SOURCED. summer wrap up // PART 1

SOURCED. summer wrap up
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WHERE DID YA GO? – Switzerland and Austria

WHO DID YOU SEE//WHAT DID YOU DO? - Loved traveling to Switzerland and Austria with my family, best friend and her parents. My favorite memory was when we went to Lech, Austria and had dinner at an Austrian cottage in the alps. So breathtaking! Just seeing my family and friends in Switzerland is always a highlight too. 

ONE SPOT THAT'S ONE YOUR RADAR FOR NEXT SUMMER? - Don't know yet. I'm always up to travel anywhere I can!

WHERE DID YA GO & WHAT DID YA SEE? - Goleta & Santa Barbara with the family!  We stayed at The Goodland Hotel...laid back retro beach scene, macrame, woodie, cocktails in the "Rita" Airstream, in-room vinyl, amazing s-shaped couch in the lobby, cruiser bikes, and the rad indigo and rope chair in the corner of my room would have come home with me if I could have fit it in my suitcase

STAND OUT MOMENTS - Pool shark cocktail and the kimchi fries at the Outpost. Shopping for vintage curio at the thrift stores and antique malls on Hollister. Pan dulce and tamales served with a dose of telenovelas at the Goleta Bakery. 

NEXT SUMMER...road tripping the California coast with a 1960's vintage trailer

SUM UP THE SUMMER IN 5 - GO!

1. Grad Party -  I am very proud of my beautiful and talented daughter Siena who graduated this summer from USC. Fight ON! Celebration dinner at Pearch LA-Very cool.

1. Grad Party -  I am very proud of my beautiful and talented daughter Siena who graduated this summer from USC. Fight ON! Celebration dinner at Pearch LA-Very cool.

2. Santa Barbara get away! - Clamping at El Capitain State Park. Diner at Lark, Pizza at Lucky Penny, Pinot flights and Santa Barbara reginol wine tasting. Yumm

2. Santa Barbara get away! - Clamping at El Capitain State Park. Diner at Lark, Pizza at Lucky Penny, Pinot flights and Santa Barbara reginol wine tasting. Yumm

3. The Chicago Way - Design, construct the sets, dress the set, light and photograph 7 lines of branded special occasion dresses. Some great food and golf got mixed in with the business.

3. The Chicago Way - Design, construct the sets, dress the set, light and photograph 7 lines of branded special occasion dresses. Some great food and golf got mixed in with the business.

4. From the shadows of the Forest - I worked with friend, dancer and choreographer Jenni Kiiholma to create content for Finnish TV, social media and a fund raiser. The Fundraiser was held in at the Finnish consulate in Brentwood, CA for "From the Shadows of the Forest" an evening of dance, live music and poetry at the Martha B. Knoeble Dance Theatre in Long Beach.

4. From the shadows of the Forest - I worked with friend, dancer and choreographer Jenni Kiiholma to create content for Finnish TV, social media and a fund raiser. The Fundraiser was held in at the Finnish consulate in Brentwood, CA for "From the Shadows of the Forest" an evening of dance, live music and poetry at the Martha B. Knoeble Dance Theatre in Long Beach.

5. Catalina Wine Mixer - Actually... no wine involved during this mixer. Opted for Margaritas and Michelada (I discovered I don't really like Michelada) Great snorkeling with my daughters and wife.

5. Catalina Wine Mixer - Actually... no wine involved during this mixer. Opted for Margaritas and Michelada (I discovered I don't really like Michelada) Great snorkeling with my daughters and wife.