Sacha Baumann is an artist and designer living and working in Los Angeles.

I disappear

In a few days I'm hitting the road for a week-long cruise in the zip-zip car along the coast (or shall I take the inland route, no, no the coast for sure).

Anyone for crispy rice cakes and vegetarian spring rolls at The Slanted Door Tuesday night? You're busy, I know, so maybe just for a Mandarin Blossom Cosmopolitan?

Or perhaps fried calamari and a Bud at Stagnaros on the wharf in Santa Cruz Wednesday afternoon? My mama will join us. You know her, she's cool.

Santa Barbara is nice this time of year, perhaps something spicy at La Superica on Thursday?

Friday night is busy celebrating a 'mid-life crisis' birthday. And good question, why don't people ever dress punk for a 70's party? The answer is, 'Hell, I dunno.' That's why I'm packing lots of safety pins, that super-short plaid mini and my ancient Doc Martens.

Slow hands

Slumber my darling