Romance in Rome

As bummed as I was to say goodbye to my family after our amazing Italy trip, I was thankful I had the opportunity to spend the long weekend with my lover in Rome :) My family left on Friday, and the following Monday was a bank holiday, which meant that when Kai flew in on Thursday night, we could spend four whole days together exploring one of my new favorite cities. Kai and I have never really been on a trip together for more than 4 nights, so I really savor these mini excursions we have together :) I spent a lot of time in my last post talking about Rome’s cultural sights, as I ticked most of the main tourist attractions off the list with my family. My time with Kai was a lot different – we didn’t buy tickets or stand in any lines, rather we walked around the city, hand in hand, eating ice cream and getting lost. We walked down small side streets that beckoned to us, and stopped for croissants and coffee when we pleased. We drank cocktails on rooftops, and rented a little buggy to pedal around in the park. That weekend in Rome was HOT (mid 80’s) so on one day we said addio to the hot streets of Rome and hit up a pool in paradise. I didn’t take as many photos, I didn’t really document the restaurants or shops we stopped at, and we spent a lot of time just enjoying each other’s company. It was truly a romantic dream weekend in Italy, and I had the best time. Continue reading

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Bee Happy

Tonight I’ve been a busy bee!

I’m working on a graphic design series that stems from my recent obsession with bees. It’s refreshing to dig into a project for no particular reason – no one telling me what to do, no tight deadlines, and really, no one to please but myself! I really enjoy just playing around in Illustrator, exploring various designs and saving every 30 minutes or so to watch how the series evolves.

Here’s a little peek at some of the bees I have been working on tonight:

Feel free to steal my bees, I’m happy to share – they would make a cute desktop background or phone wallpaper!

Enjoy the free-bees! :)