Memoir of an Italian Summer

Venice

You charmed me with each and every winding street you took me through, with every glass of wine and with every bridge leading to pretty shops and mesmeric worn out houses.

Wondering through the alleyways with no end destination in mind; just observing the little old lady emerging from her home, hanging up her washing and children playing in the square- like any other ordinary day. 

Laying beside the canal in the warm nighttime breeze and listening to the notes of the untroubled water was comforting; drowning out the clamor of tourists on the street. Despite being built upon by a restless town, the lagoon remained undisturbed. 

I remember breathing in at that second, inhaling the present moment for what it was,  and for a minute- everything stopped. 

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The Amalfi Coast

A picturesque scene of quaint towns, submerged within the mountains and surrounded by turquoise seas. 

The crisp ocean air brushed against the warmth of my bronzed skin. Lost in the movement of waves rolling back and forth before crashing harshly against the boat surface.

As the night draws to an end, there is nothing but silence in between the clicking of my heels against the staggered cobble stone streets.

Although I am not a lover of sweet Limoncello- and climbing a million stairs in a vertical city is exhausting, I would walk up them a thousand times more, all to end the night with another Amalfi sunset. To gaze upon hues of magenta, a red blue ombre slowly spilling into the deep horizon. 

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Thanks for stopping by!

Ciao, Leah x

 

Capturing London- A Photo Diary

Capturing London- A Photo Diary

So I’ve been gone–for a while. After many months away from blogging, I’m finally back and better with brand new content on the way.

I recently moved from the UK to New York back in December and things have been pretty restless as expected. (More details on this coming shortly).

Now that life is slowly steadying out, I’m ready to start sharing my words once again.

So anyway, let’s take it back to November, the week before I left to New York. I know this was a long time ago, but hey, it’s never too late for a London photo diary. Although I grew up in England and only a couple hours drive from Central London, I never really made the most of my time there and would definitely get lost on my own.

As my departure date drew closer, I began thinking about everything I hadn’t yet done enough of in my home country. A day trip to Central London is of course a very touristy option but since I had not visited too often, this was a priority.

London is saturated in culture and history that I just didn’t want to miss out on before leaving. Even though I only got to experience a fragment of everything London has to offer, it was an opportunity to just have fun with my friends and create memories to take with me on my journey.

I can’t help but feel inspired by the vibrant street art and abstract designs; crafted by talented and outlandish minds.

The graffiti, quirky store fronts and fluorescent colours; I wanted to melt into the walls and become the art itself. Taking a picture in front was good enough I guess!

For now, please enjoy the more aesthetically pleasing photos, whilst the crazy pictures and videos stay safe in the comfort of my photo album.

See you next time.

Ciao,

Leah XO

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