on melamine, crazy elephants, and dreaming of spacesuits: talking ao fashion with james larosa



It’s always nice to get facetime with fellow bloggers (conversations don’t last too long when I talk to my cactus), and it’s especially nice with fellow tennis-loving Angeleno James LaRosa, who pens the fabulous LaRosa’s Sweet Spot. We talked fashion in our most recent gabfest. Read: Here’s what came out of our ensuing discussion.

sweet escape



For those who don’t have enough Australian Open required reading (I’ll be the first to admit: I’m tragically behind!), make sure to check out TSF gal pal James LaRosa‘s Sweet Spot throughout the fortnight.

larosa’s sweet spot + nick in smash



James LaRosa‘s Sweet Spot, born on September 10, 2008.

The prolific Tennis Channel scribe’s Cinderella story gets another chapter with the establishment of James’ weekly TC column (on Wednesdays). The first post: a look at recent butterfly-effect matches on the tour.

Also, Nick McCarvel has a great article in the fall 2008 issue of SMASH about how to travel (and pack) smart for tournament travel. Check it out.

A cute mug shot is worth a few mouse clicks



As if I don’t already have enough tennis blogs to read, I’m adding James LaRosa‘s Roland Garros blog to my ‘roll this week (that adorable banner of his won me over — what can I say?).

Kidding aside, there’s substance to his work; James was the winner of a writing contest Tennis Channel held last year (where they sent the winner to live-blog from Paris). They loved his writing so much that they kept him on for other gigs. For 2008 he revives his French Open column but stays stateside.

Check out the posts here.