Birds Of Paradise
My amazingly talented friend and photographer, Lee O’Conner, is creating a book about stylish and interesting women in New York City.
I love highlighting women and the uniqueness they hold, which is why I love this project. It showcases women - the best gender - from New York City - the best city in the world. Pictures tell stories, the best form of entertainment.
Buy a book here!
This year, in the spirit of the holidays I have decided that I will be using any funds that I would use on gifts for friends or family and put that towards Philippines relief efforts. The people that have gone through this calamity are facing a tremendously difficult holiday season. I don’t lack for much, and am blessed with great material possessions, but the people going through this disaster are barely getting their basic needs met. If you are within my immediate circle of loved ones and considering getting me a gift, I ask that you put those resources towards the Philippines relief efforts - Any charity of your choice*. That small effort can make a positive difference in the life of someone going through something so horrid - And every little bit helps!
I also ask that you consider this act within your circle of loved ones.
*I am donating through Direct Relief, but you can look at this cheat sheet of organizations responding to the disaster. The list of organizations on this article allows you to designate your gift, ensuring that your donation will be used as you intended. Also, this is a great article on why it’s important to do some legwork before choosing a charity to donate to - but highlighting the importance of being charitable.
Pay it forward - Fostering a spirit of kindness and giving, are what the holidays are all about
Here is hoping that your holidays overflow with great things!
With love, K-LO
Smash Cakes. I had never heard of them until a client asked if I could shoot Smash Cake Portraits for her babe. I looked them up and found them! So fun and irreverent. I am into them and hope to shoot more =)
Here and here are other ones!
In late September a few friends and I decided to escape to Portland, Maine. Remember I told you about it? One of the best things we did was dine at a restaurant called Fore Street. Dear Lord, this place was amazing. Both the food and the service were beyond!
The place is beautiful - super cozy with an open kitchen and a wood burning oven that can be seen from the main dining room. Exposed brick walls with dim, romantic lighting. It’s located in downtown Portland, just one block away from the waterfront. I highly suggest going if you are ever in that part of the world.
Get the mussels!
If you can’t make it to Fore Street for some time - here is a recipe I got from Joy The Baker to hold you over until you can.
I shot this 1st Birthday party for Camille a little bit ago. I had so much fun and it was held at a great space in NYC called Freshmade. Super fun times with the kids, which got me some super fun shots.
YAY for babies.
Mourir Aupres de Toi (To Die By Your Side)
It’s that time of year. For all the Lovers and all the Ghouls. I never get tired of this video. Happy All Hallows’ Eve!
Created by Olympia le Tan, Directed by Spike Jonze and Simon Cahn, Takes place in Shakespeare and Co. in Paris, France
On the Seine, in Paris, France. I took this picture as me and my mom came walking from Square du Vert Galant at Pont Neuf.
I just read on BBC Magazine, that parts of the quaside along the Seine are being reclaimed strictly for pedestrian use. Reminds me of the outdoor park here in New York City, The High Line.
What is happening on these nouvelles berges - new quays - sounds like so much fun:
On les nouvelles berges, there are restaurants and bars, concert spaces, running tracks, a massive blackboard for children to scrawl on, cabins for rental where you can eat with friends, or hold business meetings.
Go read the full BBC piece here.