Monday, September 22, 2014

Announcement + Giveaway :: Dreams in HD Photography!



I'm beyond excited to announce the opening of my Etsy shop - Dreams in HD Photography!  I wanted to thank you, dear readers, in giving me the courage and inspiration to pursue this long-time dream of mine.  Your beyond sweet comments complimenting my photography and pushing me to sell my photographs helped make me believe that perhaps people {other than my parents - thanks guys!} actually like my work.  So thank you for motivating me to make my dream a reality!

Dreams in HD Photography features images from my travels - the Eiffel Tower at dusk, the turquoise waters off the Amalfi Coast, the rosy Manhattan skyline, a pink Vespa in the rain, lovers walking hand in hand in the Jardin Tuileries, an alarmingly beautiful tropical sunset - all with a certain romantic and dreamy quality to them.  I'm offer a variety of sizes from small to large depending on your space and budget {prints start at just $20!}  

To celebrate my shops grand opening I'm going to be giving away a print of your choice (up to an 8"x10") to two lucky winners.  To enter all you need to do is visit my shop here and add it to your favorites.  For more entires, use the app below!  From the bottom of my heart - THANK YOU!





































Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Inspiration


A little inspiration to take you into the weekend...as we should always be brave enough to dream!  Happy Friday and lots of love.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Interiors :: A Parisian Dream


Oh my gosh.  Prepare yourself for this view.  And this apartment.  Filled with gilded mirrors, crown molding, luxurious fabrics, and a gorgeous neutral color palette, this Parisian home would be magnificent no matter the location.  But add a devastatingly beautiful view of the The Grande Dame herself, and well, you get the point :) SWOON!



{Images via This is Glamorous}

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Travel Guide :: The Cinque Terre

I have a confession to make.  I'm going through a serious case of FOMO.  My mom and stepdad just left for a three week trip to Italy, one of my best friends is currently jet-setting in the Greek Isles, and two of my other friends are hopping through Europe.  As much as I love social media sometimes it does make you feel like everyone is off on fabulous adventures but you.  

However, I couldn't be more excited about my mom's trip.  We were initially going as a family last September but due to her cancer treatment they weren't able to go, so after much convincing on her part Ryan and I decided to go by ourselves and let them live vicariously through us.  I'm thrilled to say that a year later she is in remission and healthier than ever, and will be following Ryan and my footsteps from our Italian journey.  

I gave my mom a ten-page long document with recommendations on where to go, what to see, where to stay, and of course, what to eat!  Inspired by their vacation {and wanting to reminisce on ours} I have pulled together a short travel guide + some of my favorite photos from the Cinque Terre.  Over the next few weeks I'll be putting more together for Tuscany, Florence, Venice, and the Amalfi Coast.  Because really, I'll take any excuse to live la dolce vita.  Bon voyage Mom!  

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fashion :: Sweater Weather



Is it possible to have too many sweaters?  Personally I can never have enough as I essentially live in them from October through March.  They are a staple that can easily be dressed up or down.  Plus, I feel like the majority are classic pieces that never go out of style - some of my favorite sweaters are five + years old.  There are a lot of sweaters that have caught my eye this season, but I have rounded up fourteen of my favorites including this adorable bow sweater, this Tibi leopard print sweater {SUCH A STEAL!}, and this cable knit sweater which has me dreaming about cozying up by the fire with a book.  I don't know about you, but I'm ready for sweater weather!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Art :: Floral Solitude


It's Monday, and I don't know about you but I could definitely use a few moments of peace and quiet.  And how perfect are Australian-based photographer Jessica Tremp's images of women doing just that - savoring a perfect moment of solitude.  The project is "catching someone in a reverie, their thoughts clashing, colliding, blossoming, and bursting into consciousness," explains Tremp.  Cheers to a peaceful Monday!


{Images via My Modern Met}

Friday, September 12, 2014

Interiors :: A Stately New York Townhouse


Last month Domaine featured the Chelsea townhouse of interior designer Betsy Morgan, and let me tell you, it's a STUNNER.  The home is a unique fusion of two different styles and time periods.  The second and third floor feature original architecture from when the townhouse was originally built in 1855.  The ground floor is completely modern.  I'm obviously partial to the former, but I do find it fascinating how Morgan effortlessly brings the two periods together.  The statuesque home has been used as a backdrop for Sarah Jessica Parker's August 2011 Vogue editorial and has housed countless celebrities for various commercials, editorials, and campaigns.  Truly iconic!


Images via Domaine