Sunday, December 8, 2013

A Day In Hong Kong

One of the things I love about photography is its ability to help me remember (I have the worst memory ever). As I look through these photos I remember how I felt walking around Hong Kong, what I felt the moment I pressed the shutter button, and what I did and saw that particular day. When in a new city I spend at least one day capturing my surroundings throughout my day. On this particular day, my beau and I were headed to the Peak to get a full view of the city. We started our day in Mongkok where we stayed, made our way to the waterfront and eventually to the Peak. There's so much old and new in Hong Kong. This is something I noticed while there and you can see some of that throughout these photos as we walking around... 

Hong Kong | November 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

Things I Love About December

... Snow Days ...
... Christmas ...
... Get together with friends & family ...
... Hot coco by the fireplace ...
... Holiday decorations ...
... Hats, boots and gloves ...
... Christmas lights ...
... More excuses to eat ...

It's the most wonderful time of the year.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Hong Kong

After a week of recovering from jet lag I am finally ready to share my adventures in Asia. The first stop on the list was Hong Kong. To my surprise I suffered the worst jet lag ever. Sadly it helped me waste away a whole day to sleep and the first few nights were non-existent as I crawled into bed at 6pm. Waking up at 4am was also sad because most places opened at 11am (I learned the hard way) and as time went by I quickly learned how to live like what Wikipedia calls a 'Hong Konger'. 


For an early morning snack we found a bakery kitty corner to our hotel that made delicious pineapple buns and sold canned coffee which we happily indulged in the mornings before beginning our adventures for the day. For breakfast, I ate the best dumplings and dimsum I've ever had and learned I had to waive down my server every time I needed something.  To get around we learned how to use the MTR and power walk through the stations like locals. I never thought I'd say this but there is so much shopping in Hong Kong it's overwhelming. To get a real feel for how big this city really is we took a tram up Victoria Peak to get a full view. The scenery is so beautiful it feels like a dream. We spent many afternoons celebrating and drinking bubbles. During the evenings we'd take a walk and stumble through the night market or we'd walk around the harbor and watch the laser show from the IFC building. Prior to leaving Hong Kong we spent an afternoon getting our sore feet massaged. It was the perfect way to end our stay in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong | November 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Jet Lagged

Home from a few weeks traveling in Asia and feeling completely jet lagged. 

Monday, October 28, 2013


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Images from the Figgins wine release party my beau and I attended earlier this month.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Chasing Waterfalls

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Images of Multnomah Falls from this past summer's adventure.
 My beau and I drove alongside the Historic Columbia River Highway chasing waterfalls.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013