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The Best Day of My Life - Maldives Vacation - Los Angeles Family Trip Report

Welcome to the best day of my life. A most magnificent moment frozen in time. A day where I passed from one half of a century into the next on my 50th birthday. My wife Cindy asked me “what to do you want to do on your 50th? I joking replied “Oh I don’t know, how about just the 5 of us taking a luxury yacht to a private desert island in the middle of nowhere with a personal chef to make us lunch I chuckled and looked away. Well, be careful what you wish for... welcome the best day of my life....

Backyard Fairy Bash - Charlotte’s 6th Birthday - Life & Times

I can hardly believe it, but somehow it’s Charlotte’s big day again.  6 down and many to go!  Even though the older the kids get the sillier I look doing these videos, I wouldn’t stop making them for the world, tutus and all. 

I couldn’t be more blessed to have such an incredible family and I want to make sure that we are all able to keep these memories fresh in our hearts for as long as we can. 

On this latest Lorimer birthday episode we had our very own fairy village right here in Studio city, thanks to my always-incredible wife, Cindy.  She did an amazing job with the rainbow cake, nibbly bits, decorations and more.  Charlotte and her little friends couldn’t have been more thrilled.  It was a magical day. 

 Thanks for watching

Peter

#FamilyFriday - Life & Times - Oliver Turns 7!

Last week my boy Oliver turned 7.  I’m still having a hard time grasping where the time went, seems like only 2 minutes ago I was cradling him in my arms, but it’s sure been a fantastic ride. 

Apparently, young Oliver has become quite the Jedi aficionado, so this year’s theme was… Yup, you guessed it…  Star Wars!

Everyone was quite impressed with the “special guests” (aka a Star Trooper & Darth Vader), everyone except little Charlotte that is, who had a bit of a meltdown when meeting the duo.  She recovered quickly!

Between the spread Cindy put together, the gourmet cake, Oliver dueling with the dark side and some fun in the pool, it was a perfect day.

Thanks for watching and celebrating with us Star Wars style

Peter

#FamilyFriday - Life & Times - The Maldives Part II

BRAND NEW – Life & Times - The Maldives Part II

After traveling for over 30 hours, we finally landed on a tiny speck of an island in the middle of the Indian ocean, Malé.  My voice gone, the 5 of us a bit upside down and exhausted with the time change, we were still beyond excited to have ALMOST made it to our final destination, in the Maldives.

Planes, trains, automobiles, boats AND the final piece to the puzzle… a seaplane!

I was blown away and exhilarated during a glorious 30-minute stint in the air, feeling like a modern Icarus over a turquoise jewelry box that was the Indian Ocean…   

I was then quickly shot back into reality when we were about to descend in a tin can towards a watery runway… BUT, suddenly my trepidation vanished as with one gentle and perfect kiss of the waves we touched down.

FINALLY, the last 3 minutes of a 48-hour journey even Christopher Columbus would be proud of.   I have to admit that I felt like a little kid entering his very own James Bond movie at that very moment. 

Then, the finish line!  We made it to one of the most remote places on the planet, The Four Seasons in The Maldives. 

Thanks for watching and stay tuned for Part III where the adventure continues!

Pete

#FamilyFriday – Life & Times SPECIAL - The Great Lorimer Vacation – The Maldives Part I

#FamilyFriday – Life & Times SPECIAL - The Great Lorimer Vacation – The Maldives Part I

3 small kids, a 40-hour journey and the best Dim Sum in Hong Kong! 

On this first part of our epic family vacation, we are in transit on our way to The Maldives.  It’s quite the trek, but I can assure you, it’s totally worth it.  We were lucky to have an incredible tour guide on our stop in Hong Kong, where we saw one of the most famous skylines on the planet in Kowloon on the Hong Kong Harbor. 

This trip to Hong Kong was very unlike my previous visits there, in my DJing days.  A nice change of pace from pumping bass, screaming, getting on planes and crashing in hotels.  I quite enjoyed being a tourist with my family this time around!

And finally, our last stop was at The Four Seasons for truly the most sensational Dim Sum I’ve ever had. 

Stay tuned for Part II when we land at our final destination, The Maldives.  Nothing better than a good cliffhanger. 

Thanks for watching

Peter

 

 

#FamilyFriday - Life & Times - Remembering Our Fathers

In celebration of Father’s Day, I thought it would be special to share a clip of when me and the family went to a magnificent temple in San Dimas to remember mine and Cindy’s fathers.

