4 Things // Dancing Lights

Hi friends =)

I just arrived in Berlin after a few days in magical Iceland. WOW airlines offers free stopovers - check it out!

Exploring :Game of Thrones Tour by Grayline Iceland was so witty. It was exciting to see the actual locations from the show and hear some fun back stories. 

Dreaming of : Being right here. right now. I'll be in Berlin for a few days then head to Prague. My dreams are to stay present and be where I am. 

Meditating : With the Headspace App. I tried for the first time in public at Roamers Cafe in Berlin. I meditated on the creative spark - it felt wicked and fun for some reason. I had my eyes closed and a smile on my face sitting outside waiting for my table and it felt like I had a secret. Sparks flew in my journal, maybe there's something to this after all. 

Watching : The Northern Lights danced for Vanessa and I in Iceland. It was a dream come true. 




4 Things // Mentoring & Relaxing

Mentoring : I spoke at a photography class at City College this week. I took some photo classes at City when I was younger and it was so fun to give back and mentor the students. I so remember sitting in those chairs wondering if I'd get to be a photographer for my whole life or if life would get in the way. I don't love public speaking but I had to say yes for my younger self. - Suzanne

Photographing : Jen and Vlad's maternity shoot. It's physically such an unusual time in a woman's life and I love capturing the essence of this blip in her journey. - Mike

Valentine's Day : There is something so beautiful about the art of relaxing. Sometimes dinner in bed is the best while watching Walking Dead and Bob's Burgers. - Mike

Dreaming of : Seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland with Vanessa. I can't wait to see Reykjavik in the winter and hopefully catch the Northern Lights. This is a big one for me. I wonder what the reality will be verses the dream inside me. - Suzanne


Suzanne, Mike and the Wanderers


Adventures in Iceland

“You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.” ― John Lennon

From Mike: 

Iceland is hard to describe. I get asked about it all the time. I'm always a bit hesitant with my first words. I notice people watching me closely as I'm about to speak. Then I say something like..Its the most amazing, weirdest, favorite place to be. Then I realize that is not really grammatically correct and that doesn't even come close to doing it justice.

There are thousands of waterfalls, hundreds of volcano's, rolling green hills. You see huge desert mountains next to steep cliffs and goats nearly everywhere. Rivers and bays run next to huge boulders and lava fields. You are surrounded by the ocean and glaciers. Animals dot the scenery as well. There are beautiful wild horses, Icelandic sheep that can scale any mountain, and birds that will attack you as soon as you leave your tent...and that's just day one...

4 Things // Happy Long Weekend

Dear Wanderers,

Happy 4th weekend! We hope you are enjoying the long weekend and staying cool. 

Watching: Game of Thrones finale and So You Think You Can Dance. I am also obsessed with the UEFA Euro 2016 soccer tournament right now!

Doing: Relaxing and unpacking after our adventures in Iceland. Catching up on some shows and soccer.

Dreaming of: Next weekend we are going on an artist retreat in Joshua Tree with our pals.

Photographing: Jackie's family portraits. What a gorgeous bunch!


Suzanne and the Wanderers


4 Things // The Land of Fire & Ice

Iceland yay! Our trip is finally here.  We made it! The midnight sun is beautiful.  It never really sets.  It's hard to ever go to sleep when everything is so beautiful.

Adventuring : Frolicking around with Mike in a Kukucamper and having total freedom to go where we want.  Our cute camper has a bed and a stove. 

Eating : Mike cooks us eggs and bacon with Cafe Moto coffee on the edges of cliffs with the most extraordinary views.

Photographing : The living watercolor that gives Iceland a new landscape around every bend.

Dreaming of : Right here, right now.


4 Things // Winery Wedding

The wedding this weekend was so beautiful. Walter and Tammi are loved by so many wonderful people. It was magical. I am so tired but so happy. 

Watching : Game of Thrones. Mike is also into Mad Max.

Listened to : Podcasts - The Artist Report.

Photographed : Mike and I road tripped to Santa Maria for Tammi and Walter's epic winery wedding.

Dreaming of : Upcoming Iceland trip wahoo.


Suzanne and Mike

4 things : Around the World

I'm on a mini around the world trip. I guess we could call it around the world in 20 days. San Diego - Iceland - Italy - Dubai - San DiegoI met someone while I was traveling in college and they explained to me that not all tickets are round trip. Some of them just keep going until you arrive back at home. I was so amazed and grilled him with tons of questions. I remember we were sitting on the edge of a cliff on the most western point of Portugal. He was Australian and said they were really common. I asked him so many questions that eventually he said "I have a girlfriend." I laughed a little because he caught me off guard. I assured him I wasn't faking my interest in RTW tickets just to hit on him. Boys. A few years later I took my own year long trip around the world. It was one of the coolest things I've ever done. If I had my way all my tickets would be around the world.

Reading - lonely planet Iceland. I am obsessed about going back for a longer trip. Loving - an exhibit I saw in Reykjavik called Twosomes. It has inspired me to set aside some time to delve through the archives and search for stories. Hopefully I'll be sharing what I find soon. Dining with - Cristina and this weekends beautiful bride and a few of her friends and sisters. Cristina was explaining that at her new job in Dubai she only has 22 vacation days. There was a slight pause and I was certain that they would say 22 it isn't so bad but instead their mouths dropped and in unison they said "no. Cri no. How awful" Let me clarify, in the States 2 weeks vacation equals 10 days. I'm very pro-vacation,  it sounds like the Italians know what they are talking about. Dreaming of Dubai I'll arrive tomorrow. I'm so curious to see what it all looks like. What is real and what is imagined? Happy weekend, Suzanne