Weekend Recap

Weekend Recap 1-13-14This weekend, we partied at the new Ace Hotel, took in some art, got rocked at the climbing gym (pun intended), and caught some flicks. Hit the jump for details and pics!photoThis weekend, I attended the private pre-opening of the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. The beautifully designed hotel hosted an amazing night filled with art, music and a special DJ set by DJ Premier. The Ace Hotel officially opens Jan 15.–Brianne (Twitter|Instagram)http://instagram.com/p/jDxpE8l04O/This weekend, I went to the grand re-opening of Dem Passwords art gallery at their new location on Adams, featuring new works by Los Angeles based artist Ian Flynn.http://instagram.com/p/jDfbGLl0yy/And I also went to amazing show at Blum & Poe Gallery featuring the works ofNobuo Sekine.–Jesse (Twitter|Instagram)http://instagram.com/p/jFaD5SGt-H/This weekend, I went belaying and bouldering with some people from the office (I am sore now). I also saw The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (amazing!), as well as enjoyed some eats in my hometown of Fullerton with family.–Kristen (Twitter|Instagram)captianphillipsI was sick with cold. Aside from my regular Netflix viewing I watched Captain Phillips which is really, really good!–Gabil (Twitter|Instagram)IMG_9302This weekend I touched on almost all of my new year's resolutions, which I'm super proud of! I went climbing with some fellow Cashmerians on Sunday morning, cooked a mean stew, and got plenty of sleep!–Cassie (Twitter|Instagram)photo 1I bought some vitamins to stay healthy.–Jasmin (Twitter|Instagram)herSaturday, I saw Spike Jonze's Her, which was a seriously amazing love story that hit on a lot of key themes in the human (and technological...) experience. Arcade Fire did a great job with the soundtrack. Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johannson (the voice of "Her") were fantastic, and the movie was super well-written. It was a beautiful, moving film that I know I'm going to see again.As you've heard, I went climbing with coworkers at Hangar 18 on Sunday then rushed to my second improv class, which was interesting to say the least ("See the object. Truly see it. Now... let the object see you. Be seen by the object.") At night, my friends and I went to downtown Long Beach to hit up Beachwood Brewery and Berlin coffee shop. Our real business there was to visit a one dollar bookstore. I scored non-fiction by Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, and Anderson Cooper, and picked up a couple novels and a Dilbert collection (workplace humor! So topical!).—Diana (Twitter|Instagram)