London snapshots: a visual walking tour through photos

Let’s be honest. When you’re in a city as gorgeous as London, every now and then you just have to stop and take a picture (…okay, lots of pictures!).

From edgy street art in Shoreditch to spectacular homes in Chelsea, there’s always something interesting and beautiful around the corner.

Join my recent walk around London – through photos.

Kentish Town | Photo by McKenna
Chelsea | Photo by McKenna
Camden Town | Photo by McKenna
Photo by McKenna
Notting Hill | Photo by McKenna
King’s Cross | Photo by McKenna
Camden Town | Photo by McKenna
Angel | Photo by McKenna
St James Park | Photo by McKenna
Camden Town | Photo by McKenna
Camden Town | Photos by McKenna

After all, a picture is worth a thousand words. Smile for the camera!

McK xx

North Carolina’s cotton candy skies #TravelThrowback

Hi beauties!

I don’t know about you, but now that the chilly September weather is starting to creep in (don’t get me wrong, I love autumn… PUMPKIN EVERYTHING, PLEASE!), I can’t help but reminisce the stunning cotton candy skies of the Outerbanks of North Carolina from this summer.

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A few weeks ago I was able to take a break from the London life and surprise my family at our reunion on the beach. Not only was there incredible company, lots of laughs and sizzling weather, but the sights were something out of this world.

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These are the views you will remember for a lifetime, which is why I am claiming today #TravelThrowback… I just want to live in the past for a least a little bit. Is that so bad?!

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Hope you all have a gorgeous Tuesday!

McK xx

My good friend, Carroll

Here’s my snapshot for the day. It’s an important one.

It marks the second time I ventured outside after my two-week-long tonsillectomy recovery and thank goodness I did. It’s a gorgeous day! Yay!

This is Carroll Creek in little, quaint Frederick, MD (my hometown and recently ranked in Livability‘s Top 10 Downtowns of 2014!), which is about 50 miles northwest of DC. You’ll find antique shops, cute boutiques, delectable restaurants with patios and the arts!

Carroll Creek in Frederick, MD on a beautiful April afternoon. | Photo by McKenna
Carroll Creek in Frederick, MD on a beautiful April afternoon. | Photo by McKenna

Come visit and take in this view yourself! 🙂

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Serenity on the lake

The sun didn’t come out today and I didn’t even mind. There’s just something about being on the lake  – it’s calm, serene, picturesque.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a total beach babe, but hanging your feet over the end of a dock perched above still-water is beyond relaxing. Which is why my Saturday was a pleasant one – an afternoon with family, good drinks and the swans 🙂

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A relaxing view from the dock of my cousin’s lakehouse in Fredericksburg, VA.
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Sentimental Saturday – Flashback to a refreshing afternoon on the lake last fall. Love the neighborhood swans who tend to always glide around the dock.

Hope you had a great Saturday – one for the books!

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Picture perfect fall Fridays

TGIF – and isn’t that the truth. There’s just a undeniable happiness that goes hand-in-hand when you’re able to use the words “fall” and “Friday” in the same sentence. Festive fall scenes have been calling my name all morning (and now lovely afternoon.)

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A bright, beautiful stroll to my car this morning. Photo by McKenna

I recently read that the “magic hours” to capture autumn’s best angles are in the early morning and late evening – and boy, were they right. I snapped this gem this morning. Look at those gold, red and orange leaves glow.

I know, I know – I am guilty of incorporating a little Instagram filter here and there, but I have no shame. Nature’s color combinations are impossible to beat – so why not highlight them? I also really enjoy the filters and photo enhancements Aviary provides. Definitely an app to check out if you’re a wannabe-photography like me!

Fast forward to lunch time. After sitting at my (very cute) desk for five hours, I’m ready for some sunshine. I cannot resist an outdoor lunch with a good friend – and especially with this weather. Clubmasters on, taking in the beautiful day. It’s always a relief to me that I’m not the only one with a mild obsession for photography – my lunch buddy is the same. Needless to say, lunch turned into a mini photo shoot. 

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Photo by Cheeto Charo

What do you like to capture quick snapshots of? Nothing more therapeutic than dishing into your creative side – we all have one somewhere! 

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