Tutorial rants & field notes of Serena Andrews on:
travel, design, music & tech; the entrepreneurial lifestyle of a savvy DIY creative.

 

(DE)TOUR

(DE)TOUR

So… I know it’s hardly an excuse for blog abandonment, but a ton has transpired since my last post in early November! And much of the Indiegogo tour has been rerouted and is taking place… well, right now! So get your post-reading cap on, because I’m about to dish my full report on all my travels… and I might just never stop!

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How To Pack For Warm-Weather Urban Travel

How To Pack For Warm-Weather Urban Travel

So, I drafted this post on the plane back from my 2 week trip to California (San Francisco, LA and San Diego), but I never got around to putting it up here. It's as close to a comprehensive guide to copying my packing style for the trip, complete with things I'd add, subtract and why!

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A Week After The West

A Week After The West

My last day in San Diego was amazing. I attended the yoga class I mentioned in the previous post. I can still feel in my muscles today! It makes me want to take up something of that sort, here in Brooklyn.

I also went to the USCD campus to see the amazing Library. While Chris taught a class, I sat outside in the campus researching book distribution. The entire campus...

 

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The Secret Ingredients

The Secret Ingredients

I spent the morning chatting with my hosts about stuff like yoga over the healthiest smoothies (carrots, spinach, walnuts, strawberries, yogurt etc.). Ari is now a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor - which is a methodical style. She told me about the training, and we talked a bit about the different styles and methods out there. I agreed to join her in a mat class Monday (tomorrow) morning. She promised it wouldn’t...

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Playing Hooky

Playing Hooky

Today was a decidedly lazy day. I the intention was to record the panel today, but we were short a few people. I spent most of the day catching up and getting earlier blog posts out from this week. By 1pm in the afternoon, I was just about blogged out, so we opted for a walk, and to see if we couldn’t draw in a few more panel members. In the beautiful San Diego air, a collective decision was made: the panel would be...

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Cali Coastliner: Landscape to Soundscape

Cali Coastliner: Landscape to Soundscape

It’s extremely affordable to ride Amtrak between LA and San Diego, and it’s also a very pretty ride once you get a few stops south of LA. The tracks are flanked by beach and ocean views to the west, and to the east a mix of residential pockets and lush greenery cut into the cliffs and hills. It’s gorgeous.

I was on a double decker Coastliner train, and found myself sharing a row of seats with three...

 

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Sandra Bullock has a bad time in space, and other fun adventures.

Sandra Bullock has a bad time in space, and other fun adventures.

I woke up around ten AM in the intermediary room. This is a strange room connecting the two parts of my friend Ken's house. I love visiting there. Ken lives with his friends Etay and Christine who are a couple. They are amazingly wonderful, and warm people.

Etay and Ken are laying clay tile in the kitchen. Etay is a contractor and wood worker. He and Ken have been slowly transforming...

 

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City Of Angels

City Of Angels

I continue to be impressed and thankful that people have come together for the panels. I'm constantly thinking "Man, this is thrown together," but the discussions have been fun and relaxed. I really appreciate people's time and expertise.

The inside of the studio was colorful and full of Ryan's brilliant and controversial artwork. Most of his pieces make a bold statement about...

 

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