Keana

Keana was trained at the acclaimed Brooks Institute of Photography, and is a freelancer with the local Santa Cruz Newspaper. Her editorial lens is infused with artistry. She has a knack for holistic health and homemade gourmet cooking, watch out, Food Network, this could be your next star!

WHAT IS YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?

My jewelry. Each piece has been hand made for me by my mother. (The larger stone is called iolite also known as water sapphire. The other of course is my favorite, the pearl.)

WHO IS THE PERSON WHO MOST EMBODIES "STYLE"?

I follow an amazing fashion blog called The Sartorialist founded by photographer Scott Schuman. He walks the streets of cities around the world taking pictures of people who catches his eye. It's truly inspiring to see people rock their own personal styles.

IN WHAT HISTORICAL PERIOD WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE LIVED?

The 70's. Hands down. I LOVE to dance.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SANTA CRUZ HANGOUT(S)?

I love to walk through Arana Gulch all the way down through the harbor to the lighthouse. I like to listen to the boats bumping against the docks, the constant clamoring of ropes hitting sailboat masts and the seagulls over head.

WITH WHAT FICTIONAL CHARACTER DO YOU MOST IDENTIFY?

I can most identify with Indiana Jones. I love his spirit of adventures and his love for history. And Harrison Ford is pretty cute.

WHAT IF I TOLD YOU THAT YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE RIGHT NOW?

I recently was able to fulfill a life-long dream of traveling to France, so I think my next adventure would be somewhere tropical like the Maldives!

Go-tos

STRIPES

I am a sucker for stripes...

INFUSED COCKTAILS

I love creating concoctions with fresh fruit and herbs!

THE OCEAN

Any flavor, I don’t discriminate. Ice cream for dinner is perfectly acceptable!

HEELS

A closet is never complete without a killer pair of heels.

GIANT DIPPER

A ride at the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz always puts a smile on my face (arms up the entire ride!!)

BAKING

Whether its for dinner or dessert, I give Betty Crocker a run for her money!

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