Claudia + Steve were surrounded by close friends and family as they celebrated their love this Saturday. We laughed, we cried happy tears, and we danced!
Claudia, you were a vision on your wedding day. The way you and Steve look at each other simply moves me to tears. I pray many blessings over your marriage, and may it be filled with the sweetest love + the greatest adventures for many, many years to come!
Congratulations my friends!! It was a pleasure capturing your special day!
Somedays you just have to put your feet up.
Last week, my best friend and I met up at a park. We let our kids run free in the grass field.
We sat down, watched then run like crazy, and laughed!
I love that I can take my kids to a park and let them run. Meanwhile I get to sit on green grass and breathe it in.
Even better, and a big reason she is my best friend. She listened to what was on my heart.
We then went on a prayer walk. We held our kids, walked, and talked to God freely.
Nothing like friends, blue skies, green grass, comfy shoes, prayers, and support to help my soul.
I encourage you to go outside, (as I normally do) but more than that talk to God, talk to a friend, hold your kids. I am down to join you!
Despite the excessive heat wave we are about to experience out here in CA and along the west coast this week, it is October which means it is in fact beanie season! •
Many thanks to our ambassador @ali_jack for this shot on one of her many adventures 🙏🏔⛺️
Travelling alone is not my strong suit. Before my first trip, my friend's brother told me that I should invest in a good luggage. "It's going to take you to a lot of new places", he said. At that time, I was just a student in Florence and didn't feel like spending money on something fancy. But I gave his suggestion a thought and later on decided to follow it.
My luggage did take me to a lot of amazing places. Good things happened in Torino (Turin), the very first city I visited. It didn't take me long to get lost. A teenager happily walked me all the way to my bus stop and still made sure I boarded the right bus. He didn't speak English. My Italian was broken. It was amazing to me how we understood each other.
Juventus Museum and Allianz Stadium. I happened to be the only non-Italian in my tour group, which to be honest kinda made me feel special.
A small restaurant on a busy street. The owner asked me what I was in Torino for. He then asked me if I wanted to try a typical dessert from a small town of Italy where he was from. I replied "Of course". The chef prepared an off-menu dish on the spot, especially for me.
Since then, I've visited over 30 cities in Italy. Mostly in my own company.
Travelling alone is still not my strong suit, after all this time. But a lot of magical moments happened. In a way, I was very fortunate. These memories have made it easy for me to simply move on from bad encounters.
It is still a beautiful world out there. So if you ever find yourself standing alone at a crossroads, your best bet might be to just keep moving. Somehow the world's already got your back..
P.S. My luggage is from a collaboration between my favourite artist @olimpiazagnoli and @mandarinaduckit, which makes me love it even more!