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I recently road tripped to Bayfield/Madeline Island, Wisconsin with a small group of girlfriends for a short overnight trip just to get out of the city and enjoy nature!  We wanted to go kayaking around the beautiful Apostle Islands and explore the area.  On a rare Saturday off (after a Friday wedding), we loaded up a car and headed up north.  Shortly after arriving in Bayfield, we stopped for lunch and asked the cook what we should do with the remainder of the day. She encouraged us to go to Madeline Island via ferry and rent mopeds to cruise around the island, so off we went.  At the moped shop we met a Bulgarian guy, and I surprised him with my (very limited) Bulgarian-speaking skills and very Bulgarian name, thanks to my hubby! ;)  We ended up hanging with out with Alex (the Bulgarian) and had a fun day on the island.  We hiked and Big Bay State Park and skipped rocks on the lake.  I don’t want to brag, but we perfected the art of rock skipping (you gotta select the perfect flat, surprisingly heavy rock, and get really low with your arm and body), skipping rocks 6+ skips!  After dinner and many drinks at the coolest bar, we took the last ferry back to the mainland, and rested up for our all day kayak expedition the next day with Lost Creek Adventures.  Though the kayak adventure didn’t go as planned (and I got super sea sick), due to rough seas and wind, we still had an amazing day.  I love being up north!

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{This trip was part of a month long adventure across Bulgaria, GreeceIstanbul, and Cappadocia, Turkey}

Earlier this year, I traveled to Las Vegas to attend a photography convention, and while there, had the opportunity to work on a styled shoot with the amazing team at Scheme Events.  They are wedding planners serving the Vegas area and beyond, and they are so incredibly talented and creative.  We had previously teamed up on a shoot, so when discussing their vision for another styled shoot, I knew it would be a fun opportunity to work together again, be creative, and meet new vendors.

The shoot was recently featured on Style Me Pretty.  You can check it out here and read more about Scheme Events’ vision for the shoot.  Thanks to all the amazing vendors involved:

Coordination & Design: Scheme Events | Venue: Red Rock Country Club | Cake and Macarons: Gimme Some Sugar | Cotton Candy: B Sweet Candy Boutique | Sequin Table Linens: La Tavola | Sequin Table Runners: Koyal Wholesale | Wedding Dress: Bella Bridesmaids | Bridesmaid Dresses: Style the Aisle | Rentals: RSVP Party Rentals | Floral: Enchanted Florist | Hair & Makeup services: Amelia C & Co. | Cotton Candy Favors: Welcome Bag Shoppe


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  • Rissa - We love getting to do these shoots but LOVE even MORE getting to work with you! Love your style…you captured everything so amazingly!!

    xoxoxo

Welcome to region of Cappadocia in Central Turkey!  Several years ago, I read about this magical place, famed for it’s otherworldly landscape and hot air ballooning.  I immediately put it on my travel bucket list, and this spring I was lucky enough to visit this unique area of the globe.  We stayed in a cave hotel, rode on the most incredible hot air balloon adventure at sunrise, drove ATVs, tasted local wines, and enjoyed delicious Turkish food- perhaps my favorite cuisine of anything I’ve ever tried.

{This trip was part of a month long adventure across Bulgaria, GreeceIstanbul, and Russia.}

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I wanted to share a few snippets of my recent travels to Istanbul.  This is my second trip to this incredible city (see the first here) and I fell even more in love.

{This trip was part of a month long adventure across BulgariaGreeceCappadocia, Turkey, and Russia.}

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