Ahh it’s been so long since I have written anything on this blog. We have been crazy busy and with a vacation thrown in the middle of it, we just got slammed. So here I am, catching up on everything I didn’t get to write about, starting with what started this whole thing – the vacation. The whole idea of being away from my house, my office, my work really freaks me out. I get that from my dad.
This vacation was impromptu.. Well, it wasn’t really seeing as the family planned on us going before we did, but it was kind of the whole “you are coming and you will have fun”. We went to Myrtle Beach South Carolina. The mecca of all things sandy and oceanic. Everywhere we went had sand and shells decor, some were better than others, but all were of that theme -pretty tacky but in some ways soothing.
Me watching my nephew play a computer game in our room
Our room was really… interesting. As you can see in the pictures, we got two twin beds! Married and we still can’t sleep in the same bed! Just kidding, it was more of an oversight than anything, and in the end we just pushed them together because there was just something so wrong about sleeping in separate beds in the same room.
Yep, two beds and two laptops and some fake bamboo furniture
The bedroom and interior might have left a lot to be desired, but the view from this room was to die for! My in laws have been going to this hotel, and stayed in this room for the past 28 years (since that furniture was NEW!) and this year was just another year among many. Everyone was there, Me, Matt, and Matt’s whole family including nephews. Looking out this balcony just seems to make all of the tension of 6 year old boys yelling and clients calling just melt away though.
The view from our balcony looking out over the beach towards the pier.
Early morning on a cloudy day. The beach is empty and the water looks amazing
This is what you see when you look directly down from the balcony. I love seeing perfect lines like this in random places
So there it is. The first of a series of posts that I will be publishing to catch up with where I am today. By the time I am done with all of these posts I will have some more exciting projects and work to show off. Can’t wait!
i heart the city
I have not yet been to a city that I didn’t love. This past summer we were in Philly for a photoshoot at a very high class “club” called the Union League. In my mind, the type of people that went there came from extremely high class, high income, high everything societies, and i was very very correct. The place itself was absolutely gorgeous. When you walk in, you must be in your best attire, and you are not to be seen in sneakers, or in my case, pajama pants. We had to leave the house really early, so the plan was to wear my comfy clothes for the 3 hour ride and then put my pretty dress on inside the car (yea class, I know) and walk into the place looking picture perfect. Well, that didn’t happen. Apparently all parking garages in the area were valet, and they would not let me follow my car into a secluded spot, so in walked myself in my favorite prisoner-looking striped pajama pants. I was very embarrassed, but the gentle man at the front door was nice and escorted me to the luxurious changing room complete with private girls only gym and a slew of toiletries.
The photoshoot was a great success and then it was time to head out and check out the more loose side of the city. We ended up on South Street which was the most fun place ever. This area of Philly was not very city-like. It does not have the large boutique stores or high fashion shops. Instead, on South Street you will find little punk rock/costume stores, a huge condom store, an place that is crawling with large ants, and one of the biggest thrift stores I have ever set foot in – RetroSpect. I had a great time walking up and down the main roads and then ducking into side alley ways for some pretty amazing photographs.
I was absolutely dying for some mint chocolate chip ice cream by the time we were done with the actual photo shoot so we went to Hagen Das, and sadly, their mint chocolate chip ice cream is white. I don’t like mint chocolate chip ice cream that is white. The colors in the allies were just phenominal and my wonderful photographer husband and his assistant Mike C were able to get some good pictures of me. It was a hot day, so my hair – well you can tell it was hot!
Then we found a really cool amish street vendor selling some of the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen. The gentleman was nice enough to let us take some pictures of him and his flowers and sat and talked to us for a while. The Amish is just one of the reasons that I love Pennsylvania, they are such an interesting group of people.
My husband and I make quite the motley crew, even when attempting to dress up. I guess there is no hiding the punk rock soul. Ha, oh and the tattoos. You just can’t hide it when it is that darn hot out!
Dress – White House | Black Market
Shoes – Bandolino
Pocket Book – Coach
photography by Matt B. and Mike C. from BSC Photo If you want to see some of the pictures from the Philly Photo shoot, click here.