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Morocco

Morocco

The time we spent in Morocco was by far the most special. From the pink labyrinth medinas of Marrakesh to the expansiveness of the Agafay desert, we were constantly in awe at the beauty of the country and culture. In Marrakesh, we spent a lot of time shopping for artisan made items at the souks, from rugs made by the Berber people to genie lamps and lanterns. We frequently got lost in the narrow alleyways where locals would whizz by on their scooters, dodging pedestrians left and right. Rubbing my stinging eyes from the exhaust fumes, we hunted for treasure because I was determined to find that one special piece to bring home. Walking by snake charmers, henna artists, and persistent souk salesmen, I was enchanted by the gritty liveliness of the medina. People were throwing water on the streets to keep cool, kids were playing soccer in the alleys, and locals were eating kebabs in a bun hovering near the tiny carts.

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Ruidosa, Texas

Ruidosa, Texas

The desert was calling me and so we went. A spontaneous trip out to nowhereland dangerously near the border of Mexico. We found a property 2 hours SW of Marfa, which ended up being the house of my dreams. On 200 acres of land, a small trailer home with a perfect porch sits smack dab in the middle, surrounded by the mountains of the Chihuahuan desert. With not a soul in sight for miles all around, you can really get lost in the sheer beauty of nature and your own wandering thoughts. Our puppies came with us for a long weekend getaway, and all we brought were stacks of books, oil paints, and all 4 of my cameras.

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Marfa

Scenes from Marfa. Desert meets artist community meets star gazing paradise. We spent a relaxing weekend here for Anthony's birthday. Here are some of my favorite things to do when I go out west. We enjoyed some local beer at a brewery facing the mountains in Alpine, sipped on wine in our beautiful airbnb while observing the paintings around the house, cuddled in a safari tent with heated blankets in the chilly desert, saw a heard of havalinas, and had a romantic dinner at Al Campo surrounded by Jesus candles.

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