Monday, June 24, 2013

puerto rico love.



Puerto Rico! Who would've thought?! We got to see a lot of beautiful places, got to eat a loooot of delicious (fried) food, and got to swim in a warm ocean. It was fantastic. Unfortunately we didn't get to do everything we wanted to because of a little weather issue last Wednesday, but it was still a wonderful trip and I can't believe how quickly the time went. One of my favorite things we did was drive through the countryside ("el campo") from Fajardo to Ponce—turns out I'm a real sucker for grassy fields and livestock on the side of the freeway. Also Old San Juan was kind of a dream with all the colorful buildings, and the fruit frappes and/or passion fruit "ice cream" is reason enough to plan another trip to the island, I swear. Ohh, the memories.

31 comments:

  1. The colors in these pics are AMAZING - would love to see it in real life! :-)

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  2. so beautiful! smoothies and fried food and the ocean :)

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  3. your photos of the architecture are amazing. what a great trip!

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  4. Puerto Rico reminds me a lot of my country, Cuba. These photos are honestly some of the best I've ever seen. I'm a huge fan of light pastels and bright subtle photos and you do it so well. I hope you share more photos from this trip ♥

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    1. i might be able to squeeze one more post out of the trip ;)

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  5. Beautiful shots of a beautiful place!

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  6. Love the building's colors! So gorgeous! Amazing photos. :)

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  7. so fun! can you share where your rings are from?

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    1. sure! the bow ring & ring with the big diamonds are from madewell, the little diamond ring is my wedding band, and the rest of the skinny bands i got on etsy

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  8. Wow, my honeymoon started in Viejo San Juan....these wonderful pictures brought back great memories...
    Thanks for sharing
    Love from the north of Spain
    Marialuisa

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  9. gorgeous photos! my husband and i were just here in december on a cruise and we loved visiting there. i wish we had more time to explore more of the city!

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    1. you & me both! definitely could've stayed there a whole extra week!

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  10. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous photos!

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  11. stunning photos! place looks amazing! glad to see you had a nice time :)

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  12. WOAH beautiful pictures! Especially the shot of the cemetery.
    I am obsessed with passion fruit and so glad you got some of it in Puerto Rico. I just made some passion fruit mousse for my birthday and it was amazing so I would be glad to share that recipe with you if you really miss it.
    I don't read too many blogs by people I don't know but yours is an exception. I always get excited when I see you've posted something new. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks girl! The cemeteries there were so beautiful, I thought. And that passion fruit "parcha" ;) mousse sounds incredible! You will have to share!

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    2. I was going to email this to you, and then I realized I didn't have your email. So sorry if this is long. Here is the link for the passion fruit mousse recipe: http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fo-sos-20100722,0,6038294.story

      So my advice would be, after step 2 be sure to add the gelatin/passion fruit mixture to the rest of the passion fruit juice quickly or else the gelatin will harden up and that's no good.

      Also, passion fruit is hard to find in the U.S. ( I had a failed attempt using juice last year). You need to use either fresh passion fruit, frozen passion fruit puree, or passion fruit concentrate. You can get the concentrate on amazon but it's kind of expensive. I finally found frozen passion fruit puree and used it, it worked great, The most common brand is GOYA, I found it at a big asian market. I hear it's sometimes at Latin markets but I didn't have any luck with that. I just called before I went and that saved a lot of time.

      Also, I personally like this with raspberry sauce or pomegranate seeds as a garnish.

      Also, congrats on your baby boy! So wonderful.

      And have you heard of Sonnet James? I just found these dresses this last week, and they are beautiful and perfect for moms, so I just thought you might be interested. She is doing a kickstarter found here, http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1378041729/sonnet-james-play-dresses-for-playful-moms. NBD if you're not interested, but I think they are treasures and just thought I would pass the info along.

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  13. oh, these photos were like a tiny vacation at my desk...haha. so beautiful!

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  14. puerto rico looks good! the colors are amazing. i have a few co-workers who are from puerto rico, but somehow they never share photos when they go back and visit. it's a shame, because it's so beautiful. thanks for sharing these!

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  15. Your pictures are always so bright and cheery! Puerto Rico sounds amazing!

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  16. hey whitney! puerto rico looks amazing! such beautiful photos. it would be great if you could share some tips or maybe even a tutorial on how you edit them! xo

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    1. Thanks Alyssa! And thank you for your suggestion! That's a great idea—I will have to do that sometime soon!

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  17. Hi Whit, next time you need to take the ferry to Vieques and go kayaking in the bio bay! "Glow in the dark water" !!

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  18. What gorgeous photos!! I agree with Alyssa-I'd love to hear your photo tricks and how you get such beautiful coloring/lighting/white balance (and if you use canon or nikon!).

    Rose
    Blonde in this City

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  19. The colors in these photos are perfection!

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  20. My husband and I went to Puerto Rico in April for our anniversary as well and LOVED it! Old San Juan was just beautiful...all the pastel colored buildings and blue cobblestone streets. Beautiful photos.

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