January 31, 2020
Live like there's no tomorrow.
Before I fell in love with surfing, my first athletic passion was basketball. Yep, it was a total “Love & Basketball” affair all through my teenage years and early 20s, earning an athletic scholarship to play college basketball at Providence College, and then later Emory University. No joke, I used to shoot around 1,000 shots A DAY(total props to my parents for being my personal rebounder 90% of the time).
So when I saw the news on Sunday morning about Kobe Bryant's fatal helicopter crash, my heart sank.
Kobe was not only an amazing, hard working athlete that inspired me as a young basketball player to always give 110% on and off the court, but years later, in present day, as a father of four girls Kobe had become a phenomenal advocate and mentor for women in sports. And most importantly, he was a role model for everyone, whether or not you like basketball or not, with his love and dedication to his family.
Six days later, I still am in disbelief and my heart aches for the loss of three young female athletes who were headed to their basketball game (one of them being Kobe's 13 year old daughter), the parents that were on board that helicopter, and the game changer that was Kobe. And seeing all the outpouring of messages on social media + the news, I know I'm not the only one that is simply saddened by this tragic accident.
In a blink of an eye, our time here on this beautiful place we call home can end, no matter if you're a legendary athlete or a girl who traded her NYC heels for a surfboard + camera in Costa Rica. If there's any silver lining in this, may this be a reminder.
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September 10, 2021
If you're still working from home because of the 'Rona, how about this for a silver lining....
You don't have to worry about “fitting in” with all the other gray cubicles at work with your home office setup.
Click here to read how you can bring your happy place beach vibes to you while you work!
August 06, 2021
With all the preparations for this gallery event, from print selection to framing, I couldn’t help but share with you some tips, framing sources, and tricks I’ve learned over the years!
Click here to read them!
July 30, 2021
Rainy Season > Dry Season
Yes, I said it!
I prefer Rainy Season in Costa Rica over Dry Season...and if you love breathtaking sunsets as much as I do, then you will too!
(How about that for some rhyming... 😉😂)
So why is Rainy Season better than Dry Season in Costa Rica?
Because Rainy Season = magical sunset season in Costa Rica!
In other words, rain squalls + clouds set the stage for dramatic sunsets just like this...