A born storyteller
I live in The House in the Clouds. From my vantage point in the Oakland hills I sip my morning coffee and watch the fog roll away and down. Then, I get dressed.
My name is Fabienne, my moniker has been flyingfabu for over ten years. I have more energy than time, more creativity than energy, and now, this.
I’m a proper Goldilocks. Everything has to be just right except when caution is recklessly thrown to the wind for the sake of forward motion. I’m not blind to the contrary nature of this. I would rather express myself imperfectly than be paralyzed by perfection. I will not grow old defined by my fears, I will be defined by how I overcame them and how much fun I had in the process.
This blog is yet another outlet for words, style and whatever else makes a surprise appearance. It began in Fall of 2010 when I randomly decided to participate in kendi’s 30 for 30 challenge. I looked at my husband very seriously and declared “I need some way to document the photos.” He said start a blog. I took to it like a fish takes to water.
A friend of mine referred to me as a citizen of the world. I was born in Lebanon to a French father and a Mediterranean/Middle Eastern mother. I have spent most of my life in California, most specifically, the San Francisco Bay Area. My husband is a DJ and a mixologist. He’s also a designer and helps me keep it real.
I’m an art director at a Fortune 500 consumer product goods company. I’m also a fiend about snowboarding, a regular runner and general aficionado of all things awesome: style, food, music, cars and my friends. I’ve always had an affinity for writing. I joyfully obsess over every aesthetic aspect of my life and spend hours playing dress-up every time I go shopping. The House in the Clouds is a natural extension of the ways I express myself in and around Oakland, California.
It took me until 2010 to realize this: I’m a born storyteller.