Sometimes we get so focused on wanting other people's lives that we forget to appreciate our own! Take time today to appreciate what you achieved this year and make a pact to spend less time on social media. People only share the parts they want you to see!
I took a quick detour to see the capital building on my way from Manhattan to Kansas City. I would recommend it to everyone. If you can spare five or 10 minutes then exit on 8th street take a quick drive around our majestic capital. That’s five minutes for a quick drive around the block and back to the interstate, 10 minutes for getting out and shooting a few photos. #topcity#topekaks
I like overcast winter days much more than sunny ones. They just make more sense. •
Every year, someone decorates this 🌲 on the Hope St. end of Blackstone Blvd. I love passing it, and I’m always thankful for it. I like to think that someone who needs this kind of reminder sees it, and takes a little bit of the spirit of it with them. #bethelight for someone today.
Hoping to recreate this table setting for Christmas lunch at home | styled by me @beaandcostyle for a recent shoot for @thelocalproject in The Apartment at @greatdanefurniture | the Great Dane Ester and Erik candles are such a beautiful addition | 📸 @davekulesza | assist @michaeloulton
The Bronx Zoo in Winter is a definite mood.
Built at the turn of the last century (1899) its architecture is every bit as interesting as its aardvarks.
Loads of intricate masonry and stone carving. Loads of copper gates and roofs gone eerie green from patination. The grounds themselves are massive and beautiful in the sad, wistful way of denuded forests.
Most interesting of all to see, was how this old zoo has adapted to a modern era that (thank g*d) demands enclosures be as humane as possible. I can only imagine how awful the ‘Lion House’ and the ‘Monkey House’ once were, with their tiny indoor cells of concrete and bars. But now those same structures, though still adorned with carvings of big cats and chimpanzees, have been retooled as the ‘Reptile House’ and the ‘Mouse House’. (Even a few little mole rats are now given two rooms joined together by clever underground tunnels, etc.)