Hey there! My name is Marianne Bay and this is my blog. I'm a part time collar seamstress for Aroo Studio {We make cute, eco friendly dog collars and leashes} and a full time amateur photographer... I was taking pictures of my food before it was cool.{So hipster, I know. Ha} I was born and raised in California's Bay Area. I've lived here most of my life except for the three years I recently spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I have THE best dog ever, a German Short Hair Pointer/Pit Bull mix named Kodi. I got him from a shelter when he was 4 months old. He will be 10 years in June, 2013. Right now, he's keeping my Dad company in Indiana but we will be reunited in January, 2013. Can. Not. Wait. I'm obsessed with karaoke, dying my hair crazy colors, the British television show “Misfits” and everything vintage. I also LOVE old films from the 50's and 60's. My favorite is Gidget, starring Sandra Dee. My Grandma says that films from that era are, in fact, not old... My favorite band is...Wait, what?! I could never pick just one! But some of my favs are Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Joy Division, New Order, Bon Iver, The XX, Youth Lagoon and Radiohead {does anyone NOT like Radiohead?} My favorite song of the moment is David Bowie's Heroes {this changes all the time!} My favorite cocktail is a perfectly chilled Gin Martini, dirty. My favorite food is sushi. And cheese. I use the word “dude.” Probably more than I should. Hey, I'm from California! I also use a lot of commas, see?