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Tuesday, October 16, 2012  |  Travel

Travel Destination: Amalfi Coast Italy on Film

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've said this before, if I ever post travel photos on the blog, it means I'm stressed :P Travel photography is one of my coping/relief mechanisms in times when I'm stretched, as looking at them and sharing them with you makes me happy :)  
 
So, while I won't write a whole heap on this post, as I'm meant to be meeting 3 other insane deadlines, I did want to give you a glimpse into my adventure along the Amalfi Coast, Italy. My husband and I trekked the delightful area for a few days and had such a wonderful time eating pizza, sipping on italian wine, and breathing in that salty sea air. It really is a gorgeous cliffside area, south of Rome, where you can smell lemons everywhere, swim in beautiful blue water, hike along the mountain edges, and bathe in the rich sun. We stayed in Positano, the picturesque city where lovers get married alot! And while I have a tonne of photos shot on my digital camera, I wanted to show you the ones shot on my film camera since film is where my roots are from as a photographer.... There's just something magical, organic, and real about film that you just can't duplicate with digital :) Oh and how can you beat the fact that you don't need to edit film photos!! Love it!! Hope you like what you see!! 
 
xoxo 
 
 
ps: And yes, the next picture post will be weddings/engagements related, I promise!! We have something special to share with you for that one :) Stay tuned!!
For some reason, the shot on the right below, reminded me of a scene shot in a James Bond movie. Do you guys remember which one?? ;)







Tuesday, September 11, 2012  |  Travel

JSP Travel Wallpaper: Santorini, Greece

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have like zero time to blog.. and I shouldn't be here penning my thoughts, but I can't help it! :P I was going to dig through my trove of past travel photos to come up with this month's calendar, but I thought, since I'm LATE with this month's calendar, and the fact that this blog is in serious need of some love, what better way to smoothen over all that, than with a photo snapped while on my latest trip to Santorini Greece.  
 
During the trip, my husband and I were talking about memories... and how sometimes we forget to bring our cameras to places to record that particular moment in some tangible way and form, which is often followed by a pang of regret (mainly from my side since I tend to be the slightly more sentimental half of the marriage :P ). Then Ju reminds me and says "you know, sometimes there are memories and places we have been to, that are so particular, or so special, or so incredible in it's own unique way that you don't need a photograph"... it's so distinguishing that the brain somehow retains that fragment of time and space in its visual coves, despite everything else that it has to process and retain from our day to day grind.  
 
For example... when my husband and I were sitting eating dinner in paris one evening, and watching the many tourists scramble around the Eiffel Tower at night, and then in a sudden moment, the entire Eiffel Tower lit up in a sparkling bedazzled array. Or running through New York's Central Park in the middle of winter without our coats or winter protection, and having it snow for the first time in ages in the city....Or, when I had a little too much to drink (I wasn't drunk... just a little 'happy' haha) after a visit to the Sydney Fish Markets and I found the seagulls walking across the carpark lot to be the most hilarious thing I had ever seen. No camera present to capture those very instances of joy, but ever existing and burning brightly in the shelves of our memories.  
 
I had many a moment while we were in Santorini Greece without my camera, and wishing I had brought one, but I'm very sure those memories will stay dear and near to my head and heart for many years to come.  
 
Thankfully though, the photo in this september's calendar wasn't one of those instances (I remembered my camera! :D). Ju and I were walking around the town of Oia for the day, and we managed to secure a very 'prime' spot to watch the sun go down at just about the right time before the hoard of tourists came to camp out around us everywhere. And while it was crowded, it never really dampened the mental keepsake and feeling that accompanied the day. So, as you can understand, it is a very sacred photo to me, as this picture will always remind me of a time that was filled with calm contentment, peace, and quiet joy shared with my favourite person in the world, all the while just silently thanking God in my heart for precious instances such as these that we can enjoy no matter how rare or frequent they come by.  
 
Enjoy the rest of the month peeps and I hope to be back again sooner rather than later with a full picture post that is weddings/engagements related :D 
 
xoxo 
 
 
ps: Remember, as with past calendars we've released, it includes one of my favourite quotes (I LOVE cool quotes), and it will only be available for download from the blog TODAY ONLY. I will be removing the link tomorrow, so do get it while its here, or share it around :) Let me know if you like, love, or nay this month's calendar in the comments below? :D hehe :) Enjoy! And just click on the photo below to get the 'wallpaper-sized' version :) 
 
 
 
 
*UPDATE* As mentioned on our facebook page, this wallpaper would only be available for a limited time today so we've closed this little treat for now. But stay tuned for next month, for our October calendar giveaway! :D







Monday, July 30, 2012  |  Travel

JSP Travel Wallpaper: Tuscany, Italy

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ey JSP readers! I know it's been awhile... I've been slack on the blog :( But please know it isn't because I haven't wanted to blog. Seriously, my TO-BLOG list has officially grown longer than my TO-DO list, and I never thought that was actually ever going to be possible. However when I was looking through our archives recently, I was a little alarmed when the pile of pretties to be put up on this blog site, just grew and grew! I just wish it wasn't so darn busy!! It's been non stop travel since May, and with the pockets of time I have had in between, its all been post production frenzy, as well as necessary staples like sleep and time with the husband.  
 
