Monday, August 29, 2011


Food poisoning: less than ideal.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tiny Toadstool

This Osaka housewife captures perfectly how my inner child wants to dress on an everyday basis!

Thanks to Happiness Is... for the introduction.

Do you think it means something that Shan Shan is always looking left?!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Homespun Wedding Fun

This couple got married in their Seattle home...

...and the photographs are enchanting!

Speaking of standout photos in the genre...

...this couple decided to go with a zombie attack to announce their engagement!

Then there's the ethereal Great Gatsby style of Kate Moss' wedding...

...both gorgeous and totally out of reach for most mortals.

Or the elegance in simplicity...

...captured in the shots of this Bay Area affair.

Finally, one of my best friends from grade school's younger brother just got hitched ...

...and the video celebrating that event is a feast for the senses.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Baltic Blessings

One... the Irish bartender at Urban Deli who walked me through the marvels of their menu, pointed out with gusto his favorite items in the restaurant's attached grocery store, and left me with directions to a nearby view overlooking the whole of Stockholm. I took the elevator up to the 24th floor and took in the twilight beauty.

Two... reveling in the fjords, glaciers, ice fields, and peaks below with an elderly gentleman and a snowboarder's mom as we flew over the southern tip of Greenland.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Neo Gypsies

Photos by Iain McKell.

Videos by Rick Mereki.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Lapland Blessings

One... a healthy body that enjoyed hiking 9 km down from Låktatjåkko Mountain Lodge for the fifth and final time this season.

Two... seeing the full moon rise.

Three... my tiny room tucked up under the eaves.

Four... the free reign that Robin and Josephine enjoy when creating exquisite food in the hut's kitchen.

Five... reading a book at leisure in an old wooden armchair by the fireplace.

Six... delightful conversation with a poised eight year old from Milan and her eccentric Swedish grandfather in the hut's sauna.

Seven... skies brushed clear by wind.

Eight... the company of a lively and insightful group of Norwegian women in their fifties, our elbows on the table as we emptied bottle after bottle of wine and discussed everything from reclaiming aprons to cultural tells and bra-less basketball.

Nine... herding reindeer to the songs of Katy Perry.

Ten... picking cloudberries and drinking directly from streams.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

There's No Place Like Home...

I miss my guy WICKED bad. If only I had these to take me home to him instead of four days of planes, trains and automobiles!