Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Women's Whiskey and Cigars

Whiskey and Cigars...Masculine and Cool…Jazzy and Smoky…Powerful and Floral...
Sets of synonyms that come to mind when I reflect back on this shoot. 
From the moment my girlfriend Haley asked me to be in this shoot, I started practicing my "cool girl" cigar and whiskey hold. I'm not joking. At some point I even started unconsciously doing it at work with my stir straw and coffee mug. I know this because my coworker called me out, the nerve. 

Once the shoot actually happened I felt super cool and bossy. I mean, whiskey and cigars. BUT I don't smoke [only tired smoking a cigar once in Tahoe when I got engaged…tangent]. 
In all seriousness, what was really cool, to me, was the concept. Women gathered around like men sipping whiskey, smoking cigars. Yet it was not totally manly instead feminine and empowering. Down to the very core. Women entrepreneurs gathered to build a campaign to market themselves. Not to mention every single human there was talented. 

Photography: Milou+Olin Photography
Styling: Green Wedding Shoes [instagram account : @greenweddingshoes]
Rentals: Dog Wood Party Rentals 
Hair and Makeup: Kayci Stoots Subia
Linens: Latalova Linen Rentals
Event Planning: KMK Design
Florals: Scarelett and Grace
Deserts: Paper Heart Patisserie
Graphic Design: Moochie Creative [instagram account: @moochiecreative]

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

mini backyard yoga retreat

Hi there! 
Finally a new post...

Previously I stated my finacé and I bought a house! [still can't believe it]
When we bought this house we first fell in love with the interior, then the backyard. When we bought the house we knew the yard was going to be a major project. It's very tragic. Our grass is very dry [we live in Sacramento, California where drought is taken VERY seriously], the landscape is uneven, and we need a lot more greenery. Oh and some patio furniture.
Nonetheless we knew it is going to be prefect for get together's.

I, for one, could not wait to round up a couple girlfriends to do something fun. I'm a big supporter/ believer, go-er, groupon groupie, class workout only kinda girl.
Inspired from workout classes, I came up with a "mini backyard yoga retreat". I talked it over with my girl Haley from ColourMeClassic and boom, puff, done. Ideas where flowing.

A couple Friday's ago I gathered some girlfriends [Vanessa and Susan] for a different kind of happy hour, a more intimate but fun situation.We started the evening with pressed juice from my absolute favorite juicery, Liquidology [located in Sacramento 46th and H st]. Then my yogi bud Shelby walked us through a 30 minute Vinyasa flow. Topped off the night gathering our mats in a circle chatting while sipping on delicious Wellbelly Tonic mixed with Champagne! 

Perfect Friday night after a super long work week. 


Photography :Sarah Michiko on Instagram

Yoga teacher:
Shelby Rae on Instagram

Tuesday, August 9, 2016


 Now that things are finally starting to settle down around here (our new home..wink), it's time to celebrate! I've been on this weird Pinto Nior Rosé kick, so I figured it'll be fun to experiment with my summer fave. I came across this particular cocktail on Pinerest. I only jotted down the ingredients on a post note, then lost it. So I don't have exact measurements. But here is what you'll will need:

1 bottle of Rosé
1 12oz can of sparkling grapefruit [used La Croix]
Gin [your choice]
Garnish: cut up grapefruit and gold raspberries

**mix all liquid ingredients together, then vu-a-la**

This is the perfect drink to host at a summer siorée, girlfriend get together, or just simply in need of a cocktail.

Thursday, July 7, 2016


Man you guys, it's been a minute...or two. But what better way to reconnect than with this super uber cheesy photo of my fiance and I in front of our HOME!!!! Like, it's literally ours!!! We pay mortgage, receive mail, bills for trash, and such to our names! It's suuuurreal. Oh, and yes I did say Fiance. ALOTS been happening. Definitely will share photos of engagement. Will say it was the most beautiful thing and feeling EVVVVVVVVVVVVVER!!! My heart sings every time I think about it, my feet start to tap dance. For lack of better words, I feel like Beyoncé. Anyway, I'll elaborate on a different post.
We've been so busy with projects and upgrades. Some are fun, others....mandatory.
Regardless of the type, I do want to keep you guys updated on the progress with our house becoming a home.
I will say this though, I am the type of person that likes to mix old with new, re-purpose old items once use for a tv console for a desk (that's an example), DIY. Speaking of, I did take in a vintage-y/dated looking dining table from my in laws and in the process of updating it. Stay tuned. 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Boston, Massachusetts

 Last month my boo and I had the opportunity to visit Boston, Massachusetts. My boyfriend's brother and wife live in the city. So we figured it would be a perfect city to start exploring different states/cities within the US. Boston is absolutely charming. Everything there has a purpose, including why toilets are facing a certain way. The city is rich with history. Filled with more bars, pubs, and taverns than any other city in the country. The true Boston accent is contagious. Lots of Bostonians don't pronounce their 'R's. Since my boyfriend can't pronounce his, he fit right in. 
 We had such a good time eating, drinking, and exploring. There wasn't enough time to see it all.   I speak for the both of us by saying the city is truly a must see.


Often times, we become so infatuated with travel ideas that involve places outside the US [in this particular section I'm speaking to my US peeps/ and if your outside in other countries it still pertains] that we forget to want to explore the country we live in.  So go on little Dora's and Diego's explore your neighborhood, city, state, COUNTRY.