A Photo Shoot with the Girls in Taos

Friends,

Last week the family spend the day in Taos. The hubs took our 12 year old son river rafting on the Rio Grande, while I took the girls to Taos. They had a blast. First they humored me with a photo shoot of yet another adobe church, and then they got rewarded with Slushees and a trip to their favorite playground. Here are some pictures…

First we dropped the boys off along the Rio Grande to go river rafting. They had a blast and I would highly recommend this for older kids. There are two ways to get to Taos coming from Albuquerque or Santa Fe: the High Road, and the Low Road. While I am a huge fan of the High Road, I have to say the Low Road is pretty awesome in the summer, as well. There is a little rafting shack with a coffee shop; there is Heron Brewery, and cute little fruit stand next to it.  Lots of places to stop and linger along the Rio Grande. And places to picnic right by the river, too.

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After dropping them off, we headed to San Francisco de Asis Mission Church in Taos. It is easy to miss, you don’t see it from the road, thus  I have passed it a few times without knowing. Georgia O’Keeffe painted this church and Ansel Adams photographed it. I can see why…

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I love the softness of the adobe churches and the white and beige detail of this church. So lovely.

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A random house near the church with the signature blue shutters and red chilis hanging from the roof. IMG_3697.jpg

What a great day!

This summer we didn’t really have time or finances for a vacation. Day trips like this make a staycation a lot more bearable for me. Exploring new places and spending a lot of time in the pool is what gets me through the long and hot New Mexico summers.

Have a great day,

Sofija

 

 

A Photo Shoot with the Girls in Taos

Persnickety

Do you like the playful and cheerful line Persnickety? The bright colors, the Peter Pan collar, the stripes.

Persnickety is an American company. They employ seamstresses in Nicaragua,  pay them fair wages, and donate school uniforms to children and thus give them a chance to get an education. Can’t get much better than that!

Have a wonderful weekend!

-Sofija

Persnickety

Stylin’ in Poland

I recently found Porridge with Milk, a beautiful blog from Poland. Check out how this mom captures her stylish girls.

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Top- nosweet (a new to me Polish brand)

Shorts- Kids on the Moon (also from Poland)

Sneakers- Zara

Sunglasses- Gap

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Dress- nosweet

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Dress- DKNY

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Dress- Mini Rodini

I’m always thrilled to find out about quality children’s clothing. Even more thrilled when they are made in Eastern Europe, a part of the world that used to be oppressed under Communism and is now flourishing with creativity.

-Sofija

Stylin’ in Poland

Leuie Summer 2013

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I found this company through Babiekins magazine, a fantastic resource for stylish parenting. Leuie is a company from Vancouver, British Columbia, featuring beautiful European made clothing. What caught my attention was their photography done by the talented Chelsea Millunchick. Enjoy!

slideshow_2-1 slideshow_3 slideshow_4 slideshow_5 slideshow_6Aren’t these beautiful? I love how the children are captured so naturally. And the setting is so serene. We don’t live anywhere near grass, so this is quite appealing to me. I also appreciate the flowing dresses and quality materials this company uses.

Have a fun filled weekend, friends. See you back here next week.

-Sofija

All pictures by Chelsea Millunchick.

 

 

Leuie Summer 2013

Dolce & Cabbana, Summer 2013

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Friends,

Lately I have been drawn to Italian photo shoots. Beautiful scenery combined with old world charm. That is definitely true for this one. Dolce and Cabbana shot this summer collection in Sicily, which looks a lot like the coast of Croatia, where I spend many summers growing up. Take a look.

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Beautiful, isn’t it? Makes me wish, I could go there this summer…

Have a lovely weekend, and stay warm.

-Sofija

 

Dolce & Cabbana, Summer 2013