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Candy, my parents’ rat terrier-chihuahua mix prefers to sleep in the middle of all the pillows when possible.
this has been on repeat all week. in part because i misheard the lyrics as “Heading out this morning, in Tuscon….” and i’ve been dreaming of a L.A. to Houston road trip for a few months now. but also because at less than two minutes long, it’s a dreamy song that begs to be on repeat.
if it wasn’t already apparent, you should know i have a thing for the desert—the American desert that is, the landscape of dusty plains and rolling mountains dotted with sagebrush and cactus that runs from Texas to California. so, please: let’s hold our breath until we can all afford to spend a week at the Amangiri resort, situated in Utah on border with Arizona.
“Architecturally, the resort has been designed to blend into the landscape with natural hues, materials and textures a feature of the design. The structures are commanding and in proportion with the scale of the natural surroundings, yet provide an intimate setting from which to view and appreciate the landscape.”
a superfan who’s so perfectly Freaks and Geeks, one very adorable groupie, and captions detailing their every thought at a very private Rural Alberta Advantage show. watch and enjoy and share, please!
director – José Lourenço
cinematographer – James Lourenço
producer – Luke Bryant
production company – Adams Corbet
the Houston neighbourhood of River Oaks is apparently one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in the US, and unlike many of the wealthy areas in Houston, it’s not an isolated, gated community. it’s right downtown, and the gorgeous homes range from modest colonial revival houses to impressive beaux arts mansions and french-styled chateaus.
and, because everything is bigger in Texas, the residents of River Oaks go all out for Christmas. however, their decorations are not a do-it-yourself job: professionals are hired to put up lights, sometimes wrapping almost every single branch of a tree—the cost of which is rumoured to be in the tens of thousands of dollars range.
is it worth it? tonight we (and dozens of other cars and tour buses) drove around River Oaks and i took some footage of favourite properties.
(please excuse the shaky footage and random family commentary! and enjoy!)