Beach Days by Emily Margaret

“A little sea-bathing would set me up forever.” - Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen


Over the past few weeks I've been making my way through my personal photo archives. I'm very organized when it comes to my clients' photos, but I have a bad habit of just throwing mine in random folders without a system, or even just leaving them in my cloud photo drive. (Sidenote- would any of you be interested in a post/mini guide to organizing your personal photos?)

I'm slowly getting there, and just finished organizing some photos from my trip to Destin earlier this year. It's starting to feel like fall here in Kentucky, but now I want to go back to the beach after looking at my photos.

The beach is my happy place. Honestly, give me a beach anywhere, a stack of books, and I'm good. The week I spent with my family was simply glorious (I don't use that word often, but I think it is very fitting here).  I mean what could be better- sunshine, saltwater, lazy days, and lots and lots of books. 

(P.s. This was my beach read of choice, found via the wonderful book expert Anne Bogel.)

In Which I Had Ice Cream for Lunch. by Emily Margaret

You know how some weeks are so packed full of things that they seem to have been a super-special-extra-hours-hidden-somewhere week? That's how last week was.

I took a quick trip down to Nashville (one of my favorite places) and hung out at this really cool hipster place called Starbucks and met up with the even-cooler photographer Ellie Be. Ellie was in the process of moving to Oklahoma and was in Nashville for a couple of days.  We got to chat over coffee about photography and life and it was so fantastic to get to meet her in person for the first time. She is one of the first photographers I discovered way back in the early days when I found that photography blogging was actually a thing. It was an exciting experience, getting to meet someone you've only know online face to face. #thewondersoftheinternet

And yes, as the post title states, I really did have ice cream for lunch. Specifically, a root beer + Jeni's vanilla bean ice cream float from The Soda Parlor. It was delicious and totally worth the calories. (On a related side note, after a bit of googling I discovered that a couple local shops carry Jeni's Ice Cream. That is some dangerous information, you guys.)

Are you hungry yet??

Other noteworthy things that happened last week included going to the local theatre, my first IHOP experience, dinner with friends, and looking up train tickets over coffeeshop wifi.  

And I had to include this last photo of one of the wall art pieces in The Soda Parlor because how often do you see an ax-wielding bear on the wall?

How was your week? What has happened lately that has made you excited?