Real Berlin Update!

Sorry for the Ryan Gosling Berlin update but you can only imagine my excitement when I rounded the corner not knowing where I was and saw that sweet face looking back at me.  Anyway, the weather has been all over the place here in Berlin but I’ve managed to bike, walk, and train around all over the city.  It’s a very interesting city and one that very much reminds me of San Francisco.

image(The nightlife is a huge part of Berlin’s culture as well as art.  This was made solely out of masking tape)


imageHappy Monday!

Commercial Stars

About a month or so ago Brittany and I dedicated our Saturday to helping a local brewery film a commercial that would air in the Bay Area. What we are sharing with you is a rough cut but we wanted to show you anyway! It was a lot of fun and a great learning experience- filming is tough work and takes a long time! It’s hard being  a star 😉 We had great fun working with the director, Bryan and his team and thanks to Schurbros Brewery for having us.

IFL Behind the Scenes 1(The beer taps are attached to a stainless steel panel)

IFL Behind the Scenes(Britt is always helping me get it together)

IFL Britt(A regular tap girl!)

IFL Chelsea(I look confused, not sure if this is how you do it!)

IFL Britt Chels(We always enjoy a good brew!)

And now for the rough cut of the commercial- turn it up, the sound is a little funky. Essentially, I am supposed to be an ad exec pitching a terrible idea to the brewery. But the guys like Brittany her dance skills way better, so they invite me to dance and that’s really it. A big dance party at Schubros Brewery. So, if you are thirsty and looking to taste some delicious brew and possibly get your dance on, do it at Schubros! 🙂

Fake It ‘Til You Make It

It’s that time of year when people invite themselves over and intrude upon your private space because it is the holidays and they want to spend time with you. Sigh. Alright, we’ll play nice and try to accommodate the best we can. We gathered some tips on how to spruce up your apartment in a pinch and give the false impression that you live in a civilized manner all year round.

1. First Impressions.

Gerard Butler

(Make your boyfriend, friend, or roommate greet your guest at the door dressed as your personal butler. This is important in fooling your guest into thinking you are living a highly refined life. Actually one better, get Gerard Butler to dress as a butler and answer the door for you, whatever you do after that pretty much won’t matter.)

2. Tidy Up.

(Don’t have time for a deep clean? Don’t worry, there is an easy solution. Shove your scattered clothes, shoes, and spare tutu into your closet as quickly as you can. Then take your shoe rack and move it in front of your closet door in case your guest decides to get snoopy)

3. Mood Lighting.

(Class up the joint by placing a candle in a tiny little mason jar. But don’t stop there, tie some twine around the top so that you disguise the fact that you just stuck a candle in a jar)

4. Refreshments

(Someone told me that they once went to a super fancy dance club and there was champagne in the bathroom! Well, I drank all of mine the other night so I placed some extra beer and wine I had around the toilet instead which should do the trick! Whatever you do, make sure you keep a wine and bottle opener within reach so that your guest can pop their bottles easily)

Well, there you have it, 4 easy and totally doable steps that transform your apartment into a chic lounge that could trick any of your imposing friends into thinking you are classy.