not find what I was hoping for...

So I headed to the Marc Jacobs store on Melrose where finally after wanting for so long, I purchased the MARC Rain Boots with the yellow bottoms. So comfy, at $30 w tax, I don't know why I waited so long to get a pair!

Dec 15, 2009


Stop by tonight from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM for cocktails, shopping & mani-pedis.

New LA Vintage Exchange goodies will be hitting the rack!

Jewelry & Vintage Mega Specials at this event only!

Plus, all guests will be entered in a drawing to win a Rossmore MiniTag or LA Vintage Exchange gift.

239 N Robertson Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Read more on Racked LA

Dec 11, 2009

shop LAVE

New goodies available at the LA Vintage Exchange Shop.

Such as... designer goods like Oscar, Halston & DVF!

Exclusively for readers: receive 15% off your purchase with code: VINTAGE1209 (exp. 1/10)

BLACK button down boyfriend SHIRT
designer OSCAR de la Renta Blazer
CHIC floral top ANNE MARIE BERETTA paris

HALSTON shirt DRESS w pockets

Dec 10, 2009

ring Ring

I love jewelry, it's in my blood. And if I had to pick, the ring would be my favorite accessory. A few of my favorite styles right now: the knuckle duster, stackables & the full finger.

Elizabeth and James Twig Ring

Lisa Freede Double Chain Ring

House of Harlow Horseshoe Stack Ring

Jessica Matrasko Lori Ring

Citrine by the Stones Chain Wire ring gold