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holga love: firenze

On the streets of Florence…

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holga love

First off, where did January go? I can’t believe it is already February! I got back a few rolls of film from the lab that I took with my Holga and, as part of a new year’s resolution, I thought I would post a single shot a day this week. This first shot is from the Tuscany, but I feel like it could be from a tropical island. I guess I’m trying to bring warm thoughts on during these cold winter days.

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telluride polaroids + instax

On our trip to our friends Jon and Chelsea’s wedding I only brought along my SX-70 and my fuji instax mini. Unfortunately, my SX-70 crapped out on me only 4 shots in, so I was left with the instax, but really loved some of the shots I got with the it. Here is a quick round up of our long weekend in Colorado… (and I apologize for the not great quality of scans)

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jon + chelsea

Jon and Chelsea are good friends that got married recently in Telluride, CO. Reid and I went to the wedding as guests and had such an amazing time (I only took my instant cameras along… more to be posted from them later). But about a week before the wedding we got together for a mini unofficial engagement session. Here are some of my faves…

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italia

At the end of October I headed out on my own to go on a trip that I was hoping would be inspiring in every way.  I was on my way to a villa in Tuscany where I would be greeted by the amazing photographers Jose Villa and Gene Higa for a workshop.  The next few days were a blur of information, food, wine, and creativity… and it is hard to put into words to describe what I came away with from this experience.  I am so thankful that I was able to meet all of the wonderful photographers from around the world who attended the workshop and I truly look forward to seeing how these new relationships will grow.  And I am also especially thankful for Jose and Gene’s openness and encouragement that they were so willing to give to us.  Last but not least, photographers Ann Hamilton and Jen Curtis and filmmaker Joel Serrato truly did an incredible job helping out Jose and Gene run the workshop and were just as willing to share their advice and experiences.  It is an understatement to simply say that I was inspired…

… below are some images from around the beautiful villas where we stayed for the week (La Selva Giardino del Belvedere and the Borgi di Fontebussi).  In the future if you are ever looking for a place to stay in hills of Tuscany, I would recommend these villas in a heartbeat. Enjoy!

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sedona

A few weeks ago, my husband and I spent a few days hiking and hanging out in Sedona with our family.  It was the epitome of relaxing and of course the scenery was beautiful.  This is what we were surrounded by as we traded the busy streets of New York for the beauty of Arizona for a few days…

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…here are a couple of views from our hiking adventures…

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travel: london town

A few weeks back, my husband and I were able to visit our old stomping ground.  You see, for some strange reason, we thought it a good idea to pick up and move across an entire ocean the day after our wedding… and so began our first two years of married life in London.  One of my brothers has moved there since we came back to the states and so we planned a trip to visit family, catch up with old friends and throw back a pint or two.  Here is a little look into our trip…

…a little picnic in hyde park…

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…ok, if there is one place you MUST go, it is the Hummingbird Bakery in Notting Hill on Portobello Road. They tout themselves as an american bakery and if we ever had a craving for some “homemade” treats, this is the place we would go. Try not to go on a saturday because the line will be out the door. The cupcakes are amazing, especially the red velvet…

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…just some lovely flowers at a corner in Chelsea…

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…one of the highlights was going to the London Transport Museum (i know, kind of nerdy, but it was so cool. AND we never had a chance to visit in our 2 years in London)…

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…so we stayed at my brother’s place for most of the trip, but we decided to treat ourselves and stay in a cool hotel for the last few nights. The Blakes Hotel in Chelsea did not disappoint! Each room is unique and decorated quite elaborately…

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…a view of The Blakes from the outside…

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…and finally, saying goodbye at Paddington Station. Until next time…

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… all in all it was a great trip! We got to see some familiar faces and visit old haunts. Can’t wait to go back, whenever that may be…