Jennifer spent the summer here in Ithaca to vacay and work. I'm sad I just met her last week and she left today. One night we went to the bar to listen to some jazz and I found out she's originally from New Orleans (I love NOLA). I told her I can make beignets at home and we literally left the bar to make beignets. As you can see, she looks like Anne Hathaway. I couldn't let her go back to Houston without doing her makeup and capturing her beauty. Thanks to our friend Nick he was able to take the photos for me.. he definitely did a better job than I could've done. I adore Jenn and I hope to reconnect with her in the future.
I moved across the country to do some soul searching and to create. I chose Ithaca not only to be closer to one of my best friends, but to also experience something much different than what I'm used to (California). It's quiet, relaxing and breathtaking. I've been here since April and I've seen the seasons change drastically. Driving through Pennsylvania & New York, seeing nothing but endless brown scenery was a bit boring. But a week after nestling down in my new home, the scenery changed dramatically. With a blink of an eye, everything was green. It's literally like entering Toon Town. Imagine that.
I drove across the country making stops in cities I've never been to. That alone is another memorable experience that I'll hold close to my heart. And I encourage everyone to do this at least once in their life.
These pictures of my little babies and I are captured by my bestie Krissy (www.loveyouduh.com) on our beautiful Lake House in Ithaca. And everyday I wake up to the beautiful sunrise on the east. <3