Friday: My downfall began at Dulce in Birdrock. I know I’m not supposed to be quite so financially spontaneous as to go out and buy something new just because I have an event to got to…But…I couldn’t resist. So, in an effort to be responsible I got cool new shoes that would stand out at our 50 People To Watch party at FLUXX, but I could also wear to the office. I bought the closed toe clog heels in black from the fall collection—cheaper and embracing of the fact that it will be cold for a while longer here in SD.
Next: I ran down to the Gaslamp to meet with actor and film maker Al Thompson who was in town representing his work at the San Diego Black Film Festival for three short films: Three Blind Mice, Baby Daddy Memoirs, and Tilt-A-World—the last two are projects Thompson created and produced himself--What an incredibly nice, smart, and generous man. Thompson’s acting career took off after his roles in The Royal Tenenbaums and A Walk to Remember.
Next: A quick trip up town to Mission Hills to see my son play basketball at Francis Parker, his team lost. Boooo. Because I couldn’t be dressed for the party at the gym, so I ran down to the very cool new hair salon Disconnected to meet my editor and quickly change my clothes. I decided to go funky with my outfit. I chose a tee-shirt designed by the owners of the new boutique Fresh Yard in Mission Gorge. It proudly says on the front "99 Problems, But Style Ain’t One". I put on tights, a short black leather miniskirt, and of course, my new Dulce clogs.
Down at FLUXX: I schmoozed with Ali the Bachelorette, Aida, the PR gal from Rancho La Puerta, the hot mixologists Ian Ward and Lucien Conner, PR Maven Danielle Gano, who reps the Thread Show, and my favorite…Bill Sabetta aka the cute Gucci guy…the GM for the Gucci store in Fashion Valley. I drank the special FlUXX elder-berry cocktail, and ate great scallop skewers by Chili Co., and tasty cookies by Cravory Cookies.
Saturday: The evening started with night a quick drink at the historic US Grant Hotel, and then to the San Diego Black Film
Festival dinner and awards gala at the Horton Plaza event space. The fashions at the event were amazing. I met sexy local SD writer, filmmaker, and self-proclaimed fa-SHOE-nista, Nina Foxx, wearing a black leather dress and very edgy Jimmy Choo shoes and handbag, and saw one of my favorite actors Glynn Turman, best known for his role as "Preach" in Coolie High, and most recently as the mayor in the TV series the Wire.
Still Saturday: Tired and hungry Saturday ended with a slice of pizza at Landini’s in Little Italy and a happy text from actor Al Thompson to tell me he was awarded the Best Actor title for his work in Baby Daddy Memoirs and Tilt-A-World.
Finally Sunday:I got a much needed foot massage (thank you very much high heels) from the incredible Robin Swan who works at Excell Fitness in La Jolla. I highly recommend her.