Author: Claire Anderson

A different side of Venice

Everyone knows Venice, California is by all means – “unique”. But there is another side of Venice that is serene, calm and beautiful. It’s actually one of my favorite locations to do photoshoots because there is easy access/parking (which is not so easy to come by in LA) and also not as nearly as populated as other beaches like Santa Monica and Malibu. I purchased a new “landscape” lens (35mm for all my photog nerds) that I have been dying to try out so I thought, “there’s no place like Venice!” It’s also very convenient being only about a...

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7 reasons why we moved to LA.. and you should too.

So you’re thinking about moving to LA? Well I don’t blame you. After we took a life changing trip to Europe we thought the exact same thing.  We carefully weighed the pros/cons of a few of our favorite cities, and ultimately picked Los Angeles. And I can honestly say, from the moment we landed we haven’t looked back since! Below are just 7 of the reasons why we moved to LA.. and you should too. Oh and if you’re looking for a sign, this is it.  You’re more interested in enjoying life now, than saving every last penny so that maybe...

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5 ways to know when you should take a “Leap of Faith”

Sounds easy enough, right? When I hear the phrase ‘leap of faith’ I get an image in my mind of a girl smiling and delicately leaping with her hands in the air, birds chirping in the background and softly landing on the other side – all while still having a big smile on her face. I also know in actuality this is NOTHING even remotely close to what taking a leap of faith is really like. I know because I did it. It wasn’t easy, or pretty or soft or any of that. But it was worth it. But how...

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An Unconventional Life

Welcome to Hasta La Vino! A blog about our lifestyle, adventures, our love for one another.. and of course, our immense love for wine. Hasta La Vino ~ “Until the Wine” because people who enjoy wine, enjoy life. Well at least that’s what we were told by a wine tour guide in Santa Barbara and it’s stuck with us ever since. My husband, Jason initially started this blog to document his once-upon-a-time dislike of wine to his now love for it. Personally, I have loved wine since I can remember taking my first sip of… wait for it… White Zinfandel! Luckily...

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