It’s Friday I’m in love

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Happy Friday!  The last few weeks have been long and hectic, so I’m planning to lay low for a few days in my cozy apartment.  Maybe I’ll dive back into the books I’d set aside before the holidays or make a dent in long list of documentaries in my Netflix queue, but mostly I just want to rest.  Next week, I’m excited to share a few photos from breathtaking Yosemite, which we were lucky enough to visit earlier this month.  With all this chilly/snowy/icy east coast weather, I’m always happy to revisit a few California memories, and Yosemite could not have been more beautiful.

Hope you have a great weekend!

EYE CANDY

Here are a few links to some awesome art and photography projects to get you through your Friday.

Drink up baby, stay up all night

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Yay for the weekend and upcoming holidays!  We’re kicking off the season of celebration tonight with our annual (day after) Beaujolais Nouveau Day party.  Cheap wine and lots of cheese are my idea of a perfect night, and I definitely look forward to this one all year long.  Here are a few photos from past celebrations.  While its a great night for cheap wine, I tend to get a little carried away with the cheeses.

  • Photos from last year’s Beaujolais Nouveau Party 2013
  • A selection of cheeses from our party in 2012
  • The first Beaujolais party back when I still had roommates back in 2009

Hope you have a great weekend!

EYE CANDY

Here are a few links to some awesome art and photography projects to get you through your Friday.

  • Stories of debt and identity told through photographs [The Debt Project]
  • Teen Ballerinas improv in NY [via Noisey]
  • Photos of starry skies set against familiar darkened cities [via Wired]
  • Just some lovely photos of a gooey Camembert [via David Lebovitz]

It’s Friday, I’m in love

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Winter has been moving in this week, which can be so hard after the loveliness of summer and fall.  This year I’m trying to find ways to appreciate the colder season, instead of being taken over by the winter blues like last year.  I’m planning to cozy up inside with warm blankets, a steaming mug of tea, and maybe make a dent in my Netflix queue.  There’s an entire series of House Hunters International with my name written all over it.

Hope you have a great weekend!

EYE CANDY

Here are a few links to some great art and photography projects to get you through your Friday.

  • Beautiful long-exposure photos transform rush hour crowds into haunting forms. [City of Shadows via The Clothes Horse]
  • Nighttime timelapse videos in Moab, Utah [via BoingBoing]
  • Hot air balloons over Capadocia [Hiroaki Fukuda]
  • Dark Ice, Camille Seaman’s photos of iceburgs [Camille Seaman]
  • Glowing bike paths in the Netherlands [via De Zeen]

It’s Friday, I’m in love

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Happy Halloween!  Instead of dressing up or handing out candy, we’re packing our bags and  heading up to New Jersey for the weekend.  Fall is such a nice time of year to spend time with family and anytime is a great time to snuggle with cute babies.

Hope you have a great weekend!

EYE CANDY

Here are a few links to some great art and photography projects to get you through your Friday.

  • Timelapse photography of severe storms moving across the high plains by Nicolaus Wegner. [Vimeo]
  • These cinemagraphs of nature and city scenes from Julian Douvier are wonderful. [via This is Collosal]
  • Fred Lyon’s amazing portfolio of photos of San Francisco from the 50s and 60s. [Fred Lyon]
  • Sometimes fashion and lifestyle blogs have the best photography.  I really loved the photos Maria del Rio shot of Kendra Smoot for Cup of Jo.  The light is fantastic! [via Cup of Jo]
  • There is a new book, Shooting Space, that explores the relationship between architecture and photography.  A few great galleries at Wired and the Barbicon Art Gallery.

It’s Friday, I’m in love

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Yay for a fall weekends!  While we are bummed to be missing out on one last west coast wedding and all the lovely people gathered there, it’s undoubtedly a gorgeous time of year to be stuck on the east coast.  We’re planning to rent a car and take a day trip to the Shenandoah Valley to enjoy the crisp weather and autumn colors.  If we’re lucky, maybe we’ll find a little fresh apple cider to enjoy along the way.

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Here are a few links to some of my favorite recent art and photography projects to get you through your Friday.

  • Artist Carol Milne “knits” with glass, and the resulting sculptures are impossibly beautiful.  [via This is Collossal]
  • Photographer Finn Beales was traveling in Iceland and has been sharing the most stunning nighttime shots of icy landscapes lit by the aurora borealis and a starry sky.  [Made by Finn]
  • Photographer Chrissie White’s work always makes me feel like I’m spying in on someone else’s fairy dreamscape. Loving her recent set, Call of the Wild.  [via Rookie Mag]
  • It’s always a good thing when photographers Jamie Beck and Kevin Berg visit Paris. [Ann Street Studio]

It’s Friday, I’m in love

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Hectic weeks can be exhausting but so rewarding!  I spent a few days traveling in the Midwest for work, and now I’m back in California for another west coast wedding!  I just love it here so much and I’m happy to be seeing so many friends and excited to spend a little time exploring Venice Beach, before heading up to Monterey.  California, I just love you so much; almost as much as the gorgeous sunflowers we saw while driving around on little roads in Massachusetts.   Those sunny blooms are just like my mood these days.

Have a great weekend!

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It’s Friday, I’m in love

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Don’t you love short weeks?  I’m happy for another weekend, as well as a little break from the steamy weather we’ve been having lately.  We’re planning to see a few friends, and if it isn’t too rainy, catch a ballgame.  If we do get rained out, I’ll just try to brighten things up indoors by picking up a few blossoms, like these lovely yellow and red Butterfly Weeds that I got last weekend from the Women’s Coop in Bethesda.

