Austin, Photography, Travel

Hello Austin, TX

Keep Austin Weird – is the motto that you see everywhere in Austin, which is similar to it’s sister PNW city Portland. I spent the weekend in Austin with my good friend {Jennifer) – Girls trip!  Austin is similar to Portland in many ways – very eclectic, food truck scene, street art, bi-polar weather and growing millennial population. Very similar and unique in their own way.  With Austin everything seems very shiny and new in terms of hangouts like bars and restaurants.  It’s a very young and new city where cool restaurants will pop-up in strip malls. We had an amazing time and experienced what Austin has to offer. I would love to come back for SXSW one year.  Here is a glimpse of our Austin trip…

Our cute AirBnb

Friday

For brunch we went to this cute restaurant – Elizabeth Street Cafe – a casual yet upscale Vietnamese restaurant and bakery. Very cute and trendy.  Loved the interior – intimate and exterior seating.

The rest of the day was spent shopping and taking photos of all the cute murals. We spent most of the day on Congress Ave which is a great place to people watch, grab a bite to eat and shop at all the eclectic boutiques. Also the mural game is very strong on this street.

Saturday

I’ll be honest. We didn’t take one photo on Saturday. We went to this cute little brunch place called Hillside Pharmacy (reminded me of Ballard in Seattle) and had facials  and lounged around and ended our day at this place called The Peached Tortilla. The asian fusion scene seems to be very big in Austin.

Sunday

On Sunday, we started our day a little earlier for a nice brunch at Tiny Boxwood – this place was so cute and reminded me of Napa. We then walked around Austin’s Lady Bird Lake and then we said our goodbyes {Jen} back to San Francisco and I headed back to Seattle.

Until next time Austin. xoxo – SADV

 

 

 

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Photography, Seattle

photoshoot // vespa girl

My dear friend {Savanna} got a brand new red Vespa this year. She’s been wanting one for years and especially more after her recent trip to Italy.  I’ve been wanting to do another photo project and I thought this was a good opportunity because Vespa and our gorgeous sunny weather = perfect #summervibes.  The location that we picked for the was West Seattle. {Savanna’s} family owned the restaurant Cafe Revo – a cozy candle-lit space that focused on Northern Italian food. The restaurant also showcased a mural at the exterior of a lady on a Vespa. The lady’s name is Zetta after the middle name of {Savanna’s} great Grandma. {Savanna did I get that right?}  It was important to take photographs in front of the mural. It’s always beautiful and full circle. Here is a glimpse of the Vespa girl photo shoot…

 

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Design, Graphics, Invitations, Portfolio, Typography

graphics // baby shower invite

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My best friend is having a baby. This will be her second child and it’s a boy.  I was honored that she asked me to design her baby invites.  For the look and feel, she wanted a California Vibe, palm trees, and a clean modern palette of greens and gold with pops of color.  I told about the brand A Beautiful Mess.  She took a looksie and said that’s exactly the look and feel that she wants.  For privacy, I did change the names and details.  The first one was the invite design she selected and the other ones were the options I wanted to share with you. Please comment and tell me which one you like best. Here is a glimpse…

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Graphics, Portfolio

graphics // dance usa dance



Hello lovelies. June has been a really busy month. I have been working on amazing projects.  Before I share the projects I’ve been working on this month, I wanted to go back to March and share dance posters I worked on.  I partnered with a a company called 5678 Media group to design billboard size posters for a dance competition called DANCE USA DANCE – it’s basically like the show “so you think you can dance”. I had provided them two options. They selected the one above. Here is the one that wasn’t selected…

They liked the poster design so much that we did the series in various colors. Here is a glimpse…

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