Tuesday, January 31, 2012

thoughts of home.

Hey, have you joined Pinterest like the rest of the planet?  Then follow me here!  I'm cataloging images from art to inspiration, parties to gift ideas, personal style to travel and of course, home decor.  I've been storing a hodgepodge of images on my computer otherwise, so thought I'd throw them up here just like I would before my pinterest board.  Don't worry - you'll still get doses of inspiration here at Hiker in Heels.

 (how cool are these striped floors? rustic meets sophisticated)

 (want - crazy cutout screen)

 (small space, endless possibility)

 (I hope I have the guts someday to paint hardwood floors white)

 (yes please)

(homey, perfect kitchen)

(I like my bedrooms airy, but my offices to be bold - rawr!)

 (great bookcase, equestrian inspired)

(nicely styled bar w/killer lamps)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday Memories

City adventures and decadence to boot!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

On the Road: Around the world in 11 Days.

What a way to kick off the new year!  I am producing a few short international documentaries at work and was sent to Mongolia and then England for some of the shoots in a crazy adventure that led me around the world.  It was an incredible experience - I can't believe I almost didn't go out of fear.  It was a long plane flights, unbelievably cold (in the negatives every day) and I had no idea if my stomach would be able to handle the food.  But I'm so glad I went.  Mongolia was incredibly foreign - like a Soviet Asia - but such warm people and a place to marvel.  And it reminded me that I'm fearless.  I needed that.  And then the English countryside was so beautiful and I even got to see some dear friends who live there.  All in all, pretty amazing.  Check out some photos:

 (the capital, Ulaanbataar)

 (our director's frozen eyelashes)

 (I made a friend)

 (Shaman holy place)

 (crew caravan)

 (the country, on the road to Darkhan)

 (Mongolian pony and rider)


 (bowmaster's son)

 (heading back to the capital)

 (my boss and I - can't even describe how cold it is)

 (roadside farm)

 (preparing yak's milk tea in a traditional ger (yurt))

 (drawing that bow was hard!)

 (morning prayer at a Buddhist monastery)

 (monks calling to prayer)

 (prayer wheels)

 (our fearless DP)

 (Chingghis Khan statue)

 (you could go and stand on the horses head!)

 (final crew dinner in Mongolia)

 (train from London to Exeter)

 (my coworker in Cathedral yard)

 (the Cathedral)

 (beautiful Exeter morning)

 (crew in a sleepy village)


(picture perfect weather)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Here's to you, 2012.

I can't help but shake this amazing feeling that 2012 is going to be awesome.  I am not even going to try and figure out why I think that, but I am just going to let it happen.  And you know what?  That's awesome.  In 2011, I did a lot of thinking.  But I realized one of my happiest years was when I lived by what my GUT told me (2008 for those of you keeping track).  Less thinking, more DOING.  Less making things happen, more ALLOWING things to happen.  I am an open vessel ready to run.  It's going to be a great year.  Happy Friday and Happy 2012, friends.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

gone again!

Leaving tomorrow for two weeks to shoot two short doc films for work - one in Mongolia, one in England - wow!  I doubt there will be time to blog much, but there will be much to share when I return.  Until then, I'll leave you with a holiday photo dump.  Happy New Year, friends!