Portland - Multnomah Falls

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Some shots of Multnomah Falls from our sister trip to Portland in April...

Beauty Is...

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Catching prisms in Big Sur. 



Home Tour

Friday, May 15, 2015

Awhile back (last July!) my home was featured in Issue #7 of The Manifold Magazine, a lifestyle magazine out of Honolulu.  It was part of a "here and there" sort of piece, with different homes from creative individuals all over the country.  My roommate Andy, who is a super talented photographer, took the photos.

Although our home decor has changed a lot since then, I thought it would be interesting to share the photos here.  It's fun to look back and see how much some things have changed (living room) and what things have stayed the same (my office).

L.A. is super laid back and I think our little house reflects that.  We spend a ton of time in our outdoor spaces and we both love re-purposing salvage items to give them a new life.



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Tumblr Updates on VisforOlive!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Hey!  I've been working like crazy lately, and am excited to have added a bunch of new editorials to my Tumblr, so make sure you check it out and follow me if you're not already!

xo V

New Items in the La Gatica Vintage Shop!

Friday, May 8, 2015

We've added some great new items to the La Gatica Vintage shop!  Make sure you stop by and check them out!

xo V

Louis Vuitton Series 2 Exhibition Los Angeles

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Waaaay back in February, some friends and I visited the Louis Vuitton Series 2 exhibit taking place in Hollywood.  While it's been closed since February 22nd, I still thought it might be fun to show the photos here in case you're curious about the exhibit when it comes to your hometown, or if you live in a place that won't be housing the exhibit at all.

Let me just say that if you do live in a city showcasing the exhibit, definitely make it a point to stop by.  It's completely free, and well worth an hour or so of your day.  The team at Louis Vuitton did a wonderful job of making the unique experience enjoyable for everyone attending.  For example, if there's a large line, people are allowed in in groups so that the exhibit never gets overcrowded and everyone gets a fair chance to enjoy the rooms.  Photography and sharing on social media is highly encouraged.  Everyone on staff was incredibly kind and able to answer any questions you might have, and you even get to pick out some free LV stickers and a Series 2 poster at the end.  Wins all around.

The show is based around Nicholas Ghesquiere's Spring 2015 RTW collection, and takes you inside the show itself, as well as the creative process behind the collection, and what it takes to actually make the pieces.   There's even a room that delves into the history of the brand, and showcases some timeless pieces such as an original LV trunk.

"Infinite Show" was probably my favorite room in the exhibit.  Lots of trippy mirrors and music.  It was like a high fashion-themed carnival game.  

I'm pretty sure I definitely deserve an award for the extreme self control I exhibited while we were in the backstage area.  I didn't even attempt to try on one single dress.  Although... I will admit, I did think about it.

xo V

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Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

Saturday, April 25, 2015

A few weeks ago, a friend and I drove to Lancaster (which is a couple hours outside of Los Angeles), to visit the California Poppy Reserve.  Every spring, the fields in Antelope Valley are covered with bright orange blooms of the California state flower, the poppy.  I've been meaning to go here for years, so when my friend mentioned she wanted to go, I jumped at the chance.  

I'm so glad we went when we did.  Usually  the poppies bloom all spring, but California is suffering from the worst drought in its history at the moment, and I've heard that this year was one of the smallest years for blooms, and that most of the poppies have already died.  So, if you're planning on making the trip yourself, I would wait until next year and call before heading out to make sure the poppies are in bloom.  

A couple things to keep in mind for your visit - it's illegal to pick or destroy the poppies in any way.  It's kind of hard to see in these photos, but due to the drought, there are huge patches of dirt and grass in the poppy fields.  To sit "amongst the flowers" we carefully hopped from dirt patch to dirt patch and back.  Also, if you're short on cash and can't pay the $10 entry fee to the reserve, the trails along the highway into the reserve offer beautiful hikes and pretty much the same view for free.



P.S. - While in Lancaster, make sure to also check out the Musical Road.  It's a trip, and especially fun if you have little kids!  

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