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A Perfect Last 24 Hours in New York City

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For eight years – eight glorious, difficult, painful, amazing, crazy years – New York City was my home. I moved to the city so soft and so young, so scared of the world around me and unsure of where my life was going to go. I moved to the city because I decided at 15 that I would, for no other real reason other than I watched a lot of New York based TV shows and it just seemed like something I should do. I moved to the city with dreams of being a fashion photographer, but not a clue how to make that plan happen. There were rough years where I was drowning in anxiety, struggling with unemployment, feeling so completely alone. And then I persevered, and made it through somehow. And then life started getting really good – I met the most amazing people and had the most amazing experiences and grew up. I grew up so much that I started dreaming bigger than New York – this city that I thought had conquered me gave me life, lifted me up and made me believe that I could take on the world. So Brandon and I started piecing together this crazy plan, building this website and our films and then a business. We ran so strongly toward this new future, and it all started finally becoming real. But then it came our day to leave – we dismantled our apartment, sold off everything from our furniture to our plants to our TV and set off for the world. The day we moved out of our apartment, we hopped a flight to Hawaii, and when that dream week was over, we came back to this city for one day. Before heading to California for a few weeks to set up our home base, we had to come back to New York to move our items home. How do you condense eight years into one final goodbye? How do you fit a whole lifetime into 24 hours? Somehow we managed to celebrate our life with one perfect day.

 

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Away Lands X Sauza Tequila

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Last month, we worked with La Comunidad Agency and Derby Content to put together these ads for Sauza Tequila.  We’ve been seeing them come out in print and super-sized on a billboard in Chicago (which unfortunately we missed on our trip to Chicago by just about a week. It’s been so unreal to see these out in the world, and really is fulfilling a life-long dream of mine. There are a couple more coming out in the next few weeks, so keep your eyes open for Sauza!

 

 

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Magic at Governor’s Ball, NYC

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About 12 hours before Governor’s Ball’s gates opened on Saturday, Brandon got a text from an old friend saying “I’m working Gov Ball, want all-access passes for tomorrow?” There was no decision to be made, we jumped at the chance – and had such an amazing, unforgettable experience. I’ve been to festivals before, but never with this kind of access. We wandered the back lounges, open bars, and private DJ sets with amazement. We ate free oysters out of canoe filled with ice and drank champagne in plastic cups. We had our picture taken, and lounged on couches outside of the artist trailers. We watched Miguel and Haim and M83 right from the side of the stages. I felt both like I didn’t belong, and like I wanted to feel at home in this life.

 

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