Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Adventures in Instagram: Misc

Sleep sweet!

This is a self-portrait of an amazing street photographer, Vivian Maier:

Bo, not so ready for the hiking pack...

the girls:

 Crouching tiger, hidden shark:

Rita's yawn:

Now for some food!
Homemade pesto for homemade bruschetta! delicioso!
Homemade chicken pot pie:

Pesto Pasta:

My first attempt at a pulled bacon bbq sandwich:

Just because:

The cactus garden:

Victory dance! We finally finished the exterior siding after over a year of work, wow!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Adventures in Instagram: Places

We'll start at my home: Eagle Rock. Oh, how I love this city. This hill is a short distance (3/4 mi walk) from my home and always allows for breath-taking views.

Let's go to Swork Coffee!

And then to Forest Lawn:

Downtown for a Kings game!

All the way to Pomona for a show in a dive bar...

 ...nah, let's head back to LA!

Silverlake Lounge in Silverlake for some salvation!

YAY! I love LA!!

Potato Chips on Beverly (West Hollywood/Mid-town)

On over to Santa Monica, the Misfit Bar:

And nearby, the Pacific Palisades has the incredible Eames house:

Ah, the Pacific!

Back up to the valley for the LA Zoo:

And on over to the west valley where I work in Woodland Hills. Here is a nearby park:

And the mountains surrounding it:

Monday, April 09, 2012

Adventures in Instagram: People

 Ferris Wheel at Knotts with Sara and family:

My niece Audrey made a bed in her suitcase:

My nephew Lukas and his wild eyes:

Toothless "CHEESE"

Throw through the legs:

The Whisperer and her dogs:
FORK! w/ Sam Gallagher

FORK!!! w/ Meg Myers

and FASHION w/ Meg O

Hiking with my cousin Nikki!
and sad Sam...

Friday, April 06, 2012

Trip to Cambria

Sam and I took a nice relaxing trip to Cambria in February. (The Cambria winery apparently has nothing to do with the town itself, as it was several hours away, but it was a great stop for the trip). It was really nice to not have an agenda and just relax and eat a lot of great food. During the trip we partied with the Johnson's in Ventura, hiked in Santa Barbara (post below!), went to Hearst Castle (post below!), saw the Elephant Seals, also did some antique shopping in Cambria and ate LOTS of Ollalieberry pie (@ Lynn's, a necessary stop if you're ever driving up the coast). We ended the trip with a couple wine tastings the way back. Cambria and Kenneth Volk (our favorite wine was from KV). It was purely delightful!

We saw some wild turkeys!

Here's the Ollalieberry pie. Oh, so good.

Amazing beach views at Moonstone Beach:

And the elephant seals!


This is a rock at Morrow Bay, and there may be some hiking to return to...
And we'll definitely need to return to tour more of these amazing wineries!