Friday, August 27, 2010

new record & new projects

So, it's official. I'll be working in England with the wonderful producer Ethan Johns. I had definite reservations about making a record anywhere but L.A., because it's my home, and my friends, and my hubby, and... well, i'm a home-body! But I think that this will be a wonderful opportunity to make my 2nd record, and have the experience be something completely different, and totally outside my comfort zone. The official start date is September 20th. (!!!) Just a mere 3-ish weeks away!

And so, before I go, I've set a few personal goals:

- I want to see more of L.A. I have a few boutique shops that I really like, but I've driven by strips of places, where it looks like there are tons of adorable stores tucked away in areas that one doesn't necessarily venture around. Not to say the neighborhood is bad. It's just that L.A. is not a very walker-friendly city. Yes, there are some areas that are really walker-friendly, but for the most part, it can be a pretty boring commute, if you're trying to get from A to B on foot. So maybe what I have to do, is drive to a random neighborhood, park my car, and just start walking. I think I would stumble on a few cool finds that, hopefully, I can share with you!

- I need to finish my "thank you" cards! They're almost done. I need to send those out before I leave, or I'll feel really unsatisfied!

- I want to start brushing up on my Japanese and Korean again, in hopes that I'll be working over there again soon. :)

- And... I'll be looking up cool places to hang and eat at in London. Maybe some of you who live in or have been there can give me some sweet tips!

Goodnight for now...

p. ahn

Hotel Cafe Show Disclaimer*

Hi everyone!

So, I'm playing a show Sunday night (8/29) at the Hotel Cafe here in L.A. at 8pm. This is my disclaimer because...

- Similar to the last show I did at the Hotel Cafe, I'm playing only new songs to get some perspective for the new record.
- I may have played a few of them last show... but a lot of them will be new ones again.
- Half of them will probably never make the record.

That being said, I think it's still gonna be a lot of fun and I hope you can come! :)

p. ahn

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I love my mini postcard set!

Found this in the little gift shop connected to Aroma Cafe in Studio City. Tiny postcards with their own adorable envelopes, bundled up in twine to put you just over the edge in its cuteness.

Perfect for "thank you" notes, or last minute birthday cards.

And it wouldn't be fair to gloat over my new purchase if I couldn't tell you where you could buy one of your own. Also available in an "Italy" motif.

Hope you're having a lovely August. Today is a hot one!

p. ahn

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I love Lullatone

I can't stop listening to Lullatone. You can listen to the whole album here:

or, if you want more fun, just check out their website:

There's a free Dropophone iphone App that looks like this:

And a really fun Raindrop game that you can play on their website. I really love their album "Songs That Spin In Circles". I've been listening to the album atleast once a day!

I hope you all are enjoying your Summer.... or I guess in other parts of the world, Winter! I've been trying to get to the beach as much as I can, and going on hikes with friends. :)

p. ahn