Instagram can be deceiving. Given enough tiny squares in which to showcase one’s life, anybody can make the world as rose-colored/hilarious/glamorous as they’d like. In some cases, it happens to be real.
Through the lens of Los Angeles photographer duo Dylan + Jeni’s Instagram, the world is a dizzying slideshow of DTLA restaurants, mozzarella-stretching, Baked Alaska and slushy cocktails. A couple of nearly a decade, the two are constantly tripping between continents shooting cafés in Paris, streetscapes in Mexico and courtyards in Morocco. Their photos are a combination of immediate pleasure (ice cream cones, breakfast chilaquiles, Aperol Spritzes) and stark, yet dreamy interiors. And it’s all very true to their everyday lives. Not a week goes by that they’re not out documenting kitchens or drinking on rooftops—work is play and play is work.
We followed them for a week from their home bar in Silver Lake where they serve blackboard house cocktails and make their own homemade juice Detox/Intox drinks (see bonus recipe below) to Downtown LA’s Ace Hotel, where they regularly drink slushy cocktails on the roof.