Meat & Potatoes. Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania. 8.26.2017.

The breakfast of champions before a long shoot day. Boy were we missing San Francisco portions. We ate less than half of that and brought the leftovers to Ben. 

Meat & Potatoes
649 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

chicken & waffles
pittsburgh ranch buttermilk waffle / maple syrup 


Butcher and The Rye. Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania. 8.26.2017.

This was by far my favorite meal in Pittsburgh this time around. Be sure to make a reservation well in advance. Everything was exceptional. And everyone knows I am a VERY tough grader.

Butcher and The Rye
212 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

dry aged tartare
parmesan crusted bread / black garlic aioli / truffle egg / radish / capers

brown butter / dill / parmigiano reggiano / preserved lemon aioli

pig candy
porkbelcy / apple kim chi / miso caramel / cilantro

dirty pasta
ground duck / strozzapretti / sage / brandy / pecorino romano

blue crab risotto / asparagus / mushrooms / capers

carrot cake
orange marmalade / salted caramel cream / pecan crumble / graham cracker ice cream

peaches n' cream doughnuts
cinnamon / oatmeal crisp / peach cream ice cream

Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History. Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania. 8.26.2017.

I love art. I love David Bowie. I love museums of natural history. I love exploring new neighborhoods. 

Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History
4400 Forbes Avenue 
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 

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The Butterwood Bake Consortium. Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania. 8.26.2017.

Thankfully EB joined me for cake for breakfast. Because I was not going down in a sugar crash by myself. I have to say, his lavender cake with pistachio buttercream was the winner. They even have a lot of vegan options. Charming victorian bakery. Yes please. 

The Butterwood Bake Consortium
5222 Butler St
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

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Then afterwards we walked around Lawrenceville neighborhood, which is on its merry way to gentrification due to Google, Uber, etc. moving in.

Randyland + Mattress Factory. Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania. 8.25.2017.

We were going to check out Mattress Factory in our downtime. Randyland was down the street from it so we stopped by there first and took a conference call there. Ha.

1501 Arch St
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Mattress Factory reminds me of Fondazione Prada. It has a steller collection in a building and I loved all of it. It also helps that they have Yayoi Kusama and James Turrell there.

Mattress Factory
500 Sampsonia Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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Kimpton Hotel Monaco. Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania. 8.23.2017-8.28.2017.

I had to go to Pittsburgh for a shoot. We flew in on a red eye and flew out on the first flight out. It was quite a whirlwind. At least the hotel made it tolerable. Whew! And the hotel restaurant The Commoner was very tolerable as well!

Kimpton Hotel Monaco 
620 William Penn Place 
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 

Teaser of a new personal project. California. 8.19.2017.

Here are a few behind the scenes of a new personal project I have been working on. Again, shot by the lovely Rachel Styer. This may be my favorite personal project ever.

Behind the scenes of me below by Lisa Yadao.

Something wicked this way comes... Behind the scenes by @lisaannleialoha

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Come closer and see... See into the trees... Behind the scenes by @lisaannleialoha

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Color Factory. San Francisco. California. 8.1.2017.

Erika and I went to the opening of Color Factory, which is already sold out. If you want to go, you will have to be quick with their September ticket release. Hopefully it will extend beyond September for those of you awaiting some color therapy. Very kid friendly and I would imagine they would have a blast here. Color Factory or Instagram Factory? You be the judge...

Color Factory
575 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94102

Photos of me below by Erika Pino

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