09 December 2008

some days are better than others...

after a brief hiatus, maison21 and the bachelorette are hot and heavy on phase II of our quest to glamorize her home. our first priority is her bedroom, and finding a super-chic and super-special fabric as a focal point and inspiration is job one. since m21's scheme requires lots and lots of our fabric of choice, we need to keep the cost factor under control as well...

with that in mind, last week, the bachelorette suggested we meet at her downtown office, and spend a little time checking out some of the cheap fabric jobbers in the garment district. maison21 admits he was a 'lil leery of this plan- he shops downtown at michael levine for fabric fairly frequently, but the piles and piles of fabrics at the small jobbers that line the streets of the surrounding garment district scare him- he really doesn't see fleece printed with soccer balls, day-glo faux fur or fake sequined polyester- *shudder*- as quite appropriate for any of his projects!
photo is lifted from our friends at the paris apartment (thank you), and is of new york's garment district, not LA's, but you get the idea...

but the bachelorette is a pretty savvy lady, so m21 was willing to push aside his skepticism, and venture into uncharted waters on her recommendation. perhaps sensing our trepidation,the bachelorette said she had some other surprises in mind for our downtown field trip, and if we could, to clear our calendar and make a day's adventure of it. intrigued, our calendar was cleared, and the adventure was on!

the bachelorette's surprise turned out to be this:
tickets to a matinée performance of spring awakening! how awesome of a surprise is that? m21 had expressed a desire to go, but being the huge procrastinator that he is, hadn't made it yet, and with it closing in 3 days, it was entirely doubtful he'd ever get there- so the bachelorette, being the take charge kinda gal she is, made it happen!

and boy is maison21 glad she did- we were blown away, and have been humming the amazing score ever since ("totally f*cked" might just now be our favoritist show tune ever!). the talented kids in the cast, belting out songs of adolescent angst, really give it all their all- and a broadway show that really rocks? well, the punk rock kid that lives inside m21 couldn't have been more thrilled! the touring company has left los angeles, but is still making the rounds of the nation for a good chunk of 2009 and SA is also playing on broadway for a bit longer, so if you have the opportunity, m21 says go, go, go! here's a peek of what's in store if you haven't been awakened yet:



the start of a pretty good day right? just wait- we haven't even got to the fabric shopping part of the story yet! it gets even better!
to be continued...

6 comments:

mary said...

I MISS MISS MISS what I fondly refer to as the bowels of LA - can't wait for part deux

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

I love Spring Awakening. I've seen it twice and both times have been great. The last time I got to see it with Silas from Weeds( another one of my favorites) he was great. The soundtrack is amazing. I found myself constantly tapping my foot to the beat. Me and my sisters are dying to get stage seats and bring fake mics and get off and sing. ha ha. I'm in NY and the show is closing in Jan so hopefully I'll see it when last time.

Ivy Lane said...

wow, i think my head would be spinnin' amidst all those fabric choices..glad you got diverted!!

Looking forward to the REST of the story!!

maison21 said...

mary- it is indeed the bowels, though if you haven't been to downtown los angeles recently, it really has changed. people with jobs actually live there now, and there restaurants and bars open at night and everything. it's no nyc, but it's certainly radically different from what it was even 5 years ago.

ivy- places like that picture really offer too many choices- to the point where i can't focus on anything. frankly sometimes it's worth it to pay more to have a nicely displayed and organized selection!

high heels- lucky you to be able to see SA one last time! by the time i saw it, there were only a few performances left- none of which i could make due to prior obligations or i would have saw it again myself. now i have to settle for being obsessed with the soundtrack. seriously- i'm listening to it as i type.

mary said...

Oh I know - I schedule a day or two there whenever I come for a visit...I actually keep a running shopping list here for my next excursion.

Part Deux........??
PS love the zebra benches and yellow walls

muralimanohar said...

Oh, man...I would have been hyperventilating and spinning off at the sight of all that fabric. I neeeed to get to one of those fabric districts!!!

And LOVE that song..I even ripped it off youtube to keep on my harddrive, lol.