One of my favorite things to do is to sit down with friends and family at a dinner table for along period of time. I’m talking 2-4 hours. Sharing food and drinks together while good conversation fills the gaps between sips and bites. I realized I loved this the first time Ab and I went to Italy. We had a dinner 3 hours long where we just enjoyed each others company (and all the pasta). Ever since I have tried to bring this idea back to the states. Its tougher to pull off over here, but when we do it just makes me smile. . . . This photo was taken after one of those long times at a table. We were in the wine tasting room at Castello di Meleto and it turned out to be a great place to enjoy some company. Admittedly there was more wine had than food but the conversation and good times were second to none. If you want to have a long dinner we are IN. Hell…. I will even cook 😊
The blog is still down and that sucks but who really cares when people like Janine and Josh are this damn happy. We had a pretty special experience over in Italy and some day when the internet doesn’t hate me I will share it with you. For now here is some winter light in the mountains ⛰☀️
If you know me at all you know how much I love everything about this photo. After I saw Cliff rocking this kilt I wished I had been brave enough to wear one on my wedding day. Am I Scottish? No, but damn I wish I was.
Whew…. What a marathon of a month. Going from Italy right into the wild and wonderful holiday season was crazy fun and super exhausting. These next two weeks are all about getting some previews, blogs, and albums complete so I can fully disconnect and start working on some personal projects. House renovations, making charcuterie, building a wine cellar, and starting a homesteading insta account are all on the docket. In that same vein I want to thank all the amazing couples and vendors that made 2018 unreal. When things start to slow down and I take a moment to think back about all the fun we have had this year it’s mind boggling. New friends were made and some truly incredible experiences were had. I often find myself looking forward to the next adventure but it is important to remember and appreciate everything we have already been a part of. So thank you amazing people for making 2018…well…amazing!
Italy is a magical place. Things slow down. Small moments seem to be more easily enjoyed. Dinners are extended and worries seem to fade away. There is so much I want to share from this trip but since Christmas is around the corner you know I am going to hit you with that Christmas market business. The first thing we did at every market was enjoy a warm glass of Vin Brulé (mulled wine). I will now be recommending this for any shoots happening when the weather is below 40.