Confession: I’m a travel-aholic. When I’m not actually traveling, I’m thinking about traveling. In fact, I’ve been known to plan trips on the way back from the trip I’ve just taken! So the last time Tim and I were in Los Angeles, we definitely planned to return. And now we have a great reason to go back there.
In late September, we’ll be heading to Ojai- north of LA towards wine country- to attend a charity golf weekend. My work will be featured in the auction for the event, which benefits the American Diabetes Association and the ALS Association’s Golden West Chapter. Last year, the golf tournament and auction combined raised over $50,000.
The main draw in the golf tournament is the celebrity players- mainly actors from the tv shows “NCIS” and “NCIS:LA.” I don’t know who will be playing in it this year, but last year, Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, and Rocky Carroll, as well as big-time producer Frank Marshall, were there.
I’m really excited to get back to LA, and even more excited to be staying in Ojai, since I’ve never been to that part of the state. I can’t wait to explore Santa Barbara and the gorgeous coastline. Ojai itself is nestled into a valley, so one thing I’m looking forward to doing is some hiking. And, it’s a citrus-growing area, so I can’t wait to taste their local tangerines, called Pixies.
While I’m there, I’ll be doing some portraits, on the beaches around Santa Barbara and in Ojai. Closer to LA, Laguna Beach will be a great backdrop for a family portrait. So it’ll be everything I love about traveling, rolled into one trip- new places, beautiful scenery, and portraits on location!