I received my hard copy of the magazine today in the mail!
Happy to have been published again. 2 pages spread of photos. Working hard non-stop pays off.
Home west home to me. Where I was born, where I always seem to go back on each trip.
I had such a tight schedule that day, but still manage to go walk around on my old playground : The Castle and take photos .
Fougeres is a city full of charm, character and beauty!
I left Washington Dc ( Dulles airport) on a Friday evening , and landed at Heathrow Airport on Saturday morning. From Heathrow I went directly to my hotel in Victoria, via bus. I took a quick shower and started my journey through the city, walking it!
Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, St Paul, London Bridge and then Tower Bridge. I walked so many miles, took so many photos! I was so exhausted by the time I was back at the hotel that evening, that I skipped dinner and went directly to bed.
Enjoying editing photos from my trip last month. Wow! How much fun it was reconnecting with my family, my friends, and seeing some of the country with my parents.
Paris…so excited I got to spend 2 days there. My parents had bought tickets for me to go see the spectacle at the Moulin Rouge. I was able to meet with my best friends Olivier and Stephanie for a nice meal , after we walked around and went to the Sacre Coeur.
My parents had also bought tickets to the boat ride on the Seine River. I am a lucky girl, and appreciated all of it! So grateful to have them in my life.
I spent all day wondering, how will I edit my photos, from my recent trip to England and France? How does one go back through each photo?
I think, sometimes this is where I feel like I do have a gift, I tell stories with photos and not words.
So here is my first photo!
Here is my first photo from Noirmoutier….I can still smell the salt.
So hard to start editing after a long trip. I never know where to start….I remember taking this photo and wanted to see how it had come out.
It was a private propriety on the ocean. It leads to a cabin for fishermen. Very interesting door, very conceptual of Heaven door, or Hell door. Happy how the photo came out. This photo is not photoshop as usual
I wanted to have couple of friends over for brunch on Sunday on a weekend when I had the girls. I believe they need to learn how to host, prepare and how get ready when we have a party. Chloe, Lara and I had so much fun doing this!
They helped to put together our forks, knife and some of our lavender that we cut fresh that day. We set the table and made a quiche. Every body brought something over. It was nice to talk, to laugh, to enjoy time together as women and to listen to the beautiful poetry of Pam Taylor. A real treat. A must do again.
On Saturday night, we had decided to take Lara out to a nice restaurant. I never have her by myself. She truly is the middle child. I wanted to take her somewhere nice however I had a tiny budget. I decided to take her to Rue Cler. I knew that she would take the moules frites. ( 12 dollars). We order a side of half dozen beignets, and Lara and I ordered the moules frites. Great fun, fancy place, small price and she felt so special!
Mission accomplished. One more time it shows that quality time, experience is more important than anything else!
Incredible afternoon. Lara came with me to the milonga as Chloe was at a slumber party. The kids loves to come to Milonga events whether it is when we take them to Open eye, to the outdoor Milonga or when we take them to Arthur Murray studio. Girls are so grateful and feel so included that Patrick and I do this with them. Chloe painted my toe nails right before we went to the Milonga and we took some silly photos together.
I was the DJ Saturday afternoon in Raleigh. What a gorgeous day it was to be outdoor dancing. We had people from Newport News, and Fayetville coming to danse with us. Many people were just watching as so many events were happening at the Duke Energy center.
The best part of it is seeing the community working together afterward to take down the floor, and help out. ( thank you David for allowing us to use it). Wonderful people we have here!