Archive | April, 2012

Wake Up Special

30 Apr


My boyfriend and I took over our friend’s apartment when she moved to Australia. Despite it already being gorgeously decorated, one of my favorite things in the apartment is the juicer! I’ve been juicing almost on the daily, which is a pain in the butt to clean up after, but so worth it! There’s nothing more refreshing than fresh juice in the morning, it leaves your body feeling cleaned and mind energized. I don’t like to follow recipes because they all call for 2 or three ingredients, and I like to pack it full of variety like a multi-vitamin! So I’ve experimented a lot these last few weeks and here is one my boyfriend loves. Of course a juicer is necessary for this recipe.

       What you need:

  • an orange
  • a carrot
  • celery stalk
  • half grapefruit
  • handful cantaloupe
  • 1 kiwi
  • 4″ cucumber
  • 1/4″ ginger root
  • 1/2 tsp Stevia
  • ice cubes

Make sure to wash the vegetables and peel the fruits before juicing. Add the Stevia and ice cubes, stir it up and viola! I love this one because the citrus fruits are refreshing and quenching, and the ginger adds a little spicy kick. Most of the ingredients have a high water content so it’s very hydrating, plus veggie vitamins to boot. It’s a winner.

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Plowing forward

29 Apr

Yesterday I received a new camera, which was a god send. My old camera was 10 years old and allowed me only to shoot for an hour. Now I can shoot models for hours on end, travel with them and not have to worry about looking like a chump when my camera dies. I plan to take full advantage, which is why I’m starting this blog – to push myself to produce a new project once a week and post it, and watch this grow.

I also moved into a new apartment recently and it’s amazing, creative and so inspiring – another reason I’m starting this blog – decor photos, how-to’s and recipes.

Modeling is my job and I love it and I’m good at it. But it’s not what I am, despite the blog name. There are thousands of photos of me out there but there’s nothing I love more than taking photos, so I won’t be posting so much about my own modeling exploits. I am however very fortunate to live the life I lead and I do love it, so I will be posting about it. I am a girl just like any other, I like cooking and dressing cute and art projects, plus a photographer to boot – so TA-DA!! That’s what this blog is all about 🙂 Welcome to my little world.

Here’s one of the last photo shoots I did on my old camera. LA models sent me 2 new faces for the first time – Davia & Kamerra. The story didn’t come out as clear as I wanted and I’m nervous sending them in, but I think there are a few gems in there…