Lester looks a bit like the actor Dominic Monaghan, with a canvas Breton hat and an ultra-warm (no pun intended) demeanor. Samantha has a kind of high-boned patrician beauty – yet it’s patrician with flame-colored hair shaved on the sides, a midway nose ring, and tie-dyed patterned leggings. Even their dog, Axl Rose, is cool. He rocks a deep fuchsia faux hawk and seems to be an old soul, looking out over the hillside with deep thoughts.
Lester is clearly more the greeter. The effusive, here-is-what’s-going-on guy. Samantha is very welcoming, but lets Lester go on, seamlessly adding to his thoughts without interrupting. You can tell they’re partners (engaged this year after five years together) outside of their careers. Each a high school class valedictorian, there’s a shared brainy eloquence under the superfly showmanship.