2013: The Year In Review!

2013: The Year In Review

What a year it’s been; in fact, probably the best year of my life so far. The major reason for all the excitement stemmed from The Blogcademy absolutely taking off, and resulting in many, many plane rides, lots of exploration, and a whole load of adventure!

Nothing makes me happier than that.

I wanted to do a little trip down memory lane and look at some of the highlights from the year. Do you ever do this? It’s a fantastic way to generate feelings of thankfulness and appreciation for everything you’ve accomplished!

Okay, here we go. Warning: Kat and Shauna are in basically every single photo.

2013: The Year In Review
No sooner had the year started than we were off to London to teach our second (and third) Blogcademy classes. It was absolutely freezing cold, and all three of us got sick… But we had a blast, regardless!

2013: The Year In Review
Photo of a photo of a photo!

2013: The Year In Review
While we were in England, we took a detour and spent a few days at Lisa Devlin’s Photography Farm. Brooke Davis took this shot of us in the (very) early morning.

2013: The Year In Review
Next stop? PARIS! We had a blast, twirling underneath the Eiffel Tower, eating lemon and sugar crepes, and spilling champagne all over the place (definitely a theme of 2013)!

2013: The Year In Review
We headed back to our respective homes, before meeting up in Portland, Oregon!

2013: The Year In Review
I absolutely loved Portland, and wondered why it had taken me so long to visit. It is so charming and fun!

2013: The Year In Review
After our Portland adventures, Kat and I spent a few days in L.A. getting into trouble before Shauna showed up!

2013: The Year In Review
It was Kat’s birthday while we were in California, so we did what any good American would: we took her to Disneyland to celebrate.

2013: The Year In Review
Birthday babe!

2013: The Year In Review
Our adventure to the 99c store to get these balloons inflated was one we’ll always remember!

2013: The Year In Review
I spent an afternoon with Will.I.Am (and a crazy media entourage) in the Bronx, checking out his latest project with Ekocycle.

2013: The Year In Review
One of the perks of the Blogcademy is definitely the creativity of our students. They give us the most incredible gifts!

2013: The Year In Review
New York City had the best class photo, I think! I used this shot as my Gmail background for months.

2013: The Year In Review
Post-Blogcademy exhaustion!

2013: The Year In Review
Since the three of us were back in NYC, the location of our first class, we decided to have a catch-up. It was great fun.

2013: The Year In Review
Then three of us spent a day in Bushwick shooting with balloons, throwing confetti, and drinking champagne in the street.

2013: The Year In Review
To celebrate my 30th birthday, we headed to the Greek Islands. It was — without question — the trip of a lifetime. What a beautiful place.

2013: The Year In Review
…Then we headed back to London to teach a couple of classes before heading home!

2013: The Year In Review
Six weeks later, we were on the road again: this time, we headed to Queensland, Australia, for an out-of-this-world week of sightseeing and excitement!

2013: The Year In Review
In Melbourne, we spent some time in a wonderful vintage shop… My post on it is coming soon!

2013: The Year In Review
The three of us spent a few days in Wellington, resting and recuperating, which is exactly what the doctor ordered! It was great to spend a couple of days with my parents, too.

2013: The Year In Review

From New York to London, Paris, Portland, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Austin, Santorini, Mykonos, London, Brisbane, Port Douglas, Melbourne, Auckland and Wellington, I couldn’t have asked for more.

Thanks to all the people I met, the new friends I made, the babes who made me feel at home, and of course, my amazing husband Mike, for loving, understanding and supporting me through it all.

Here’s to an even bigger and better 2014… !

Au revoir 2013!

Photos by Brooke Davis, Shell De Mar, Made U Look, June Cochran, Chellise Michael, Alexa Loy, Janneke Storm, and Corey Sleap.

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