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Category Archives: USA

Last November I had the pleasure of shooting some of the signature dishes at Golden Temple.  The restaurant is an old Brookline institution, if you grew up in the area or went to a university in Boston chances are you’ve been there and had a scorpion bowl or three.  In fact, of all the shoots […]

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As this year is ending, many of us are looking forward to what 2015 brings.  I’ve been busy using my new nifty Day Designer to plan out goals and intentions for the new year.  But it is a little bittersweet for me to say goodbye to one of the best years I’ve ever had.  

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It seemed I couldn’t scroll through my Facebook or Instagram feed without feeling a pang of seafood envy as friends from New England relentlessly posted photos of meaty scallops, giant buttery steamers and the ever gorgeous sunburnt Maine lobster throughout the summer.  During my two week stay in Boston, loading up on seafood was a high priority.

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I didn’t mean to be radio silent last week but, per usual, a week in Boston means I’m darting across the city spending time with friends and family.  Now, back in London, you can imagine my horror when the television flashed images of fire, smoke, and chaos during my favorite day in Boston, Marathon Monday.  […]

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In the 18 years I’ve known my best friend’s father, he, in one night, spoke more than he’s ever spoken over the course of my friendship with his daughter.  What initiated this sudden love for speech was spurred by his move to California.  “Why doesn’t everybody live in California?!  It has everything!” he exclaimed.  I […]

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We’re on Day 11 of our US road trip today and can be found hiking around the eerily-named Death Valley National Park in California.  While I head out to visit a ghost town nearby I’ll leave you with some sights from Red Rock Country: Sedona, Arizona. There is hiking to be done in Sedona.  Perfectly […]

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