After going through literally hundreds of photos from Paris, we figured we’d break down our time there in a few posts. What to See, Where to Eat, Where to Stay (we shared three beautiful airbnbs a few days ago, click here if you missed it), and Where to Shop.
To keep things going, here’s a few favorite places that went we to that are must see’s in our book. Scenic views, beautiful parks, famous museums, and more! READ MORE
We are so happy to share some photos of our Airbnbs from our time in Paris with you guys. We were lucky enough to stay at not one, but two beautiful apartments in the 8th and 10th arrondissement during our getaway. Click “Read More” for all the details and some of our favorite spots around each apartment. READ MORE
While in Paris, we had the pleasure of learning from one of the city’s great floral designers and owner of Les Fleurs de Pauline. We set up the workshop through Airbnb’s new Experience section on their website and had a pretty fun afternoon creating our own bouquet and chatting about the importance of florals in Paris. READ MORE
Ah, Paris! We completely fell in love with the city and got super lucky with our Airbnb being super close to so many great cafés and shops. (More details about the apartments coming soon! I know some of you guys are planning trips to Paris, and were inquiring about where we stayed.) We snapped some photos on the way to breakfast at Holybelly one morning, while passing through this pretty square. It was quite windy that day so layers were ideal and gave me the opportunity to bust out this leather jacket that has been collecting dust in my closet. 😉 I toned it down with a pleated blush skirt and feminine off the shoulder top. READ MORE
It’s no secret I’ve been a fan of Sézane for quite some time now. We have had the pleasure of working closely with the brand over the course of the last year and just when I think they can’t get any better, they release a new collection that is innovative yet still somehow retains their classic feel and nod to years past. Their bags and shoes are some of the most well made pieces in my closet and I was thrilled to visit their librairie while we were in Paris.
Back in the spring of 2011, we were spending a few days in south Florida visiting some family. The two of us spent an afternoon downtown having lunch and then spontaneously decided to catch a movie. We had no idea what was playing, nor did we really care too much. It was one of those days where going to the movies was all we wanted to do. We have those days quite a bit actually, but there is just something about watching a story unfold, eating popcorn and snacks, tuning out the real world, and getting sucked in to a good film. We looked at the list of movies playing, and the title Midnight in Paris caught our eye. We had recalled seeing the trailer a bit before our trip and have loved Woody Allen for years, so it felt like the perfect afternoon date.
Bonjour! We arrived in Paris two days ago and couldn’t be more excited to be here. Our flight arrived early Thursday morning and we completely embraced the light rain that welcomed us in. It was cloudy and cozy and pretty perfect. On our way to our Airbnb we watched through our cab’s window, as we peeked in on the city’s morning commute…watching children walk to school clutching to their parents’ side and business men and women rush to the subway with a coffee in hand and headphones in. Even in our sleep deprived state, we immediately felt lucky to be here and experience their culture for a few days. READ MORE
With a new year, comes a new perspective. Something we both decided we really wanted to be conscious of this year is sharing more of those “in-between” moments here on the blog. We chatted a bit about it as far as our home renovation and projects go, but the same goes for fashion and our everyday outfits. Here’s a look at an outfit I wore yesterday for meetings in the city and then lunch and shopping with friends. It was sooo much colder than I remembered NY winters to be, but a few layers kept me warm while running in and out of cabs. READ MORE
Our trip to Joshua Tree was just what the doctor ordered. We just went through a pretty long, thorough, house buying process, it’s the holiday season, and we’ve been working our butts off lately. A trip to the Joshua Tree Casita with our friends Tim & Merrill was the perfect retreat. If you haven’t been to Joshua Tree, we highly recommend it. We’re not sure why it took us so long to visit. There is just enough to do there to not feel like you’re the last man on earth, and there is so much open desert and sky to just turn off that ol’ brain of yours and get to relaxing.
We love traveling. It’s a huge part of our lives and something that is very important for us to experience together. Last year, we made the big decision to leave our 9-5 jobs, and go all in with our marketing/photography business, blogging full time. It was probably one of, if not the scariest decision we have ever made, but (in the end) it has been incredibly rewarding. We mentioned a bit about our work transition a while back here. We were in the middle of a two week road trip and we were suddenly overwhelmed with positivity and a feeling of “Wow, we are in our car, working from the road together, and this needs to keep going”. Lately, we’ve been thinking of this moment a lot. We recently took a mini road trip to Joshua Tree and on the ride over we had a few flashbacks to that fall road trip a year ago and it felt good…it just felt like validation that we are where we are supposed to be and doing what we love. After a full year of being full time freelancers together, we are still traveling together in the same car that kick started this crazy, beautiful journey. We always laugh about when it was time for us to buy a new car in AZ. Our old car, Arthur as we liked to call him, was feeling pretty tired from the desert temps (he was a New Yorker at heart), and a reliable vehicle for long trips was pretty important to us. At the time, we didn’t know how monumental that choice would be, but it turned out to be a pretty big deal. It wasn’t the easiest experience for us…we don’t know too much about cars, and going into a car dealership without a ton of knowledge about the process (particularly the financing aspect) can be pretty daunting.
We are Robert and Christina: husband and wife, photo takers, adventurers and best friends. We like to laugh too hard, dance all night, and explore together. Here is a little glimpse into our lives in sunny Phoenix, Arizona.