Garden of Oz

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Tucked away off of Beachwood Canyon on a tiny street, Ledgewood Drive, is a beautiful mosaic-filled sanctuary called Garden of Oz. I found this place one night on pinterest and knew I had to shoot it for my blog. My photographer, Elaine Torres, was equally eager to see it, however, once we got there, we were disappointed to find out that you couldn’t take photos inside the garden.

We did take a few photos outside the Garden of Oz, but if you are in LA, you really should see it. It’s only open to the public 2 hours a week, from 10am – 12pm Thursdays. Elaine and I took a break from shooting for a tour of the space and what we saw behind the yellow gates was truly magical. It’s crazy to me that the owner doesn’t allow photographs… it took 20 years to construct! It’s basically a folk art museum for children, with tile-lined nooks and crannies that adults and children alike would be eager to explore. read more

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McNamara Beach Bonfire

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Each year, my dad’s side of the family gets together for an annual family bonfire in Southern California. I’m not usually able to attend because of work, but this year, I was able to sneak down to Laguna Beach for a few hours – just in time to say hi to my relatives and, of course, catch golden hour.

If you’ve been reading my blog, you would know that I’m not a huge fan of the sand… or the water… or the beach for that matter. I love to look at it, but being on it is not my favorite thing in the world. That being said, it’s definitely fun to hit the sand for a bonfire bbq. I wanted to wear flowy pieces that echoed the landscape, so a light blue silk skirt and an equally lightweight,¬†white top were a must. I typically wear this skirt with fitted tops and unitards, but I’m liking the way it looks with looser tops as well! read more

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