Now Blogging for Lovely Brideby Elizabeth Jaime posted at August 31st, 2011
I am really excited because this week, I started blogging for Lovely Bride–a West Village based bridal shop that I use to intern for when I first moved to New York. I will be posting every Tuesday on Lovely about bridal style! I’d love if you checked out my very first post!
Bridal Stylist: The Elements
Also check out my introductory interview: Meet The Bloggers: Elizabeth Jaime
Please Excuse…by Elizabeth Jaime posted at August 28th, 2011
My absence! I’ve been visiting in Miami for the past two weeks and was suppose to be home today. However, a little hurricane called Irene has prohibited me from doing so! Once I get back on Tuesday, things will be in full swing! Be safe! x
Photo from here
More From Parisby Elizabeth Jaime posted at August 19th, 2011
Père Lachaiseby Elizabeth Jaime posted at August 18th, 2011
One day in Paris, Nicholas and I decided to take a bus back to where we were staying. I was feeling super lazy and didn’t want to get off at the stop that we were meant to get off at. So, we decided to stay on the bus! After many stops and finally feeling some energy again, we got off at some random stop. Without even realizing it, we ended up in front of Père Lachaise–Paris’ most famous cemetery (and maybe the most famous cemetery in the world?)! I had learned about Père Lachaise from Paris, Je’taime in the short where the women go to kiss Oscar Wilde’s tombstone. So, I thought we should go in!
I usually don’t like cemeteries at all, however, this one was really amazing. Trees were overgrown over everything, the air was so fresh, and there really was something magical about this place. Now I know why Jim Morrison (the star of the cemetery!) and Edith Piaf wanted to buried here–it’s amazing in there. If you ever find yourself in Paris just walking around, go to Père Lachaise and just walk around. I promise you’ll enjoy it.
Photographyby Elizabeth Jaime posted at August 11th, 2011
My dearest readers, as most of you know, photography is one of my greatest passions. As time goes on, I learn more about the art and find myself wanting photography to play a larger role in my life. So, I have decided to dabble in the world of wedding photography. Given that I am still a student though, I would be offering quality images for very little. So, if you or anyone you know is in the market for a photographer, whether it be for a wedding, a portrait session, or anything else, pass my name along or email me at email@example.com Like I mentioned, this is kind of an experiment to see if people are actually interested in having me photograph moments in their lives and to build my portfolio. Looking forward to hearing from some of you!
Versaillesby Elizabeth Jaime posted at August 10th, 2011
Nicholas, Amber, Leo and I spent the other day in Versailles. I’ve been wanting to go for quite some time and finally got to do so! The grounds were amazing. The trees, pathways, and just overall feeling of being on this property was worth writing home (or on this blog) to. Marie Antoinette also happens to be one of my all-time favorite movies so being able to see where they filmed, as well as were she actually lived, was so fun. And while there were a lot of people visiting Versailles that day, we got to escape it all by renting some bikes and cruising the property. You’d be surprised at how empty one side of the property is compared to the other.
My First Days in Parisby Elizabeth Jaime posted at August 6th, 2011
Thursday was my first day in Paris, however, it felt like I had been here a thousand times before. The attraction I’ve felt–and still feel–towards this place is like no other. What I feared was an over romanticized notion of a city most claim to love, only proved itself real before my very eyes. And, I think at some point in time, while gazing onto the streets of Montemarte from the balcony of the lovely, quaint apartment we are staying at, I realized that a city I could love more than New York did exist–Paris. And while I could go on for hours on every reason I’d love to stay, all I’ll say right now is that I am looking forward to the day I can call this city home.
Le Terrazze Wineryby Elizabeth Jaime posted at August 4th, 2011
Nicholas and I payed a visit to one of Ancona’s wineries–La Terrazze. I’m not sure if every winery in Italy is the same, but this one was located on a beautiful hill over-looking the unforgettable fields of the Marche region. The historic building that housed the winery was also breath-taking.
Ofagna’s Medieval Festivalby Elizabeth Jaime posted at August 3rd, 2011
Every year, Ofagna–a medieval hill-top town located close to Ancona–hosts a medieval festival. This year, Nicholas and I were around for the festival so decided to take part in the festivities while visiting one of Nicholas’ friend who lives in the town of Ofagna.
Everywhere you turned, there was someone dressed in a mask trying to scare you and little relics which paid tribute to the medieval times. Being at the festival truly made me feel like I was part of the olden days sans the medieval-wear. Even the lights that lit up the town where of fire and not light bulbs.
Along with the atmosphere, there are super fun games to partake in like Javelin throwing and shooting a target with a bow and arrow. Nicholas’ nephews, Jack and Rex, were beyond excited to give the archery stand a try. Apparently Jack is reading a book that takes place in the Medieval times so he was thrilled to feel as if he was a part of the time that his book takes place in.
Notes On Italyby Elizabeth Jaime posted at August 3rd, 2011
As our last day in Italy approaches (uh, today) I’d like to reflect on my time here and share some of the discoveries I’ve made in my three weeks in this lovely country. Some of these things are obvious, however, they have become even more clear in my mind as the days passed on. (Accompanying the post is some photos from our days in Sirolo–the seaside town where Nicholas’ family spend their summers)
Le Due Sorelleby Elizabeth Jaime posted at August 1st, 2011
Today, Nicholas, Federico, Ionella, and I headed out to Le Due Sorelle–a beach located at the bottom of Monte Conero. Le Due Sorelle stands for “the two sisters” which was named after the two cliffs that jut out of the water right along the beach. The beach is only accessible by boat and you cannot park within 300 meters of the boat so that means a lot of swimming. Instead, we just ended up swimming in the beautiful waters of the Adriatic Sea along the boat.
Tomorrow, Nicholas and I head to Firenze. A doppo!