Instagram has definitely become my favorite app and my go to way of documenting fun moments and things that interest me. The quality of the photos is definitely not amazing but lugging my DSLR around is not the most convenient thing. What do you think of Instagram?
Here’s my week via the camera roll…
A little wisdom from Magic Hat
Mike’s favorite…Lobster Penne
What does one wear to a beach wedding in October???
Stuck in Miami traffic
Delicious outdoor lunch on Lincoln Road (South Beach)
I was recently given one of the biggest honors; our close friends Cindy and Lee (mommy and daddy to be) asked if I would take their maternity photos. I’m a total newbie to photography so to say I was flattered would be an understatement. It turned out to be just the push I needed to learn more and get the creative juices flowing. Cindy mentioned she wanted to shoot somewhere with lots of greenery and have it be very casual and relaxed (she’s the coolest most easygoing girl and I love her for it!). We chose a local park and set up by the lake. It was such a great experience and I found myself super comfortable after the first ten snaps. I’m really hoping to coax the rest of my friends to let me shoot their portraits in order to gain more experience. Here is one of my favorites from Cindy’s session…what do you think?
P.s. In case you’re wondering, they are having a baby girl! We can’t wait to meet her 🙂
Today could easily be described as the perfect day. Our best friends (and possibly the cutest couple I know) Steve and Jess; came over for a little poolside picnic and some fun in the sun. It turned out to be perfect cure for the blues that seemed to have gotten ahold of me just last week. We laughed, talked, ate, took silly photos, and when the sun was all gone; we headed indoors for a movie and burgers. It was in a nutshell the best way we could have spent a Sunday. I wish you all a good night and a fantastic week ahead!
P.S. can you believe it’s in the mid 70s in Florida; what ever happened to winter?
This past weekend was filled nothing but joy. It started with a small celebration for my birthday on Friday. We had my parents over for dinner, a few drinks and cake. Michael made one of my favorites; Chili! his recipe is delicious, (I promise to get it from him and post it in the near future) followed by Fun-Fetti Cake for dessert. It’s one of my favorites (reminds me of growing up) and has now become a birthday tradition for us. Saturday night followed; actually the eve of Michael’s birthday (how crazy our birthdays are two days apart?!). We celebrated with family and friends at one of our favorite places in town; The Blind Monk ; a small wine and tapas bar. It was beyond fun and I couldn’t have thought of a better way to ring in our birthdays. However the fun didn’t end there, we had no plans for our Sunday (we usually lay around the house all day) but our friends came over with cake and every intention of keeping the party going. It turned out to be a blast! I got inspired and made beef bourguignon , which I am proud to say (without gloating) turned out very good. I am so grateful for Michael, my parents and all of our friends.
One of my favorite things to do is entertain. I think it's definitely something I get from my mom; as a kid I always remember my parents' friends coming over for dinner and what a great hostess my mom was. She has always paid great attention to detail and it shows in everything she does. I keep that in mind when preparing nibbles, dinner, and drinks. To celebrate the start of the weekend; we had our close friends Steve and Jess over for wine and dinner. It was so much fun! I made Pasta e Fagioli (which I forgot to photograph cause we were so hungry!), it left me inspired and wanting more Italian, so tonight I'll be making my favorite meat sauce. Stay tuned 🙂
These are from Friday…
The ingredients for Sgroppino (an Italian cocktail made up of Prosecco, lemon sorbet and mint). Yum!