Thursday, January 30, 2014

Proprietor's Bourbon County Stout

  Coconut is one of my favorite things, and added to craft beer? Oh my goodness talk about delicious.  The Proprietor's Bourbon County Stout with coconut and aged in Rye Whisky barrels is just incredible.  Goose Island has surprised me in how well their buyout was handled and that the quality and distribution has only flourished!  Of course you can't get this variation in California, so you'll have to offer up rare brews to get your hands on it.

It really did taste like a Mounds, bittersweet, silly smooth, and vanilla swirls.  This whale's got it going on, though it's hard for me to favorite this beauty over the Cherry Rye Bourbon County.

I'm eagerly awaiting the release of Mash & Coconut, a barley wine aged in bourbon barrels from The Bruery.

Happy almost weekend!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Big Sur

     Here's a handful of photos from our vacation to Big Sur back in August.  The central coast is one of my favorite places to go hiking and exploring!  Check out these adorable elephant seals, aren't they cute?

     Hope you are all having a marvelous week!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Mammoth Lakes 2012

       Adventures that lead you to happiness, accompanied by the best of family and friends, these moments are what make life so worth living.  Mammoth is one of my favorite places in the entire world, and yes I have many favorite things as you all know.  Nestled in the lovely Sierra Nevada's, where adorably furry Woolly Mammoths once roamed and now home to people who want to get away from the busy of everyday chores.

      If you ever get a chance to drive an easy 6 hours to be surrounded by tons of lakes and towering trees be sure to check out Saddlebag Lakes to rent a boat and find yourself at the beginning of even more lakes!  Quite possibly one of my favorite hikes in Mammoth, as you climb in relatively easy elevation, you see snow topped mountains in the middle of summer and epic meadows for picnicking.

      In the 9 years I've been annually visiting, I'd never once seen a Tufa.  Lake Mono was one geological butte, that I was instantly fascinated by (photos near the bottom).  Even more fascinating?  The signs not photographed, reading "No climbing the Tufas".

      Besides the perfect dinner spreads and endless amounts of fancy craft beer and wine, this girl caught her first fish ever!  I might have screamed with excitement and I can't believe how delicious it tasted.  We now will be holding annual boat races at Deadmans Creek, which resulted in an afternoon of serious fun.  I swooned to to moon on how relaxing camping and the great outdoors can be for an entire week!

      There's something so special about exploring this world and it's natural beauty.  With photography, it really gets you to stop and capture a picture so you can remember this moment forever.

      Have a terrific week my darlings! 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Space Photography Bliss

    Our world is kinda beautiful and thanks to astronaut Don Petit with his creative camera skills in the International Space Station, we get to swoon over these butes!  He took 30-second exposures capturing a 10-15 minute lapse of Auroras, Thunderstorms, and star trails.  More photos can be found here.

   Hope you are all having a marvelous beginning to your week!

Friday, May 25, 2012


For you I swoon
Into the sky that never seems to end
Stretched from here to the moon

Stagnant seas 
Reflect stars strung effortlessly
darling float with me

Drifting in and out
 Daybreak will shed light
Illusions real and untrue 

Breathe into me 
Seconds will become minutes 
Those minutes will become days

 We'll bloom
Together as one entity 
Through turbulent seas and sunshine
You and Me

Listen to this:

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Flower Fields

    Sometimes life is dreamy.  Flowers all a blossom, sunsets into the sea, it's all fine by me.  My lovely sister Jennifer took me and my mom to The Flower Fields in Carlsbad on my birthday, kinda magical.  I'm getting all swoonsy just by looking at these photos, I'd love to do an engagement shoot here one day with new clients.  
   It's Friday, boy has it been a long week!  Happy weekend my darlings!