The fact that, surely, winter must be ending soon.
My weekly Italian class at the ICC. Nothing keeps me more humble… but I persist.
Neighborhood cinemas. I love them for their tiny, faded charm. There’s nothing like escaping the world & ducking into a film at the Grand View in St. Paul.
My ticket to Milan in June (trip 1 of 2 this year).
My project We Are 25. So much to do, and I’m pressing on with a force in 2019.
Extra-heated swimming pools.
The Speaking of Home installation downtown St. Paul. Kudos to Nancy Ann Coyne for an incredible piece of work.
Mackenzie Owens, the realtor who is holding my hand as I prepare to sell my house. She’s amazing and a total boss.
The music of Lucia Manca. I love her.
A new Almodóvar film. At last!
My 2018 Fellini film series, and my upcoming 2019 Italian cinema classics series. If your in the Twin Cities & interested, let me know.
My 2019 trips to Chicago, Seattle, & New York. It’s been quite a year so far.
Ella. My little dog is so lovely. Honorable mention to Winnie, my little Brooklyn buddy with whom I spent some quality time with this winter.
MN Opera is bringing La Traviata to town.
Time with my nephews, who are in the sweetest stage of life right now.
All Saints & Vince. They get me.
The view of the Saint Paul Cathedral out my window, every day & night.
There’s finally a Pokè place in St. Paul. At last!
My clients who’ve been with me through the years. You know who you are! You’re amazing, and I love being on this journey with you.
Seeing my artwork go home with people, to decorate their walls at home & work. My Visions of Italia project has really touched people, and I can’t wait to expand it this year.
My new Hasselblad portrait lens. I’ve got big plans for it.
Issa Rae's Insecure Season 2
Gaussian Curve & Gigi Masin
Fall 2017 plans: Chicago & NYC
Making that trip to Chicago just to see some DJs I'm nuts about
Late hours at Frost Patio the garden lights are still ablaze
Roxane Gay's "Hunger". Excellent memoir and commentary on weight
Tori Ramen in St. Paul. As the weather turns, let the addiction re-commence.
Upcoming autumn season = best time of the year for films.
Catalsyt Wedding Co's [un]Convention around the corner.
Podcasts: Call your Girlfriend & Slate's Culture Gabfest. Still my faves.
Autumn portrait plans
Spending time in my photo studio
Long walks in Saint Paul- we actually have cobblestone streets over here.
Italian language class @ the Italian Cultural Center
The fact that I just signed up for LATIN NIGHTCLUB DANCE class!
Jen Sincero's "You Are A Badass" -- came at just the right time.
Renting out my house on Air BnB = an interesting and lucrative adventure
Corepower Yoga in Saint Paul
This Nightmares on Wax mix that I can't get enough of.
Margaret Cho - I am only know understanding how cool and relatible she is.
Being alive while I am.