It’s that time of year again–when we take stock of big events and personal hurdles. I find it encouraging and exciting to go back through the last 365 days come the first of every January. If you couldn’t already tell, my current pass times of choice are travel, art, music, as well as good food and beer. I’m sure these will change as I mature, but for now, I’ve checked a few more items off the good ole gotta-do-this-before-I-die list. […]
Dana Point is a beach town in Orange County. It’s a big surf spot and it feels like suburbia on the sea. Despite the odd, creepy feeling that the burbs give me–this place has some beautiful beaches. Here are the views from Dana Point Lookout: Now for some beer brewed in state at Salt Creek Beach. Orderville by Modern Times is a pretty kick-ass New England IPA.
It’s my birthday, y’all! Here I am being vain with a buncha pictures of myself in a fun (but old) set of sneakers. What a way to celebrate. Don’t you love coincidences? These photos were shot on the 31st floor.
I’ve never spent time in Hollywood, until now. It’s funny to visit a place you’ve seen countless times in TV and in movies: the Walk of Fame, the Chinese Theater, and the sign posted clearly in the hills just in case you forget the name of the joint. I have to admit, it’s dirtier than I imagined, and just as crowded as I thought it’d be. But I found a little oasis in The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. It was built […]
Marfa is a great little art town in west Texas. With a population only 1,981, it’s a town where everyone knows your name. I stayed at Hotel Saint George for a week and really enjoyed eating, drinking, art-ing, and getting to know the folks who live there. If you visit, grab a few tacos and a beer to enjoy in the pool at Bar Nadar. You also can’t miss the Prada store in Valentine. It’s an instillation by Elmgreen and Dragset. […]
I recently spent the weekend with some girlfriends in Palm Springs for one of my dearest friend’s 30th birthday. It went by quick and it was a blast. We stayed in an awesome Airbnb, where we lounged by the pool most of the time. One morning, we went to The Parker Hotel to eat at Norma’s and for dinner we had pizza at Birba. As for the city itself, the streets are lined with midcentury modern homes and cool desert colors. There […]
Huka Falls are a set of torrential waterfalls on the North Island of New Zealand. In the photos below, you get the fell for the water’s pace. What’s even crazier is that you can ride a jetboat down this thing. What’s a jetboat? Oh just a teeny tiny little speed boat that can navigate on only 4 inches of water. In true New Zealand spirit, Kiwis drive these little devils, loaded with screaming tourists, around like there isn’t a rock […]
Y’all, New Zealand is one of the most remarkable places on earth. Stay tuned as I take you on a whirlwind tour of the North and South Island. Trust me, you’re gonna love it. I spent less than 24 hours in Auckland. For New Zealand, it’s a very urban area–the largest in the country to be exact. Here were a few of the things I did there: Depot Eatery (with the best oysters on earth) Sky Tower Observation Tower (for […]
I love looking back at the year. What can make you more grateful and nostalgic than a little reflection on what you’ve been through and accomplished alongside the folks that fill up your life with all that matters. This year has been a crazy one for sure. We moved from Chicago to Kansas City. We traveled the world—took helicopters and jet boats, fed kangaroos, and cuddled koalas. We celebrated with friends as we marched in a very New Orleans Second […]