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Hello beautiful humans! This week I wanted to go back to my creative roots and send a roundup of things that piqued my interest this week.

WATCHING

I’m totally still obsessed with watching youtube videos of people drawing. LavenderTowne has become a genuine favorite

My internet homie, Puno, had cannabis cocktails in Chinatown. Her vlog makes Los Angeles look like heaven.

I’m in love with the trashy new TNT show “Claws” with Niecy Nash. Here’s what they said about the show on Vulture: “Perhaps the best thing about the show, aside from its excellent cast, is its insistence on revealing the humanity and nuance in flawed female characters struggling on society’s lower economic rungs. The worst things about it? A tendency to succumb to crime drama clichés and engage in tonal change-ups that sometimes make it difficult to know whether to laugh at Claws, laugh with it, or not laugh at all.”

READING

I voraciously read the first volume in this young adult horror series about witches and vampires set in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The second book has yet to disappoint. You have to read The Romeo Catchers (The Casquette Girls Series Book 2) by Alys Arden

Wanna see all the books I read last year?

LISTENING TO

Here’s my one sentence review of SZA’s “CTRL”: Post-Tumblr insecurities over a cute dance beat. They were much more eloquent on the NPR blog: “Listening to SZA’s new R&B album, Ctrl, is like floating into a dream. Filled with her silvery voice, electronic production and an unabashed openness about her stage in life — she’s 26-year-old woman trying to balance relationships and honesty with herself.”

I’m loving this new podcast “By the Book.” It’s half reality show, half self-help podcast, and one wild social experiment. Join comedian Jolenta Greenberg and her skeptical friend Kristen Meinzer as they live by the rules of a different self-help book each episode. I started with their review of “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” and I died laughing at their results.

INSPIRED BY

I’m totally inspired by Mad Men style — especially now that I have this new job. Life magazine did a feature on the dapper rebels of Los Angeles in 1966. These men look so hip.

Take a look at these exploded art installations by Damian Ortega. (swoon)

I’m such a sucker for good branding.This asian eatery takes good vibes and good eats to a whole new level. Check this out.

PS. Take a deep breath and remember that you have the power to recreate your life.

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