A Quick Trip to Oakland

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This past Saturday I decided to brave the holiday-weekend traffic to head over to Oakland to visit my lovely friends, Jasmine and Jen. For as close as they live, I admit that I don’t make it their way nearly as … Continue reading

Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

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Yesterday I got to indulge my inner voyeur at the Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour, a self-guided tour of seven homes and other various mid-century modern points of interest in the South Land Park, Land Park and Hollywood Park neighborhoods of Sacramento. … Continue reading

A Birthday Celebration.

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This past weekend we took a day trip to Oakland for my friend Jasmine’s birthday celebration. Despite my many trips to Oakland, I’d never been to Temescal Regional Park and I was floored by this quiet, serene oasis located right next to two busy … Continue reading

Closet Case :: Rachel & Rebekah Nesom

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Whenever I think of stylish twins, my mind goes straight to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. At least, it did until I met Rachel and Rebekah Nesom. These local beauties are certainly giving the Olsens a run for the money in … Continue reading

Closet Case :: Schielah Magnolia

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One of the biggest perks of being at the helm of “Closet Case” is that I get to meet some truly fabulous ladies and, on occasion, gents. They invite me into their homes and let me rummage through their clothes, … Continue reading

Closet Case :: Ali Clifford

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I don’t know about you, but when I pick a hairstylist one of the first things I look at is their hair. I mean, if I’m going to trust this person with my curly mop, they better have a super … Continue reading

Closet Case :: Julia Tanghetti

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I’d bet money that local fashionista Julia Tanghetti has never uttered the phrase, “I hate everything in my closet” and if she has, she’s certifiably insane. You see, after graduating from Columbia University (where she studied art history), Julia worked … Continue reading

My Grandma Was Lovely

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My grandma Hilda was lovely. She was born on January 14th, 1929 and would have turned 84 earlier this week. Unfortunately, she was taken from us way too early…in October of 1992. I was just fourteen at the time. My … Continue reading

A Birthday Shoot

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Former “Closet Case” lovely Elizabeth Gonsalves recently asked me to snap some pics in honor of her upcoming 25th birthday. She arrived at Capital Park armed with an assortment of festive props and her beautiful smile. It was a bitterly cold winter … Continue reading

Closet Case :: Elizabeth Gonsalves

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Meet the adorable Elizabeth Gonsalves. A happy, enthusiastic and passionate beauty with a girl-next-door charm and an underlying edge. I first met the 24-year-old beauty while I was shooting her cousin, style maven Mary Gonsalves Kinney, as she prepped for her annual Fashion Night … Continue reading