Girls Trip

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Ok, this blogpost is so delayed. I was in Budapest in March, but as you can tell, I'm not the most active blogger anymore. I want to get back into it a bit more, but I have been so insanely busy creating my other business and working so this blog has taken a back seat. Photographing and fashion will never ever leave my field of interests, I've been following the Met gowns all day, but hey, I've needed to take a small break to make room for something else. 

When something grand happens I still like to write about it and post my photos from it and that's how this trip felt. Grand. It's the first time all of my girlfriends have come together for a trip! We are already planning our next trip so this will definitely be an annual thing. We went to Budapest together!! It never feels old, stale, forced or strange to be around these girls, no matter how many miles there are between us and how long it's been since we've seen each other. It always feels fun, exciting, safe, normal and fresh all at the same time. Budapest turned out to be an amazing city.  I had a blast and I so enjoyed seeing a new place! We had whole days planned of fun stuff and there was literally never a dull moment. I slept about 4 hours each night and never rested, we just kept on coming up with new stuff to do, I also enjoyed myself so much that I never felt tired, how amazing it that! I hope you've enjoyed all the pictures and we'll catch up more soon, promise :) 

Black and White Magic

Hailing a cab in New York City 1956

Hailing a cab in New York City 1956

New York woman

New York woman

Manhattan 1957

Manhattan 1957

5th Avenue and 53rd Street -With A View Of Saint Thomas' Church( 1915)

5th Avenue and 53rd Street -With A View Of Saint Thomas' Church( 1915)

New York,1947. Photo: Saul Leiter    

New York,1947. Photo: Saul Leiter

 

Times Square, Dusk.1948. Photo: Rudy Burckhardt

Times Square, Dusk.1948. Photo: Rudy Burckhardt

Leonard Cohen During His Chelsea Hotel Period In The 1970s

Leonard Cohen During His Chelsea Hotel Period In The 1970s

Scarf, 1948. Photo: Saul Leiter

Scarf, 1948. Photo: Saul Leiter

Hollywood, 1957.

Hollywood, 1957.

France, 1942. Photo: Brassaï

France, 1942. Photo: Brassaï

Rue des Plantes, 1950. Photo: Todd Webb

Rue des Plantes, 1950. Photo: Todd Webb

Marilyn Monroe, 1962. Photo: Lawrence Schiller

Marilyn Monroe, 1962. Photo: Lawrence Schiller

212 East 14th St (between 2nd and 3rd ave), NYC, 1992. Photo: Ann Sanfedele

212 East 14th St (between 2nd and 3rd ave), NYC, 1992. Photo: Ann Sanfedele

Hailing a cab in New York City 1956

Hailing a cab in New York City 1956

JFK, New York City, 1963.

JFK, New York City, 1963.

Luxembourg Gardens, Paris,1958. Photo: Lewis Morley

Luxembourg Gardens, Paris,1958. Photo: Lewis Morley

Debbie Harry, NYC, 1978. Photo: STEPHANIE CHERNIKOWSKI

Debbie Harry, NYC, 1978. Photo: STEPHANIE CHERNIKOWSKI

Times Square, New York, 1959. Photo: Bedrich Grunzweig

Times Square, New York, 1959. Photo: Bedrich Grunzweig

Washington Square, NYC, 1945. Photo: Arthur Leipzig

Washington Square, NYC, 1945. Photo: Arthur Leipzig

42nd Street NYC, 1982. Photo by: Steven Huszar

42nd Street NYC, 1982. Photo by: Steven Huszar

Lenox Avenue and 116th Street. Harlem, NY. Early 1960s. Photo: Shawn Walker

Lenox Avenue and 116th Street. Harlem, NY. Early 1960s. Photo: Shawn Walker

James Dean, New York City, 1955. photo by: Dennis Stock

James Dean, New York City, 1955. photo by: Dennis Stock

Venice, 1976. Photo By: Anthony Friedkin

Venice, 1976. Photo By: Anthony Friedkin

Life on these pictures were perfect. The pictures are the absolute when it comes to perfection, why did anyone think we ever had to evolve from this? Why did anyone think they could ever make it better? Cameras have become technically better, clearer and whatnot, but no camera could take better pictures than these. Style have become more individual, daring and exciting, but no one looks better styled than people in these pictures. Buildings have become larger, more advanced and there are a lot more buildings now, but the cities doesn't look any better now than they did then. Movie stars have become thinner, smarter about what they say on camera and their teeth are whiter, but they were never more beautiful, mysterious and adored than they were then. Why did we ever think it could get better than this? 

