Author: fancypants

I'm Alexia, Alex, Lexi or Lex, depending on who you are. I'm mom to Mia, Maxim and Milan, wife to Darian, the co-creator and CEO known as Fancy Pants at Vuka Energy Drinks. I'm a marathon runner, triathlete, musician and writer, wanna be rock star, all time actress, creative, vocal and sometimes just a little crahayzy. I think that's all. One day I plan to spend most of my time on a boat in the Carribean. Oh, and baciamille means a thousand kisses in Italian. I don’t know any other words in Italian.

Sagebrush Board Bags

I am OBSESSED with these board bags made from up cycled or vintage materials right here in So Cal. “The bags are made with half coffee bean sack, half thick fabric, entirely lined and pulled closed with a drawstring.” I’m planning to order a custom one for my 9ft board. File under surfalicious doodads!

Guilt Laden

The guilt trip. Not a journey I particularly like taking. Let’s talk about guilt. There is no pleasure in guilt. There is no such thing as a guilty pleasure. Guilt is an evil menace. Guilt drives us to do things we don’t want to, shouldn’t do and shouldn’t have to do. And most of the […]

Mid-Year Crisis

It’s that weird time of the year when you’re not quite sure if you’re going to accomplish the things you set out to at the beginning (like learning to fly and writing a book), and work feels weird, and your kids are on vacation, and the sun is shining and you’re not really sure where, […]


There is no such thing as stillness in my life. Just constant chatter. Even in my sleep, the dog moves to the foot of my bed and I’m awakened by his stirring. My mind is never still. Constant chatter. Thinking about the mundane: does Max have his swim bag?; to the immense: Cancer cells; to […]

God’s Ivory

My friend Brent Stirton is an extraordinary documentary photographer. One of his latest pieces, “God’s Ivory” is the result of a three-year research project. It talks about how religious icons allow the ivory poaching trade to exist and covers the slaughter of these amazing animals to satisfy religious, and criminal need. The photographs are awe […]