I can hardly believe it, 10 years ago today we were unpacking our ‘94 Dodge Spirit (that we had just driven across the country from Canada) and we were moving into a little studio apartment in the valley — excited about the fact that our new building had a poooool and PALM TREES!!!! LA, you have been my teacher & my guiding light for A DECADE and I continue to celebrate you, year after year. I think back to this very day 10 years ago and all I can remember are two crazy kids, unsure of what the heck was ahead. I just really trusted my gut, my vision, and I somehow knew that LA was where I was supposed to be (thankfully @andrethomas_ didn’t let me do it alone👫). We were just two kids chasin’ sunshine and the American Dream.... and pizza on the floor of our apartment that very first night 🎉🎉
just a little reminder to try and focus on what you’re here to do, focus on your passions, your talents, what makes you happy.. instead of what other people are doing or saying about you (btw, it probably means you’re doing something really kickass if people are talking about you 😉) I really believe that if you can find a way outside of the noise, that is when the light truly begins to shine 🙌🏻✨🧡
we’ve been working on a gigantic project for weeeeks, and planning it for months, and thinking about it for Years! and it’s finally starting to come together, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to wanting to throw in the towel now & again and just give up on the whole thing because it’s so much more work than I ever could have imagined 🤯 but then I remember how Beyoncé literally spent 8 months planning & perfecting that TWO HOUR Coachella performance... now that’s hard work, and yes, I know we’re all capable of the same thing, but she just really really excels at it!!!
It’s funny how many times I’ve tried to get a photo of this rainbow at the Sony Studios over the years— and it wasn’t until I had a shoot directly across the street from the Lot that I finally got to see it and take a picture. Regardless of what it is, you can try and try to make something happen (even just a cute photo of a rainbow) but oftentimes, the opportunity doesn’t present itself until it’s time .. and then Boom, Just like that, she appears! Now that is what I call a happy moment 🌈✨
I think I may have been a palm tree in another life 🌴💖
been tucked away in the desert all week, where time really slows down and being fully present doesn’t seem as challenging. moments like these really spark the light of creativity, and I am forever grateful🍍🍉 thank you for having us @joshuatreegetaways
I’m a sucker for you 😉🌴💖
we’re all just one and I’m fitting in perfectly fine over here 🌸🥰💖
she’s bloomin’ 🌼🌴🌸
Sunday ride ✌🏻🚌🧡
Summer afternoons in Venice
this sunset looks good on you, Hollywood 💕
magic hour on Ocean Avenue
forever seeking that perfect light✨🌊☀️
not your average girl ❤️😚
“If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down” Such a beautiful quote and one that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately because how can we possibly allow ourselves to shine, to be happy, and to focus on all the wonderful things in our lives if we are constantly holding on to clutter and pain from the past? I know this is easier said than done, but today I choose to let go of another small part from my past so I can continue to fly towards all the blessings that are ahead and I hope you do the same 🙌🏻💙✨
Canadian girl 🇨🇦 living the American Dream 🇺🇸!
Take a deeeep breath and do your own damn thing 👊🏻🏄🏻♀️💦
I hope people realize they are worth so much more than their followers and likes 💖
At one point, Van Gogh contemplated eating yellow paint to literally ingest happiness inside of him 💛 What a great idea, if the paint wasn’t so toxic... I guess for now I’ll stick to liquid sunshine (and Palm Springs) 🌊☀️😉
So much better than all the dreams I ever had about the Gold Coast 💛✨🧡
hello sunshine ☀️ hello weekend!
a rosé kind of night 💖🥂✨
make your dreams come true, you guys!! even if someone tells you it’ll never happen... because you never know when Lisa Vanderpump may show up on set to surprise you [true story😆🥂💖]
Oh, nights like these 🧡 #shotoniphone
when you work your buttttt off (and skip sleep once in a while 😉) your dreams really will come true 🙌🏻🎉✨!!!
I used to lay on the grass in my backyard when I was a little kid, just staring up at sky, dreaming about the day I’d get to call California my home✨💖✨
home away from home in the desert w/ the cutest ride everrrrr @miniusa 💖🌈❤️ #minipartner
I was 8 years old the first time I declared “I’m Moving To Hollywood”🙌🏻💕😆 I’d never even been before, but all I could picture was a land of constant sunshine, tall palm trees, and endless possibilities!
Born in Canada but almost entirely made in LA 😉💖 I had a great time shooting with @tmobile all over the city for their super colorful #MagentaInTheWild campaign. #ad You can check out their feed for lots more bright photos and some fun BTS on stories, and be sure to tag your #MagentaInTheWild photos🙌🏻💖✨
tonight’s sunset (almost) makes me forget about everything 💖
it’s been raining pompoms all week😱🌈😆!!
the most surprising thing about this photo is that it wasn’t taken in Palm Springs😉💚
I love being reminded how amazing you are, Los Angeles. All I have to do is look up at the palms, feel the sunshine on my face, and then I know I’m home😍🌴💙✨
sending warm thoughts to the rest of the country 🧡🙏🏻✨💙
Sunday door tour 🧡 I mean, this one totally reminds me of the Matrix, don’t you think?
life is like candy, sometimes it’s sweet sometimes it’s sour 💕😉💙 more 📸 @kimgenevievestudio #portraitsbykimgenevieve
LA is pretty cute sometimes 🌺💙
there’s no such thing as too much pink 💕🌸💕
Isn’t this one a-door-able? totally cheered me up after a very gloomy Sunday 💖
kicked off 2019 like a rockstar, by taking the first week off from social media & it was just what I needed to jumpstart the new year. That being said, I’m really excited to kick butt this year. I have so many goals I can’t wait to CRUSH💪🏻🙋🏻♀️🙌🏻! Happy 2019 you guys!!
and just like that we’ve already taken the tree & decorations down and put everything away until next year. I’m so excited to get started on my 2019 goals (my absolute favorite thing to do during the holidays 🙌🏻🌈🌴💖!!) What are you guys looking forward to the most in 2019?!!
I just want to remember this Christmas for ever and ever because it was the best Christmas I’ve had in a very long time ❤️🎄💚🥂🙌🏻💕 sending all the Christmas love your way. goodnight, loves✨
Forever grateful to be celebrating the holidays in California and especially excited to be spending Christmas this year with the love of my life, my doggie-daughter & one of my besties!! Merry Merry everyone 💚🎄🥂❤️
Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow😆🎄❤️❄️💚🎶
it was love at first sight, and I can’t stop thinking about it 💞💖💕
Son of a nutcracker! It's santa😆🎅🏻🙌🏻🎄!!!
another epic sunset to add to the collection 💖🌴🙌🏻
home sweet home 💚 ... i wish 😉