Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Life: Our Memorial Day Weekend Went A Little Something Like This....

Life: Disgruntled...

Life: Disgruntled...
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

A disgruntled Chase Bank client deposited his check by slipping it through the crack in the front doors of the bank late last night. The note asks the bank in so many (some quite colorful) words to get the two ATMs perched out front in working order. But, as Farilla pointed out, Dude forgot to sign his check!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Life: An LIB Sunset!

Life: An LIB Sunset!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Two major projects wrapped up this morning so I can enjoy the rest of our weekend with a clear(ish) mind! Yes, please!

Life: Morning Visitor...

Life: Morning Visitor...
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Photos: Granite Pass Rapture

Front row seats to The Rapture That Never Was looks a little something like this...

Love is...

Rapture o'clock...

Giving new meaning to Baby Rave...

Casanova USA warm-up...

Cosmic Matter...

The Souls...

Check out the full slideshow here!

Thank you, Legends!  So much love and gratitude goes out to all of you.  This girl needed that more than you will ever know.  Mad Love!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Life: Guess What We Picked Up Today?

Marriage license acquired!

Life: Guess What We Picked Up Today?
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

I'll give you a hint...we are very much alive and I'm not pregnant...(yet)!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Life: Note to self...

Don't donate extra hangers to Goodwill until AFTER you've done all the laundry. Doh!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Life: Boot-topia...

I'm not sure exactly when it happened but at some point in my life my adoration for shoes turned into a full blown boot obsession.  I can't tell you how many pairs of boots I currently own.  Nor do I really care (I'm not that obsessed, yo)!  But I can tell you that yesterday I happened upon the ULTIMATE boot-topia! I've been a admirer of CYDWOQ handmade (in the U. S. of A) shoes since the day I stumbled across a pair at a designer resale boutique in Santa Monica.  They were so unique...I had to have them!   It wasn't until later, after researching the company, that I realized the $45 I had just dropped on my (nearly) new shoes was an incredible deal.  But I digress....

Yesterday, I ventured out to Burbank to the CYDWOQ showroom (and factory).  There's nothing like using your wedding as justification for the purchase of a new pair of boots (which would normally not be in the budget)! Yeah, you read that right...I said wedding BOOTS!   Nope, no, Jimmy Choos or Badgley Mischkas for me.  If I'm going to spend that kind of money on footwear it's going to be on something I'd wear more than once!

Let's have a looksie inside the showroom, shall we...
Cydwoq Showroom

Here's how things work.  All of the footwear in this room (above) can be made to your size, color and leather specifications.  Turn around time, I was told, is one to two weeks.  All the samples I looked at were Euro size 37 (my size)!  So I was able to try on many of the floor models. None of these shoes are in stock on site except for some limited styles and sizes behind that door across the room.  On the other side of that door everything (sitting on a box) was 50% off!  It was precisely at the moment when I heard those words that I thought I had died and gone to shoe heaven.  And, as if that wasn't enough, MANY of the boots in the sale room were available in my size!  I was so close to walking out of there with three new pairs of boots.   Alas, I kept it in check.  And I'm thrilled to report that this mission was a complete success!  Wedding boots purchased!

Cydwoq Sale Room

Cydwoq Factory

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wedding: Engagement Photos

Yeah, I know...we're under the 90 day mark and we're just finally getting around to taking our engagement photos.  Well, it might make a little more sense with some background.  Farilla proposed last September and we immediately started looking for our venue.  We had our venue locked in by October and the next most important thing to check off the list (in my mind, at least) was to find our photog.  I communicated with 9 or 10 different photographers before we decided to book Andre Niesing.  This was last November.  Our engagement shoot was included in our wedding photography package but since the following months were so cold and rainy we decided to put the shoot off until Spring.  Well, in case you hadn't noticed, spring has sprung and here we are in the mountains of Malibu:








This last photo is my absolute favorite.  Yes there are a ton more shots but we'll stick with sharing these few for now.  I'm thrilled with our decision to hire Andre.  He has a very bold and classic style with just a bit of edge.  And as someone who is pretty camera shy he did a good job of helping to make me feel as comfortable as possible in front of the lens.  I can't wait to see what he does with our wedding snaps!