Kimpton Off The Record

One of the things that attracted me to Kimpton was their love for music. They live it. They breathe it. And working for the Van Zandt in Austin, we EXUDE music. HVZ was chosen to be a part of Kimpton Off the Record this year. Big name acts are chosen to play at the hotels, and Moon Taxi was sent to Austin. The music series is also proud to support The Trevor Project a longtime partner at Kimpton. 

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SXSW 2019

SXSW is insane. Millions of people flock to Austin to take part in interactive, film and music. Its a week of crazy traffic, unpredictable weather, amazing food trucks, and some of the biggest names in music and entertainment. I’m tired, my back hurts, and I’ve literally eaten every piece of bad/greasy food available, and let me tell you its been AMAZING.

See Ya SXSW 2019. Ill be ready for you in 2020.

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HotLuck Festival

HotLuck Festival.

Geraldine’s is located in the Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt downtown Austin. I was sent to document HotLuck Festival and the famed chef of Geraldine’s, Chef Stephen Bonin. The key to HotLuck? Prepare your belly, and try not to eat a good day before you attend. ‘Cause you will sweat, and you will chow, and its part of the process, and you will swear you will never eat again in your life. But those meat sweats. There worth it. And the sweat in the Texas heat, it’s worth it too. ‘Cause HotLuck brings together the best of the best chefs in Austin, and the food, well the food speaks for itself.

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Cafe605 Branding

Inside the stunning Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt located downtown Austin, is Cafe605. Austin is full of coffee shops, but this one has all the charm. I took some pro photos for them, of their drinks and their merchandise. If you’re in Austin, and wandering the famous Rainey Street, make a pit stop in Cafe605. They have a stellar coffee, and musical themed cupcakes (I’ll buy one just for that reason alone).

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Surf Daze

I've always been drawn to surfing.  My uncle grew up surfing the California Coast, and for my birthday one year, he gave me the film "Step Into Liquid". It sparked my appreciation and curiosity for surfing. My family would visit Hawaii every year when I was a child, and we would sit for hours watching the pros surf pipeline. I was mesmerized by it. Watching men and women run into something so much bigger than themselves, without fear struck something in me. I think surfing is almost a metaphor for life. Every surfer falls off EVERY time and they have to get back on the board, paddle back out and go again. What an incredible reminder of life. Very quickly it teaches us to try things and be ok with risk and failure. It teaches us that failure leads to learning and opportunity, which then leads to improvement and success.

Corpus Christi is no Hawaii, but when you feel like Surfing and you live in Texas...it'll do.