Monday, October 13, 2014

Mila's Birthday Weekend

When we celebrate Mila's birthday (for those of you who don't know, Mila is my best good friend since kindergarten), we celebrate for a week and we try and go on a trip.  We started out going to the gorgeous Getty Villa, which neither of us had been to yet.  It was incredible.  The grounds were breathtaking and the views weren't bad either.  It's located on the Pacific Coast Highway, right on the ocean.  I would highly recommend it for anyone visiting Los Angeles.  Then we hopped back in the car and drove up to San Francisco.  We stayed in a cabin that was nestled in the vineyards of Rutherford, CA.  We had the place to ourselves and it was pretty magical.  We went to a wine tasting, watched Godfather I & II (Mila's favorite), relaxed, lounged and like we always do, did a photo shoot.  Mila and I used to shoot a lot back in the day, mostly with film.  We decided to split a Canon 5D Mark III and now we try and go out and shoot whenever we can. She is one of my favorite people to photograph.  I mean, look at her, she's stunning.  

Also, Darling Magazine made an incredible issue where every photo was not retouched (no photoshopping of the bodies or the skin). So, in Darling Magazine fashion, these are untouched, unfiltered and have no retouching. So please, look past the flaws, because Lord knows we all have them and we might as well embrace them. #realnotretouched

My birthday Beauty

Trying to act like we're walking down a catwalk. Cause we're dumb.

To the vineyards we go...

This was the cabin, that didn't seem like a cabin.  

Espressos and Cappuccino's with the morning dew on the porch.

 Stocked up on goodies for the weekend at the Dean & Deluca right around the corner. Dangerous.

 I mean.  My friend is a supermodel.

Me, getting ready to sneeze.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Dungeons & Dragons Madness. Absolute Madness.

I've been in this Dungeons & Dragons campaign for over a year now. No joke, some of the best nights of my life have been through this campaign. Matthew Mercer might be the best Dungeon Master of all time. I'll fight anyone who thinks otherwise! 

These are my friends and my family and I feel so lucky to be a part of it. I put together this little trailer from one of our game nights that started at 7pm and ended at 3 in the am. Absolute madness. Enjoy.

Thursday, July 3, 2014


We planned a day dedicated to SPACE AWESOMENESS FUN TIME. It was just perfect. We first went to the California Science Center to see Endeavor in person and let me tell you, it is quite a site to see. It was much larger than either of us anticipated and the pictures just don't do it justice. Seeing it for the first time, kind of took my breath away. Also, I may have cried a little bit. It was a feeling of complete awe, which in this day and age, you don't get to experience very often. It's nice to have that feeling every once in a while. We also watched the IMAX Hubble 3D show and it was amazing. After spending the day there, we went on over to the Griffith Observatory to watch the Planetarium show, stargaze and explore. Brian hadn't been to either place and I was so excited to take him on an adventure. We had such an incredible day. Plus, The Griffith Observatory is one of my favorite places in Los Angeles (side note, it's also pretty romantic), so if you're ever in town, go!

I had to wear my Space Shoes of course.  (And since some of you have asked, they're by Miss L Fire)

My happy guy.

This place is my happy place.