Adventures in Tuscany
Although it was many months ago, my memories of Tuscany are as vivid as its pristine and timeless landscape. Rich in rolling green hills, with the glorious absence of billboards and suburban noise, we fell into Italian love as this destination opened its arms and drew us in. On a tip from some experienced traveling friends, we booked an agriturismo (Italian for farmhouse) just outside of San Gimignano, a beloved medieval walled town which dates back to the 10th century... (more)
Photo Feature: Wild Beauty
I have a reverence for nature. A respect that has grown as I intentionally connect with Mother Earth. Last September I visited the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, doing lots of yoga and daily meditation outdoors, listening to the hummings of the rocky river and taking in all the green. Nature restores, it's true. It's something we need to survive, not only enjoy as a pastime. And that is what I mean by reverence.
On one of my walks, camera in hand, a couple lone yellow flowers danced brightly. (more)
Photo Feature: High on Life in Chicago
You just have to do it. You are not allowed to visit Chicago without having at least a cocktail or two at The Signature Room. Or go all out and make dinner reservations. For this shot, we had the PERFECT table for two, right next to the window. I had my little Gorillapod, and was able to capture just a few stunning images as twilight set in over the city. Watching the lights come alive as the sun sets is THE time to secure your seat. Don't settle for any table that is not by a window - you may have to (more)
Photo Feature: Get Me Outta Here
This is Snoop. If you follow AlignBetween on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, or Instagram, I can promise you will see him making an appearance. The thing about Snoop is, besides being a long-haired mini dauchsand with a Napoleon complex...he will absolutely make you laugh hard and out loud, on the daily. Being infinitely cute is his job.(more)
AlignBetween Does Gelaskins!
SLEEK & SMOOTH NON-DESTRUCTIVE
COLORFUL & FUN TOTALLY UNIQUE
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Restaurant BT - Art, Design, Cuisine in a Brilliant Modern Concept
"I can't believe I haven't taken you to Restaurant BT yet!" said John. We recently made the quick trek to South Tampa for lunch on a beautiful sunny October day. You could say we are voracious foodies and locavores, hunting down the creative, the cheffy, the anti-chain, the sustainable, and the local. Rarely does one place smoothly cover every angle, with attention to each nuance. Ah, Restaurant BT, you've done it!
We arrived at... (more)
Which Comes First? The Art or the Design?
I've gathered plenty of nicknacks in my time. I've created lots of art and photography and proudly displayed it anywhere and everywhere. I've been my own victim of clashing decor: antique meets contemporary meets metropolitan meets IKEA meets Target meets garage sale. If I like it, in it goes! But over time, with age, and a relationship with a fellow creative who decidedly likes mid-century modern (he's got great taste), I have begun to cultivate a more unified sense of style and direction. I discovered I loved modern...and also found out that the Herman Miller LCW Eames Chair has to be the most comfortable thing in the world made out of plywood! I am also a rule-breaker and a little rebellious. Oldest child syndrome perhaps? I often describe to friends and colleagues that my Type A and Type B personalities constantly battle it out in my brain. So I've been pondering, as an artist...which comes first when it comes to decor - the art or the design?(more)
AlignBetween Goes to Paris
Back in May, John and I traveled to Europe for an incredible 10 days of sightseeing, riding trains, driving tiny cars, wining and dining our way through two countries, and...shooting photos of everything in sight. Originally we planned to head straight for Tuscany...but after much fussing with flight times and dates, it just made perfect sense to extend what was supposed to be just a layover at Charles de Gualle, into a whirlwind weekend stay in Paris. We selected a hotel directly across from the Louvre and just a brisk walk to Jardin des Tuileries, knowing that with such a quick stay, we were better off in a more "touristy" and central area ...(more)
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