When we moved into our town home I was so excited to finally have an entry way. I had my heart set on getting a really long and thin table and decorating it with mirrors and vases. But that dream slowly died when I found out that my entry way was incredibly narrow! I couldn’t find anything that would fit so I just decided to decorate the wall. When it comes to large paintings, and really colors in general, it’s too hard to pick something that I can commit to. But mirrors I can do! They are such a great way to bring in gold, silver, or wood accents that can add in a modern flare. Also, it’s possible that I have a ‘small’ mirror obsession so having a mirror wall sounded like the perfect amount of structured chaos.
I just completed my two night stay at the Park Hyatt in Buenos Aires and it was spectacular, I’ve never stayed at a more luxurious hotel with so much culture and history!
I can’t believe Chloe is 1 year old! Well… we think she is 1. We got Chloe on November 5 and they said that she was 4 months old, so it just made sense to make her birthday on July 4th. It’s easier to remember and we always have the day off, so it makes it that much easier. That being said, I couldn’t be more obsessed with this kid, she’s so smart and has so much personality that I never expected in a dog.
I’ve always said that I’m a tourist. I find joy in staying at expensive hotels, going to known destinations and providing tips and tricks on how to see them efficiently, what pictures to take, and how to get the most out of your money and points. I’m here to help you avoid all the ‘tourist traps’ and help you only see what’s worth seeing. Efficient traveling so-to-speak.
One thing that I pride myself on is my ability to plan out vacations. This includes everything from where we’re going and how are we going to get there, to where we eat and what activities we do. Everyone is different and the most important thing is to make your vacation specific and perfect for you, it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks as long as you have fun! We like to have everything planned out, to the minute, when we leave for a trip. Things can always change and we’re pretty flexible, but we like going in with a plan.
In honor of The Incredibles 2 opening this week (!!!) I’ve decided to take a look through all my Disney pictures. All 3,539 that is (that’s a normal amount right?) My family goes to Disney quite often, I wont admit how often we go, and I’ve accumulated so many pictures it’s sometimes hard to keep track. One of the best things about Disney are the amazing color schemes and photogenic backdrop that make the pictures so so amazing. But I’ve always wanted to highlight and enhance these colors without enhancing the full saturation of a photo (which typically causes white people look orange).
This past year I went to Moscow (which has been on my bucket list since college) and it was truly amazing and spectacular. Since I was going for work I didn’t feel comfortable bringing my big DSLR camera (rookie mistake). So I was just taking pictures on my iPhone 7 and editing them on a free app I downloaded (another rookie mistake). When I got home and actually blew them up on the big computer monitor, I hated my edits and thought they looked awful. But I had the mindset of ‘oh well they look good on my phone, who cares?’ Then I discovered Lightroom and the glory of actually editing your photos on a legitimate application and the results are amazing!
I absolutely love to travel, see the world, and explore other cultures. But because of this, most of my vacations aren’t too relaxing, I love to get up early, get out, and explore! I have to admit that it can be pretty exhausting and not the traditional relaxing vacation at the beach. That being said, I’ve recently grown to appreciate the ‘staycation’. There is something to be said about just staying at home, taking a break from work, and getting your life together (adult style). Regardless of if your ideal vacation is laying on the beach or exploring a new city, we can all agree that a vacation means taking a break from everyday life and doing something that benefits you. During the workweek I feel like I’m drowning because I get home and all I want to do is climb into bed but there is so much that still needs to get done. And we can all agree that weekends are never long enough. This is where a staycation comes into play.
One thing that amazes me about Lightroom is that I can have a pictures that I think are beautiful and perfect and then edit them in Lightroom and see how wrong I was. This is what happened with Sedona, I thought I had all these beautiful pictures where the color popped perfectly and everything was in sync, but then when I put the photo into Lightroom and enhance the natural colors, the originals only look subpar at best.