We were a little chagrined when we arrived in Tulum and our old favorite restaurant Casa Banana, which was authentic and quaint when we last visited, had turned into a full-on New York club scene with fashionistas and pop music blasting. We heard that the secret was out but we never imagined this would happen!
But, we quickly learned how to avoid the Tulum hipster scene and find the same magical experience we had the first time around.
Magical indeed. We found new ruins, new cenotes, and new restaurants, but those same old Caribbean vibes still abound. And that water, don’t get us started on that water…
Though we met in LA, we are both from Northern California. It’s in our blood. We tingle every time we drive back up the 5 or the 99 to visit family. And we always bring a camera. Here are the latest goods.
We took a short trip up the coast this weekend and photographed the fog rolling in at Pescadero Beach. Good times!
WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER @ Cinsepia, at the Hollywood Forever cemetery
Malibu we’ve had a fantastic run but we are too young to retire Good bye Malibu…
Hello Hancock Park!
Spending our Saturday night putting together a new portfolio. Yeah!
Three things we love: Filmmaking, Tropical Islands and Scuba Diving. This video we made has all three!
We would like to give a special thanks to Barbara Streisand for the awesome fireworks display on our neighborhood beach in Little Dume. Babs, we gotta hand it to you, you really went above and beyond for the little people. The fog rolled out just in time and we had an amazing day full of champagne, swimming, paddleboarding, BBQ’ing, and of course, a schmorgesborg of cameras.
Check out our photo gallery and a time lapse video of the festivities, enjoy!
Check out this amazing video that our friend Melanie Bollomo made of this magical day:
What words can do Tulum any justice? It’s beyond amazing. The water is crystal clear and warm, the jungle is vibrant with colors, there are no crowds, there are caves to explore, amazing scuba diving and snorkeling, the food is delicious, and the powdered-sand beaches will just take your breath away.
We stayed at the Hotel Nueva Vida de Ramiro, in a gorgeous beach cabana. We brought an assortment of cameras and vintage lenses with us, including a Canon 5DMKII, S95, Nikon FG-20, and a Lumix LX-5, and shot hundreds of photos. If we could do it again we wouldn’t change a thing.