2.5 days in Colorado

May 2, 2018

Colorado in 2.5 Days

Two weeks ago, I took a weekend trip to Colorado. My dad’s manager is based in Denver, so my mom and I tagged along on his business trip. The trip was short and last-minute, so this is by no means a comprehensive travel guide of the city and its surrounding areas, but rather a here’s-how-much-we-packed-into-2.5-days recap. I absolutely LOVED Colorado and want to go back for sure—and I’ll be certain to do a better job creating a thorough guide of the city when I do.

I’d never been to Colorado and was awed by the beautiful, mountainous terrain that we spent more time in the surrounding nature than in the actual city of Denver. Growing up in Connecticut, we didn’t have mountains. We had rolling hills and lots of rocks, but nothing like the rock formations of Denver. Even nothing I’ve seen in California compares to the red rocks of Denver.

DAY 1

Colorado in 2.5 Days

The first thing we did when we flew into Denver was go to the Degas exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. The fact there was a Degas exhibit during my dad’s tentative travel dates gave impetus for me wanting to visit Denver in the first place. Degas’s paintings of the ballet dancers were some of the first pieces of fine art I was introduced to as a little girl.

DAY 2

Colorado in 2.5 Days

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This Fearless Love

April 25, 2018

This Fearless Love

I met Savannah, a wedding photographer visiting from Denver, when we were both part of the live audience for Creative Live‘s social media week. She wanted to get some lifestyle shots while she was here and I was down to model while showing her around San Francisco. I love shooting with other people because it’s a way to hang out/chat/exchange creative ideas while still accomplishing a task at hand. We took full advantage of the beach since she lives in Colorado, so we shot at Crissy Field, which has the iconic view of the Golden Gate Bridge.

This Fearless Love

This Fearless Love

The weather was absolutely perfect and—AND it was just days before a full moon, so the moon looked absolutely radiant against the sky. That night happened to be the warmest day of the week, so there were people jogging, walking dogs, picnicking, and even a boyfriend playing the ukelele while his girlfriend sang to the music. In moments like these, you realize that happiness is contagious—you can’t help but look at the dogs doing sniffing dances, groups of friends laughing over sandwiches and stories, and the boyfriend playing the ukelele while the girlfriend sang, all backlit by the setting sun without taking a mental picture and filing it under “unadulterated bliss.”

This Fearless Love

This Fearless Love

This Fearless Love

This Fearless Love

When I met Savannah, I’d never been to Colorado, but funny enough, I just came back from a long weekend trip to Denver and loved it! (I’ll share my pics from the trip next week!)

If you’re in the Denver area and need engagement, wedding, or any type of lifestyle photos taken, I definitely recommend hitting Savannah up! She is so sweet, talented, and her color editing is off the charts. She’s visiting San Francisco again in July and we are already planning another shoot together!

Spring Baby

April 4, 2018

Spring Baby

Happy (belated) spring! I was supposed to be born in the last few days of winter, but I was two weeks late and ended up being born in the very first few days of spring. I always joke and say I intuitively wanted to be born in the spring because it is my favorite season and I love warm weather.

I discovered this tulip patch in Napa on Instagram last year after the flowers had died and made a mental note to take pictures here this year. It was a bit of a wild goose chase trying to find the tulip patch based on knowing the vicinity of its location and having no physical address. After about 30 minutes of driving around, I was getting super nervous we wouldn’t be able to find it and the drive would be for naught, but then we rounded a corner and were greeted by a multitude of tulips of different colors.

Spring Baby

Spring Baby

Samantha Pleet was one of the first designers I started following when I started blogging in 2008. It’s been fun to see her work evolve. One thing I always appreciate about her is her garments always have a fairytale-like story. I’m always inspired to create visual narratives wearing her garments. Samantha’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection is inspired by music. The detailing of bows and frilly ruffles remind me of something from a scene The Sound of Music. I layered a Pleated Crop Top by Tibi under the Duet Top. I know I wore another lavender Tibi top in my last outfit post, but I am just falling hard for lavender this season, ya feel?

Spring Baby

Spring Baby

Spring Baby

Spring Baby

Spring Baby

I discovered Milk Tooth, a jewelry label dedicated to statement earrings, through artist Maria Ines Gul, who I discovered through Samantha Pleet (they’ve collaborated on past collections). The Woman Earrings I’m wearing are part of an exclusive Milk Tooth collaboration with artist Maria Ines Gul in a celebration of all things female.

Spring Baby

Spring Baby

Spring Baby

Spring Baby

Spring Baby

Duet Tank: c/o Samantha Pleet
Chorus Pants: c/o Samantha Pleet (denim not yet available)
Pleated Crop Top: Tibi via Shopbop (sold out, but lots more lavender pieces from Tibi here)
Woman Earrings: c/o Milk Tooth
Polka Dot Flats: American Apparel

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