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Photobombing Gorillas in Rwanda

3 Nov

There are so many amazing things I love about my life and that I am truly grateful for. At the top of that list is my health. As a dedicated yogi, I’m mindful of the strength & flexibility of my mind and body. It only takes one prick of a thorn to remember how fragile […]

Mud Hen Tavern Dining at the Kia K900 Test Drive Experience Event

6 Aug

I’ve never driven a Kia and truthfully, other than seeing the funky Kia Soul’s around town and hearing that they were a, “high value car,” {aka:  good bang for the buck}, I didn’t really know much about them.  So when the invite from Kia Motors American and OpenTable hit my inbox, I considered the event my formal […]

{Pretty Personal} ~ Rob & Caroline’s Proposal

20 Jul

I’ve known Rob for about 12 years {jeeze…we’re getting old} and he sent me an email letting me know that he was going to be visiting the USA – specifically LA – for a few days, that he was ready to pop the question, and was looking for some advice on where to do it…he […]

A&O Kitchen + Bar’s Grand Opening

27 Jun

I paired up again this week with Surf & Sunshine to review the grand opening of A&O Kitchen + Bar at Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, CA. Quick summary:  Great food, open ambiance, water front, enough dessert to count on two hands, and healthy drinking with a cause.  Yes, please! Spoiler alert – the “Nice Rack” […]

{Pretty Personal} ~ Discovering the D.O. Wines of La Mancha with SurfAndSunshine

13 Jun

Wine Tasting?  Swanky Hotel?  Delicious restaurant?  No, I couldn’t find a single thing wrong with the offer I got this week from Jeana, who runs the blog SurfAndSunshine. I was flattered to be asked to do some food and wine journalism {is that really the right word for drinking at noon?} on her behalf, so […]

Pretty Personal: Fancy Bowls

10 May

I know…it’s been a while…work…life…travel…and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down, but I do have some recipes in the queue ready to go when I get back from my next adventure.  Speaking of adventures, I’ll share most of that when I return or you can follow my instagram feed. But, before I hit the road, I […]

Pretty Under the Weather

13 Jan

As I mentioned in my last post, this week I went to CES.  As to be expected – it was a whirlwind…it was filled with keynotes, press events, and tech stuff on one hand…and DJ sets by Lil Jon and somehow finding myself being filmed and syndicated before 7am by NBC…no coffee…no early notification.  No do-overs are […]

{Pretty Personal} ~ Shari & Sylvester

8 Dec

My husband moved to CA a year before I did and through his roommate at the time, met Shari…and we can’t thank that roommate enough.  Shari has served as a friend, mentor, hairdresser, puppy sitter, pointed us to the first home we bought together…really, the list just goes on and on.  We simply adore her and […]

{Pretty Personal} ~ Roda & Jonroy ~ Fall inspiration

18 Nov

{Squealing!!!} I’m beyond delighted to finally share this post from Smitten Magazine! I’m so honored to have my images featured by Smitten and so incredibly excited for this amazing couple!!!  Click here to fall in love with Fall and enjoy the full post by Smitten Magazine here.

{Pretty Personal} ~ Orchard Engagement

15 Nov

I’m excited to share a sweet country inspired engagement session. I’ve been friends with the bride-to-be since Jr high – I simply adore her an her family.  We’ve shared many ups and downs, so I was honored to be there to shoot her and her hilarious fiancé’s wedding weekend.  Though we didn’t exactly plan out the […]