Olé.

Olé.

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Attended my first Alumni Weekend at UCSB this weekend (woo! getting old!) and got the opportunity to reunite with so many dear friends. For a short while, we were back in the Narnia that is Isla Vista where the responsibilities were minimal and the fun times were anything but that. It felt odd and amazing all at once; our happy place filled with unreal memories but also no longer ours. As always, however, there was dancing, drinking and losing sleep – guess some things really never change! Forever grateful for our Gaucho name that bonds us for life.

I wouldn’t dare see my best friends and let them go without capturing some shots of their natural beauty first ❤ Many more shots on my Instagram! @dianaelenaphotos

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Where’s the Del Playa?

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Many of my fondest college memories were formed here, on this dysfunctional street named Del Playa in Isla Vista. There is no place quite like it and despite its flaws, it is a wonderful place. You have not lived until you’re watching the sunset surrounded by the ones you love, music blasting, not a care in the world. I remember this day specifically; I sat here in this moment and took it all in. Wondering how I got so lucky. Now here I am today, still wondering the same thing. #Ole