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Visiting Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Lately I’ve been thinking. We travel to far off places, visit new cities, new states, new countries, new continents, we gawk, we’re amazed, we’re grateful, we post to Instagram, we hashtag #wander; that’s cool. Sometimes, however, in our zeal to explore new worlds, we forget the cool stuff in our own backyard. As for Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, Florida, I’ve been hearing about … Continue reading Visiting Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Red Vintage Blazer, or 90s Power Mom

Women’s suits have an interesting history. Wanna hear some? Excellent. In the 1870s, Paris was in an uproar over the custom-made trouser suits being worn by actress Sarah Bernhardt. She liked to call them her “boy clothes”, which- safe to assume, further pissed off those men and women who already felt she lacked the proper level of shame. In the 19th century, women were experiencing … Continue reading Red Vintage Blazer, or 90s Power Mom

Aim for Better, Not Perfect

The other day I was all excited to sit down and start recording a video about one of my favorite works of art– Ugolino and His Sons by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux. I’ve loved it for years and I can speak about it at length; there should’ve been no issues, right? Haha, yeah, okay. Here’s what happened. I got myself dressed in a silky, sophisticated blouse– appropriate … Continue reading Aim for Better, Not Perfect

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Try New Things: Fashion Photography

Hey everyone, welcome back! As promised, I’m here this week sharing my experience with fashion and portrait photography. I don’t profess to know everything. I don’t even profess to know half of everything. So why am I writing this post? Because every new endeavor is an accumulation of hundreds of tiny little successes and failures, and in the time I’ve been doing this, I’ve learned … Continue reading Try New Things: Fashion Photography

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My Journey Back to Fitness, Again.

It’s that time of year again. More specifically, Saturday. September. Witness months of mulling over whether I’ll ride my bike, go for a jog, or lift a weight. Every night I say tomorrow morning and every tomorrow morning I say tonight. Ad nauseam. The result? I’m still feeling good and sexy in my body, but I’m sliding downhill faster than a speeding bullet. Okay, the … Continue reading My Journey Back to Fitness, Again.