Required reading: Got A Girl Crush + Gather Journal

This post is past due so likely you’ve heard about these a lot lately, but better late than never as they deserve all the attention they can get!

First up, the wonderful blog Got A Girl Crush that my buddies Meg and Andrea run released their second magazine issue. It features a lot of great ladies to crush on, like Allison Schulnik, Erin Considine, and Joy the Baker – the latter of which I photographed for the magazine – and many more. I’ll share some outtakes soon, but it was a wonderful afternoon spent in Venice with Joy and my favorite lady Lisa, who interviewed Joy, eating cream puffs and talking about Fiona Apple. Snag yourself a copy to read about lots of awesome women I have such incredible respect for – doing their thing and kicking ass at it.

If you live in LA, there will be a release party at Myrtle on September 22nd and myself along with Andrea, Meg, Lisa, and Joy will be there! I might be dreaming up something special for the party, so stay tuned for that.

Second up is the jaw-drop inducing food journal Gather. My friend Margot put me in touch with a friend who is one of the founders and she was kind enough to send me a copy. When it came my heart stopped, it was so beautiful. Not only are the recipes delicious sounding, but the photography and magazine design are top-notch. I love the dark and moody feeling and felt so inspired after reading it. Ok, truthfully I felt like I should never take a photo again, but that only lasted a few minutes before feeling inspired again. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy. It would also make a great gift for the food or design lover in your life.