Photos from our drive down to the ocean.
Just wanted to drop in and wish everyone a Happy New Year. I have a few rolls of film sitting in my bag, waiting to be developed. One is a black and white roll that has been sitting in my Minolta for over a year, and the other is from my old Holga, the one I got over 5 years ago (without a flashh)! Ron also took a camera and some film, so I’m excited to see what he gets as well.
Have a good and safe night! I’ll hopefully be back here sometime soon.
Merry Christmas! I was going to post an entry earlier in the day but have been out since the morning. We ended up spending the whole day at my in-law’s house. I helped cook a turkey for the first time in my life, which was pretty fun. I can’t stop thinking about the braised carrots we made with orange marmalade and brown sugar. I never used orange marmalade before, so I didn’t really know what to expect, but WOW! It’s so good! I think I’m going to make it again sometime really soon.
We exchanged secret santa gifts and I got a slow cooker. Excited to try some slow cooker recipes. Stews, chili, soups!
At the end of the night, the power went out and we ended up sitting around the fireplace, talking. It was kind of nice, listening to the sound of the rain and crackling of the fire.
I’m looking forward to sleeping tonight. Hope everyone had a good Christmas! Merry Christmas, again.
Stayed in last night and cooked chili. It was cold and rainy out, so it felt extra nice to hang out in the kitchen in pajamas, watching the rain.
Getting ready for Christmas. 2 more days!
Another rainy day.
-I’ve been working all day while watching the streets flood below.
-Drank some ginger tea and turned on the heater.
-Came across a cute zucca bag (second photo)
-Listening to a mix I made a few nights ago on my little radio
-Getting ready for dinner tonight w/ Ron’s friends. Mexican food and margaritas always make me happy.
Hi! I’m finally updating! It’s been a long few weeks and Christmas is coming so soon, I can’t believe it. This weekend has been pretty nice. I forced myself to stay away from the computer and sat around enjoying the sound of the rain. Took a little drive and randomly stopped off on the side of the road to buy a Christmas tree under a cute little lit up tent.
Got myself to the gym today and then spent the afternoon decorating the tree. My in-laws are in town and were over for (shabu shabu) dinner. I didn’t get any photos of the food, I’ve been feeling a little sick all night. Think I’m gonna lay down and try to sleep. Hope everyone’s weekend was nice.
I’ve got nothing lately, when it comes to photos. I haven’t been feeling motivated or inspired, but I guess that happens. So, here are some outtakes from a past wedding. I think i’ll be using my digital camera a little more to save some money.
These are the last of the photos I took in San Francisco. It rained the whole morning and then cleared up right before sunset and before we got to the Golden Gate Bridge. The sky was filled with different shades of blue, with some lavenders and slices of pink. Ron and I took a few self-portraits with our phones and it was so cold that when I shot an Instax photo, it wouldn’t develop. I had to stick it in my jacket, close to my body and only then did an image start to appear.
After Sunset we drove to the Mission and met with a few friends. I remember being in the area back in 2002 (?). Some little stores Lauren and I would stop in, were still in business. Dog Eared Books, Aquarius Records, a little breakfast place on the corner, and a cute clothing boutique where I discovered Mum. We had drinks at Baretta and then walked to Bar Tartine where we had dinner. It was really good and we ended up staying there till we were the last people in the restaurant. Good conversation and company can do that.
Anyway, I’m still saving the lighthouse adventure for you! We need to somehow make it there, and soon.
Holga double exposures.
It’s been a while since i’ve used my Holga. I think it’s about time I dusted it off and gave it some attention. I think I’m going to use the Rolleiflex as well, it’s been too long.
I’ve been so busy this week and it’s only going to get busier. Hopefully i’ll be able to post a little more next week. Until then, have a great weekend.
P.s- I shot an engagement this past Saturday and posted it up here.
I’m doing a little project with my sister- we’re calling it “wish you were here”. Basically, whenever we find ourselves wishing the other were with us to see/experience something, we’ll take a photo. Here’s what I have so far:
We drove to San Jose for Thanksgiving. On the way, I couldn’t stop thinking about how I flew home last Thanksgiving and how nice it was to spend it with our crazy family. Grandma’s turkey and homemade cheesecake, Mom’s favorite potato salad and teriyaki skewers, your stuffing and mashed potatoes, everyone laughing and laying out on the carpet in front of a muted television set. We were driving on the 5 freeway and I was wishing you were at least with me to see the intriguing nothingness of the I-5, it leaves you with a lot of time to ponder.
On Saturday, we drove up to Napa Valley to do some wine tastings. It reminded me of the time we went to 55 degree wine after your 21st birthday and got extremely sick.
These photos were from the Coppola winery. You would’ve liked the estate grounds and the vineyard. There was a fountain outside, which I failed to photograph. Ron took that photo of me looking dorky out front. If you were there, we could’ve done some jumping photos, like the ones we shot in Beverly Hills. Remember? That time we got Sprinkles Cupcakes, drove up to that old house and watched the sunset through the leaves. It was Summer, I think, and we sat out in the courtyard, eating and laughing. Such good times. Miss you!