Thankful FOUR

IMG_5148I’m incredibly thankful for the owner of these awe inspiring shoes. She is a person whose calm brings me out my giddy side and whose company renews to my soul. I celebrated her wedding this past weekend, a magnificent occasion in which I cried, laughed, danced, felt my heart expand in joy and my stomach fill up with butterflies.

Nanc, you are a gem, beautifully crafted by God and a vision of light, hope and encouragement from every angle. What a joy to celebrate you and the Jessman! I am truly elated for you both!

IMG_5197New York, the city that connected me to some of my BEST friends of all time.

IMG_5063Two scoops of gelato, a reminder of my favorite Florentine Gelateria.

IMG_5231Jen’s eyes, which compose some of my all time favorite photographs before they are born.

What, or who are you thankful for?

 

A Quiet Afternoon

IMG_9332In a world full of noise and constant distractions, afternoons of quiet reflection invigorate my soul, refresh my  body and renew my mind.

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IMG_9312|Wearing: Consignment Boutique Vintage Dress, Warby Parker glasses, Olubukunmi Custom Ring and Thrifted Bangles|IMG_9362

IMG_9400|Shot on location at The Ayres Hotel in Manhattan Beach California|| Styling by Buki Peters and Photography by S.Peters|

 

Thankful FOUR

IMG_4651New heights that I reached on my last trip.

IMG_3960Fresh fruits that make delightful treats on hot summer days.

IMG_4161Beautiful vine covered office buildings. IMG_9277The opportunity to see Flamingos for the first time! I was so excited I took about 20 photos!

What are YOU thankful for?

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Desert Road

IMG_4386I recently visited Palm Desert, California. It was a relaxing and enjoyable time with one of my favorite travel companions of all time! The road trip up and around the area was so beautiful that I stopped so often along the road to admire the views and take photos!

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IMG_4393|ABOVE| Forever21 Dress, J.Crew Scarf, Easy Spirit Sandals and Warby Parker glassesIMG_4379

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IMG_4396|PHOTOGRAPHY by S.P  +  STYLING by Buki Peters |

STYLE TIP: When exploring desert roads, wear light colors to say cool and keep a scarf handy in case of dust storms.

Local Luv: National Air & Space Museum (Udvar-Hazy Center )

IMG_0461This week’s Local Luv feature is the remarkable Udvar-Hazy Center also known as the National Air and Space Museum. Located in Chantilly, Virginia, the facade of building is a modern work of art and as a part of the Smithsonian Institute its’ exhibits and shows are of the very best quality. On display are thousands of aviation and space artifacts, including the space shuttle Discovery! Also house in the Center is the Airbus IMAX® Theater  and an Observation Tower, with a bird’s-eye view of Washington Dulles International Airport.

I took my nieces there for a day of exploration and learning and we had a blast! My favorite part was getting to watch the planes take off from the cafe while enjoying our lunch. It was a fun visit and next time I’d like to experience the IMAX theater and the Observation tower.

Until then, go visit the museum and do share what you enjoyed most!

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INSIDER’S TIP: Do secure your belongings (bags, lunches etc) in the lockers provided on the main floor. It is just 25cents to use (which you get back when you open it) and it will save you the hassle of lugging excess baggage with you all around the museum.

FUN FACT: Through out the year there are fun events and seminars which range from concerts to the history of flight and most of them are complimentary!

Thankful FOUR

IMG_4065A delectable meal with friends at Acqua al Due.

IMG_3988Places in DC that transport me to Europe.

IMG_4054One of my favorite flowers beautifully displayed at The Farmer’s Market

IMG_3286 The rich blue evening sky and the Georgetown city lights.

Now it’s your turn, Comment below and share: what is your Thankful 4?

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Yellow Ankara Dress

IMG_8519It is commonly advised by many to walk the less traveled path. Such advice is very well at times but lately I am beginning to realize how encouraging it is to walk on already paved roads. There is a different kind of learning that is experienced when you listen to and share with someone that has been on the journey you are about to embark on and it can be a privilege to glen wisdom from those ahead of us.

This may come in many forms it could be professionally, relationally, educationally or even spiritually but how wonderful it is to learn and grow at ever season of life.

Now to my Sartorial thoughts: Above is one of my favorite Ankara dresses. My darling aunt got me the fabric from Nigeria as a gift and I designed this dress for myself. I feel very comfortable and feminine in it and enjoy twirling in city and the country with this lovely dress!

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IMG_8629|ABOVE| OLUBUKUNMI Dress, J.Crew Jacket, Banana Republic Shoes, Vintage Hat + Vintage Porcelain Earrings

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IMG_8490  IMG_8530|PHOTOGRAPHY by K.M   +  STYLING by Buki Peters |

STYLE TIP: When wearing a bold print dress opt for a solid coverup like I did with my denim jacket. It creates a less busy look and gives your admirers a place to rest their eyes when checking out your outfit.