Thursday, June 25, 2015

Summer Solstice Topanga Jam

Had the best summer solstice celebration in Topanga Canyon, where my friend/producer/party planner/photographer who is the master of connecting talented people (for the greater good) threw an all day jam fest with multiple musicians, sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon beer - complete with a Taco stand, and let's not forget the 'venue' vintage canyon store itself, the Heyoka Hideout. The day was filled with friends, vintage shopping, listening to good tunes, posing by cool cars, bikes and enjoying the ice cold booze. We continued the after party up the canyon to the owner of Heyoka Hideouts magical abode - summer solstice wouldn't be complete without sunshine by a pool!

Big THANKS to Lindsay Lohden for having this amazing vision and idea in the first place and making this day come to fruition!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Benvenido a Miami

First time visiting Miami.....fell in love with the island vibe and how international of a city it is. Many times throughout my trip I felt like I was in a different country, which made the get-away feel like a true vacation that much more. We had 2 tour just a year new to the city, and the other a Miami native (originally from Columbia)... so we had a nice mix of tasting different parts of the city between them. My favorite night was my Columbian girlfriend kid-knapping my boyfriend and I (close to midnight-very proud of that) to see some real Cuban dancing and live music in little Havana....followed by a couple clubs in south beach where 2am close time doesn't exist. People get started late and stay out reminded me on NY time, but on a island/beach setting. The days would start cloudy/overcast and then suddenly be filled with intense sun, followed by rain showers, followed by more sun. The humidity actually even felt good to me - the slight layer of sweat just seems to go with the mood of Miami overall. Another favorite - the clear crystal blue ocean that felt as warm as bath water -once I got in I really had trouble getting out. I've been to many beaches on the pacific, including Mexico, and the east coast too up to NY- but never Florida...that I alway hear has the best beaches. That blue water is what I was looking forward to the most and I enjoyed it just as much as I'd hoped to...that along with the mojitos, pina coladas and coconut waters from the actual coconut!