THOSE ALMOST SUMMER VIBES //HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA\\

As we quickly approach summer, I am getting quickly pumped for the beach days, pool hangs and warm summer nights. To expedite all of those feelings, I jumped in front of Sierra Ashely Co's camera and snapped a few fun shots at the Pacific City Shopping area in Huntington Beach. I loved rocking these new pieces from Urban Outfitters and Forever 21. 

Photo by @sierraashleyco

I thoroughly loved shooting with Sierra! She is high energy, positive, encouraging and innovative to work with. She genuinely loves to CREATE. Her passion for healthy living, creating memories and relationship is contagious. Shooting together was truly collaborative as we meandered through the shopping area looking for rad walls, cool plants and interesting corners to shoot. Not gonna lie though, there was a lot more talk about life and current updates than talk about the shoot, what angles to capture or any other specifics. Those are the best kind of shoots right?! You can check out her instagram (here)! Go give her some love!

Tell me what you think!

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Photo by @sierraashleyco
Photo by @sierraashleyco
Photo by @sierraashleyco
Photo by @sierraashleyco
Photo by @sierraashleyco
Photo by @sierraashleyco
Photo by @sierraashleyco
Photo by @sierraashleyco
Photo by @sierraashleyco
Photo by @sierraashleyco
Photo by @sierraashleyco
Photo by @sierraashleyco
Photo by @sierraashleyco
Photo by @sierraashleyco
Photo by @sierraashleyco
Photo by @sierraashleyco
Photo by @sierraashleyco
Photo by @sierraashleyco
Photo by @sierraashleyco
Photo by @sierraashleyco
Photo by @sierraashleyco

WARNER BROTHERS STUDIO TOUR HOLLYWOOD

On the Warner Brothers Studio Lot in Burbank, CA, there is an incredible behind the scenes experience open to the public. The Warner Brothers Studio Tour Hollywood showcases the best of the best in preserved film sets, up close views at Hollywood movies and tv show props and costumes and the best of the best tour guides informing attendees of the coolest fun facts all along the way. 

I was invited to be apart of the press opening of the Fantastics Beasts and Where to Find Them & Harry Potter exhibit this year. It was super cool to see props up close such as Harry Potters glasses and wand, original costumes from the Fantastic Beasts movie and even a sorting hat experience where I was able to officially get sorted into my Hogwarts House. Guys, I am officially a Hufflepuff. How exciting?!

I sported an official Newt Scamander coat and it was the talk of the event. People loved it! Some people even said I looked JUST like the character! 

Thank you Sparkloft Media Group for having me at this event. It was such a rad event! If anyone is interested in taking the Studio Tour, you can head to the link (here) to set up your tour! I HIGHLY recommend it!

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CARPOOL CHOREOGRAPHY //UCLA GYMNASTICS\\

Modeled after the infamous ride-alongs with James Corden for his evening talk show - I was asked to host some of the UCLA Gymnastics Team members in Carpool Choreography! In the spirit of my heart for this blog space, I must tell you about the brilliancy of the Videographer, Editor, Director, Co-Producer & Sound Mixer for Carpool Choreography, Deanna Hong!

Deanna is one of the most brilliant story tellers I have ever worked with in my time in the industry. She has a natural niche for pulling out the beautiful and most acclaimed parts of a person's story. She knows the right questions to ask, the best angles to shoot at and is always there to capture those unforgettable moments. I can definitely relate to Deanna because we both did not grow up around the sport of Gymnastics. Since entering into the world of this sport, we have both absorbed as much knowledge about the sport so that we can do our best with our jobs accordingly. This has been the biggest challenge, but greatest gift for the both of us as we both have become well known in our own respective niche. Deanna's passion for this sport even lead her to working for NBC this summer during the Rio Olympic Games! Talk about hard work and dedication paying off! 

You all need to go and check out her other work on her Instagram (click here) or Youtube (click here) to see her story telling brilliancy! It was amazing working with her on the Carpool Choreography Series, and can't wait to work on more projects in the future! 

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JORD WOOD WATCHES

One of my favorite looks, whether it is interior design or just vibes in general is the "wood vibe". To me its cozy, warm, organic and upscale. I have recently had the best time filling my new apartment space with black and wood trends - it makes me so stoked. Wood shelves, wood floors, wooden decor - you name it, it fits the trends and vibes I am going for. Actually, about 3 years ago, when my wood obsession really became a thing, I asked for a couple different wood accessories for Christmas, but clearly my family and friends didn't understand just how fascinated I was by this new trend. 

About two weeks ago, I put a new watch on my wrist that was made of wood and it was then that my family and friends realized that I wasn't crazy - this trend was actually really sweet.

It is only fitting that my very first brand deal as an influencer was for an incredible Wood Watch company called JORD Wood Watches (click here to website). When I got their e-mail, I was so pumped because I have never found a wood watch that I fell in love with, but looking at their line, there wasn't a single watch I didn't like. Check out my new time piece from JORD below and head over to their website and sign up for a contest that is going on right now during this season of deals between Black Friday and Cyber Monday! These watches definitely would make a great gift this holiday season. 

Here's the contest - It's a giveaway! It's a $75 e-voucher for the winner, and everyone who enters gets a $20.00 e-gift card excluding the winner. CLICK HERE to enter!

Link to the watch in the photo above: (click here)

The grind continues. CMT.