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Another great project that I worked on with Jessica Klein for Homepolish. I loved how this home was bright and modern and yet felt laid-back and livable. I also loved all of the amazing artwork that the homeowners had collected over the years, and the wall of maps from places that they lived (an idea that I’ve wanted to do in our home for awhile but have never gotten around to it). Also, I fell in love with these dining room chairs and now they’re on my wishlist for my own house.

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Since it’s summer, I have two goals on my brain: (1) be outside as much as possible, and (2) go places. Here’s some images of a quick trip to Cape Cod, and by quick, I mean we really had about 12 or so free hours to spend there in between my shooting schedule. I always have trouble figuring out where to stay on the Cape, but we really lucked out with these cute rustic little cottages in Eastham called Cottage Grove. Dan and I brought the bikes, and easily picked up the Cape Cod Rail Trail from there. We biked all the way down to the end of the trail in Welfleet, made a right at the end of the trail onto Lecount Hollow Road, and at the end of that, you have beautiful views of the Cape Cod National Seashore. We also walked the trails at Fort Hill (it’s supposed to have a lovely sunrise, though admittedly, we didn’t get up that early), and found a Mexican food truck called Sunbird on Route 6 that was amazing for a quick meal, because if there’s a taco within 10 miles, I will find it. Ahhh, summer, you make me so happy.

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Emily Starr Alfano is the creative genius behind mStarr event design, a boutique studio specializing in design and styling for weddings and events. Photographing her house, a 19th century farmhouse in Natick, was a visual feast. It is packed with inspiration, and you can see Emily’s whimsical taste permeating every room. My own home is more about minimalism, so it was so fun to shoot every nook and cranny of a stylist’s house, including her office which has an entire wall full of props. (And thanks to Design Sponge for the original feature here.)

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After Vietnam, Dan and I spent an insanely brief 2 1/2 days in Cambodia. I won’t pretend to claim that that amount of time gives you an understanding of a country, but we had enough time to do the tourist circuit of Angkor Wat and other ancient temples, with the juxtaposition of the modernism in Siam Reap.

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