It was a truly memorable and reflective day that made me even more grateful for my incredible children and wife, Cindy. 

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for watching

Pete

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#FamilyFriday - The White Belt with the Black Stripe - Oliver Graduates Karate

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We had an awesome time at my son, Oliver’s, Karate Graduation.  Here’s a clip of him doing his best front kick and getting his white belt with stripes. 

Though he was a tad apprehensive about being on camera, much unlike his dear old dad, he eventually allowed me to get some great shots.  He’ll thank me when he’s 40.  

So proud!

Thanks for watching,

Pete

#FamilyFriday - Ranunculus?

The perfect day in Carlsbad at the Ranunculus Flower Fields.  Even though we didn’t learn how to pronounce the crazy name until the bitter end, we had a delightful day.  It was like being inside a floral rainbow.  We also found out just in the nick of time that the flowers are also called buttercups, which is much more our style. 

A bloom of buttercups and family!

Thanks For Watching

Pete

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#FamilyFriday - Just Chill

Summer is right round the corner and with the hot LA weather almost upon us, I thought this would be a nice refreshing clip to post.

Here's a quick look at me and the fam taking the day to 'just chill', which is something we all need to do time and again.    

Here's the gang recharging and doing our best strokes in this spectacular resort pool. 

Thanks for watching!

Pete

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#FamilyFriday - My Niece The Youtube Influencer

Featuring Fashion Influencer & Youtuber @ThatsChic (Raychel Nguyen).

In this episode we got to hang with influencer @Thatschic who has taken her social career as an influencer to the pinnacle of success, working with the a veritable who's who of the world of fashion. She attempts to "jushe" me up as Cindy and I spend the day with her (she is actually Cindy's niece) and discuss the ever changing landscape of both our worlds that contain the same thread… which is, commerce is driven by having your own unique voice and she confirms that the globe has moved back to being driven by the voices of boutique companies in all facets of business.

I always talk about how important “the story” is in any kind of business, and Raychel certainly confirms my theory

Thanks for watching

Peter

#FamilyFriday - The Museum Of Ice Cream

Life & TImes - The Museum Of Ice Cream

What a day.  In this little jaunt The Lorimer Clan and some mates head to the uber trendy Arts District of Downtown LA, to visit The Museum of Ice Cream! It was a veritable kaleidoscope of colors, tastes, and textures.  At one point feeling like a blend between "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" AND "The Shining", but nevertheless, much frivolity was had by all.

Mint planted in chocolate soil, scratch and sniff banana wallpaper, edible cookie dough with charcoal (that maybe whitens your teeth) and a pool made entirely of sprinkles.  I had a hard time leaving. 

Come and hang with us for the day and visit The Museum of Ice Cream!

#FamilyFriday Chaos in the Cucina - A Review of Famed LA Italian Restaurant Osteria Mozza

 #FAMILYFRIDAY - CHAOS IN THE CUCINA - OSTERIA MOZZA - Restaurant Review

I had the pleasure of reviewing this remarkable and top Italian restaurant in LA and shooting this video last year.  It’s super posh, so I tried to keep it low key and use my inside voice, which kind of worked.  The staff was superb and it took a few tries to get my thoughts documented, but eventually, we pulled it off, three kids and all!

Incredible grilled octopus, muscles and authentic linguini with clams for the adults.  TWO plates of delicious al dente pasta with sauce for the kids.

As you can imagine trying to do a restaurant review whilst having a giggling wife and 3 easily distracted kids comes with its challenges, but we did manage to get through the whole thing pretty unscathed. 

We all left stuffed, happy and eager to return!

Thanks for watching!  

Pete  

#FAMILY FRIDAY -- The Colorado River

#FAMILY FRIDAY

The Colorado River

Reminiscing over another epic outing I was lucky enough to take with my family.  This time it was exploring the mighty Colorado River on a private guided raft tour.  We had probably the coolest lunch break of my life on the side of the river. 

The views, nature and the feeling of being an ant amongst giants was humbling and like nothing else we’ve done.  Another life experience on the bucket list crossed off! Can’t wait to see what’s next.

Aspen Special - Life & Times - The Lorimer Family Vlog

LIFE & TIMES - ASPEN SPECIAL - The Lorimer Family Vlog #FamilyFriday

For #FamilyFriday this week I have brought back a classic vlog. Vlogging, at this point, has become a total addiction to me and this is a 2018 re-edit of the epic video we initially released about a year ago. It was my first real venture into creating a full-on vlog and I have to say I am really pleased with the result. It all takes place in the magical town of Aspen, Colorado and this was the first time any of us had been there. 

