Milano via #vidtalianjob.


I need you all to promise me something right here and right now. If you ever go to Milan, you must make a blood oath to visit the Prada Foundation. Okay fine, you don’t have to take a blood oath, but lets shake on it okay?? I first discovered this hidden gem from this NY Times article, and just my luck i was able to visit within a few weeks of it opening. It’s so so so very worth it. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.  Unless you hate beautiful spaces and art, in which case… why are you even reading my blog? We obviously don’t vibe. ANYWAY for those of you with an affinity for the beautiful, prepare to take a trip to drooltown. Everything about this space was SO well thought out. There wasn’t a single thing that felt jarring or displaced. Like, every inch of this […]

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Ahhhh, Berlin. the land of impossibly cool architecture and tragic history. It was so fun to be in Germany. My mother served a 18mo church mission in Munich almost 40 years ago, so it was really cool to see how she could still speak a little bit of Deutsch! I also took two years of German in high school, so obviously i’m basically fluent. Hallo. Ich bin Emma. okay thats about all i got. In addition to having a ton of incredible architecture, Berlin is home to a lot of graffiti. It’s rich in culture and home to a fairly young generation. If you ask my mother, Berlin feels like a whole different country than her pretty, clean, orderly Munich. On our first day, we went to a poster store as per Sarah Kay’s recommendation. It was so awesome to see a lot of really cool books and letter-pressed and […]

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Vidmar Stockholm Syndrome.


~*~*~*~*PHOTO DUMP AHEAD~*~*~*~ When I was in high school, I told my mother that someday I wanted to go to Italy and Greece, and would she go with me. She, being every so supportive of my adventurous spirit said something along the lines of “yeah, that would be fun! maybe when you graduate college” which i’m sure she hoped i would be satisfied with and promptly forget. i didn’t. Even when I went on my study abroad three years ago,  I remember specifically telling her that it DID NOT count, because we didn’t go to italy. So when I actually did finally graduate college, it was like, “okay Mom. Now or never.” we chose now. So I invited pretty much everyone in my family, and the only one able to go was my brother Paul,  who joined us for the first week. His ADHD and my general obnoxiousness always gets […]

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A Cruise is Always a Good Choice.

About a month ago, I randomly booked a cruise with some friends of mine because we found a wicked good deal. It was the best choice I’ve made in a long time. We went to Catelina and Ensenada, Mexico. And sometimes you just need to have no service, a good book, good friends, the ocean, and a healthy dose of yolo. I mostly took pictures on my film camera and phone. But Brooke and I switched off using my DSLR, so i’ve got a little dose for ya of the heaven that has been my past week. We started in Catelina and rented bikes for the day. We biked all the way up a hillside to the botanical gardens and it was a hot sweaty mess, but totally worth it. We also swam a little bit, and boy do I love that ocean. ^^^and of course, the obligatory cabin selfie.

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my first experience with New York

let me begin by saying that when I travel, places have a habit of feeling like home immediately. Like I get a sense that I could live anywhere. But let me tell you, I could ESPECIALLY live in NYC. It’s so energizing here! It might just be cause I’ve been in the Mormon bubble too long, but I also find the diversity of people and stories SO SO SO fascinating. I love it. we got in around 3 yesterday and decided to grab food as soon as humanly possible, but I lead us there in a super round about way by accident. eep. I swear I might have left my brain in Provo. I hope it comes back to me today, I kind of need it now. We decided after our food that we would like to get the touristy things out of the way so we headed to Times […]

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Today feels like film.

all photos taken on a Pentax ME // ilford hp5 plus This morning i set my alarm for fairly early, i had high hopes to curl my hair and perfect my “get-things-done” outfit and such. instead i woke up to something magical, and unfortunately i was too busy ingesting light to even think of documenting it. I woke up as the sun rose, and the blinds next to my window seemed to be glowing gold. Naturally, i opened them and peered out. As the sun rose, the sky was saturated with clouds full of rain and is diffused the sunrise throughout the entire sky. It was the most golden i have ever seen it. For a few moments i wondered if the clouds were on fire. I stared at the sky through groggy eyes before it slowly sung me to sleep again. when I awoke again the gold has dissipated […]

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oh another post about portland? not sorry…

-Kassie’s radio show made me feel like a real cool cat. mostly cause kassie is a kool kat, so i pretend to be one by association-Even the walk to the city was saturated with beautiful greenery EVERYWHERE. i seriously adored it.-I can’t stop thinking about two things, Salt and Straw ice cream, and Por Que No. I could eat both for every meal until i die a happy gluttonous death.-and finally these girls. they are some of my very flavorites. Tonya is seriously the most rad of the rad, please check out her blog if you haven’t already.

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Oregon Coast Pt 2

so i moved into my new place, buuuut we don’t have internet yet. and someone thought it would be a good idea to have us move in the day before labor day weekend… so we’ve been internetless and hot water less for three days now. Its quite the fight for survival… Anyways I’m sitting at starbucks trying to edit the rest of my portland pictures before school sneaks up on me and pushes them to the back of my mind–cause i know it will. First, here are a few more pictures from the coast:

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