A couple of years ago our friends Christa and Eric and their two kids moved from LA up to the Central Coast where Christa grew up. Christa dreamed of moving back to the Central coast with her family by the time she turned 40, and they did it!
They have two kids that they are home schooling, lots of guests coming and going, and tons of projects happening all the time.
We’ve gone up to visit them a few times a year since they moved, and it’s been incredible to see all the work they’ve done since they moved. The ranch is an amazing place for their kids to grow up. Spending time in nature, learning responsibility doing ranch chores and incorporating their lives into their home school curriculum.
Before moving from LA, Eric and Christa opened Collage Coffee , with their partner Kevin. They sold their share in the business, but Eric is still pretty serious about coffee and makes a spectacular cappuccino for the guests who come by. He uses a sweet La Marzocco an industry standard for specialty coffee shops.
The view from above the valley, Copyright Diana Koenigsberg 2020
Beyond redoing the house, renovating the tack room on their barn and painting, they created a studio for Eric in the garage where he is hand silkscreening calendars and art for friends and clients. Last year they planted lots of fruit trees and are now working on their vegetable & flower gardens… Oh I forgot the sheep and lots of other stuff… It’s alot!!
You can follow along on their journey on instagram where Christa documents her family and the ranch in a beautiful way that is honest and beautifully photographed. Check out Christa’s work here – she’s a lifestyle photographer and commercial director.