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I’m getting readjusted to my regular routine life, but it’s still crazy to think that I’ve been back from Italy for almost a month. I’ll admit it, I’m still instagram-ing pictures from the trip, and I don’t see that stopping any time soon. Here’s a collection of the last images I’ll share on the site, and more in the gallery linked below:

rome italian bakeries

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rome italy waters

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italy garden shops

italian architecture

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trastevere italian buildings

trastevere italian buildings

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trastevere italian buildings

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roman marble sculptures

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italian fiat taxis

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italy chapel candles

rome italy streets

roman military guards

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rome caribinieri policemen

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mpoy rome signs

rome italian chapels

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roman street photography portraits

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male roman workers

roman men street portraits

rome jewish ghetto artichokes

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trastevere italian buildings

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trastevere italian buildings

italy buildings ruins

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rome italy colosseum


view more images from rome here

After a few quick days in Rome, we headed over to Orvieto for a week of mosaic class and small-town exploration. We spent the week in a convent, San Lodovico, with three of the sweetest nuns you could ever hope to come across. They fed us, tucked us in at night, and gave us big smiles that crossed the otherwise debilitating language barrier. Bill and Kristi, our Orvieto angels, ensured every day went off without a snag — and they did, and it was wonderful. Here’s a handful of Orvieto, and more to be seen in the gallery below:

orvieto travel pictures

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orvieto travel pictures

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orvieto travel pictures

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orvieto travel pictures

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sisley store fronts italy

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il duomo orvieto

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marikmekko spotted china

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orvieto travel pictures

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orvieto store fronts

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orvieto travel pictures

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orvieto travel pictures

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orvieto travel pictures

orvieto italy travel pictures

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orvieto travel pictures

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orvieto travel pictures

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gold velvet sofas

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orvieto travel pictures

orvieto travel pictures


view more images from the trip here

alvin ailey dancers in style

One of the things I love most about my mother (and there are, like, a lot, ok?) is her passion and appreciation for modern dance. It’s something in which I could never imagine comfortably participating: letting go of yourself completely, present only in the moment and in the music. It’s through my mother’s love of dance that I was introduced to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and I’ve been fortunate enough to see them perform a handful of times. If you ever have the opportunity to see these artists perform — because that’s what they are, true artists of the human form and movement — you must, must, must go. Stumbling upon these images (shot by the incredible Abby Jiu) of Kirven Boyd and Antonio Douthit, current members of Alvin Ailey’s company, reminded me of why I adore dance:

alvin ailey dancers in style

alvin ailey dancers in style

alvin ailey dancers in style

alvin ailey dancers in style

images by Abby Jiu // styling by Garden Glam // clothing by Durkl