I whole heartedly believe brunch is mostly about the drinks. The more drinks you have the better the brunch. The very last photo in this blog is one of my favorites. There was Alterra Coffee, this spritzer/white wine magical punch drink, and a beery mary! I think about brunch all week long.
I shot the very first brunch at One Barrel Brewing! This thing happened where the Nostrano people showed up with food and they call it a pop up brunch! Right? They all talked about it like it’s a thing so I got on board and was hip to the pop up idea of food. It does seem very smart and delicious. Best grits i’ve ever had! I mean the whole idea is just so cute. First the drinks show up and then different courses of food came -drinks were refilled and people were mingling. It was amazing. OH, and there was also this bourbon pudding at the end. I’m still thinking about that.
Oh I miss kyle with my whole heart. I fostered a Shibu Inu dog through the Shibu Inu rescue. I thought we would be best of friends when we met. Like in the movies. It turns out I think we were both pretty scared of each other. I would try to hug kyle and he would growl at me. Kyle has big dog teeth. They are a bit terrifying. So he would growl and I would say things like, “kyle. please don’t eat me. or the orange & white kitten.” He would look for ways to escape out of my house. I thought he might take a run for the window and bust outta here. He never did that. He did get out once and I was running down the street like a crazy person yelling at him. He ran faaaasssst! I got him back. And then we started to become friends and would go to the bar or watch “Monk” on the tv. Kyle is really into quirky detective shows. My favorite is when he would rest his cute little kyle head on my leg and I would pet his fuzzy ears. Orange & white and Kyle never became friends. Kyle was sooooo nice to Orange & White. OW can kinda be a bitch. I don’t think he means to be….but he just is. Kyle ended up moving to Chicago. It was a sad day but I think he found a nice home where he can live forever. If it’s not working out Kyle will escape. He’s very smart.
Wisconsin folks are so bad ass!!! It’s cold. Man, it is cold. There was an iron pour one block from my house-how fun is that?! and cold. I met the delightful Alyssa from FeLion Studios a few months ago. This gal is a fun go-getter! She made all the states into cast iron skillets–I desperately need the Wisconsin one. It’s soooo cute. I hung out at the Sector67 for a few hours shooting some photos, drinking a few beers, and watching how an iron pour goes down. It was a good Saturday!
Tina is about my favorite person in the world. And Nick is probably my fourth favorite person in the world! AND THEY GOT MARRIED! It was a nice little ceremony at the HIlton Head with family members. The day was easy and cute and heartfelt. Good work team. I’m glad I got to be at your wedding! I did get to the wedding about an hour before the ceremony….a little stressful….but it works! Tina wore a dress she got at BHLDN-which is the Anthropologie wedding dress store. SO CUTE. SO SO CUTE. One of my favoritest dresses so far. And Tina couldn’t quit smiling. It was perfect.
I went to Colorado a couple weeks ago. It was the day after I got dumped so I was thinking of not even going….who wants to hang out with a debbie downer? no one. I don’t even want to hang out with myself when i’m depressed. (i’m using depressed very loosely–for drama and the whatnots.) It’s not all bad! There are definitely some positives to getting dumped. 1. loosing a few lbs! huh??! yeah! 2. someone bought me a beer the other day and called it a heartbreak beer. That’s nice! — but but but the trip turned out really good. When I look back I don’t think I could live without hearing Kris’s super funny story about getting beat up–it was like hearing a comedy bit. I maybe peed a little. It’s one of those stories where I think about it when i’m in a grocery line and I giggle a little.
Theresa, baby Zoe, and I went to the lovely Boulder, CO to visit her gal pal Jessica. I had this idea I was pretty good pals with Jessica as well….except I repeatedly got introduced as, “this is my best friend and her sister” I was the sister. What are ya gonna do…it’s fine. I can be the sister. I don’t even think that baby got introduced-so there’s that! We went on nature hikes and ate delicious food-weirdly a lot of kale-and talked to this baby, looked at some art, & went on a bike ride. Theresa strapped that baby on her chest and rode a bike a few miles to the brewery! It was amazing. She’s a new mom following all the baby rules and then she goes and does something like this. I call it a WILDCARD moment. My favorites.
I also learned about avocado toast. it’s mostly just avocado on toast. Very delicious. do this.
this is a real wolf. maybe or maybe not.
I just love love love an outdoor meal on a long table! It’s just so romantic. And I’ve had a love for the fuzzy cows since I saw them in Scotland. I think in the Highland region–which is what these cows are called! Well, how about that. That makes so much sense. This dinner happened a couple Sundays ago-It was a perfect day at the Prairie Fountain Farm. The fancy L’etoile restaurant gets all their beef from this farm! I learned this because Tory Miller was at the farm doing all the cooking-with a team cooks and servers! There was a wagon ride & wine drinking. Unfortunately there wasn’t a cow hugging station. I wish I could live this event twice….once shooting it cause I love photo taking. and another time mostly drinking and maybe slow dancing and really eating the food. I did eat some food-It was pretty kick ass!
I shot this event for Natural Heritage Land Trust. info here! http://www.nhlt.org/
Learn about the Farm here: http://www.fountainprairie.com/farm.jsp
I really love it when Justin & Cynthia get married. This wedding was great & perfect. Lawn games, music, and a DIY bar. I’ve known Cynthia for a couple years and she’s one of the nicest & easy going gals I know. Just goes with it–pleasant & nice. This is exactly how the wedding felt. No big to do’s. She did do a dress change from the wedding to reception-that was her diva moment. HA!
The bands that played at the wedding were delightful. Justin was looking very handsome in his suit. Shane gave a funny speech. The twice baked pototes from the 4&20 were delicious. The IPA a friend made was lovely. All the friends were looking super cute. Best day ever.