We ran the gamete from on the piste to dog sledding to everything in between and the result is a rather epic, over 20-minute, video that really comes from the heart and I hope you enjoy the trip along with us. It truly was the trip of a lifetime and I have to say I fell in love with Aspen and I look forward to the next time I can panic as I ski the top slopes in a wind storm alone again. 

Enjoy the Video on my newly created Peter Lorimer - Life & Times Youtube Channel where I will be dropping all the Life & Times Videos so they can all live all snuggly and happily ever after...

Cheers

Pete

#FamilyFriday - Life & Times - Our Epic Utah Vacation - Part II -

#FamilyFriday

Family Friday is something I will be doing Fridays, where I will drop a new or favorite video which focuses much more on the behind the scenes of The Lorimers as a family. 

The featured film for this Family Friday is part 2 of our epic journey to the Amangiri hotel in Utah last Summer. 

In it, I manage to cross two massive things off the bucket list, seeing the Grand Canyon AND flying in a helicopter, which naturally I hadn't done either before.  I have to say that this was one of the most magical days of my life with not only the above mentioned items but the fact I could attain them both whilst with my family. People ask why I keep doing the videos and the truth is it has now become a need to document events, trips and just stuff really as I suppose its my digital diary. When I am old and sitting in my rocking chair with an ipad (or whatever device will exist in the future) I will look back upon these films with a warm heart. Which, is entirely the reason I wanted to share them with you now. 

So, thanks for joining me and I hope you enjoy watching Life & Times as much as we had making it. Enjoy!

Cheers

Peter

The Weird & Wonderful of Hudson NY - Pete Lorimer Vlog #64

My journey around the United States this week, shooting a show for TV, has led us to a truly unique spot. This week we are in Hudson in upstate New York which is a sleepy little enclave of the N.E. with a heavy concentration of creative types.  Home to some of the most well-known artists, designers, sculptors and restauranteurs that US has to offer.

With what little time I have off I love to Vlog, so here is episode #64 of The Peter Lorimer Vlog where you will see some fab drone footage I shot with my Spark and also you will get to meet a couple of the colorful characters of this charming upstate town where time stood still  

It is the middle of Winter and BOY was it cold, but there was something strangely familiar to me about the town as it reminded me of so many of the North Yorkshire towns I grew up near when I was a boy.

So wrap up warm, put on your snow boots and come with me for a journey through some real Americana as we spend a little time in the perfectly exquisite Hudson in upstate New York.

TAKING NYC - The TV Show Continues in New York | Pete Lorimer Vlog #63 | Travel & Vlogging

This week the circus rolled into town in the buzzing metropolis of New York City. There is nowhere quite like this town and in what little time I had off from shooting the show I managed to grab some majorly touristy moments in The Big Apple. I have only spent a couple of days or so in NY before but this time I got to hang for a whole week and visit a spot I have never been to before.... Brooklyn!!

Thanks for watching......and enjoy!

Cheers
Pete

I am Making a TV Show | Peter Lorimer Vlog #62 | Travel & Vlogging

In my Vlog this week I am very proud to announce that I have been chosen to be a host on a massive network show (not allowed to say which one yet), where I will be traveling around the USA going to some well-known towns and cities during the recording of the show. My Vlog is NOT the show, but rather me vlogging at the same time the show is being made in what little spare time I have. 

We start in the beating heart of America but I am not going to give away what city it is (although it’s pretty obvious from the opening). 

I could not be more proud to make the show as it’s real estate, travel and design related but that’s all I can say for now. I will update more as the weeks roll. 

As always, thanks for watching and your time. 

Cheers
Pete

 

Skindiving With Giant Seabass - Passing My Scuba Cert - Life & Times Vlog

In this episode of the vlog, I don an excruciatingly tight wetsuit and end the film with passing my diver cert at Casino Point on Catalina Island, just off the coast of CA, and seeing an incredibly huge seabass that I reached out and touched as it swam by.  We start the film with "Basic Training' in a pool in LA and all the antics that go along with it.

I have to give big ups to hollywooddivers.com who is the outfit in LA that so many people use and they were nothing short of brilliant and Barak, their instructor was a badass from beginning to end. If you are thinking about taking your scuba cert give Hollywood Divers a shout.