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Looking through my archives of thousands of images, I realized I have a small (or not so small) fascination with doors. To be fair I did grow up in small town America, where doors are mainly functional and nothing to write home about. So perhaps as I ventured out across the globe, seeing beautiful and even breath-taking doors has captivated me. I am happy to share with you few of my favorites! (I, at the…

The purest way I can define life is that it is a beautiful, long and daring struggle. A constant series of problems to be solved with some pretty amazing bits sprinkled in. 2016 was the best and quite possibly the worst year of my entire life. I can recall sitting in my hotel room in Florence, on my honeymoon, trying so desperately to figure out how I could possibly be sad in that moment. And…

The moment I stepped out of our hotel room in Paris and heard the momentarily still and peaceful sounds of the side streets of Rue Roquépine, I knew this was a well overdue jaunt into the unknown. My husband and I made our way down the crowded, noisy main roads to the Seine and ordered two glasses of Rose on a rickety, yet effortlessly charming Riverboat/cafe. Jet-lag plagued my mind and it all felt like…

I’ve learned that if you plunge into the unknown, sometimes amazing things will happen. Late one evening as the sun set over the azure water of Anacapri, Italy, my best friend and I, hot and sticky from a long day of walking, jumped from the safety of the rocks into the translucent water. We swam towards a small opening in the shear cliff walls. The opening would disappear underwater as the tide and waves came in. I…