// me and the moon //

Shot by Darius Twin

Yesterday, Darren and I went on a little adventure to catch that super blood moon burning bright in a remote location. The location is a *secret* for now that I will reveal in a post this week. However, in the meantime, I wanted to show you the photo we captured with that bloody-brilliant-beauty! 

// fringe in the forest //

I love waking up in Big Sur, yall. They are such refreshing and enchanting mornings that make you never want to leave. You see that light bursting through the trees onto the shimmering river? That's what mornings look like at Riverside Campground. Oh, and if you're lucky enough, you can score a camping spot right on the river like we did. Nothing compares to the sound of the streaming water at night - hypnotizing you and leaving you with the sweetest dreams and a perfect night of sleep. If you find yourself making way to Big Sur, I highly recommend camping here. I hope you guys are enjoying your weekend. Right now it's  about 100 degrees outside in LA and I'm hiding away indoors! ^_^ I cannot hang in this heat, yall.

// flowers on my mind //

All any girl needs - flowers, the sunset, and an ocean breeze! ^_^

// on the pier //

On this day, Darren and I were headed back home from a magical stay in Big Sur and chose to stop at one of our favorite locations, the San Simeon Pier. While walking down that pier, it's hard not to feel like Harry from Requiem for a Dream during his freaky dream sequences (ha!) I love the lines of this location and that eye-catching vanishing point. We always find ourselves taking advantage of locations that have vanishing points such as this. It's that perfect amount of symmetry that ads so much geometric charm. I'm all for it. Although this location is a bit eerie, I decided to give it a softer, more adventurous vibe with this outfit - while also contrasting the blue and white with red. If you ever find yourself in San Simeon, this place is definitely worth the stop.

// coastal break //

Four swell days spent drifting through the coast of Big Sur ~ my go-to place to experience the unplugged life that many of us forget. Big Sur is a place where not having cell-phone service is a plus, so we can relax and cleans our sweet souls with those vibrant views. Cliffs, forest, ocean as far as the eye can see, and best of all, that smell of campfire filling the air. I can never get enough, and I guess that's why I always find myself making the trek out there. Soaking up that golden hour and sunset, with the best views a girl could eva want - all while feeling like a big sur princess in that dress by Raga.

// meanwhile, back at the ranch //

Here's the Astro Bandit tour of one of my favorite places to stay in Ojai. I don't really think these pictures do it justice, but it's one of those places you gotta explore for yourself to really feel that peaceful vibe. Some good friends of mine were living on this property, managing the place, until their newly purchased yoga studio took off! Which it did, and now they moved off of the property into their own place. This was our one last stay here, so we made it a good one ^_^ The showers are outdoors and so is the kitchen - and I'm an outdoors kinda girl (as I'm sure you already know) so this was just perfect. The greenery everywhere makes you feel like you are walking through an Ojai jungle, and there is constant creativity just roaming through the air. It's one of those places that you can truly let go and forget about your "real life" for a lil' bit. Not only at this charming house, but at Ojai in general. The people there seem so relaxed and satisfied - which isn't a common thing you'd find in LA that's for sure!

To match those vintage vibes, I put together this boho yet western get up, which paired nicely with some gold accents. All of the pieces I'm wearing are super affordable (linked below), especially the matching set! I also included some similar looks, as well. If you have any getaways coming up, these items will be perfect! 

I'm Big Sur bound tomorrow, so I'm taking a few days away from the blog - but prepare yourself for some forest, cliffside, and ocean photos very very soon! Magic is surely present there! 

// queen califia's magical circle //

I spent the weekend in San Diego and (finally!) had the chance to visit Queen Califia's Magical Circle ~ It was even more magical than I was expecting! For so long, the installation was under maintenance and closed to the public. However, as of late, the garden opens the second Saturday of every month from 9am-11am. So if you happen to be in the area during that time,  you must see this location! The garden eerily resembles the sets in Terry Gilliam's 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.' All of the black and white accents called for a bright, cobalt blue maxi dress from one of my new favorite stores, Raga. If you click that link, you can get 25% off your first order with the  code: RAGAFAM. ^_^

// dog sitting for dorothy //

Shot by Mike Dempsey

I always enjoy a photo adventure with Mike - his mind surely works in mysteriously awesome ways and it's so fun to be a part of his creations. This one made me smile ^_^ Have a good weekend yall, I've got a new post coming your way on Sunday!

// california western //

All aboard the California Western! Darren and I had so much fun creating these photos, even though it struck 102 degrees outside right in the middle of the shoot. So surely, hidden behind that smile, there was a slight fear of me melting like the wicked witch of the east. I moved to California from Texas expecting the best weather - so this whole global warming thing needs to chill out (ha!). I hope everyone is enjoying their week thus far, and is able to get back into the swing of things after that long and joyous 3-day weekend! Keep it cool, yall ^_^ fallsacomin!

// walk the line //

Here's another set from our journey through Sedona ~ I've decided that later in life I'd love to retire in this magical little town ^_^ There's so much to explore here. I wish we had a few more days to check it all out, but that just means I gotta return soon! At this given moment, we were driving on that scenic road and both of us happened to check our rear-view mirrors at the same time and said 'we gotta stop'. It appeared as if the road was headed straight for those beautiful red canyon walls. Don't worry, we looked both ways when we were shooting on the road.

// black & gold //


On the way to the Grand Canyon from Sedona, we drove by these fields coated with the most stunningly beautiful yellow flowers - seemingly going on for forever. So, of course, we pulled over and shot some photos. I had to highlight those yellow tones with a touch of gold and black ^_^ I loved this get up so much - perfect for festivals or even a night out on the town for those gypsy babes! I hope everyone is enjoying their week! I just returned from Ojai visiting some friends. So I assure you that there are some 70s style photos coming soon that we shot while staying at the most vintage-inspired Ojai pad.