Sunday, December 27, 2009

Habana Restaurant Mmmm.....

Today I took a short break from my to-do list (which, by the way, is getting longer and longer everyday) to have brunch with my friend Patty. I've been to Habana before, and their food is really good. If you've never been there and are ever in the Costa Mesa area, you must give it a try! I had some coffee along with their omelette. The omelette had some pork and cheese in it, and there was a delicious tomato-y type of sauce over the whole thing.

Mmm...doesn't it look tasty? I'm going to try to make this rice at home. I think it will be fairly easy to replicate. It reminds me a lot of Wahoo's seasoned rice (which I've made at home before). I definitely need to get back into cooking. I'll have to add that to my to-do list (and new year's resolution list)! ;o)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

LA Group Year in Review

I've had the honor of knowing some of the coolest photography fanatics on earth for a little over a year now. Naturally, I took it upon myself to create this slideshow of the awesome people whose talent, passion, and friendship will continue to amaze me. :o)

LA Flickr Group 2009 Year in Review from Soupy B. on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

My New Favorite Holiday Song :o)

If you're a huge fan of Pachelbel's "Canon in D," you will (or should) love this Christmassy version of it. I'm in love with this song!:oD

Monday, December 14, 2009

Senior Session - Jacqlynn

I remember my senior year in high school quite fondly. I was super excited about applying to colleges, and to be honest, I couldn't wait to get out of the house and be "on my own". Of course, being "on my own" has a whole different definition now than it did then. (What? What do you mean I have to pay for electricity and water? My four years in college will always be what I call four of the most defining years of my life. From roommates, I learned to be patient and compromising. From school, I learned to discipline myself when there was no one there to do it. From my friends, I learned that true friendship withstands the test of time and distance.

Jackie is in her senior year of high school, and is about to embark on one of life's greatest journeys (and seriously, in my opinion, a right of passage). I totally loved capturing this time in her life. She is full of energy and promise, and I wish the best for her in the coming years. Here are some of my faves from this session:

We were worried about the weather (which hasn't been so kind to us in SoCal), but really turned around in the afternoon!

DUDE, check out that SKY! :o)

Thanks for an amazing session!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Shootsac Open House

Okay, I have to admit, I love my Shootsac. I'll confess that I use it on a daily basis as a purse even. There in the dark corners of my closet, sit hundreds and hundreds of dollars of purses that may or may not ever see the light of day again thanks to my Shootsac! One of the best things about it are the interchangeable covers. Aside from also making my own covers, I'm also addicted to buying the Shootsac covers as well. When I heard there was going to be an open house, I immediately put the date into my phone, and eagerly anticipated when I would get some new covers that I've been eyeing for a bit. Mike, Jon, and Bee also got conned by me to show up as well :oD I told them there would be snacks hehe... I was kinda bummed that there wasn't a Santa Claus though :o( Nonetheless, it was elegantly done with great attention to detail! Check it out!

Shootsac brownies... How stinkin' cute is THAT?!

I'll admit, we felt like total doofuses (or is it doofi? Hehe) shooting all the food, but how could u not when it looks this cute!?

Thanks to Mike, for getting us a shot with Jessica Claire, founder of Shootsac!

...and here are my new babies! I picked up Lively (which I've been wanting for a while now) and Blizzard (a beautiful grey that should go with a few things in my closet). :oD

I love this cover! It'll look so cute with jeans! :o)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Taste of Old Town Temecula

Sometimes you walk into shopping areas that have been designed to look vintage, or western, but for the most part, I've found that most of them fall short of achieving this goal. However, when I photowalked in Old Town Temecula, I was pleasantly surprised by the narrow streets lined with western/vintage facades of stores. Commercialism was nowhere to be seen, and mom and pop type stores prevailed.

Here are a few shots from our little adventure:

We started the day by having breakfast at the Swing Inn Cafe. It's absolutely delicious!

I found this little gem at Bev-Ray Camera. You must check this place out if you are ever in the area! I also got two other vintage cameras, and I love them! :o)