Saturday, January 23, 2016

Tim & Bree

Be Mine.  Last weekend I had the pleasure of doing a Valentine family shoot for the Hughes!  That little guy's name is George and he's absolutely adorable, as you can see.  These two are such great parents and it was so much fun capturing it in our lovely town of San Clemente.

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!