Jun 8, 2012

24.5

Hello and thank you for the encouraging and constructive comments on my last post. I almost always feel lame after feeling down - it's like the next phase is always "get your shit together, Alice!" Ironically, after lamenting about how expensive props wouldn't make me better a photographer in my last post, I impulsively shelled out way more than necessary for this simple teapot and mug. They're from marimekko and I just loved the design of them. It's also my half-birthday (and I've always been a proponent of noting them and well, of spoiling myself in general), so it was an easy justification.


I broke them in with some Earl Grey French Blue tea from Mariage Frères, and had a little snack of donut peaches (that also cost an arm and a leg, sheesh). I'm also mildly horrified that I like my iPhone shot of this very same scene more than my 5Dmkii's...

I've got an early wedding call time tomorrow so I'm taking it easy tonight. Stay tuned for Paris posts next week!

22 comments :

  1. i like the way you think :) both items are lovely. this is how a cup of tea should truly be enjoyed.

    leyla.

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  2. What a lovely teapot! We all deserve to treat ourselves once in awhile :)

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  3. Re your last post, I think you have a unique style that you don't want to lose...I love the freshness & realness of your photography.

    Cool teapot and yay to earl grey ;)
    xxx

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  4. I have the Earl Grey French Blue as well. I love the color and rich bite. I hope it's okay, but I have an iPhone photography question I'd like to ask you. I'll email you.

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  5. oh, my. i very much want that teapot.

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    1. Testing my new comment reply form! :)

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  6. Mariage Frères! Also, that is a lovely iPhone shot there :D

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  7. Love your work and this blog... please bring back the his and hers segments! It's great to see a little of your personal style (and covetable items!)

    =)

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  8. A half birthday is the best idea I have ever heard. Can we have quarter birthdays too?

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  9. It's crazy how iPhone/instagram pictures turn out better than the 'real thing'...

    Cute mug!

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  10. Alice, Alice... Whenever I visit your blog, and see your pictures, I think to myself... "Man, I want to be like her when I grow up". Except, I'm (i think) all grown up, and definitely much older than you are. Yet, here I am, wishing I can quit my day job and do something I love.

    To make it short. You are fabulous. Your pictures are beautiful. I hope deep down inside you know, and believe, that.

    Keep on flashing that Cheshire smile. =)

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  11. nice recovery, alice. follow your muse; you will get to where you need to be.

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  12. gorgeous, love the yellow on the mug :)

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  13. I'm all for half-birthday presents haha! These are lovely shots! But I can't wait to see more from Paris!!

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  14. I love every item in these pictures, but I think the mug is my favorite. I'm a big fan of Earl Grey, but have never tried Earl Grey French Blue, I'll have to add it to my "to try" list. And thanks so much for the visit to my blog!

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  15. lovely shots here! i'm looking very much forward to the paris reportage :)

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  16. Alice love the idea of "half birthday" and some self gifting!!
    Look forward to your Paris pics....be kind to yourself and keep with your plan and goals!
    Carla x

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  17. Marimekko is a great swedish brand. They create a perfect aesthetic

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  18. Hello I love your blog, which camera do you use?

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