You’ve probably heard of Neko Case, and maybe even love her. She often sings with the New Pornographers, and has pipes so powerful they’ll stop you in your tracks, make you cry, all that stuff amazing voices can do. Whenever I’m in LA, a beautiful, melancholy song she sings called “In California,” actually written by a lady named Lisa Marr, pops into my head a lot. It captures how you feel when your mood doesn’t match the sun. It also references Bonnie Brae, a superbly named street you drive past a lot if you’re staying Downtown and don’t like to ever take the highway.
Just yesterday we were playing in the sand and celebrating the nuptials of two crazy kids. Seems a world away from this bleak and dreary NYC Monday, but thinking back on such a sunny, spirited weekend reminded me that on a practical note, we should all copy this simple, inexpensive but statement-making gerbera daisy arrangement!