4 Things // Dancing Lights

Hi friends =)

I just arrived in Berlin after a few days in magical Iceland. WOW airlines offers free stopovers - check it out!

Exploring : Game of Thrones Tour by Grayline Iceland was so witty. It was exciting to see the actual locations from the show and hear some fun back stories. 

Dreaming of : Being right here. right now. I'll be in Berlin for a few days then head to Prague. My dreams are to stay present and be where I am. 

Meditating : With the Headspace App. I tried for the first time in public at Roamers Cafe in Berlin. I meditated on the creative spark - it felt wicked and fun for some reason. I had my eyes closed and a smile on my face sitting outside waiting for my table and it felt like I had a secret. Sparks flew in my journal, maybe there's something to this after all. 

Watching : The Northern Lights danced for Vanessa and I in Iceland. It was a dream come true. 

xoxo
Suzanne

4 Things // Gratitude in the Struggle

Watching : Picasso at the Lapin Agile at The Old Globe. Find out what Picasso, Einstein and Elvis have in common. - Suzanne

Loving : 9 to 5 The Musical. #yearofthewoman - Suzanne

Inspired by : John Wick : Chapter 2. I'm inspired by the character; his determination and will. I love the idea of doing anything you can to help a loved one. Also, it inspires me to be in shape, to dress well, and be prepared for whatever life brings. - Mike

Excited for : An adventure with Suzanne in Prague.  I'm excited for taking on new projects, and not being afraid, but rather embracing the struggles that come with any new chapter of life. Trying to have a family, a child, a future - this I am very excited about it. Life has kicked us around a little, and I have let it take some of my happiness through anxiety, but now I'm turning the tables. I am finding gratitude in the struggle. - Mike

xoxo
Suzanne, Mike and the Wanderers

4 Things // Mentoring & Relaxing

Mentoring : I spoke at a photography class at City College this week. I took some photo classes at City when I was younger and it was so fun to give back and mentor the students. I so remember sitting in those chairs wondering if I'd get to be a photographer for my whole life or if life would get in the way. I don't love public speaking but I had to say yes for my younger self. - Suzanne

Photographing : Jen and Vlad's maternity shoot. It's physically such an unusual time in a woman's life and I love capturing the essence of this blip in her journey. - Mike

Valentine's Day : There is something so beautiful about the art of relaxing. Sometimes dinner in bed is the best while watching Walking Dead and Bob's Burgers. - Mike

Dreaming of : Seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland with Vanessa. I can't wait to see Reykjavik in the winter and hopefully catch the Northern Lights. This is a big one for me. I wonder what the reality will be verses the dream inside me. - Suzanne

xoxo
Suzanne, Mike and the Wanderers

4 Things // Oh Hi

Suzanne : A fun wedding weekend in Ojai with Aubree and Travis at the Ojai Valley Inn.  Their band Impulse was incredible and a good fit for this lively couple.

Mike :  An elegant reception for Diana and Jim to celebrate their recent wedding in Italy with their friends and family.

Brushing our teeth : We had Gaidin a few days this week. There was a lot of guitar playing, going to the park and Gaidin's favorite; brushing his teeth.  Kids are funny.

Watching : Mike and I are still binge-watching The Walking Dead.  How were we so slow on this one?

Working : This week we rented a new stylish work space in Mission Hills.  It's been so fun to be in a different, inspiring environment.

Listening to : Tim Ferriss' podcast.  Week after week Tim is the coolest.  I loved the 4 hour work week and his blog is clever and entertainingas well.

xoxo
Mike, Suzanne and the Wanderers

4 Things // Broadway & Life

Watching : Beautiful, the Carol King Musical, at Broadway San Diego with Jen Boyd #artdatewithjen. This was my favorite show of the season.  I had no idea what a prolific songwriter Carol King is. The show was an incredible behind the scenes look at songwriting in New York and her personal story.  For people who don't like musicals, this one was particularly interesting since the actors only sang when they were performing a song in the show.  They never sang when dialog would have been a more obvious choice.  I found that to be really interesting.

Photographing : Julie and Kurt's Pacific Beach engagement session.  We hung around the beach that they live by, and captured some laid back casual shots of their everyday life.

Hanging out with : I had drinks at Panama 66 with Jesse and Jen from Huntress Florals this week.  It was fun to go over the images from our latest shoot and get to know these ladies better.

Dreaming of : Our living room remodel is going a lot slower than I imagined.  Molasses in fact.

xoxo
Suzanne and the Wanderers