Since U Been Gone

It has been a bit since my last post. They say “life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” I’ve filled the last few months with plane tickets and passport stamps. I ended 2014 “the year of travel” by spending an incredible 10 days in London, Paris, and Brussels. As soon as 2015 arrived, I headed up to North Carolina to visit family then on to Las Vegas and sunny Los Angeles. Now that my life has settled down a bit before my next big adventure, I thought it would be the perfect time to play catch up.

IMG_7617^^Colorful blooms at the Columbia Road Flower Market in London.

IMG_7074^^Taking a quick snap inside the photobooth at Giada’s new Vegas eatery!

IMG_8736^^Every single building in Paris is so simply beautiful.

IMG_7011^^A carousel constructed entirely of fresh flowers inside the Wynn Vegas.

DSC_4472^^The incredible Jeff Koons exhibit at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset^^A casual baguette lunch across from The Louvre in the Tuileries Garden.

IMG_8168^^It wouldn’t be a trip to Belgium without a Belgian waffle!

IMG_9517^^A collection of the old Vegas neon signs at the Neon Museum boneyard.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset^^A ridiculously good chocolate hazelnut cookie at Sycamore Kitchen in LA.

I’ll Be Home for Christmas

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Most Black Friday shoppers spend their day battling crowds at the mall; instead, I ditched the retail madness, hopped on a plane, and traveled 4,000 miles across the world. Although Thanksgiving had just ended for us in America, Christmas was in full swing overseas. The big ceramic bulbs were dangling from the ceiling at Covent Gardens in London, the upside down Christmas tree was sparkling at the Galeries Lafayette in Paris, and fresh holly lined the window sills of chocolate shops in Brussels. As incredible as it was to spend time in a winter wonderland on the other side of the globe, there really is nothing like being at home for Christmas.

Wishing everyone a very happy and Merry Christmas with your loved ones!

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IMG_8431^^A classic Christmas wreath outside this iconic London hotel.

IMG_8430^^Christmas markets on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

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IMG_8428^^Merry Christmas….from PARIS!

IMG_8424^^A pink “Christmas tree” made of dessert boxes at Ladurée in Brussels.

IMG_8426^^Baby Christmas trees waiting to be adopted in Belgium.

Unveiling

I’m proud to have officially moved my blog over from Tumblr to my very own site! After 2 years of blogging on Tumblr, I knew this would be the right move and I’m looking forward to what this space will become. As I mix up the content on this new site, I hope that each of you will still read and enjoy every post just as much as I enjoy sharing my writing + photography in each entry.

I want this to be a virtual scrapbook of the very best things that happen in my life. I also want this to be a place to inspire you. I allow the simplest things in life to spark imagination + creativity and that’s exactly what I want to bring to Life is a Red Carpet.

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Welcome to Life is a Red Carpet. Enjoy!

{A special thanks to my brother Tyler for all of his help on the site.}