I know I look at this time of the world with rose tainted glasses. We live in a fantastic time right now, but at the same time, what happened? I find these photos so captivating and beautiful. I want to be them and live them. Anyway, I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I do

Staying Fit The Second Month Into The New Year

New Years Resolutions? Always. Never. Either. Both. Neither. 

I don't take them too seriously.. I haven't spoken about them on my blog yet this year. I usually come up with a few. This year I decided to do something different. I decided not to set a goal for the year considering a year is such a long time. I know for a fact that I didn't think much about my resolutions in August last year - or April for that matter. This year I set three goals, only, for the next three months. I wrote them down and check on them often, still. I'm excited to say I'm right on target! They include reading at least three books, save a certain amount of money and focus on my healthy eating and exercise. I know the exercise thing seems old, worn and not exciting anymore, but I still want to include it on the list. I always need to keep up with my healthy eating and exercise and one of the things that inspire me the most is cute exercise gear and wear. I got myself some new exercise outfits earlier in the year that I have loved and I decided that I wanted to share some cute outfits with you as well - in the spirit of continuing fitness goals in the second month of the year. I made a list of super cute Fabletics pieces that I found on their website. Serious outfit goals. 

Blue Shorts - Tights - Sports Bra - Grey Print Jacket - Grey Jacket - Peach Top - Black Jacket - Bottle 

I can swift through the Fabletics website all day, seriously. I love their stuff and will be ordering sooner rather than later. I also love going to their site, even only for fitspiration, because they personalise what you see on the page by asking you simple questions before you start looking. Questions like; what's your favourite way to get fit, what's your favourite colours and what's your size. They alway pick out the cutest outfits that suit my taste and needs. I'm also a big Kate Hudson fan and love seeing her model the clothes and love seeing her 'picks'. I follow Kate on Snapchat and see her open Fabletics packages all the time which makes me inspired and jealous.

Important updates

Happy new year! Most years I would have already made many lists of realizations, reflections, goals, dreams, accomplishments for the old year and the new. So far this year I have been so busy working and whatnot that I haven't done, or wanted to do, any of it. I've had such a great and peaceful Christmas and New Year celebration. My dad was here the entire time which was amazing. I'm completely hooked to Parks and Recreation. It's hilarious. I also started Westworld which is interesting. I'm watching it with Ken and he already has eight theories and possible outcomes for the show. He's probably correct, somehow, with all of them.

I feel like the fact that David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Carrie Fisher, Alan Rickman and Harper Lee died in 2016 made me feel like I died a little as well. It was weird to see Love Actually knowing that Alan Rickman is actually dead. Carrie Fisher was the coolest woman ever and her dog is really cute. Harper Lee, Leonard Cohen and David Bowie all changed my life. Rest in peace.

I will try to do more outfit posts. I shop so much second hand lately, I love it so much. I love finding clothes that has already been owned and worn by someone and had a life.

Also, I became vegan recently. I love it. Have you noticed how vegans often take it their lifestyle choice extremely seriously? Vegan starter pack: an extremely judgemental attitude for anyone who doesn't eat and live like them, puts the word 'vegan' in their Instagram bio, preach about veganism any chance they get, hate in the comments on anything posted anywhere on the internet that isn't about veganism, use the hashtag #vegan and #veganbody any chance they get, a hunger to prove that vegans can do anything, defensiveness against anything non-vegan especially non-vegan comments of any kind, an unending lust to talk about them being vegan. Some even wear t-shirts that says 'vegan'. Long story short, I think vegans give veganism a bad rep. It's just a simple choice not to eat animals or animal products. I can't say I will never do any of those vegan things, but I will enjoy learning new recipes and enjoy not preaching unless asked. Other than that, I have to say it's pretty amazing, ha!

