the stories of a los angeles violinist

around here lately // 008

Added on by Jordan Martone.

it's that time again! here's a look at what i've been up to lately.

first, may i say that i am terribly heartbroken that the pumpkin patch / corn maze / petting zoo / land of wonderment that joe and i went to last year (you can read all about it here) is not back this year. it's gone and so is my heart....

i have not felt terribly fall-tactic and i blame the lack of pumpkin-land for that. yes, it's unjust blame, but i'm bitter.

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my blog shortcuts spell "bomb" and that's just too weird to not point out.

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i totally forgot to post this gem. i love my dad. especially his "sorority girl" pose.

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kennedy launched an edit competition for her instagram followers. this is new territory for me, but what these kids come up with is straight up hilarious. the alvin and the chipmunks one def takes the cake. 

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i played a gorgeous wedding gig at the houdini estate and the grounds resembled something out of the secret garden. spiral stairs to nowhere and all the hidden fountains your heart could desire. the big budda-belly spring was my favorite. and yes, harry houdini used this place as a back drop for many of his most famous magic tricks. it's also where his wife lived for many years after his death. how incredibly cool and spooky is that?!

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i finally played walt disney concert hall and i feel like i can die happy now. ever since i was a little girl, it's been on my bucket list to play on this stage. it was surprisingly small, which was quite contradictory to my lofty expectations. it's a bit like a fishbowl. it looks gigantic from the nosebleeds, but on the stage i realized that it's probably quite a snug fit for the LAphil. not to mention the entire LA children's chorus and darth vader with a fleet of storm troopers. (last year's season opener with john williams.) 

i was there for a sideline. the most unprofessional and disorganized sideline i've ever been hired for, but $$$ nonetheless. once the episode comes out, i'll be sure to let you all know so you can turn on the telly and possibly catch a glimpse of my blurry concert-black figure in the background. exciting stuff, folks.

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joe and i worked the LA premiere of suffragette starring carey mulligan, helena bonham carter, and meryl streep. it was held at the academy off of wilshire in beverly hills. meryl streep walked right past me on her way into the theater and i swear she was floating on a cloud. it was as if she was the queen of england, no one could touch her, no one dared to even look her in the eye. what an elegant woman. and i ate pot pie right next to joey king and was too chicken to talk to her (because what do you even say to celebrities that they haven't heard a million times before?!) and then my sister met her at an event the day after. she sent me a cheeky video, teasing me for being scaredy and i felt ridiculous. after i screamed, of course.

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then i came home and promptly curled up in bed with some nyquil, sick as a dog. joe has been the best husband to his sick wife, by the way. he brought me home flowers and a tiny pumpkin (cuz he knows i'm a nut for those.) and he made me tea, bought us a new candle, and gave all the best cuddles. oh, #marriage #hearteyes 

that's what i've been up to lately! i hope you've found a magical pumpkin-land that brings out your inner-child this season. also, if you know of one in the LA area, let a sister know!

happy hump day, ya pumpkins.