I was so stoked on the 4th of July to run a photobooth in Cabo Wabo at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe! 4th of July in Tahoe is always a wild crazy party and this night was certainly no exception!
The Garage Boys from Las Vegas played and they killed it with classic rock covers from the 80s and beyond. The whole Cabo Wabo crowd was screaming in unison on most songs, in between hopping in our Beach Party themed photobooth of course!
You can see all the photos from the night over at the Harrah’s and Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Facebook page via this link.
Santa brought us a shit-ton of white stuff and I don’t mean the kind that the kids at Snowglobe are going to be snorting up their nose this weekend.
There is already so much snow in my yard that the pile is taller than me. Pretty soon, you aren’t going to be able to see our front door. I’m not even remotely exaggerating.
We received over five feet of snow in the span of four days and then another two feet or so on Wednesday. It’s borderline out of control and I love it. We spent most of the last week enjoying routine powder days like it was no big deal and then spent Christmas Day shredding at Kirkwood with all of our friends. I couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful holiday. That night we celebrated with a pot luck dinner over at Rose’s house with puppies underfoot and a gift exchange that ended with quite a bit of excitement.
We already have more snow this winter season than we received all year long last season. WINTER IS BACK. I am so in love with it all over again that I can hardly ascertain how I managed to make it through last year without this glorious freezing cold white stuff. It’s SO FLUFFY!
In between all the shredding, Christmas parties, and the retailing of spandex I’ve been doing, we’ve been hanging out almost every night for a week with some amazing Airbnb house guests that I’ve now told are required to be my friends forever. I haven’t taken many photos over the last week, but here are a few of my favorites.
Thanks to everyone who came out to support The League to Save Lake Tahoe at the 2nd Annual Shred for Sushi at Sushi Pier last night, despite the frigid temps!
These are a few of my favorite photos from the night, but you can see all the photos and download yours in the gallery by following this link.
Briana and I were honored to be asked to set up a photobooth at the SLT PD Christmas Party. The theme was “Prohibition.” The party was on the Tahoe Queen, which I’d never been on before. The boat was absolutely gorgeous! On Friday and Saturday nights, all year long, the Tahoe Queen offers a nightly dinner and dance cruise for $69/person.
I love any reason to get dressed up in a costume, especially when it involves the Roaring 20s. We had a fantastic time capturing the moments from the evening.
These are a few of my favorite photos from the night. If you were in the photobooth, a you can view and download your photos by following this link. Feel free to share them on social media as much as you like, but please do not crop out my watermark. If you would like a high resolution version to make a print of, just email me the file name and I’ll be happy to send it over.
Coming to visit Tahoe during the holiday season? There are plenty of local events to get you in the holiday spirit!
- The Community Winter Tree and Menorah Lighting: Take photos with Santa and enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and complimentary Borges sleigh rides. 5:00 PM, December 7th at the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority California Visitors Center, 3066 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
- Dad’s LPs Ugly Christmas Sweater Party: Itchy wool! Cats dressed like Santa! Sweatshirts that light up! Sweet tunes from your favorite local band! What’s not to like? Come out to the Divided Sky and celebrate the holidays with a show from Dad’s LPs. Prizes for the most hideous yet festive polyester yarn attire that shows up. The more flammable your sweater, the better this show will be! Cover is $5. Band plays at 9 pm. Friday, December 7th, The Divided Sky
- Meyers Community Tree Lighting: enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, cider, popcorn and Christmas music as they light the Meyers Community Christmas Tree. Santa will “drop in” via Cal Star Helicopter. Sunday, December 9th, 6:00 PM in the Divided Sky/Downtown Cafe parking lot.
- Heavenly Holidays at the Heavenly Village. A festival for the whole family at the Heavenly Village featuring professional ice skating shows, ice sculptors, carolers, local artists and a 16-foot snow globe where kids can get their photos taken with Santa. It all starts December 19th and culminates December 31st with A Heavenly New Year’s Celebration including ice sculptors, live music, fire dancers and a 9:00 PM ball drop and fireworks show. Daily events December 19th-31st at the Heavenly Village.
My parents came to visit over Thanksgiving. I had a house full of family and dogs. My friends and I spent the day at Kirkwood and then came home to an amazing turkey dinner with all the trimmings that my dad spent the day cooking. It was wonderful and the best part was that we all just had to show up. I didn’t really take any photos because I didn’t feel like it. I gave myself a pass. Thanksgiving is for relaxing and that’s exactly what I did.
4th of July gets a little crazy in Tahoe South.
I like to hide at work and then hide at home with a bottle of wine.
This year, I hid at work all day and then went up to Incline Village to play bartender for a party held by Grammy, grandmother to the kids I babysit for.
Moment: 4th of July, 2012
Love love love it.
Hope you had a Happy 4th of July!
All the photos from the party here.
One of the most amazing things about Tahoe is that we have gorgeous summers. With mountains overlooking you and beach access less than 15 minutes away, most of us try to make the most of our long sunlight filled days with beach BBQ’s for every occasion. Holiday? Beach BBQ! Not a holiday? Beach BBQ! Summer solstice? Beach BBQ! Birthday? Beach BBQ! Hungover day? Beach BBQ!
It’s not a BBQ without some tunes.
Memorial Day was no different and a large motley crew of locals met at Baldwin Beach to feast on buffalo meat, pork tenderloin, pasta salads and yummy baked goods. I couldn’t imagine a better way to spend my afternoon.
Paddle Boarding on Lake Tahoe
I was so ready to have a day off and so excited to get some lift access riding in, man made snow or not! Buddy and I headed out to Kirkwood early in the morning since he was supposed to coach but with so few kids in attendance, he ended up having the morning off and we were able to ski together a bit. The USAirbag was still set up so I was able to get a few more photos, including a ton of really awesome ones of my friends. Here are a few of my favorites and you can see the rest of them here.
I’m pretty pumped because Clif Bar, who sponsors Rose, asked for some of the photos. Makes me feel pretty confident, especially after my sunrise photos the last two days were epic fails, but more of that in another post.
That night we all got together again for Christmas Dinner. Such a fun holiday weekend!
Cheers for Holidays with Friends and Family
You can see all the photos from Christmas Day here.
Thank you Santa for sending me a ski pass, though, I really wish you would send us some snow to go along with it.
We celebrated Christmas Eve with Meghan and a crew of her friends in Meyers. We had a really amazing potluck dinner, a ton of Christmas cookies and plenty of Celebration Ale and wine.
Nothing beats a group potluck!
One of my favorite things about living in Tahoe is that friends gather together. Friends in Tahoe are family and it’s so wonderful to be surrounded by such awesome and inspiring people all the time!