Anyhow, as promised on facebook last night, here is the new monthly calendar wallpaper for your computer desktops, ready to tackle August with you! :D As always, it includes one of my favourite quotes (I LOVE cool quotes), and it features one of my favourite photos - this one was shot at the B&B we stayed at while we visited Tuscany, Italy :) And like before, this wallpaper will only be available for download from the blog TODAY ONLY. I will be removing the link tomorrow, so do get it while its here, or share it around :)  
 
If you like this and would like to see more, please do leave a comment (so I know! Otherwise, I'll just assume you guys didn't think this was cool enough and I won't do this again haha), and maybe even tell me a favourite photo you've seen on my blog that you'd like me to turn into a desktop wallpaper!! :D 
 
Enjoy! Just click on the photo below to get the 'wallpaper-sized' version :) 
 
Have a great week ahead everyone! 
 
xoxo 
 
 
ps: I've decided to save the cool piece of news (or pieces you could say!) for the next post! If I am well behaved in the blogging game, I think you'll be able to see the post tomorrow :D 
 
 
 
 
 
*UPDATE* As mentioned on our facebook page, this wallpaper would only be available for a limited time today so we've closed this little treat for now. But stay tuned for next month, for our September calendar giveaway! :D 
 
 







Wednesday, July 4, 2012  |  Travel

JSP Travel Wallpaper: The Vatican, Rome

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ello everyone! And happy July to all of you! Can you believe that we are officially into the SECOND half of the year?? In between getting better from my second bout of food poisoning in 2 weeks, I had a moment where I freaked out a little this morning and wondered where on EARTH all the time went this year.  
 
Anyhow, as a little special treat to kick off the 2nd half of 2012 with a bang, and to celebrate my love for travel, I've decided to giveaway a special monthly wallpaper featuring one of my favourite photos from my personal travels last year in Italy, along with one of my very very favourite quotes. I hope you like it!! And I hope it sits pretty on your desktop this month :D 
 
If you like this and would like to see more, please do leave a comment (so I know! Otherwise, I'll just assume you guys didn't think this was cool enough and I won't do this again haha), and maybe even tell me a favourite photo you've seen on my blog that you'd like me to turn into a desktop wallpaper!! :D 
 
Enjoy! Just click on the photo below to get the 'wallpaper-sized' version :) 
 
Have a great week ahead everyone! 
 
xoxo 
 
 
 
 
 
*UPDATE* As mentioned on our facebook page, this wallpaper would only be available for a limited time today so we've closed this little treat for now. But stay tuned for next month, for our August calendar giveaway! :D 
 
 
 
 







Monday, September 12, 2011  |  Travel

Rome: Part II

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t's a monday, and my body clock is in a sleepy state... I think it has been for the last few days. I was supposed to have this blog post up last week (thank you for voting on our facebook for another travel post!) but as it so happens when you travel, sleep tends to take priority so I do apologise for the belated blog! 
 
As I mentioned in my last blog post about rome, I really adore this city. The husband and I were talking, and we both felt it was a place we'd definitely return to again, if we were to explore Italy another time - it really just has so much history, culture, and things to see and do. Not to mention places to eat! We were hopping between recommendations from our hotelier and lonely planet and both paths led us to some amazing places :) One other thing, the coffee in Italy is FANTASTIC. I like my coffees strong so I usually order an espresso, or if the place does it - a ristretto or double shot macchiato :P I think I had about 1 or 2 shots every day - it was great in the sense it kept me nice and awake all day, but oh dear lord, it also meant I had to frequently look for toilets everywhere! Thankfully, Rome seems to have more WC's than France did! :) 
 
Anyhow, I hope these photos brighten up your monday :) And I hope you all had a gorgeous weekend! I should have our Tuscany photos up next :) 
 
 
 
ps: In case you haven't noticed, there is a little 'LIKE' button under every comment box of each post. If you are too shy to leave a comment, feel free to press that instead :) Although, if you knew me, I do adore your comments. So thank you to those who do leave their notes. It is YOU people who do, that give me that extra incentive to blog :)  
 
 
 
Scooters/Bikes are the preferred method of getting around by the Romans :)
The streets are often filled with entertainers :)
I had gelato every day while I was in Rome. Ju was not happy as it sometimes meant trekking a little distance to find the good ones :P Thankfully, just outside our pit stop to the Vatican, I found a tiny little shop with a long line and went to check it out. They were apparently well known for their fruit flavours so I picked two and was thoroughly happy! :D
Old Bridge Gelateria is the name of that place :)
Around the Vatican, nuns were almost as commonly spotted as people. In the span of about 5 minutes, I found the below :)
More pretty street buildings :)
The infamous Pantheon.
Apparently you aren't allowed to be taking photos in the Sistine Chapel - we saw people getting told off left, right, and center, but I wasn't sure why Ju and I weren't yelled at like others.
Rome is not Rome, without its endless art and statues :)
Oh, one thing I LOVE about Italy is their drinking fountains. They are pretty much everywhere and the water is so pure, fresh, and cold. Its perfect to stay hydrated during summer travels here, and free! :D It made me wonder where it comes from, where it goes, and how come they allow it to keep running all the time.
The city is full of gorgeous ruins.
We sometimes loved getting a little lost and detouring via the alley ways - it meant we kept cool in the shady laneways, AND stumbled across little pretties like this! :D
One great restaurant at a very affordable price (we had several courses and SO much to eat for 2, for only about 40 euro) is here at Raf.
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And on our last night in this city, we wandered the streets at night, which we did each night (I mentioned that Rome is JUST as gorgeous at night if not more so).
Ju told me not to take the below photo because the guy could run after us and beat us up, but I was saying, seriously - I don't think he is paying attention to anything but her :P So I snapped :P haha...







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