Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2011

I had to share more of these, just to keep the thought of walking around on those sunny days and eating my body weight in gelato alive a bit longer.

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The style and grace of the Florentine’s never ceases to amaze me.  They always have the perfect jacket, scarf and shoes.  Not to mention that the women walk around the ancient, cobblestone, streets in heals all while carrying an adorable toddler.  For my safety and the safety of those around me I stuck to ballet flats and sturdy boots.

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With artisan shops like these tucked into the citiy’s neighborhoods, it is easy to see why they are so stylish.

 

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Then there are all the souvenir stalls and leather market, which are always fun to poke around and pretend how you are too cool to ever buy something at such a tourist trap.  Of course the fact that we were eating a big gelato and carrying a map didn’t scream tourist at all…oh well :)

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For tomorrow, where we ate, stayed and visited.

Photo by my hubby


Florence – on the street

October 24, 2011

While Florence is known for it’s historic Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance art, architecture and churches (all of which I adore), there is also nothing better than getting lost in the city’s maze of narrow medieval streets and walkways.  Florence is such a dreamy romantic place for me, full of inspiration.  It is the cradle of great ideas and works from the likes of Michelangelo, Raphael, and DaVinci to Gucci, Ferragamo and Pucci – a stretch in comparison for some, but I love that about Florence.  I’ll stop typing and let the photos do the rest of the talking.

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The buzzer to my old apartment

Buongiorno

October 18, 2011

I am back from Florence!

I am still on a travel high and editing through all my photos.  It was so special for me to be back in Florence after more than 12 years.  I simply enjoyed walking the streets, smelling the smells and remembering all I love about the city of Firenze, but this time with the love of my life and a little one jumping around in my belly.  (P.S. Italians are soooooo nice to pregnant ladies…more on that later, but for now, playing catchup, editing photos and composing a few posts about Florence.)

Ciao

Fashion weeks around the world have come to an end and in lieu of not having fresh runway looks every time you open style.com I wanted to share some photos from a photo shoot I did for Boston designer Emily Mullar.  I sadly had to miss her show but our lookbook photo shoot was great fun and her Spring/Summer 2012 pieces are fabulous.

The Spring/Summer collection consists of beautiful silks, canvases and cottons in perfect neutrals mixed with some of my favorite blue colors on the planet.   Here is a peek at our shoot.

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A few lookbook images

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In Fond Memory

October 7, 2011

In fond memory of the great genius that was Steve Jobs, here are some of my favorite photos taken with my iPhone.  Many of these photos have special meaning to me, as my phone is always on me, so it has captured many of those wonderful, unplanned moments in life.  Thank you to an amazing mind who created such innovation…which I use everyday of my life.

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Feelings of Fall

October 4, 2011

As I avoid my unpacked suitcase and dive into a mountain of work after our super quick trip to California this past weekend, I realize fall has arrived in Boston.  In my two short years of living in New England, fall has quickly become my favorite time of year.  (Although Springtime in the South is still an old favorite.)  The air has a crispness in it’s smell and the trees in the city are starting to turn.  While I am squeezing in lots of wonderful travel before my growing belly has me grounded, I still do not want to miss the splendors of fall.

Here are some of my favorite fall images I have collected on my Pintrest boards for inspiration.  Now I am just counting down the days until this weekend…when I have absolutely nothing planed and can roam this city and enjoy fall.

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Pumpkins, apples and all things fall

From Bibliotheque.  She is a photographer living in eastern Europe I think…her images are wonderful.  Wish I knew more about her.

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Cozy style (my mantra this pregnant fall)

Clockwise: Altamira, Olivia Palermo (photo help please), Sheridan French, Nikon and YSL ring (more photo help)

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Crisp & cozy interiors

Clockwise: Fuji Files, Effortless Style, House Beautiful, Atlanta Homes Magazine 

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To end: the perfect collage via Natural Beauty Blog

Cape Cod in the Fall

October 3, 2011

To celebrate our wedding anniversary we popped down to the town of Chatham on Cape Cod.  The weather was still beautiful but the summer crowds had departed and the sun hung lower in the sky indicating the changing of the seasons.  I love the beach and the ocean any time of year, but particularly now in the quite fall.  Chatham is an old fishing community on Cape Cod, that now also boasts some of the most beautiful homes on the Cape.  It has all the charm of an old New England town that just exudes pumpkins, leaves, and sweaters all with the smell of the ocean wafting in the breeze.

We stayed at the ridiculously awesome Chatham Bars Inn with our room over looking the ocean.  I could have sat there all day watching the fishing boats come and go, listening to the fog horns in the early morning.

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This guy has been waiting all year for October.

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I just love the old wicker beach cabanas.  They just scream Jackie Kennedy on the Cape.

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We found this on the beach.  Local art of mass exodus of horseshoe crabs in size order.  I love it.

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Pink sunset over the sandbars of Chatham

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We enjoyed the sunset with this deliceous and creative way to present chocolate covered strawberries, courtesyof the Chatham Bars Inn.

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We savored every moment, bite, sunset, and ocean view.  It was a wonderful getaway.

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