Life gets real sometimes and it doesn’t feel good. My mom came back to me once when I was feeling down and said “but your Instagram looks like you’re always having fun…” My response: “Mom, that’s the point of Instagram.” One of the struggles I faced after Kingsley (among many others after pregnancy) was weight ….and feeling like I’d never ever loose it. So yes… I’m 4 weeks out of giving birth to a beautiful boy… My body has done an amazing thing… But it is by no means photoshoot ready. So I purchased some great new dresses I refer to as “bags” …and I’m humbling posting this photo to say… Don’t worry …It won’t last long!!! Second baby and I can confidently post this for all new mothers feeling down. By 8 months later with Kingsley …I was back in a (high-rise) bikini and on the beaches of Ibiza. So post your mom pics without shame. None of us have photoshop in real life. I’m proud of my body and what it can do.

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Thank you BRIDES for this feature on one of the happiest days of my life…

“Sometimes finding the person you’re meant to be with is as easy as finding the nose on your face. Kristian and Breegan met several years ago, and were immediately inseparable as best friends, attending events as each other’s “plus one” and spending time riding bikes on the beach. That was until, as Breegan puts it, “Maturity snuck up on us! We tilted our heads, looked at each other, and realized that our love had grown beyond friendship.”

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One Couple’s Natural Seaside Wedding in Hermosa Beach, CA

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Buck Mason featured “our friend, Charlie Curtis, is terrifying. He once killed and ate a rattlesnake while camping. He also owns The Rec Center cross-fit gym with his wife Erika in the Arts District, a minute shy of Downtown Los Angeles. When he’s not flipping tractor tires like Pogs, hauling ass on his Harley or dominating Cross-Fit competitions, Charlie’s with his son, Ace, who’s now a year and three months old. Charlie moved around the country a bunch before settling in the Arts district. “The goal was to build a close knit community in a part of the city that wasn’t so fitness saturated.” That was three and a half years ago before the neighborhood exploded in popularity. Charlie, Erica and Ace have done exceptionally well here. Baby Ace spends most of his time at the gym with his mom and dad, and clients bring their kids along too. “The best way to balance having a family and a business is to bring them together.” He appreciates the looseness of being his own boss. Besides lugging all the gear around, he says cross-fit prepared him for fatherhood because there’s no set routine, “You have to be ready for anything.”