After 9 years of dreaming and waiting I finally made the journey to Iceland for an entire week. I never thought I would get there when I did but I am so glad that it finally happened.
The idea to go to Iceland first came to me when my German class in high school had a guest speaker one day who came in and talked to us about Iceland. She talked about Icelandic culture and part of me feels like she was there trying to see if any students had interest in studying there? I really don't remember I just know that after seeing photos of the country I wanted to go. Another big reason why I wanted to go or solidified it all was hearing Tyr's cover of Regin Smidur. You can listen to the traditional tune here
The history of the vikings, the breath taking photos of the country side and hearing TYR just made me want more and more. Since Iceland (at the time) was not a very popular place trying to convince my parents or others to go with me was quite difficult. Although recently it fe…
This week's (late) Artist Thursday feature is all about the all talented Yamil Flores.
Yamil wasn't always a photographer but about 5 years ago he bought his first camera and started doing street photography in New York City. Since then, he has been able to develop his own style and has taken on doing portrait photography in a new and exciting (natural) light. Flores is able to capture the true beauty and essence of those in front of his lens.
Back towards the end of this past November, one of the girls at my office approached me about possibly doing a photoshoot with Yamil as he is a good friend of hers and they had taken photos together in the past. I never really had anyone take my photo before other than a friend taking an outfit photo for this blog or that time I awkwardly posed for my senior yearbook photos in high school. I was very nervous before meeting and working with Flores but I felt instant relief upon meeting him for the first time and working with him one on …
When was the last time that you hosted a party? Was it for a friend, a holiday, for fun or in honor of yourself?
If you've never hosted then ask yourself:
When was the last time you went to a party and wasn't sure how to prepare, what to wear or what to bring?
Doesn't matter if the party is big or small, getting ready for a party you're the host of or the one you're going to isn't as stressful as you think it is.
Growing up Greek, my family has always known how to throw a great party. Lots of friends, music and of course food. Whether we we're hosting a family party or a party for friends it's important to make everyone feel welcome in your home. First things first: Invitations!
Growing up in the 90's and early 2000's, sending out invitations in the mail was the thing to do. Since the world has evolved a little, there are plenty of other ways to get the word out there. Whether it's using a Facebook event (quick and easy) or eve…