There are a couple of different San Diego spots I head to anytime I am suffering from a particularly awful day — the La Mesa Library, Mission Trails, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, the AmVets off of Jamacha Drive (thrift shopping is a great pick-me-up), or Balboa Park.
After a series of unfortunate events, I decided to spend a Zen-like Wednesday afternoon strolling through Balboa Park to put things into perspective. The people-watching coupled with the park's beautiful landscaping and museums makes me realize that life’s little obstacles don’t seem so terrible when surrounded by so much beauty.
Hannah Kat Jones was in Balboa Park for an all-together different reason than I was. She was shooting a video for the Vietnamese alternative band Mayonnaise. Never heard of them? Neither had I. Jones, a model and actress based out of L.A, wore a black zip-up sweatshirt with a faux leather patch and a top, both by Project Runway designer, Mila Hermonavski.
“I model for her,” said 23-year-old Jones.
Jones wore a pair of intergalactic, trippy leggings from onlyleggings.com. The existence of a website called onlyleggings.com amused me. They have hundreds of leggings, everything from Christmas- to cat-themed leggings. You can purchase the same pair Jones wore for $35.
On her feet, Jones wore the Smiley eight-eye Doc Marten Hincky boot in acid pink. The shoes retail for $130.
“These boots are my favorite wardrobe item,” Jones said of her whimsical Docs, “I wear them with everything.”
In her ears, Jones wore a playful pair of troll doll earrings from Glitter Death Boutique. She looked every bit the '90s grunge-band fan. Stay-tuned to Mayonnaise’s Facebook page for their upcoming video featuring Hannah Kat Jones' adventures in Balboa Park.
When I got back to my car after my peaceful Balboa Park day, I was greeted with this lovely message.
I appreciate the spelling of "asshole." On a side note, I think it is a genius idea to carry chalk around for such occasions, although I don't see anything particularly wrong with my parking job.