I love love

By |October 7th, 2013|Photography|


 We had the privilege of shooting engagement photos for some friends in Venice right before I left for Morocco. We had so much fun and I was so excited when I finally had time to edit them this weekend. Not only do I really love photographing people, but I love photographing people in love. There is something that literally radiates off of engaged couples that is just the sweetest. Here are some of my favorites!


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Beach baggin’

By |August 6th, 2013|accessories, Life|


I love magazine features where they show the contents of celebrities purses. Everything is always so perfect and cool. One of these days I will reveal the horrors of my purse on the blog. Not that it’s messy per se- but after a few weeks of using a purse I somehow end up with 18 lip glosses and no keys. You get the idea. My beach bag is a little less black hole like. When I was living in Santa Monica I would keep it pre-packed so I could quickly grab and go. Here are my beach bag essentials.

beach bag contents


1 | Beach towel Preferably XL to minimize sand exposure

2 | Bronzer Get the beach glow minus sun exposure.

3 | Sunscreen Major SPF for the face and smaller for the rest

4 | Sunnies and/or sometimes a hat

5 | Accessory bag  Great for keeping valuables together- and out of the sand.

6 |  Sea salt spray My hair stylist turned me on to this stuff. Great for beach waves- even when it’s too cold to get in the ocean!

7 | Good read (s) book or kindle or sometimes magazines

8 | Snacks! Let’s be honest. Usually candy.

9 |  Scarf  Works as a pillow or face cover and doubles as warmth when it cools off in the evening.


What are your beach essentials?

love and candy,




Summer ’13 List: Beach Yoga

By |July 23rd, 2013|reviews|


I love yoga. I love the beach. So I kind of knew that I would love beach yoga- and I did! I found “Brad’s beach yoga” on Yelp and the reviews were all really positive. It’s every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 in Santa Monica at lifeguard station 29. My sister and I ventured to the Westside on Saturday to give it a shot. I was bummed that it was over cast but it was still warm out and the sun did eventually make an appearance. In retrospect it was nice to have some cloud coverage or it would have been too bright and hot to relax. About twenty people showed up for class. It was a great change to be on the wide open beach with the breeze on your face. Usually I’m practicing in a crowded studios where I am constantly worried about hitting someone in the face on the mat next to me. Having the ocean in front of you and the sound of the waves in front of you added a whole new element to the practice. I had never practiced yoga outdoors before and it just felt so right. At the end of class you walk down to the waters edge and do downward dog so that you are looking at the ocean through your legs as the water comes over your feet and hands. Such a neat and unique experience! The yoga practice overall was good. Brad is an enthusiastic and friendly guy who knows his stuff. It definitely wasn’t as challenging as some classes you will go to, but he does give you the option to do more advanced things if you are feeling it. Overall a really amazing and relaxing experience. At class he announced that he also does sunset yoga which I definitely want to try! Here are more details if you want to check it out. Two thumbs up.

love and candy,