F I R S T U P.
L O N D O N 02.2017:
We made our way around the world in February (a literal circle around the globe). The first stop was London — which is always a good time.
B U C K E T L I S T I T E M: M A J O R !
One of the coolest things about this UK trip was finally getting to see Abbey Road.
If you (are like the majority of people and) are wondering where the infamous re-enactment photo is, allow me to be the first to disappoint you and let you know that there isn’t one. Quite honestly that is one of the more stressful situations I have been in on an evening out and about during travel. Trying to get a photo in a real cross walk at a busy and fully functioning intersection
– without getting hit by a car
– (selfishly) making a car wait for you to take your selfie
– before more cars come
– without any other tourists in the photo with you somewhere
is harder than people might think…We hung around that intersection for a solid 15 minutes and I just did not care to put that much time and effort into a single photo. So I snapped what I could and called it a night. I didn’t even get it from the right side technically, now that I’m looking at the actual photo *face palm* — But it’s fine. London isn’t going anywhere, and next time I just need to better research which times of the day are more ideal for getting that popular Beatles re-enactment pic. Being able to see where that original photo was taken was awesome enough though, honestly…so don’t get too caught up in the hype of everything always having to be perfect — never forget ; )
L O U I S I A N A
New Orleans gave me the most rad and magical 48 hours.
I hung out at the Crescent City Book Store for a few hours on Sunday afternoon and an employee or patron that was there gifted me two poetry books. I made friends with a super fluffy cat. I bought a new (used) book about the real story behind the governments assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
I met a homeless couple in the French Quarter and they recommended this ridiculously cool coffee shop called Envie, and they spike your caffeine… I opted for a White Russian –
Espresso. Cream. Vodka. Coffee Liqueur.
Y E S T H A N K S.
Anyway, I was so stoked I decided to repay them by getting them both some lunch from there, and some scrambled eggs for the two fur babies they had, of course. Her name was Ophelia. I’m not sure what her boyfriend’s name was – he was off running an errand when I brought the food back. They made my day.
I ate at least 6 beignets from Cafe Du Monde. All of the food I ate was delicious and insanely flavorful, despite there not being a ton of options for vegetarians.
Bourbon street is just as wild, fun, (and dirty) as you’d probably imagine, but still a mandatory experience, in my opinion.
On the last day, we hung out by the Mississippi River and watched the big boats in the morning, and then walked around the French Market after that. There’s this massive church that you can go to – it has the highest ceilings and the prettiest stained glass windows. On the way there you walk down this alleyway filled with art, artists, street performers, various palm/tarot readers, and live jazz music of some kind is always playing in the distance. Capturing it with photography and taking it all in is one of my favorite parts of travel. The sun was out, the breeze was light, and the atmosphere just kind of made you feel alive.
I believe there’s magic in every city. NOLA was no exception : )
On the way home from Europe a couple of months ago, we had a layover in Boston.
* need to go back*…
Continue reading “4 Hours In Boston – 05/2016”
I went back home to visit for a couple of days last weekend.
I took pictures.
► s w e e t p e a c h ◄
Continue reading “Northern California: 7.02.2016 – 7.04.2016”
I leave little tiny pieces of my heart all over the country but there’s something super special about the San Francisco Bay Area…
Continue reading “San Francisco Bay Area/Bodega Bay Trip – March 2016”
My absolute favorite.
Happy Tuesday from Phoenix, AZ.