Monday, April 9, 2012

Things I LOVE: RESTARTING

Hey Y'all!! I've left you hanging I know ( but please know you can always find me on Facebook, Twitter on Instagram - I'm *Kinda* a social media FREAK!) in any case if you haven't heard I moved to LA!!! HOLLYWOOD. My favorite place in the world & the place I always dreamed of living.
It's been an amazing ride & I keep having to pinch myself that this is my life. Like SERIOUSLY?! But with all the amazingness that I have been enjoying there is still LOTS of pain, loneliness & tears in my new life. I mean I did up-root my life. A life that I had previously spent 28 years working for.
I had a nice little suburban house, I had a cat, I had friends, I had a companion. I made dinner every night & I celebrated every holiday to the fullest.
Starting over from scratch is SCARY and not easy but I'm fully confident that this new path I am on is the one I was destined for and I'm so grateful & THANKFUL for my parents (all three of them), my sister & her roommates for doing all they could to help me through one of the hardest months of my life.
I had lots of plans for my time down here in LA (styling, social media consulting, promoting substitute teaching, selling at the flea market, dancing gigs & to get my blog back to regular posting!! Thank you all for your patience as I re-start my life. Until then here is a quick recap of the past three weeks of my new life since I moved to hollywood!! I've been going to Fashion Events.
That's myself, Talor Jacobson & My new friend Bad Joan!!
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I flew up to San Francisco to go on a Banana Republic shopping spree and was invited to walk the red carpet and attend Al Pacino's new Documentary and exclusive after party. THANK YOU BANANA!!
"The highly anticipated exploratory documentary film “Wilde Salome,” directed by and featuring Al Pacino, made its U.S. debut last night in San Francisco at the Castro Theatre.
Actor and director Al Pacino, producer Barry Navidi, Banana Republic President Jack Calhoun, Banana Republic VP of Marketing Chris Nicklo, burlesque actressDita von Teese and designer Jean Paul Gaultier attended the premiere, presented by Banana Republic. The exclusive after party went late into the night at the Fairmont Hotel Penhouse suite, where guests celebrated the film and mingled with Pacino. All proceeds from the event benefited the GLBT Historical Society.
Presented by Banana Republic."
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I also attended LA Weekly's 2012 Theater awards where we cheered on my sister's boyfriend Dustin Eastman who was nominated for best comedic performance. DUDE has TALENT!!
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I also am having fun being a tourist in my new city!! You know I HEART Marilyn!!
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And I've been enjoying time with my friends & family. LIFE IS GOOD!
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So good I almost forgot about those fears & feelings of loneliness that I had been feeling...
So who's coming to visit me next?!!

21 comments:

  1. Love your red carpet sweater. Is it a BR?

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    1. Yup!! the entire look was styled by myself & gifted to me by banana.

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  2. Wish I could visit you, Ambs!
    P.S: Glad to see an update on the blog!

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    1. =) I'll keep updating now that I am getting settled! =)

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  3. Had the best time ever at:
    http://www.petitermitage.com/
    Can't wait to go back!

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  4. Yay so happy to see you blogging again! I've missed reading your blog!! I would live to come visit you in LA, maybe one day!

    Xoxo
    Stacey

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  5. So great to see your face again, friend! SF misses you, but I am so happy you are getting a fresh start. Good things are coming your way; I know it! ;)

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  6. So fun hanging out and so fun running into you the other day at the pool! Let's hang again soon!


    GTBB,
    http://badjoan.blogspot.com
    http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com

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    1. YAY! Can't wait to hang again soon!! =)

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  7. SO much fun! Good luck with your new start.. such cute pictures :)

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  8. Starting a new life isn't easy. I did it twice, once when I left to go live in Greece, stayed 3 years. And then a second time when I left Greece to go live in the US... It isn't easy every day, but certainly worth it. Good luck with the future, seems like you're living a dream :).

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  9. That is a lot of "stuff" going on in one month! Funny, I've always thought about moving up to SF and I'm an LA native! I don't think it will happen... I'm much more chicken. :P But you know, I'm sure you'll thrive here in the city of Angels!
    http://aneyeforfashion.blogspot.com

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  10. You've been busy girl. I am so happy for you. You looked fabulous on the red carpet.

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  11. I'm happy your happy, Amber! I wanna come visit next- I'm heading to LA at the end of the month ( I think!)

    x carlina
    allergictovanilla.com

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  12. welcome! can't wait to get together at some point...

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  13. Hi Amber! Great meeting you last night... Reading through some of your back posts and I'm doing a little restarting myself (break up)... I'm enjoying (mostly) every minute of it and I'm glad to see that you're having such a positive experience as well. Best of luck to you. See you again soon!

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  14. you go girlfrenn. I've been reading your blog for years and it's great to see you taking a leap of faith and going balls-to-the-wall in pursuit of your dreams. we all have our ups and downs but hey, we're only in our twenties! the twenties are for wandering aimlessly trying to figure out what makes you happy and what you want to get out of life, but still having fun while you do it! much love and good luck in L.A. L.A. land <3

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  15. You're amazing!! Starting over is so hard and you have done it w grace and pizazz!

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