If I Could Be Anywhere… (7.11.13)

Florence, Italy

Today I’m dreaming of Italy…  During my junior year of college I spent a semester studying abroad in Florence, Italy.  It was, hands down, the best decision I’ve ever made.  Not to get all deep on you… but this one decision changed the course of my life.  Not only did the choice to study abroad lead me to meet and fall in love with Mr B (more on that at a later date…), but taking studio and art history courses and living in the city that was the heart of the renaissance inspired big changes in my life – all of which have lead me to where I am today.  And I have to say, I’m quite content.

So Florence… if I could be anywhere at this very moment it would be walking the cobblestone streets on the arm of Mr B with a gelato in hand and soaking in this beautiful city.

From the moment I stepped off the plane from my semester abroad, I wanted to go back.  In 2010, four years later,  I was lucky enough to  skip off for a while and explore a whole bunch of Italian cities with Mr B  (see photos below).

Traveling in Florence


Rome, Trevi Fountain



Well, it’s been a few years now and I’m itching to go back.  Until then, I’ll just be dreaming.

If I Could Be Anywhere… (5.10.13)

If I could be anywhere… today I would be camping.  But not just any camping.  Are you ready for this?  Camping in a nest that overlooks the ocean.  Stop.  I know.  My heart skipped a beat when I came across these photos by Sara at Smitten Studio.

The Human Nest

There is a place in Big Sur, California called Treebones Resort and they offer one of the most amazing camping options I’ve ever heard of. It’s a “human nest” that overlooks the ocean. Really? A nest. To camp in. For humans.

I definitely love me a good camp fest but this is simply the coolest place ever.  Designed by local artist Jason Fann, this campsite is one of the best I’ve ever seen.  So yes, if I could be anywhere today… it would be here.  Snuggled up in the nest.

The Human Nest, Big Sur

For more pics and details about this fabulous place, check out Sarah’s post.

Photos above by Sarah Sherman Samuel