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Nando Jones, Sweet Ming, and Live on the Moon!

Isn’t Ming Tay just the loveliest? She is so beautiful and she has such a great style that is entirely Ming Tay. This particular night, a Nando Jones dress met Topshop shoes, and the two paired wonderfully. Although the focus was entirely on the Nando portion. Vintage is just so good (of course I am saying that because I just came back from Louisville with a renewed sense of vintage self, whatever that means) and I love seeing it on Ming.

Anyways, moving on from Ming and Nando… coming back to Tennessee is so bittersweet. The opportunity to be able to dive back into Hartland is such a blessing and planning photo shoots with Kristi McMurray is always a blast, but I can’t help but wish to be back in Birmingham or Louisville! Coming down from the high of break is not so nice, but such as life, you know? It is just that Spring Break was really delicious. I got to dine with dearest Aubrey at Chez Fon Fon, get afternoon coffee with the fabulous Emily Davis, spend days with my mother, watch snow fall on Rebekah and Ben’s wedding day (WHICH WAS A GORGEOUS EVENT), eat Moroccan food at my favorite Louisville restaurant, and run around town with Mr. TJ. I also got to visit Sojourn, where TJ will be working this summer! I am so very proud of him, because it is such an honor to intern there. God has been so good to us!
So… that was break in a nutshell. A very small and wonderful nutshell.

And now finally, I present to you Lykke Li live on the moon! Enjoy. (And look out for a review of her music on the C&C website!)


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Dreaming of Alys…

Anybody want to whisk me away to Alys Beach? I have been dreaming of it day and night. I want a vacation.
PLAY: “Summertime” by Jesca Hoop:

More of Alys can be seen HERE. How about Charleston? That is nice and warm..HERE. For more vacations in general, see HERE.


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In the Streets…

Everything is sand colored. The streets are teeming with cars and buses. Male only cafes are the norm. There are men delivering tea and smoking sheesha on almost every corner.
I MISS CAIRO. Can you tell? I miss its craziness…how my head hurt after riding around in the smoggy traffic for too long…how sometimes I couldn’t sleep because it was too loud…how I saw photographs everywhere…how I didn’t understand anything anyone was saying around me besides thank you (“shokran”)…
I am sure some of those Cairo quirks are things that would totally overwhelm me after a certain amount of time, but for now, they will always remind me of an absolutely delightful couple of weeks. After leaving a place, you can dream about it, and your adoration for the location can only grow from there. At least that is how it almost always works for me.

Only one more post after this packed full of Cairo/Rollei 35s/Dispobable love!

P.S. Now you can look AND LISTEN! Hopefully the tunes well help to you get in the mood…of course each post has a mood. First try: Wide Eyes by Local Natives… TJ put it on my “Abby goes to Cairo” playlist!


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Break of Spring: Charleston!

This trip seriously could not have been any more wonderful than it was. It was absolutely the most relaxing time ever, from hard core shopping downtown to serious dining to frolicking on the beach looking like crazies and acting like we were 5. Also, I developed the best schedule ever…. wake up late. Eat a full breakfast. Go to the beach. Lunch at 3. Go downtown. Dinner at 9. Go to bed at 1. SO good. What I wouldn’t give to be doing that right now.

We also became quite fond of French techno, reading European magazines, drinking way too much coffee, adding raspberries to our Pellegrino, dancing to crazy hip hop, and eating cupcakes.

But seriously, Charleston is an awesome city. It is swanky. Gorgeous. Historic.

Whitney getting some much needed relaxation….or really here she was probably just waiting on me to get my behind ready to go down to the beach…

On the way back to the beach after being in town…When making the drive back we almost religiously listen to Feist’s Open Season remix album with some RDJ2 sprinkled on top…

Margaret looks so little amidst the sea. I took this while I was climbing on some rocks (boulders… you know i was just playing on really huge dangerous pieces of earth, no big deal.)

When we were at Margaret’s home, her sweet mother basically made us a full out breakfast every single morning: complete with eggs, bacon (PIG CANDY. Oh my goodness I cannot explain how good that stuff is), banana chocolate chip muffins, orange juice, and coffee. Anywho, these are the guys that supplied the tasty eggs every day. I love those chickens!

On Easter day we went to play outside…


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Let’s get away. Let’s Go Somewhere Hot.

If you are like me, you are longing to vacate—far far away! I am absolutely dying to get somewhere warm- HOT even! Doesn’t that sound better than having to scrape ice off your (MY) car as you (I mean I) fear for your (MY) life as you (I) venture out in the frigid weather to go print off photos???
So travel with me, if you will, to the ocean.
Just imagine yourself sitting in the sand with a magazine, sweltering happily, listening to Beirut or something exotic like that. Maybe even the Vicky Cristina Barcelona Soundtrack. At least that’s what I do…

Take a break from the snoooooow!


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