As I mentioned in my last instagram roundup, a found a gem during my last trip to Miami – a city I don’t have a great relationship with. A weekend in South Beach? Sure, it’s nice if you’ve never been anywhere remotely tropical, but the rest of the city is nothing to write home about. Readers of Jungle Fever know my beef with the city, but this time I have – surprise! – something good to share.
The next time you visit Miami, you must go to Vizcaya. Think Downtown Abbey relocated to the jungle, with a touch of The Shining. I found my dream house in this villa-turned-museum set on acres of lush foliage and manicured gardens. Construction finished in 1922, but owner James Deering brought antiquities from all over Europe to give this estate a much older, collected-over-time feel. You can tour the elaborately decorated rooms of the house, but no photos were allowed so these were shot on the grounds instead with my mama as the model.
3251 South Miami Avenue. Adults $18. Closed on Tuesdays.
Find yourself in South Florida? Check out these previous posts: Greetings From the Only City Where Rollerblading Is Still Cool, Adios Miami: Exploring the Everglades
It’s that time of year again, when the fashion world descends on New York, London, Milan, and Paris. With the final shows wrapping up in the City of Lights, I bring you some of my faves from the Fall 2015 collections and all the faraway places they had me dreaming about:
If you happen to get your hands on a copy of HILuxury Magazine, you’ll see my recent fashion editorials in the February issue. We decided to go a bit retro with our Hawaiian looks, and I was lucky enough to shoot at the gorgeous Turtle Bay Resort and in the banana patch of Kahuku Farms on the North Shore of Oahu. Can’t ask for a better location! See the full stories here and here.
A few weeks ago I started a new series of old photographs from my year abroad in Spain. Here are some snapshots of the city that truly never sleeps, and the one I still dream of living in once again: Seville. Pictured above: Me in my college years, the most beautiful house I’ve seen, the Alcazar – where we were lucky enough to experience a night-time concert in the Moorish gardens – and the Torre del Oro along the canal. Not pictured: Late nights in the discotecas, tapas for days, bull fights, salmorejo, my Spanish familia and American partners-in-crime, La Feria, flamenco, and hookah bars. The best time of my life.
Previously featured: Southern Coastal Spain
Those of you who have been following Jungle Fever know that a fan of Miami I am not, but Instagram is not really a reflection of reality, now is it? Between the strip-malls and traffic jams I managed to find some eye candy – mostly in South Beach and Wynwood. BUT my big find of the trip was a visit to Viscaya – more on that to come…
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If you thought you had it bad in this icy winter weather, residents of Yakutsk, Russia, regularly live in temperatures as low as -58 degrees Fahrenheit. Photographer Amos Chapple‘s beautiful photos capture the frigid temperatures and constant fog that envelop the coldest city on earth – and give me flashbacks to freshman year and the frozen tundra of Ithaca, New York. It’s not often that I see photos of locations so remote that it’s difficult to imagine what life is like, and I give Chapple major props for not only getting to Yakutsk, but also for getting his camera to work.