for spring break i went to LA to stay with my sister and her boyfriend slash famous artist justin bua. look him up. you guys are familiar with his baby akira, who i blog about all the time.
not only is she the cutest baby that ever happened, but she has the best style. check out those leg warmers.
also you should take a cue from akira, who is raw/vegan, and the healthiest/smartest baby. she is two. and eats better than any of us.
in the morning she asks for broccolli and has about three bowls of it for breakfast. naked.
vietnamese vegetable soup.
corn tortillas with hummus and spirulina.
sweet corn tamales from the farmers market.
quinoa with vegetables and spirulina.
this guy at the hollywood farmers market rules. i told him aki’s name and he made up a whole song for her on the fly.
they give out free balloons there.
i know she has the face of an angel but the things that come out of her mouth! we were listening to the radio a lot because justin was being interviewed on a bunch of stations for his book launch event and so akira heard a lot of music she normally wouldnt. and she learns quick. so the rest of the day she wouldnt stop saying “this is why i’m hot, this is why i’m hot, this is why, this is why, this is why i’m hot!”
after slaving away at bua studios (i.e. making a million phonecalls to celebrity agents and bua’s friends), the day of the launch finally came. we got coffee across the street from book soup in west hollywood where the event was, and bua had a panic attack that no one was gonna show up.
me and my sis ruby. i got to wear a bua all access pass.
introducing steen, one of the best poppers in the world, who flew in all the way from denmark for the event. and the nicest person i have ever met. everyone falls in love with him. justin wants to marry him.
luckily bua’s worries were for naught. there was a line out the door. and he sold over 200 books on opening night which puts him on LA Times bestseller list.
ladies, ivan is a photographer and personal trainer. and single i think. and russian. i’ll hook you up.
even my sister signed books because she put so much work into it. i asked people if they wanted me to sign it since i was bua’s girlfriend’s sister but no one seemed to want my autograph. they’ll be sorry later.
even saul williams showed up. he got to cut the line and go behind the table.
saul is the only slam poet i can stand to listen to. a wordsmith and a genius. inventor of that spoken word voice that everyone cops. also how white am I???
this is mia. she works at bua studios. we bonded a lot.
one fan showed up and had a bua painting tattooed on his arm! crazy. though i am thinking of getting steen tattooed on MY arm.
steen and aki. heart… melting… oh god.
another night we went to dinner at chi dynasty and met a lot of armenian mafia who were sitting next to us. seriously they are always there. they said they were in the music industry and silent investors in real estate.
ruby bua steen.
then we went to the dresden (the bar where swingers was filmed) and took pictures of the boys breakdancing. also they have this crazy forest of pillars and lights.
do we look like sisters?
this is what my sister would look like with bangs. how cute?
me and the boys. steen, bua, and willpower, all bboys.
steen dances. i’ll try to post some videos of them breakdancing. 10% of Denmark has seen steen’s plays. he just did the nutcracker but taught all the ballerinas popping moves. amazing.
willpower got a little tight from all the head spins.
the boys. i mean men?
then it was justin’s birthday. steen and akira flying.
she’s like a doll. she told me i am her best friend in the whole world. i have adult coversations with her. its weird. she sat down next to me and said “did you know that i learned spanish?” and i said “really?” and she said “yeah! can you say hola?” and she is TWO.
then she discovered vegan pizza. oops!
there was a lot of breakdance battling. akira won every time.
if anyone is standing in a circle, akira starts singing the hokey pokey.
me, the artist, and his work all strike a pose.
justin is so obsessed with steen that we woke up the last day and he had shaven himself a mohawk to match steen. stupid.
me and steen. and as justin said out loud right then, “the best 30 seconds of my life.”
she also told me “some things are incredible.” i said “really, like what?” and she said “life.” “life is incredible, aki?” “yeah, that’s what i say!” then she told me “some people cant hang out with me.” why not? “because i only hang out with chloe.” thats right!!
before i left i made sure to turn her into a hipster.
i am going to NY in twelve days on bua’s book tour. IF YOU LIVE THERE I’LL SEE YOU SOOONNNN!!!!