Friday, October 15, 2010
"Whatever your life's work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better." Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
I had such a lovely time in North Carolina. My only schedule was to have no schedule. My friends house was the absolute perfect place to have my own special little retreat. She and her husband built a magnificently beautiful home a mere 200 steps from the beach. Three stories of comfort and each bedroom had it's own tv and bathroom. I had my own space to sit quietly and block out the world if I wanted too! not to mention an significant supply of surf boards, boogie boards, beach chairs, beach cruiser bikes and most importantly great company and LOTS of laughs! Thanks Liz and Mark...Loves! It was my own little slice of heaven. The beach itself was gorgeous, clean, abundant in seashells, and had it's own quaint little personality with families and fisherman scattered about. I loved every minute of it. The weather was absolute perfection, not to hot, not to cold, with the perfect gentle sea breeze. You could sit out there for hours completely comfortable. ALOT of sun was soaked into my skin while there. The neighborhood was full of southern charm and character, from the homes, to the people. One of my favorite moments was when Liz (North Carolina BFF, or as we refer to her..."my sista from anotha mutha") needed a blender to whip up some yummy peachy goodness, she leaned over the balcony to Billy..."can I borrow your blender...? Just have Gino bring it over...!" He did, and stayed long enough for some peachy goodness! HOW FUN!!! I love things like that...people just loving people and enjoying life. This neighborhood personified that. There was even older gentlemen with golf cart transportation giving other people rides from one house to another...it was adorable. We had multiple invitations to come over for a cocktail... and lots of southern hospitality! It was just so fun.
The evening I wore this outfit, we were supposed to go to a "pig picken" which I gathered was a potluck neighborhood party centered around roasting a whole pig! I wore the boots and the last picture was my attempt at a ho-down...We were going to a pig-picken after all! We actually ended up not going, I was a bit to entranced in the Alabama-South Carolina college football game. We won't go there...if you follow college football you know what I mean, and yes, if you must know, I was SCREAMING at the tv and am bitter about it....ugh.
Last thing... The location of this shoot is up on the roof. Alot of the homes in the neighborhood had what they called rooftop decks. From this vantage point you can see the ocean for miles unobstructed and the entire town. It was a pretty spectacular view especially at sunset....plus it makes for fun pics!
Dress: "from her closet"
Boots: Frye..... "from her closet"
Necklace: gifted from my Groom.
Just around... grocery store for vino, hummus, spinach dip and candy! Local restaurant to pick up the oh so yummy take out dinner....and desert of course! I'm on vacation!!!