Hope you have a great weekend!

[Edit 8:30am]  Turns out my flowers lived up to their name!  After almost a week on our dining room table, I suddenly noticed two giant caterpillars munching away on the leaves!  Those little guys got set free outside before I left for work, but I’m sure their new bush is nowhere near as tasty as my flowers.

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It’s Friday, I’m in love

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A long weekend is upon us and we have big plans to do… not much.  We’re staying in town and planning to spend three days taking naps, working through our Netflix queue, and having a few romantic picnics on the roof-deck.  It sounds pretty dreamy to me.

Have a great weekend!

Photo from Madison, WI.  July 2014.

It’s Friday, I’m in love

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Hooray for the weekend!  Our summer of almost non-stop traveling has finally come to an end and we’ll be spending more time at home until late-September.  It’s been an amazing time, full of friends, food and adventure, and I have lots of photos to share over the coming weeks.

In the meantime, I’m hoping to catch a few naps, have some cuddle time with my guy, and savor the late-summer offerings at my local farmers market.

Hope you have a great weekend!

It’s Friday, I’m in love

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After one lovely, restful weekend at home, we’re heading back out on the road.  This time we have back-to-back wedding weekends out-of-state, so we’re spending the next few days catching up with the Mister’s good friends in the Pacific-northwest, and then with mine in the mid-west.  Here’s to an exciting week of travel.

Have a great weekend!

Drinkin’ whiskey and rye

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Happy birthday, America.  We’re in the Rockaways this weekend, enjoying the beach and time with family. Hope everyone enjoys the long weekend!

It’s Friday, I’m in love

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After another lovely week spent in Monterey, we’re packing up our bags and heading north to Sonoma for a few days.  This is the first visit for both of us, so we are excited to explore the area.  Wine is definitely on the agenda, as well as a few bike rides and, hopefully, some amazing food.

Hope you have a great weekend!

It’s Friday, I’m in love

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It’s been a long and hectic few weeks here in DC, and I’m relieved to be heading for California today.  Though I’ll be working remotely for most of the time that I’m there, there is something so rejuvenating about a change of scenery.  Here’s to cooler days, bike rides by the seaside, and a little taste of wine country.

Have a great weekend!

It’s Friday, I’m in love

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I’m Austin-bound today for my sister’s high school graduation.  Being home and surrounded by family always feels so good, and I’m looking forward to Mexican food, a few hours at the pool, and spending some time with my parents and siblings.

The photo above, of my little sis, is about six years old, but it’s one of my favorites.  She has always been my favorite muse, and I’m excited to see what she’ll do in the world.

Have a lovely weekend!

It’s Friday, I’m in love

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I’m always happy when the weekend is here, and while I’m glad for a few days to sleep late in my own bed, I’m already missing the wonderful friends we saw last weekend.  I hope some combination of will and circumstance will bring us back together again soon.

Have a lovely weekend!

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It’s Friday, I’m in love

What are you doing for Memorial Day?  We’ve tacked a few days onto the long weekend and are heading up to Vermont to spend some time catching up with good friends.  I’m excited for fresh air and making meals with people I love.

Hope you have a great weekend!

It’s Friday, I’m in love

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The weather is getting summery, and we’ve been celebrating the longer days and the return of the farmer’s market by having our dinners out on the balcony.  The days ahead are full of barbeques and baseball games, and if I’m lucky maybe a nap or two.

Hope you have a great weekend!

It’s Friday, I’m in love

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After several weekends spent on the road, a quiet weekend at home starts to sound heavenly.  This weekend, I’m happy for the normalcy of sleeping in my own bed, going to the farmer’s market, and catching up on episodes of Parks and Rec.  There’s a charity craw-fish boil on our radar, which sounds fun and delicious, but mostly I’m looking forward to a little downtime hanging out in my city.

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Aren’t these baby pants just too adorable!?!  I have a bunch of friends who are expecting or just had little ones, and I had fun picking out sweet, little baby things while I was in Paris.  These teensy red striped pants went via mail to a friends who had a baby recently.  The Mister and I couldn’t get over the cuteness of the tiny little sailboat stitched onto the tiny little back pocket.

Speaking of baby clothes, this weekend we were invited to a baby shower in New Jersey, so we decided to make a weekend out of it and celebrate our anniversary while we’re up there.  I’m really looking forward to beach time in a cute seaside town.

Hope you have a great weekend!

It’s Friday, I’m in love

As much as I’d be happy to be back in Paris right now, ideally in this pink-treed park, I’m excited for the weekend.  The Mister has a big birthday coming up soon, so we’re having a little party to celebrate on Saturday.  It’s always wonderful to gather up friends and family, and, in a way, it feels like a little bit of a kick off for the fun and busy summer ahead.

Here are a few photos of a lovely park we found near the Jardin de Reuilly.  Every single tree was blooming pink, and as we sat on the benches showers of blush-colored petals rained down us.  Hope you have a great weekend!

It’s Friday, I’m in love (with Paris)

Today is our last full day in Paris and I’m a little sad that the week has flown by so quickly. We’ve had the loveliest weather and have taken full advantage by spending hours in the various gorgeous parks and sitting at outdoor cafe tables.

I’ll be back next week with more photos from our travels, but for now, here’s what I’ve been up to on Instagram. Have a great weekend!

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