Travel

FAIRMONT BANFF

March 21, 2017

My last snow trip to Canada! Although chilly -1 celsius,  the snow on the trees and ground was melting. We stayed at the Fairmont Banff in Banff National Park, about an hour outside the Fairmont Lake Louise of my previous trip. This fairytale hotel is a castle built into the mountain which makes a gorgeous backdrop for hundreds of weddings that occur here every year.  Would love a hotel like this in California.

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Lifestyle Travel

PLAYING MOANA

February 25, 2017

While wearing my gorgeous haku lei, I couldn’t help but sing the Moana song at the top of my lungs. If you haven’t heard this song,  take a moment to watch it here. The whole Moana soundtrack was on continuous play during our adventures.

These photos include my beautiful friend Larisa.  So enjoyed experiencing her island of Oahu. (Our floppy sun hats were purchased off of Etsy!)

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Lifestyle

HAKU LEI

February 25, 2017

For my trip to Hawaii, I wanted to order a flower head piece or lei. I discovered a local florist on the North Shore who specializes in custom haku leis for every occasion. Three weeks before my arrival, I emailed some inspirational photos and she worked her magic. I was SO impressed by her kindness and the quality of each haku. She far exceeded my expectations and I received numerous compliments. They lasted 5 days and enhanced my photoshoot.

You can find her on Instagram or Facebook @poehaku

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Photography

QUARRESS FAMILY VACATION

February 25, 2017

Trying to coordinate 10 adult’s schedules was quite a feat.  But finally, the Quarress family vacation was happening. We rented a house on the North Shore with access to daily surfing at Pipeline. On one of the last evenings, I coerced the gang for a group photo.  Yes, this beautiful scenery was our backyard..spoiled!!!

Back row: Ann Quarress, Lorraine (Kim’s sister), Justin Quarress, Mike Quarress, Kimberly Parra- Quarress (married to Cody), Cody Quarress  Front row: Eric Frempter (Becky’s boyfriend), Becky Quarress, Mike Quarress, Alexandra Wing

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*All photos taken by Alexandra Wing and Eric

Lifestyle Travel

ROPE SWING

February 25, 2017

One of the things I love about Hawaii are the rope swings found along the beaches. My favorite was off of 83 where I experienced a peaceful moment and some beautiful scenery.

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Travel

NORTH SHORE SUNSET

February 25, 2017

Aloha!!!! Just enjoyed 5 glorious days on the North Shore in Hawaii with my boyfriend and his family.  We also had the privilege of seeings our best friends Dan and Larisa who’ve called Hawaii home for these past 4 months.  We rented a large house just steps away from the ocean. In the evening, we experienced incredible sunsets and watched our friends surf. Included are favorite photos from the first night.

And last but not least, the actual sunset 🙂 
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Travel

WHITE BARN

February 25, 2017

Discovered another beautiful white barn in Park City. Both barns are easily viewed from the highway.   Can you imagine how picturesque they will be in the summer!

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Travel

PARK CITY RECAP

January 14, 2017

Park City is one of my favorite snow towns. The roads are well plowed and easy to maneuver. The Westgate Resort  surpassed all my expectations. Large rooms with full kitchens and a view of the slopes from the balcony. Park City Mountain (Canyons Village) is home to Americas largest ski and snowboarding resort.  Park city has over 7,300 skiable areas.  So enjoyed snowboarding and exploring the surrounding areas.  I anticipate returning each year. Enjoy photos of resort, mountain, and Park City’s historic main street area.


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Travel

WHITE FARM HOUSE

January 14, 2017

While in Park City, Utah, I discovered a gorgeous white farm house off the main highway. Although snowing and barely visible, I hiked through knee deep snow to get closer. Such a beautiful peaceful home surrounded by vacant land. Wish it was an AirBnB for me to enjoy on my next trip!

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Travel

SUNSET AT LAKE TAHOE

January 9, 2017

 Last week photos of Lake Tahoe’s cold but beautiful sunset. However, the next day it was covered in a foot a snow.

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