It’s already been a bit of a crazy year for me — and we’re only fifteen days in. Who needs weekends, really? (Me. So desperately, me.)
I’ve spent every day I’ve had off on location for a photo shoot or editing photos from a photo shoot. So I’m going to hibernate this weekend. Aka, edit more photos from last weekend’s photo shoot. I took 997 photos in one day. And I love almost every one of them.
Tomorrow is a day away from the day job, which means I’ll be crouching over some delicious pasta dishes for another client. And I cannot wait. If I knew freelance photography would be such a great ab workout, I would have started doing this years ago!
Anyway, this music has been aiding me through the past 15 days, which still have me pining for a life in Norway. Tromsø 2015, here I come :) Xo!
Everything is prettier covered in snow. Right? Even our government building. Even the Hirschhorn Museum’s front yard kale. Here are a few shots I took on Tuesday morning as the District was dusted with a little bit of snow.
Happy new year, everyone! Hoping you all were able to spend some time with your family and friends. I was lucky enough to spend Christmas in Los Angeles, and then New Years in Oslo with my absolute favorite Norwegian. And, I finally got to see Norway in the snow, and I have to say that I’m smitten. The winter is actually worse here in DC… so I’ll probably just have to move to Oslo at some point in my life.
Real talk, though, I’d really like to just take a couple of months off to live in northern Norway during the winter — chasing the aurora borealis would be my jam.
Itching for more Norway photos? Check out my summer snapshots from Bergen and Oslo.
Cookbooks almost always make the perfect gifts — they’re not too expensive, are filled with pretty things, and usually include activities you can do with the person you’re giving them to. There are so many cookbooks out there, it’s pretty easy to find a cookbook that sums up your relationship with your friend or loved one. Here’s a handful of selections from my Pinterest wish list, and ones I’ve had the pleasure of perusing or owning.
Hi friends! Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving — I was able to go back to California to hang out with the family, so I took a little internet break for a few days… and in the process, completely forgot to publish my November playlist. So I’ve renamed it to December.
Enjoy a week filled with a wintry mix — I even did some design work with the artists in the playlist this month. Happy December! Xo.
These are all things I’d love to get in my stocking (usually I just get wine and candy, but hey, not complaining) — especially if you’re gifting a photographer, fitness lover, or overall smartphone addict.
The Ban.do gem speaker is everywhere — and it’s by far one of the most attractive bluetooth speakers out there. If only it came in gold! If you’re in the market for something with better quality, my friend Jen has the Mini Jambox — I was beyond impressed by that little thing. It was more powerful than my whole speaker system at home. Here’s another gorgeous glam speaker option for $60, and this Switch column is something that’s been on my purchase list for ages. It even doubles as a speakerphone (perfect for freelance conference calls).
Ages ago, I got a free brick phone battery from an event for work — it changed my life, especially when I had long interview days in Manhattan, where finding an open outlet is a nightmare. Triple C has been making some gorgeous chargers — like the slate card charger above. That even fits in your wallet. I have this solar charger (energy nerds unite) and this walnut piece will charge two devices at once. Time is money, right?
The estylo bamboo, double-pointed stylus has been on my radar for about a year now… but I have yet to pull the trigger, because I haven’t picked up enough lettering work yet. But, it’s just so pretty.
I first checked out the Misfit Shine on my trip to Montana with CapHillStyle — and she was able to tell us how many calories we burned and how many steps we took on our hike… so I ended up getting one. And then we got one for Emily, for her birthday. The cool thing about the shine is that it runs on a watch battery, so there’s no recharging necessary (until you have to replace the battery). Is $100 a little much? No worries, they just came out with a $50 version.
Last but not least, if you’re like me and don’t have an iPhone 6 yet but want better quality photos, a superwide phone lens could help. Another fun smartphone accessory I’d like to try is this smartphone projector (because watching youtube videos on your phone could be so much better, for $28).
I’ve always been a fan of pretty metallics, but lately, all I’ve wanted is everything in gold. I pulled together some great options ranging from stocking stuffers to the trivet set (swoon!), basically, things that would work well for a little glam gift swap.