Europe, lifestyle blog, Travel, uk, united kingdom

Pirates of Penzance

Feels like I’m in another world. I haven’t had a night in since I moved back to Houston. So, now that my sister is here, we can spend quality time in the warm apartment while it thunderstorms outside. Perfect time to reminisce on my beautiful, autumnal visit to Cornwall back in October with my parentals.

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london, Travel, uk

7 Hours in London

The time limit is actually arbitrary–you could spend 9-12 hours doing what I did. But most likely you could do it in 4, because I like slow living. Which goes seamlessly into the thought process behind this post. Usually, I don’t make trips into London because it can be kinda stressful. Don’t get me wrong, I love the place. But it’s killer on your physical and emotional health when you’re scurrying past other tourists while crossing hundreds of roads filled with bikers, pedestrians, cars, buses and sometimes trains. The commute alone takes 40 minutes minimum for me. However, I’m returning to the US very soon and I wanted to make a last trip during the waning summer. Alone. And very chilled out.

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love portraits, photography

Olivia

On the last day of Olivia’s Europe trip, we had an impromptu photoshoot. I had been whinging about how I needed to post an Instagram of her before she left–but we kind of just chilled out. So, amidst packing & catching up, we took to the football (soccer) field next to my house and got snap happy. It had been months since I had done portraits, so I was afraid I would be rusty. But I think the photos turned out swimmingly.

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