Orlando, FL 32810.
Saturday, April 26Posted by Kristine at 8:04 PM | | See More Nexus 5 Camera, Our Wedding, Wedding Planning
Orlando, FL 32810.
Thursday, April 24Posted by Kristine at 3:00 PM | | See More Life, Nexus 5 Camera
Friday, April 18Posted by Kristine at 12:00 PM | | See More Our Wedding
When I posted photos from my bohemian bridal shoot with Little Lion girl Photography it was so hard for me to pick my favorites. There were just so many that I loved and that Jean captured so beautifully. I couldn't fit them all into one post, so here are a few more I wanted to share.
Tuesday, April 15Posted by Kristine at 12:00 PM | | See More Food, Nexus 5 Camera
I left with two ounce tins of that and their custom blend, Tres Belle, described on the menu as rare silver needle white tea, red clover blossoms, and herbal elements blended for anti-aging and complexion improvement with a softly pink liquor. It smells herbal and though I haven't tasted it yet, I suspect it won't be as delicious as the Earl Grey but I bought it mostly for the promise of everlasting youth. Ha! I'll let you know how that goes.
If you're ever in the Orlando area and are a fan of tea shops like Teavana and the like, definitely check out Infusion Tea. I will be back there soon!
Photos were taken with my Nexus 5 Camera and edited with VSCO Cam.
Friday, April 11Posted by Kristine at 11:51 PM | | See More Our Wedding
Here are just a few of those shots. They all came out so wonderfully. I never thought to do a bridal shoot but when she came to me with the idea, we shared a very similar vision that it was a no-brainer to work together. Sometimes being on the other side of the camera can be so awkward, but Jean was so easy going that it felt so natural to be running through grass fields and standing next to fallen oak trees.
If you are looking for an Orlando Wedding Photographer, Jean is such a joy to work with. Thank you, Jean, for making it such a wonderful day.
Tuesday, April 8Posted by Kristine at 4:00 PM | | See More Chicago, Nexus 5 Camera, Travel
We planned initially to spend the morning at The Adler Planetarium but decided to scrap it in favor of eating brunch, seeing the Bean, and doing some shopping. Not a bad way to end our last day. Brunch was at Caffe Baci, literally because I thought wearing only leggings (the weather said it was supposed to be 57) was a good idea and it was the closest restaurant that wasn't Starbucks. Warmth! I needed warmth.
Right across from us was Millennium Park. The art installations weren't going (probably because there was still snow on the ground and a water show may prove inappropriate) but we still got to snap a very tourist-y picture in front of the Bean. Afterwards, we decided to walk down Michigan Ave and do some shopping. We picked up some sweet treats to bring home from Garrett Popcorn and I stocked up on clothes and bags I don't need from Akira.
Our last train ride home was a little bittersweet. I was so very excited to get back to warm, sunny Florida but sad that our little vacation had ended. Four days is way too short to spend in a city so big, but I'm glad Tyler got to see some of it. I know we'll be back again.
Where we went:
All photos taken with my Nexus 5 Camera and edited with VSCOCam.
Friday, April 4Posted by Kristine at 12:13 PM | | See More Chicago, Family, Nexus 5 Camera, Travel
After heading back home, we paused for a few minutes before getting ready to trek to The Field Museum. The walk over was unbearably freezing incomprehensibly cold. My feet and legs went numb but I tried to take it all with a grain of salt and a smile. It further solidified that as a Florida girl, I am not made for anything below 60 degrees.
I remember going to the museum once when I was very little but as with all things when you're very young, you don't quite appreciate what you're seeing. This time I took all of the exhibits in patiently. The most fascinating thing for me was the jewelry displays. It was sort of trippy seeing jewelry that was once worn by Ancient Romans and Egyptians. I thought how strange it would be if in 5000 years my engagement ring ended up in a museum like that.
After the museum, we walked down Michigan Ave a little more. We stopped at Garrett Popcorn (our first of two stops there) to pick up delicious treats. This local delight was not on my list of must-visits but my sister, who is more the food aficionado, was adamant about going and I'm glad we did. I hadn't had Garrett's in a long time and forgot just how perfectly caramelly (that isn't a word) each kernel is. I could go for some right now.
We also ate at Portillo's, mecca of Chicago street food. Chicago hot dogs were absolutely on the list. Tyler did well and didn't slather his with ketchup, though he threatened as much several times before we went. We absolutely ate like trash this trip but it was vacation - we couldn't help it.
We spent some time shopping at Water Tower Place too, just to stop at some stores we don't have in Orlando - Free People, Crumbs Cupcakes and Aritzia.
More photos to come later!
Where We Went:
The Field Museum
Water Tower Place
All photos taken with my Nexus 5 Camera and edited with VSCO Cam.
Tuesday, April 1Posted by Kristine at 7:44 PM | | See More Chicago, Family, Nexus 5 Camera, Travel
Chicago Day 1The trip itself was difficult. Everything that could go wrong did. I never wanted to seek anti-anxiety medication more than I did on the brink of a panic attack at 6am in Orlando International. I remedied the situation with Cabernet Sauvignon (free, courtesy of a kind flight attendant that saw fit to pacify an inevitable emotional breakdown) and watching 12 Years a Slave. Sidenote, it is still a wonderful movie while drunk. Yes I was drunk at 6am. No that was not my first time drunk on an airplane before 7. I'm an anxious flier.
We landed safe and rested for a few hours before an appointment with my mom's aesthetician. Our decidedly not-relaxing facials consisted of microdermabrasion, extraction and cauterizing moles on my neck that I didn't know I had. I hated and loved the aesthetician all at once, but if I can look like I'm in my 20s forever I can forgive a little poking and scraping. We ended the night with White Castle, a kick-off to poor eating habits - but what is a vacation without them?