Tuesday, November 3, 2009

the real LA: dire wolf skulls, petrichor antlers and the Kibitz Room

Cevd and I took Monday off to do some touristy/fabulous LA things. We packed an outdated copy of LA Bizarro, but I must say we did pretty well on our own.

After a trip to Pink's for lunch, we spent a good part of the afternoon at the La Brea Tar Pits and the Page Museum, where they have the most amazing collection of dire wolf skulls. We also quite enjoyed the display of eagle toe bones.

And then purely by accident, we parked in front of Cavern. (Yes, on our way to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, got a problem with that?) We went in, obv, and can attest that these antlery feathery items are even sexier in person. Srsly.

Petrichor antler*/wood/chain necklace handmade in Los Angeles by Molly Steele.

Cavern Collection handmade seed bead & dip-dyed feather necklace.

This piece is gone but I couldn't resist posting it. (Yes, partly because the model is rocking a mustache. We've gone too long without a good mustache.)

I've subscribed to the Cavern blog so I can obsess about new pieces as they come in. And I had a lovely chat with Adam, one of the store's proprietors. I think I freaked him out a little when I referenced Keith Richards and his bone earring circa Gimme Shelter (freaked him out as in, man this "blogger" lady is old). But anyhoo. ADAM WAS WEARING A BONE AROUND HIS NECK. Or an antler, or whatever. It seemed relevant.

There was dinner and blah blah blah. But obviously cevd, H-town and I closed the night at Canter's Kibitz Room. We may not have see Slash, but we did see some true Hollywood rockers. And man did I wish I was wearing an antler.

*I believe this means the antler has been shed. Ie. the beast was not killed to give us this necklace. But I don't have a lot to go on here.

Okay, I'm closing the comments on this one. For some reason the spammers won't leave it alone. (?!)

18 comments:

  1. super J about your field trip. and, need that feather necklace. [ahem, don't hippies like feathers too?]

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  2. In fact, I just tagged these photos hippie boho rocker chic. I believe the necklaces might be ALL OF THE ABOVE?

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  3. BAH! LOVE THE ANTLERS. want them. bad.

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  4. So I might not be with you on the antlers-as-accessories bit (wouldn't quite match my office-wear) I am a huge fan of your LA fun day. Hot dog, dinosaurs and the Kibbitz room = 3 of my fave local things.

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  5. Yesssss! Love the tar pits. My favorite part is the scientists on display in the glass room.

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  6. creature-friendly antlers? need.in.life.

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  7. HOW FUN! Did you do this to your hotdogs?

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  8. nooooooo, but as cevd neglected to take any pictures at the walk of fame, I think she'll really appreciate those.

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  9. also here - http://www.etsy.com/shop/PetrichorStore

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  10. Now, I'm not a naturalist, but in my time roving the woods with my dad and his naturalist friends, yes, antlers fall off in the winter and then grow again in the spring.

    And I'm stoked that this is popular now/again/did it ever leave popularity? People might think I'm crazy out here in the midwest if I sported something cool, but I'd just tell them they are behind.

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  11. love that FEATHER NECKLACE! my parrots better sleep with one eye open tonight....

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  12. Yo, Cavern is amazing! Thank you so, so much for enlightening me. I have a new reason to plan a trip down to LA ASAP.

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  13. Stunning jewelry.
    Love the necklace of Mr. Moustache.
    First snow in Berlin today : VERY BAD
    I would love to hang out in L.A. right now...

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  14. I don't care how young or hip you think you are, Keith Richards still rocks it. Period.

    http://thebusiestbee.blogspot.com/

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  15. I think I have a crush on Keith. Or I want to BE HIM. Not sure which.

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  16. he does appear to be indestructible. that could get old after a few centuries, though.

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  17. pretty bummed i missed this outing. damn work.

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