Lyke Minded, created by Ali Barkouras, is a California lifestyle content curation brand. To launch her new company, Ali organized, styled and instructed the dreamiest charcuterie workshop ever! If you're like me and love nothing more than a wine night with friends or a summer dinner party on my patio, then learning how to make a proper charcuterie board might just be one of the most valuable things you'll ever learn. I'm so excited to have been a part of such a beautiful event!
“Her work aims to capture the energy that lives beneath the surface of physical reality and is influenced by her time spent among California’s oceans, forests and mountains, and her interests in spirituality and healing.”
The name says it all. Daydream Surf Shop is truly a dream destination for surfers, shoppers and coffee lovers alike.
"Owners Becca Mantei and Kyle Kennelly strive for a “space that serves to promote the overall intention of good vibes”, and I can vouch, it does. From the people who gravitate inside to the overall aesthetic, the vibes are good. They have everything from coffee, a surf club, home goods and clothing. Their vintage collection, curated by Becca herself, is definitely some of my favorite eye candy in the shop."-Beijos Events
I hold this shoot near and dear to my heart. This was my first ever styled shoot and I wanted to combine the three loves of my life: photography, the beach and weddings. When I started planning this shoot I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I spent countless hour pulling together inspiration, picking out the perfect wedding dresses, building set pieces (shout out to my AMAZING boyfriend who knows how to build things!!), designing all the florals( I also own a floral company with one of my best friends), coordinating models, hair stylist/makeup artist, location, permits, and timing. I learned so many important lessons during this crazy process and it turned out more amazing than I could have ever imagined!
The Garage Collective is one of my absolute favorite things about Laguna Beach. Home decor from around the world, hand crafted jewelry from local designers, artisan leather good and so so much more is all personally curated by owner, Kristin Lewis.
This past Mother’s Day was made extra special thanks to Kristin, owner of The Garage Collective. She hosted the sweetest mommy & mini flower crown workshop with local florist Cargo Creative. Downstairs, Mel owner of Violet’s Nook, put on a cute and creative craft activity where kiddos could decorate and Mother’s Day card and bookmark.
Lea moved to Newport Beach, CA 4 years ago from Germany. She is pursuing a career in fashion merchandising by going to school, working for a local SoCal surf brand, working part time for The Garage Collective in Laguna Beach while also assisting with their social media, starting her own graphic t-shirt label AND launching her own fashion blog within the next month. Shooting with Lea was so fun! She styled all of her own outfits and even modeled one of her own T-shirt designs (“You Are Magic”). Collaborating with passionate, driven creatives like Lea is what keeps me inspired!
Danielle Leilani is the definition of a BOSS BABE. She is the owner and principal planner of Leilani Weddings And Productions, along with being an overall fashionista. Driven, enthusiastic, determined, stylish, bubbly, and empowering are only a few of Danielle’s incredible qualities that make her one of the best wedding planners in the business. Danielle gave me a tour of her office in Newport Beach where she and her incredible team of planners and coordinators make wedding dreams come true! Leilani Weddings
"Whether celebrating Thanksgiving with friends, family or both, this holiday inspiration will give your festivities a fresh, modern kick. The ladies of Beijos Events know how to set the perfect tablescape and it shines through with this outdoor affair loaded with steal-worthy details like a moody, autumnal color palette, pops of copper and bohemian textiles."-
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