Sunday, January 22, 2012

she's not really an angel.

hannah is my mom and my wife and my favorite model. 
we love each other.

here are some editing variations from our shoot!

and then we whip out the victoria's secret angel wings.

to let everyone know, this was fog. we literally were in a cloud. 
therefore, hannah was actually an angel in a cloud. like the stereotypical ones you hear and dream about.

expanding for my fashion portfolio for my new and improved website design. 
if anyone has any fashion or creative ideas for us that you'd like to see me shoot, i'd love to hear it.
let me know!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

sprinkles' gluten free cupcakes

anyone who eats a gluten free diet will read that word and mourn a little bit inside.
what to do? 
either make your own or find some place that makes them for you.
sadly, neither is an easy process. 

anyone who loves cupcakes will have heard of sprinkle's cupcakes.
known to be the first cupcake bakery ever, no?
while in california last year, i tried them for the first time - pre gluten free diet.
sooo good. like, so good.
i was happy to hear about a new addition they added to their bakery menu, this time visiting the west coast.

a sprinkle's gluten free cupcake! 
(indicated by the G, obvi)

honestly, i was scared at first. i've noticed that any sort of gluten free cake tends to get gritty, 
and when not gritty - a little burnt tasting (whether they're burnt or not).

there's only one flavor to choose from regularly, and that's their red velvet cupcake with sweet buttercream frosting. fine by me, that was always my favorite anyway. 

seriously delicious. 
for the gluten free eaters out there, i'd recommend taking a trip to south california just to eat one of these bad boys. or find a sprinkles near you to get the job done.
 try one of the amazing spinkle's red velvet gluten free cupcakes (:
do it.

a little more OOMF from cali

my trip to cali was amazing, and i'll make it that simple. 
i wish i could go back. everything is always so right there. 
my aunts are so great and i couldn't imagine a more relaxing vacation. 

we took a trip to the los angeles county museum of art, or LACMA, for all you cool kids.
i live in the mountains, as a permanent resident, but the views in california of the hilly architecture are breathtaking. it's such an organized and chaotic beauty.


rando art work i admired, 
oh you know, just some andy warhol and koons.

a bunch of different great stuff from glenn ligon, very insightful and powerful - and some humorous.

"i lost my voice i found my voice" / "i am somebody"

art <3

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

colorful, quite, and quaint california

i took a spontaneous trip out to cali the week prior to when classes start up again.
yes, only one week until spring semester begins again. it's kind of hard for me to grasp. so much has changed within the past month and i'm about to go back to my own place and try to set up a new schedule and agenda to build myself up.
until then, though, i've spent my time in an amazing city where all of your wildest dreams come true. i can see the hollywood sign out of the living room window i'm staring out of.
my aunts and i have spent the past few days at their place, on the rooftop patio, and inside the cute apartment, cooking and enjoying each other's company. as well as watch the republican debates and, right now, the NH primary.
go ron paul!
seriously, go ron paul. i'm begging my readers to not fall prey to the corrupt candidates the media promotes and finance. i sort of like my country, and without paul in office, everything i/we like is going to the dogs.

homemade guac! 

why do i post so many avocado related food pictures? 

one of the main reasons i love cali so much is its health 
awareness and the food that i can eat, everywhere. forever.  

 this is jingo baby <3

and this is the shrimp i ate <3

and this is what the shrimp looks like after i eat it <3

love from cali!

Monday, January 2, 2012

table manners 2011

my first real contracted red bull job!
thanks to all who made this possible!