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The South

I was in the depths of Louisiana last week for the wedding of two dear friends. Besides being an incredible occasion, it was also felt amazing to be somewhere that was already so green. We explored part of the swamp, a national wildlife refuge on the edge of the Mississippi River. We also spent time walking among wildflowers, hanging out on porches, and relaxing by fire pits.

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Winter Escapes: North Creek Farm in Maine

I’ve been thinking of greener times lately, so here are a few pics from a very charming farm I found last September. North Creek Farm is in midcoast Maine and is definitely worth a stop if you are ever in the area. It dates back to the 1850s and is a combo plant nursery and grocery store. They also have a rustic little organic cafe where we had the most amazing lunch. I highly recommend it as a stop next time you are up in Maine!

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Winter Escapes: Argentina + Uruguay on film

Since it’s cold and it’s January, I decided to make a series called Winter Escapes, where we can have a bit of a mental break from the dreariness! This first Winter Escape post comes from Argentina and Uruguay. Before I visited South America last year, I got myself a tiny little film camera to carry around in circumstances where I didn’t feel comfortable carrying my gigantic DSLR (i.e., I was trying to make myself less of a tourist target). The camera is a Ricoh and it’s fantastic! You can set the ISO, aperture, and even exposure compensation. Needless to say, I was hooked. Here are a few of my film snaps from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Colonia, Uruguay.

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Charleston

After all the frigid temps this week, I think I need to just look at some photos of warmer days. Right before Christmas, Dan and I escaped to Charleston where it was a balmy 65 degrees. Amazing restaurants, the friendliest people, and with its pastel houses and palm trees it has lots of photographer eye-candy. And, thanks to nonstop flights on JetBlue, perfect for a short getaway from Boston. A few things we did:

1 Walking around the Historic District | 2 Crepes at Queen Street Grocery | 3 Shopping for bbq and hot sauce in the City Market | 4 Seeing the spooky remains of plantation life at Drayton Hall | 5 Shopping for quirky antiques at Curiosity

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March 21, 2014 - 8:10 am

Jill - Gorgeous photos, Joyelle! Can’t wait to go Charleston!

March 21, 2014 - 3:42 pm

Joyelle - Thanks, Jill! Have a fabulous trip!