Paros Life

Family Adventures // July, 2018
Paros, Greece

This last summer I had the pleasure of taking long floats in the Aegean Sea, waking up to a balcony view of bright flowers and ocean, and devouring fried feta, Greek olives, prosciutto, fresh herbed eggplant, loads of Greek salad, Moussaka, and marinated octopus. Together with my husband, parents, and in-laws we explored the island of Paros visiting secluded villages, remote beaches, and a mountaintop monastery. Over the course of a week, we were able to meet some lovely locals, read on a private beach, try delicious new flavors and just slow down and enjoy life. This trip was a perfect mix of calm and curiosity.

Japan, Singapore, Brunei

Overseas // May-June, 2017
Japan, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam

This trip made my heart so happy! From picking green tea leaves in Sayama, to visiting the remote island of Borneo and exploring the lush city of Singapore - this was quite the adventure. It was filled with interesting cityscapes, delicious food, gracious hosts, and most importantly time with dear family. Here are a few shots from this special time.  

Wonders of the Oregon Coast

Wonders of the Oregon Coast // Summer 2015
Newport, Oregon

Newport happens to be my favorite place on earth. It's a place I've visited since childhood with family and friends alike. It's a little beach town that has always provided me with a deep sense of comfort and happiness. I can never pinpoint exactly what I love most - perhaps it's a mixture of the salty air, calm beaches, grubby seafood, kitschy Old Town, and the barking sea lions. Or maybe my love stems from the many memories of going to the Oregon Coast Aquarium where I spent countless hours starring and smiling at Keiko; or the time spent gathering beach treasures and discovering curious life forms in tide pools.

I have visited, explored, and shared Newport with so many people in my life. Countless nights have been spent watching less than mediocre movies with my mamma, playing endless card games with relatives and international guests, and chatting with dear friends over home-cooked meals and wine. I've celebrated Easter, the Fourth of July, and Thanksgiving at the beach, and have relentlessly banged pots and pans with my grandparents on New Year's Eve while humming Imagine by John Lennon. 

I have decided to share a few recent photographs of this special place. I plan to take many more, and continue to cherish the relationship that's formed between my life and this little beach town.