…I had the opportunity to work with a very talented and very lovely entertainment attorney, Sally James. Sally emailed me last night, she had just found out she was up for publication and realized she didn’t have any professional photos of herself, and wanted to know if I could get her some shots, like ASAP. So, this morning, I went over to her awesome condo in Century City (with amazing lighting by the way!) and with only about 20 minutes of shooting time, we shot away! Here are a few of my personal faves from the quick shoot, and I’d say we got some pretty gorgeous shots in! Good luck and Congratulation again Sally, I had so much fun with you today!
…the birds are chirpping, the air is warm, it’s Cinco De Mayo and my photos are being featured on The Brides Cafe! Today is a fabulous day indeed. In light of all the wonderfulness today has already brought, I thought I’d post quite possibly the most delicious guacomole EVER made. This recipe was first introduced to me by my good friend Leyla and now, everyone, inculding myself is virtually addicted. I’m talkin I eat it, not even joking, every other day for lunch. Ya, it’s a problem, but who cares? It’s just sooo good! So, if your lookin for a laid back and delicious way to celebrate Cinco De Mayo, look no further. Enjoy!
The beauty of this dip, is that it is completely customizable. I couldn’t even tell you the original way to make it, only the Ann way, which is totally irrelevant as I KNOW you will make it the (insert your name here)….way!
*3 avocados sliced
*heaping handful of grape tomatos, sliced into halves
*a quater of an onion, finely chopped
*a bunch of cilantro, finely chopped
*2 limes, sliced in half and squirted all over the dip (don’t be shy with the lime)
*sea salt, to taste (i use way more than necessary)
*pepper, to taste (can you ever really have too much pepper?)
Mix everything together and viola! you have the Worlds Greatest Guac. As a personal preference, I like to use Tostitos Hint of Lime as my chip of choice. I’m a sour/salty kind of gal, so my choice of chip, lime and salt enhancements may not be for everyone, but if you like that sort of thing, this recipes for you!
…why not continue the celebration! Planning a wedding can be both time consuming, frustrating and EXPENSIVE, for just one night of bliss. But, it can also be one of the more rewarding, exciting and creative outlets you may ever experience and compelety worth the memories that you will surely make. A great way to “marry” both the pros and the cons, is to purchase wedding decor, with longterm use in mind. Your wedding is what you dream of as being the perfect day right? The decor, the ambience, everything is tailored to making your perfect world come alive, for one night. So, it only makes sense to tailor your wedding to your life. When deciding on wedding decor, try envisioning how objects that are purchased specifically for the wedding can be incorporated in your home decor. For example, if you purchase lanterns to hang in the tree at your reception, how amazing would that be to hang in your backyard for a midsummers eve get together? Not only are you able to reuse, but you are able to revisit the greatest day of your life. I know this isn’t some ground breaking idea, but I thought it would be worth mentioning. Here are a few photos showcasing how I incorporated the decor from the stylized shoot into my home.
|Vases from the wedding table now have a place on the hutch in my living room.|
|Crystal candle holders are ALWAYS an elegant and timeless choice for a dining room table.|
|Apothecary jars have countless uses and make for beautiful storage jars. In the summer mine will be filled with seasonal fruit and in the fall, cream colored pumpkins set amidst a Haunted Mansion themed table.|
I am also absolutely THRILLED and pleased to announce that the stylized shoot from the previous post, will be featured tomorrow, May 5th, on The Brides Cafe! I LOVE this site, so beautifully done and an ESSENTIAL resource for brides. It is one of the few sites that I follow for inspiration, as you may have noticed in the sidebar. Janie, the creator, has such an appreciation and sharp eye for detail and beauty. Please head on over there and be sure to stop by tomorrow as well to check out my feature!