Wednesday, June 27, 2012

My Better Half - Olivia and Blake-01

It's day No. 2 in the My Better Half Marathon Week, and today's couple is such a treat. Blake Suarez and Olivia Rae James are both artists (super talented), awesome instagrammers (@oliviaraejames & @blakesuarez - they make everyday look like a party) and they both call Charleston home. See their bio below to learn more!

Thank you Blake and Olivia for being a part of My Better Half!

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BLAKE
1. Is half Venezuelan and regularly shouts "Juepa!"
2. Starts the dance party every single time.
3. Wears his heart on his sleeve.

OLIVIA
1. Never says no to adventure, even ones before sunrise with a 99% chance of rain.
2. Has pomegranate Burts Bees in her jean jacket pocket at all times.
3. Is always down for noodle night.

BIO
We live in Charleston, South Carolina; a magical little peninsula that smells of jasmine in the springtime. Our evenings consist of sunset bike rides and wine/cheese dates in the window of our favorite French bar. Blake is a graphic designer/illustrator and Olivia is a photographer and writer. We're easily excited and inspired, and we sometimes drink champagne out of cans and dance in the kitchen to Spanish tunes.

Thank you Blake and Olivia for being a part of My Better Half!

33 comments:

  1. aw! i'm so glad you featured olivia and blake! she is such a beauty.

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  2. yay! these two are so cute!

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  3. i really enjoy this series- oh, how i appreciate my much better half! thanks for sharing this post. looking forward to the next!

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  4. i love these two! olivia is just the best.

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  5. that pink wall makes the perfect backdrop for such a sweet duo.

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  6. Attractive hipster narcissists enacting 500 Days of Summer but with a happy ending, complete with prerequisite childishness like "eats ice cream for breakfast", and "thinks sharks are scary!"

    Blergh. Enough.

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    1. Blerghenough, you should start a blog--You're great with words. :)

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    2. Amanda, I love your approach to this commenter.

      And seriously, if you don't like it, don't say anything!
      Everyone else here seems to love the creativity behind this series and yes, even the three little tidbits of each person. Of course these descriptions are simple - they're are meant to be light and fun and give us readers a sense of each of the individuals. They are not a treatise on the couple; they couldn't be and don't have to be.
      Not sure why some people can't just enjoy things!

      Keep them coming!

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  8. Always amazing when people go to this kind of trouble to be unkind to somebody. Especially on their blog. I mean, that's like breaking into someone's house and bitch-slapping them in the middle of the night because you don't like them. Rude.

    Get outta here. Get your own site where you can post whatever cranky bullshiz you want. Jerk.

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    1. haha! Jason, you're the best. I wish I could have your whit for just one day of my life. ;)

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    2. Ha, Jason, that is the BEST response, ever. I mean, ever. You're amazing! And so are you Amanda Jane!

      What is WRONG with people? Whatever fuels comments like that (jealously, inadequacy, lunacy...) I don't care - it shouldn't be done. If you don't like something created by another person that's totally fine, that's life, we get it. But don't be a prick about it - why can't they think to themselves "hmmm, this is not to my taste so I shall close my browser and proceed to look at other interwebs" instead of being hateful? Geeeez. Sorry for the rant.
      Oh and PS hilarious how they are ALWAYS anonymous. So brave...

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    3. hee hee! whit. :) xx

      good post, good couple.

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  9. This is super cute! I just love this concept :)

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  10. I love these posts so much Amanda! these two are especially cute :)

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  11. i love "my better half" and this couple. plus, the pink wall and his red hair. amazing.

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  12. this series is inspired. i bet you could have started this series hundres of years ago in a different form. all the ma & pa shops! x

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  13. so, so precious. what a fun little couple!

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  14. I love it when blogs that I love come together to make something amazing! I love that pink wall that they're in front of!

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  15. What a fantastic feature on such a lovely couple! I read Everyday Musings, well, everyday. Love this!

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  16. I don't think of myself as a romantic, but I LOVE these posts. The couples aren't just cute - they're creative and interesting. I also think that is the most cheerful wall I have ever seen.

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  17. AHH I love Olivia's blog, she takes the most gorgeous photographs. I'm glad you featured her and Blake :)

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  18. Adorable... love, love, love everyone of these and the whimsical, sweet way you've captured love.

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  19. aw. love these two. and you can find burt's bees in my pocket at any given moment, so this made me smile.

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  20. This is such a neat series. Love the photography almost as much as their story.

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  21. Found your blog through the lovely Olivia! I love living vicariously through all of you and your fantastic photos and blog posts. I want to visit Charleston so badly. I'd say I'd want to move there but that means leaving my own better half who is forever dedicated to Arkansas.

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  22. I too always have pomegranate Burts in my pocket. Love Olivia and these two are simply the cutest. Amanda truly love this series ... simple and oh so sweet.

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