Miami in B&W

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Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.

Robert Frank

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Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.

Louis Aragon

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Things are not quite so simple always as black and white.

Doris Lessing

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All photos taken with my iPhone 5 & VSCO Cam app

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Hi! Hello.

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Sometime’s life sends you last minute surprises in the shape of cheap tickets to one of your favorite places. I’m spending a few days in Miami soaking up sunshine, blue water and creative inspiration.  Basically, I’m in heaven.  I’m sure to be posting about it next week when I get back, but in the meantime feel free to hop over to instagram to follow along. I’ll try to keep the selfie to regular post ratio good.

Here’s to 2015! Already a joyride.

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Happy Place

the ocean is calling

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I’m headed to my favorite place for the next week.  I’m looking forward to endless hours of sun, sand and blue water.  I’m planning on taking lots of deep breaths, jumping in lots of waves and taking a lot of naps.  Something about the fresh ocean air and warm sunshine always helps me remember what’s important in life.  I’ll be checking in on here periodically but feel free to follow along on my adventures on instagram.

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Bosnia

My time in Bosnia included… wandering cobblestone streets… Moroccan food… truly sobering & educational visit to the Srebrenica Galerija 11/07/95 … lost luggage (and then found again)… mosques and temples and churches… gray skies…beautiful people…old men playing life-size chess in the park… majestic mountains… calls to prayer…brilliant blue water…bullet holes…resilient people… stories of heartbreak and stories of hope.

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The Hague

After a lovely few days in London, I had the opportunity to travel to The Hague, in The Netherlands.  It’s truly a beautiful city….cobblestone streets bordering deep canals…. bicycles at every turn… hints of Spring all around.  While I was there I enjoyed… truly fresh fish… meaningful conversation… Latin & Japanese cuisine that truly was art for your mouth at Mochi… re-connecting with wonderful people… late night laughter and discussions about music… making new friends… Blossomthe Peace Palace… shooooopppping… long walks (some intentional, others not so much)… crocuses… train rides & tulips.

More importantly, I was not tried for any crimes against humanity (not even my style in the early 90s)… Phew!
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London

I recently got back from a little over two weeks of travel and it really was wonderful.  Over the next few days I’ll be sharing some more pictures and details of my time in each spot I visited… I started the trip off in London and my friend Ashlynn joined me!

Our time in London included…beautiful countryside…truly amazing Indian food… checking an item off my bucket list (i.e. riding on top of a double decker bus)… Queen (the band not the royal)... late night strolls through cobblestone streets… fish & chips… re-connecting with wonderful friends and making new ones… a little Shakespeare… the Thames (I think I finally know how to pronounce it correctly)… Hyde Park… the Olympics (who knew curling could be so fascinating)…my birthday!…French cafes…free hugs on the tube…Tea, lovely, lovely Tea… Hillsong London… loooong train rides (that might not have needed to be quite so long if I knew what I was doing)…thumbs up…bagpipes in Piccadilly CircusThe Globe Theater…sneak peek behind the scenes at BPSFW…Valentine’s balloons from strangers… and a giant rainbow on the way to the airport.  It truly was a wonderful weekend!Signature

Happy to be Home

I just spent the most amazing two weeks traveling.  It was an incredible opportunity.  I can’t wait to share more about it with you over the next few days.  That being said, since I’ve been literally a zombie thanks to jet lag this weekend I thought in lieu of a “Weekend Sneak Peek” I would share my…

top 5 reasons why I’m grateful to be home

5. My hair…just had two straight weeks of bad hair days thanks to the lack of outlets in the bathroom and my fear of frying my blow dryer by plugging it in.  Einstein had nothing on me…

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4. I’m not daily reminded of my propensity to overpack because I have to lug everything I brought with me everywhere I go.

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2. My own bed. (nuff said)

1. DC ordered snow for my return (oh wait… I don’t want snow… booo… do over)

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drum roll please….

1. Friends! I have the most wonderful friends, especially my roomies, and they make coming home so much fun!

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