May you receive everything you need and wish for in 2017 <3

 

 

Christmas

Happy Christmas everyone. Ken and I are hosting a dinner at ours and I'm excited to have a relaxing Christmas time to shake off 2016 and feel refreshed for 2017. My dad arrives today and I can't wait. It's cold here in Ireland, there was suppose to be a storm and there kind of was one, but it lasted in total about 20 minutes and it was dry again by afternoon. I hope it remains dry!

I'm looking forward to see Hollys little face when she gets to open her present!

Is anyone else experiencing post traumatic stress disorder after the election?? I'm shook and not over it. I'm still with her. I look forward to see the first female take the most powerful role in the world today - whenever that may be.

I have a feeling 2017 will be fantastic, I look forward to it.

I wish you a peaceful and wonderful Christmas <3

Long Time No See

I haven't blogged all that much this year which feels weird. So much has happened that I haven't told you about; I started a new job as a dog walker (Happy Dogs United) and that is what has been consuming all my time. I used to write every day, but after I started working a lot I got so consumed in what I was doing that I quit every other project. Now I have a few days without work and something happened recently that took quite a bit out of me. It had a happy ending, but I started wondering if I even wanted to continue working with dogs at all. Now as my feet has been planted very harshly back on the planet and I've taken about two steps back from my dog walking for a breather, I find that I miss writing and other things that make me me. I'm a really passionate person and when I start something, like my dog walking, I pretty much see nothing else. I've loved it so much and I know I will love it again, but after the little hiccup I had I lost enthusiasm and joy for my job. Part of the reason that happened was because I cared so much about what I did and I was so proud of what I did so it was like a kick to the gut when it happened. I am working this weekend and on one hand I'm not excited about it, on the other hand I literally can't wait because I need to feel the joy again.

Speaking of joy, I definitely feel joy sitting here in silence writing this. I attended a wedding in Galway last weekend. I will never understand people/characters in American TV shows, they always talk about how much they hate weddings. I always have fun at weddings! If I feel like it's a bit of a slow night, I make it my mission and priority to make it a great night. I love catching up with people I don't see all that often, I love dancing and I love getting up to shenanigans. Free food doesn't hurt either. I included the photo booth photos from the wedding as photography is also something I have down prioritized lately. Like writing, I kind of feel like photographing again now. When I feel amazing about dog walking again I'll try not to shelf the camera and my notebook all together again. I missed this. I've also been very busy doing courses this year. The first three months of the year I did a Creative Writing Course with Oxford University, the next three months I did Dog Psychology and Dog Training and now I'm doing Dog Care. I really want to feel qualified to work with dogs. When the courses end I will blog a little more and have a little more time. I really want to photograph the dress from the wedding because it was so gorgeous, but I never took one full size photo!! I brought the camera for the wedding, but turns out the memory card was left behind which gave me a feeling of wanting to jump of a building. Ah well.

In other news, considering we are catching up and all, I've become a vegetarian and I feel really good about my decision. I haven't eaten meat in almost three months now and it's surprisingly easy. First of all you can get meat substitutes like quorn so that your dinner plate will still look exactly the same and you can still have burgers. I don't eat quorn at all, I haven't had one quorn meal since I became a vegetarian, but I appreciate the option a lot. I guess it's like knowing someone is there for you, you don't necessarily talk to them about your issue(s), but knowing that you can is enough. Get me? Like, if the mood really strikes I can always have quorn, but so far I haven't actually wanted meat at all. Secondly there are so many delicious meals that doesn't include meat. I feel, actually, really great about eating, knowing that I'm not eating anything dead. Maybe you can argue that fruit and vegetable is dead when you pick it, but I mean a dead conscious being. I wasn't aware how much lighter and better I would feel by not eating meat.

Another thing I should catch you up on is that Ken has adopted a new dog. Harley is her name and she is half German Shepherd, Half Pomeranian and 100% adorable. That was a very cheesy thing to say.. I hate when people say stuff like that, but now I did it too so I have to get behind it somehow. I'll tell you her story at some stage, but not today. Now I've caught you up on everything major that has happened lately, I think. I'm sure I'm forgetting a whole bunch of stuff, but that's a risk I'm willing to take and I will not wait three months to make another blog! Promise x