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Barcelona via iPhone / instagram

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Just a quick update with some instagram’s that I’ve taken on my last trip to Barcelona.  Better pictures from my dslr and stories when I get some time.

 

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March 9, 2011 at 1:38 pm

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Day 4: fruit. fruit. fruit.

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Luckily today I had a day with zero plans because if I step foot outside of this house i would have quit.

But I woke up around noon so minimize the numbers of being away and hungry. Had more grapefruits and bananas. (On a side note i really love grapefruits now, when in my whole 26 years of living I HATED them.)

Made another salad, now I’m just eating it all quickly because its probably going to spoil soon if i don’t finish it now. I then juiced a big bowl of broccoli, spinach, arugula, frozen mangos, strawberries and bananas. Frozen fruit are frozen in its prime ripeness and blends up really well. The outcome … it didn’t look pretty but it tasted good and I’m glad the huge supply of vegetables are dwindling down.

Last night I couldn’t sleep so I made a list of everything I’m going to cook next week.

Also, I’m going back to Barcelona on March, but this time will be different. No work, No relaxing, I’m going on a determined food trip. (not that it isnt normally, be prepared to wet your pants)

Tapas
Jamon truffle cheese sandwiches
Pan con tomate , evoo
Sardine goatcheese fig honey
chocolate gelato olive oil sea salt bread crisp

Fresh pasta
Plum tomatoes, slab bacon,Onion carrot garlic, parmesan reggiano
Pesto Basil garlic nuts oil w/ sauteed argugala parmesan reggiano
Cracked black pepper and peccorino Romano
Herb butter sauce
Carbonara!!
Burnt butter, lemon zest & juice, fresh herbs, maybe raviolis?
Stuffed shells ricotta parm fresh herbs in the pancetta tomato sauce and smoked fresh mozzarella.

Confit
Confit beef cheeks, 5spice soy cloves garlic ? Served on toast points, shallots celery sauteed in beef fat. Glaze from beef juice and some extra soy
Duck confit, bouquet garni, salt pepper, duck fat, tostones in duck fat & mashed roasted cauliflower

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February 17, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Posted in food, ME, travel

Santa Barbara Jan ’11

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Spent the past few weeks in beautiful Southern California, one of the many stops I made was in Santa Barbara,  Well more so the Santa Ynez and Los Alamos area.   Firestone, Lincourt, Foley.   What a great bunch of vineyards all under the watchful eye of Bill Foley.

Friends, Wine, Hybrid = Great weekend!

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January 26, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Solovacation

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The other day I was feeling a little drained from a busy week of shooting and castings so I decided that I’d go away for the weekend. About an hour after this idea I booked tickets to go to Barbados and just get away from everything.

Despite the occasional drizzle I’m having a great time. Chilling at the beach with a beer and magazine. I kinda wished I had a kindle…

All I’ve been doing is nothing. Exactly what I’ve been looking for. Peace and serenity. But every once in while a feeling of being alone creeps up on me. But the whole reason why I told no one about this trip was so that i could be alone. Mission accomplished.

I know once I get back to NY I’m going to be judged and controlled by crews of people. Photoshoot Monday, agency interview weds. The following week a commercial shoot and possibly going to Washington to shoot another commercial.

This is the path I chose to follow. For now atleast. See you soon, can’t say I miss you NY but I’m stuck with you for now.

I’ll follow this up with a few pictures of some food I made before I left.

Insomnia = Ramen with a fried egg, kimchi pulled pork, sautéed garlic spinach and a Ginger scallion purée.

Homemade Cacio e pepe, what a beautiful dish.

Oven dried some sweet cherry tomatoes. Mmm best idea of the week. Toss a few into a salad or some pasta.

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October 3, 2010 at 3:01 am

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Aug – Sept iPhone Photo Update

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September 8, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Posted in iphone, Photo, travel

Life & Picture Update

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So I’ve always loved my iPhone, but now the new one shoots even better pictures.

Check out what this guy did with his 3gs, not even a iPhone 4! (but he also had $5000 worth of lighting) http://fstoppers.com/iphone/

Since my last update, I’ve worked on a few awesome commercials and now that Spain won the World Cup I really need to plan my next visit. I was thinking sometime in November for a few weeks and then head over to Italy afterwards.

So I tend to loose interest in hobbies and people easily. Every time I meet someone new or take on a new hobby, once I master it I tend to get bored. Some might say I like the chase, some might say I’m an idiot. haha well for now, after a year and a half of acting and modeling. I’ve proven to myself that i didn’t need a side job and can pay my bills doing just this.

The other day I watched a documentary about a photographer that travels to remote locations in the world that stay untouched by government and media. This made me think about how I could be using my time and skill to help educate and learn more about the world. I’ve come to the conclusion that I want to go away for awhile to gain some bearings on what I really want to do. Maybe go away to a 3rd world country and teach English? Maybe sign up with a non profit that will send me out somewhere to do.. something.

So, in conclusion if anyone else wants to just quit there jobs, and take a year or so off to just do some volunteerism, travel, learning, growing. let me know. I’m ready to leave asap.

And i leave you with some random pictures that ive snapped in the past few weeks.

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July 11, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Posted in commercial, iphone, Photo, travel

In Traffic! Ocean City, MD

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Ocean city MD, awesome

What a great weekend!

End it off with some genos back to NY!

Happy birthday America

Happy summer everyone!

Updated on the go!

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July 4, 2010 at 10:44 pm

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