The Ritz Carlton | Half Moon Bay, California

Chris and I were looking for a little escape this weekend so we hopped in the car and began wandering down the pacific coast highway. We landed in downtown Half Moon Bay and walked around the sleepy little town for a bit. Back in the car, we drove a little further and found ourselves perched up on a cliff at the Ritz Carlton. The view was stunning, and with an excellent wine list we were ready to move in! We sat for hours enjoying our wine and some small bites, watching the  waves crashing along the cliffs and whales off in the distance. As the sun began to set, a bagpiper played out the sunset to end a wonderful day on the coast.

 

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On our  recent trip to Japan, we were lucky enough to get invited on a tour of the Ghibli Museum. After taking a few trains, traveling a little over an hour outside of Tokyo, we arrived in Mitaka, Japan.

We were greeted by cobblestone walkways, ivy covered walls and stunning stained glass windows. It was very whimsical and we were all captivated by its magic as we entered the museum. Once inside, we were given a map and a small piece of film which doubled as our ticket to their theater. Inside there were spiral staircases that lead to catwalks across the main atrium, mini doorways into other worlds and several rooms filled with artwork. (The museum did not allow photos inside) We wandered around for a few hours and finished our visit watching a short animated film called, Looking for a home.

I absolutely loved our time here and highly recommend a visit if you are in Japan.

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each time it rains in the spring, I stop what I am doing and fully embrace the weather. Sometimes that means being snuggled up with a cup of tea, and other times I am outside enjoying it.  I always like to treat it as if its the last rain before we begin our long hot summers, so I decided to spend the morning in our garden.

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“let the beauty of what you love be what you do” Rumi

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I had such a wonderful time getting to know Chloe and photographing her senior portraits. She is such a beautiful young lady, and I am so excited to see what the future holds for her! Congrats Chloe! xx

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Kat & Chris are getting married this week at Park Winters and I am super excited to see them again! This past November  they flew in from the east coast for their engagement session, so we drove up to one of their favorite places, (also one of my faves too) the Marin Headlands. We had a great afternoon running around the hills chasing the light and ended up at the beach to dance around the sunset. It was such a beautiful day with these two love birds…I can’t wait to photograph their wedding!

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