Summer Is Here!
Hey Guys! I hope everyone had a nice long weekend. It was sunny and warm here in NYC yesterday, and for the first time after this long winter and cold spring I felt like summer just might be on its way. That made me happy because I am a summer-lovin' gal for sure! Here are a few of my favorite summer activities:
Mmmmm, ice cream, I love eating ice cream! I don't know how to decide which one I want though, guess I'll have to eat them all!
Amusement parks! I LOVE amusement parks, especially roller coasters. I've been on the Cyclone down in Coney Island about 87 times (roughly) and I can't wait to go again this summer! I don't recommend doing these first two summer activities in order though, you should probably wait until after the Cyclone to consume 6 ice cream cones. And speaking of consuming a lot of food, you should stay away from Coney Island on July 4th if you're squemish, that's the day they hold the hot dog eating contest. The guy that won last year ate 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes - gross!
Camping! That's me on the left (duh!) poking my head out of the tent during a camping adventure last year. I may be a city girl now but I love getting out into nature and getting back in touch with my earthy side, which is what I was doing in the photo on the right. That's a pretty advanced yoga move I'm doing though, so don't try this at home kids!
Fresh fruit salads and smoothies - I practically exist on these when the weather's hot and I don't feel like eating anything else. And nothing wrong with spiking your smoothie with a little rum or tequila at night, (or during the day - hahaha!) it's still got the nutrients from the fresh fruit and will help you get the party started!
Outdoor movies! I love movies, I love the outdoors, combining the two is a no-brainer! My local outdoor movie location is in Brooklyn Bridge Park and of all the outdoor movies in the country I think we might have the most spectacular view, wouldn't you agree?
And finally, my very favorite thing about summer is that you can go to the beach! I love the beach! All winter long I fantasize about burying myself in the sand, frolicking in the water, having Aziz Ansari rub suntan lotion all over my body........................................ Wait what? What happened? So sorry, I must have trailed of there for a minute. Anyway, to summarize - beach: good, Aziz Ansari: good, Aziz Ansari with me at the beach: Best Thing Ever! Happy beginning of summer everyone & I'll catch y'all later!
Just one more photo, I couldn't mention "My Man" without showing a photo of him. There are still no photos of Aziz shirtless, unfortunately, but he's looking pretty summery here.
Apples The Mule: Swimsuit Edition
Hey Guys, how's it going? So yesterday the big Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue came out. I guess if you're a dude you probably already knew that and have probably already "read" it 10 times! Well, I actually have a little story to share about that magazine. I have quite a bit of swimsuit modeling experience so my agents decided to try and get me a meeting with the editors of the SI Swimsuit Edition in hopes that I could be the first mule model. Last fall I took a quick trip down to the Caribbean to do a photo shoot (which I couldn't blog about because it was all very hush hush - sorry loyal readers!) and then we presented the photos to the Sports Illustrated people. They loved the photos and I was in the running, but unfortunately didn't make the cut. Oh well, at least I got a free trip to a beautiful island out of it and some awesome photos for my portfolio. Speaking of which, check them out here and who knows, maybe I'll be gracing the pages of that iconic magazine next year!
Hello my wonderful readers! I hope you've been having a fabulous week. It started off slowly for me but then got really nuts really quickly with meetings and auditions and gigs. Plus the temperatures rose to 90 degrees and humid here in NYC so this little mule got pretty stressed out! Luckily I have a relaxing weekend planned. I'm going to be heading up to go camping in the Catskills. No internet, no phone, just a couple days of hiking and chillin' out in nature. And speaking of nature, I wanted to share some images from the second photo shoot I did when I was on vacation in Oregon last month. The first was a woodsy hipster photo shoot, (seen here: http://www.applesthemule.com/1/post/2013/08/woodsy-photoshoot.html) and this one was on the beach. I worked with the amazing photographer Deiter Heimmlich, and not to toot my own horn but I think you'll agree that the results are pretty amazing. Enjoy & have a great weekend!
Happy 4th of July!
Hey everyone, just a quick post to wish you a Most Happiest 4th of July! I'll be heading to the beach today with some friends, and in that spirit I made a little game for you, my readers. You remember Where's Waldo? Well, below you'll find Where's Apples?. Try & find me in the crowded beach! I had some much fun making this in photoshop, I think I might make Where's Apples? a regular series in my blog posts! Anyway, Happy America Day & catch y'all later!
Hello again, I hope everyone had a good Memorial Day Weekend! Wait a minute, isn't that an oxymoron? If we were gonna spend the Memorial Day weekend appropriately it probably should have involved solitude, reflection, maybe some tears.....anyway, you knew what I meant. And screw you if you didnt! Hahahahhaha!
I went down to Ocean City, Maryland with some friends for the weekend. We had a fabulous time going on rides and stuffing our faces. In that order of course. We also spent some time lying on the beach and I dipped my hooves in the freezing cold water. It was a good time had by all.
Anyway, now it's back to the grind. I have a couple auditions coming up this week and a photo shoot over the weekend. I'm always interested in building my portfolio so if anyone reading this wants to take some pictures message me and let's set something up! And now, since it was just Memorial Day, I'd like to leave you with a little clip of me singing the chorus of Lee Greenwood's "Proud to be an American." Enjoy!