In the last 12 months, I've traveled to the three largest US cities: Chicago, Los Angeles, and, finally, New York City. There's something uniquely enchanting about New York. It pulsates with an unmatched energy. I was fortunate to stay with my dear friend, Rafael (pictured in the gallery below many times). It is refreshing to see the city through the lens of someone who lives and works there. This colossal metropolis is sprinkled with smaller communities that make it feel like home.
Over the past six days, I covered a lot of ground. Here are a few of my favorite photographs from the trip, including:
Peter and Kassandra celebrated their engagement at a vineyard in Vineland, Ontario. The evening was a blend of Serbian and Polish music, food, and traditions. A live band, homemade desserts, and family from across the U.S. and Canada made for an unforgettable celebration, despite some unexpected chilly weather. The turning leaves and delicious wine made up for it, though!
Congratulations, Peter and Kass!
Last week, I touched down on the West Coast for the first time and explored Los Angeles with my best friend, Bailey.
During our adventures, I had some of the best margaritas of all time, saw some of the most gorgeous beaches, and, of course, caught a glimpse of the famous Hollywood sign. And, perhaps best of all, there wasn't a trace of humid weather the entire time I was there.
Bailey and I covered a lot of ground in a short time. We sipped wine at Rodeo Drive, read about the stars at the Griffith Conservatory, rode the Ferris wheel at Santa Monica Pier, spotted some of our favorite musicians' stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, ordered In-N-Out in Long Beach, and took quirky photos at "Urban Light" at LACMA.
I really have to give Bailey an extra special shout-out for putting up with the infamous I-405 traffic (yes, it's as bad as you've probably heard), teaching me about plants, and showing me the ins-and-outs of L.A. Thanks for an amazing time!