• Sedona - Red Rocks

    Photography,  Travel

    Photo Challenge: Place in the World

    Happy Friday! It may almost be the weekend, but it’s actually the start of a very busy week (or two or three) for me. I have 3 weddings to go to in the span of 4 weekends plus lots of wedding related events and other social events to go to during the weeks. Oh yeah and regular/work/personal things to get done. Hopefully I don’t completely burn out! But let me take one thing at a time so as to keep myself from going crazy – starting with today’s photo challenge response. The Daily Post’s photo challenge last week was “Place in the World“. I decided to use a photo from…

  • Sedona - Lightning

    Photography,  Travel

    Photo Challenge: Danger!

    Happy Friday! This week has been weird. I feel like I didn’t know what day of the week it was all week. Anyone else feel out of sorts this week? Last week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post was “Danger!” and the example was pretty funny. I thought about what photos I had that might be good for the challenge and I finally settled on one. Now, two things to preface this photo. 1) This was actually a video and I screenshot it for the purposes of this photo challenge. 2) It was taken by my brother and not me although I was sitting right next to him when he took…

  • Photography,  Travel

    Photo Challenge: Change

    I’m happy to say that Friday came quick this week and I’m not going to complain about that! So as with every Friday, I’m sharing my response to The Daily Post’s weekly Photo Challenge. This past week’s challenge was “Change”. I was completely inspired by the photo they chose to use as an example, which was a photo of the mountains at Denali National Park. The expansive range form their own weather systems and as they explain it can look stormy at one peak while another peak is basking in the sunlight. This reminded me of the red rocks in Sedona, Arizona and how I could see so far across…

  • Photography,  Travel

    Photo Challenge: Half and Half

    The Daily Post’s latest photo challenge, “Half and Half”, is something I’ve never thought of before – at least not consciously. It challenged participants to share a photo, or take a photo, that has two distinctive halves. It could be literal or symbolic, and believe me I was tempted to use a photo of the newlyweds from last week’s wedding I went to, but decided against it. Instead, I’ve decided to share a photo from a few weeks ago taken in Sedona, Arizona. In the foreground, there are miles of flat, dry, land and in the background are giant rock formations and red rock. Not only is the terrain different…

  • Food,  Travel

    Elote Cafe

    Happy 4th of July to all my American friends! I got back from Sedona last night and I’m back on the road today. I’m heading to Toronto today for a few days for my cousin’s wedding. Oof, spending the next 10 hours in a car after traveling by plane yesterday is not something I’m looking forward to. But moving on, like I mentioned in my post yesterday where I talked about my last day in Sedona, I went to Elote Cafe for dinner that night. When looking up restaurants in Sedona for my trip, I came across Elote Cafe with rave reviews and so many people saying this was the place…

  • Fashion,  Food,  Life,  Travel

    Last Day in Sedona

    Yesterday was my last real day in Sedona. When this post goes live, I’ll be on a plane heading home for the night before heading back out. The day was relaxing and a nice way to end this vacation. I started out the morning with an hour long massage at the hotel spa. It was glorious. I absolutely love getting massages, but I usually only get them once, maybe twice a year if I’m lucky. Usually I only get them when I’m away on vacation and I’m staying at a resort that offers spa services. It’s a little treat to myself.   I made my way over to the spa on…

  • Photography,  Travel

    Photo Challenge: Muse

    The latest photo challenge from The Daily Post challenged participants to share a subject that they keep coming back to, in other words a subject that is a sort of “Muse” to them. One thing or things that I think I never get tired of photographing are sunsets and sunrises. I mean, the sun rises and sets every day so what’s so special about it? But for some reason, I just love them, especially when I’m away. Apparently, I think sunrises and sunsets are different from back home! But I think they are different because you’re in a different environment and different landscape. This past week I’ve been in Sedona,…

  • Fashion,  Food,  Looks,  Travel

    Sedona Jeep Ride

    Yesterday was my first full day in Sedona and it was filled with taking in the sites. There is so much to see within 20-30 minutes from where I’m staying and every site and vista offers a view that is beyond words. The best part of the day was hands down the jeep ride tour. We booked a tour with A Day in the West which was well worth the money as you get a 3 hour tour through the desert and rocky terrain. Our tour guide was awesome and a former New Yorker who retired and moved out here last year. Side note: I met multiple people yesterday who moved out…

  • Fashion,  Food,  Looks,  Travel

    Hello from Sedona, AZ

    Day 1 of my trip to Sedona, Arizona is now complete and I can give you all (and the future me looking back on my travels) a recap! First off, I’m typing this up on Sunday night and I’m beyond exhausted. I’ve been up since 3:45 AM eastern standard time and it’s been a long day of traveling and there is a 3 hour time difference, so if there are any errors in this post you know why. First off, I got up and decided to wear a loose fitting tee and stretchy pants to be comfortable for the 5 hour plane ride. I packed flip flops and shorts into…