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we are


FRIEnDS of frivolity. Guardians of good times.

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we are


FRIEnDS of frivolity. Guardians of good times.

We can't help it.

We just love us some good times.

We really should hang out with you more. Probably. If you love to explore new places, spend time with friends, and enjoy being present in the moment so that you can soak up all the full-color experiences life has to offer, then let's do that. What's the alternative?

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Transcontinental Ride


June 2019

Transcontinental Ride


June 2019

Chuck spent the last two weeks of June 2019 riding his Harley Davidson from the coast of Georgia to the coast of Washington. All in all, he rode 4,066 miles over 12 days.

 

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San Juan Islands


June 2019

San Juan Islands


June 2019

 Together with our friends Alex and Maureen, we chartered a 33-ton trawler and explored the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington state for six glorious days.

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Oregon Coast


October 2018

Oregon Coast


October 2018

Eager to explore our new state, we (Chuck and Rilla) packed up the Jeep and headed south to Crescent City, CA. From there, we followed the coastal road north, stopping and camping along the way.

Check out this drone footage we captured along the way!

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Northeastern Oregon


September 2018

Northeastern Oregon


September 2018

Our first adventure to the wilderness in our Jeep with the new rooftop tent was to the Wallowas and the Umatilla National Forest in Northeast Oregon. It was an absolute blast, including some white-knuckled hyperventilated drives along rocky cliffs. So. Worth It.

We shot a movie to capture memories of our trip!

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Eagle Point


Our new home in Portland, Oregon

Eagle Point


Our new home in Portland, Oregon

Well this was unexpected... but we up and moved from Atlanta to Portland! Rilla was invited to join an amazing company and to perform a role that she's perfectly equipped to play. Chuck still has business and family to attend to in Atlanta, so he splits his time evenly between the two, traveling back and forth a week at a time.

View of home from the garden

View of home from the garden

View of Mt Hood from Eagle Point

View of Mt Hood from Eagle Point

View of the Willamette River from the rooftop

View of the Willamette River from the rooftop

The Speakeasy (Chillaray West)

The Speakeasy (Chillaray West)

Guest room

Guest room

Great room

Great room

Master bath

Master bath

Kitchen

Kitchen

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British Virgin Islands


February 2018

British Virgin Islands


February 2018

Rilla and Chuck returned to the British Virgin Islands for an incredible week with friends. And Sailor the dog.

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Morocco


December 2017

Morocco


December 2017

Rachel and Chuck visit Morocco for a week of travel and memorable experiences.

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Ireland


November 2017

Ireland


November 2017

Chuck took off to Ireland to hike the Northern Ireland coast with a couple of friends for a week.

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Silver Falls


Silver Falls


Jacob flew from DC for the weekend to hang with us. Chuck and Jake went hiking at Silver Falls State Park.

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France


France


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Italy


Italy


How is this place still so awesome and no one has ruined it yet? Italy is stupid amazing.

Everyone said that Tuscany was their favorite place to go - so we went to see what all the fuss was about.  And YES, it was epic.  The history of Rome and Florence was mind-boggling, and the country side of Tuscany was majestic.  We traveled with good new friends, Greg and Marcy, who were prefect travel mates as we enjoyed our mountain top villa and as Chuck drove us through vineyards and olive groves.  We are going back for sure …who wants to join us?

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Honeymoon


Honeymoon


St. Barths

We spent our honeymoon in St. Barths, thanks to the urging of some close friends who claimed that it's the most romantic place on earth. It really couldn't have been better. We rented a cliffside villa with the most amazing view, ate the most incredible food, visited the most beautiful beaches, and drank the most delicious wine. 

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Periphery


Periphery


This lake house is about living life in full color. This is Periphery.

The name of our lake house was inspired by our favorite musician - Bob Sima.  His song titled Periphery, reminds us that the beauty of life is often found in the periphery, and can be missed if we focus solely on the goal in front of us.  The lake house is our place to breathe, take in the beauty that surrounds us, and live life in full color.  It is a transformational place for us, and a place for all of our kids to feel at home, invite friends, and spend a weekend enjoying life fully.   The place isn't fancy - but it is big enough to host friends.  Pull up a noodle and a Tervis Tumbler and meet us in the lake.

 

Have you seen the one where Rilla and her mom and Izzy and Laurel ride a giant hot dog around the lake? You might wanna see this.

Not everyone can be an action hero. Not everyone cannot be an action hero. Wait. What?



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Chillaray Hideaway


Chillaray Hideaway


A Place to PARTAY

Every time you look, Atlanta has some new amazing restaurant that takes cool design to the next level. So we decided to borrow a few ideas and create a space in the basement we wouldn't mind going "out" to by just going downstairs. This is where we do our  monthly-ish dinner parties.

It's also where we host the most amazing people, from bankers to lawyers to bee keepers to black belts.  We love seeing people connect with each other, playing shuffle board, or milling about in Chillaray Hideaway.  Love it when our friends make new friends with our other friends. 

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Southeast Asia


Southeast Asia


Memory Making Mission

Chuck and Jacob visited Southeast Asia for 10 days on a mission trip with an amazing team of volunteers to go help special needs orphans . They met some incredible children, very loving teachers, and made memories that will last a lifetime.

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Firewalk


Firewalk


Do what?

Yep. For Rilla's birthday, Chuck took her to New York to walk barefoot on 2000-degree fiery coals. It was part of a four-day "Unleash the Power Within" weekend with Tony Robbins. Chuck had done it about 20 years ago and couldn't wait to experience it with her.

The firewall was the first night... in zero-degee windchill. Talk about extremes! 

They went into Manhattan a few times to visit the 9/11 Memorial (amazing), do some bar hopping in the Meat Packing District, and to walk around the upper west side and through Central Park. All in all an incredible weekend.