We had the chance to have a quick getaway last weekend. We visited our friends up in Flagstaff, and enjoyed a lovely hike. Just wanted to share a few photos I thought were cute of us. Hope your week is starting off great!


West Fork Hike

Greeting our sixth year of matrimony with a hike at West Fork, Sedona, Arizona. Life has been so lovely and fun being married to my cutie.


Big Sur

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Big Sur is one of the greatest places I've been. 
We just got back from camping there, fulfilling a wish of a moody teenager from ages past. I had driven through in the early 2000s in the back of my parent's van, while reading Morrissey and Marr, A Severed Alliance and was struck by the beauty around me. I couldn't believe a place like that existed in California where in my mind it only consisted of busy cities and fake landscaping.

When I got back to school in the Fall, I found a book by accident, called Big Sur. I wasn't really aware of it's surrounding hype from the 60s but I really loved it, and ever since have wanted to stay in a little cabin in the wooded sea shore. Of course I didn't find a desolate little cabin to stay in this time around, but camping was an excellent substitute.

Hwy 1 is spectacular. We loved the winding, narrow road. Approaching Big Sur, fog began encroaching on us over the mountain ridges. The evergreens began popping up in patches, and sandy coves with fat-bodied sea lions would give us a sneaky glance every once-in-awhile too.

It's just a perfect place to be. For us, it warmed our souls, and it felt like we had come to a place of renewal. The excitement of seeing new things and exploration lying ahead lended us to feeling like spoiled little children.

So go. We have recommendations for camp sites, hiking, and views. If you need help planning, leave me a comment below!

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Carmel by the Sea From Scratch
Santa Cruz Verve 


"Better Food, Better Life" — Jamie Oliver

A tribute to chef and entrepreneur, Jamie Oliver. Design and Illustration by Rachel Rose, 2015.


Lantern Festival Banners

A few drafts of the project I'm working on. Created for a web banner leaderboard application. We all liked different ones. I like the last one. Billy likes the 2nd one, my classmates like the 2nd and 3rd one, my teacher likes the 1st one. Ah! It's crazy how many perspectives there are for one design.

Font List:
Couture Bold
Champagne and Limousines


A Day at the Japanese Friendship Garden

We were able to spend a Saturday together at the Japanese Friendship Garden, downtown. More pics to come.