Amsterdam Photos for Sale

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Amsterdam is so gorgeous in the Fall. Check out my etsy shop to see my collection of Autumn images from my many foggy, golden-leaf filled days wandering through beautiful Amsterdam.

Waterlogue Wednesdays: Colors of Alsace

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Beautiful and colorful Eguisheim
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Late summer light on a Vespa in Colmar
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More overflowing flowers boxes in Colmar

 

Flowers and colors galore in Alsace. I took so many photos there that I don’t know when I’ll feel like stopping posting the region…

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Waterlogue Wednesdays: September in Alsace

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Beautiful Eguisheim
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St. Hippolyte
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Pink gingerbread houses in Colmar
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Café Pfeffel, Colmar
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Riquewihr

Continuing last week‘s Waterlogue Wednesday theme (because I’m in love with Alsace and took enough photos there to keep me posting for months), I have here a few more of those beautiful shutters and charming façades.

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Waterlogue Wednesdays: Fall in Alsace

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Autumn light over the vines
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Fig and Muscat grape season is my favorite!
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Le Petite Venise, Colmar
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Colmar shutters and flowers

I spent several days in the Alsace region already this Fall and became completely smitten with it within the first few minutes walking around. Although it wasn’t my first time to Alsace, it certainly hadn’t made as strong of an impression on me in previous visits, but this time – perhaps due to the freedom of having a car and having done lots of research – I was able to fully appreciate the incredible beauty and charm of the region.

One of the main reasons to visits the French countryside in September is to see the rolling hills of vineyards that seem to completely blanket the country. Of course, it’s most fun to catch them with the grapes still hanging on them, but the autumn sun would look beautiful on the grape vines with or without them. We visited Colmar, Strasbourg, and many other little towns in the area as the area firmly secured itself as one of France’s most enchanting regions!

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Waterlogue Wednesdays: Fall in Place de Vosges

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Early morning at Place des Vosges
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September at Place des Vosges… with a bicycle

A simple Waterlogue Wednesday for you today. The September sun looks so beautiful on Place des Vosges.

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Waterlogue Wednesdays: Maine in September

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Beautiful dock overlooking the Atlantic
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Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse
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Charming Kennebunkport
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Portland Head Lighthouse

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of visiting one of the most beautiful states in the U.S., in my opinion. I had been to Maine on a family vacation as a kid, but this time I was headed there alone for the wedding of friends, and was able to take a couple of extra days to explore. I hope you enjoy what I found along the way.

Turns out Maine looks just as beautiful in Waterlogues as it does in real life.

Mersea: Always By the Sea

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Last Christmastime, my mom, my sister, and I went to a local Kansas City shop that sells all kinds of monogrammed items. It’s such a fun place to go, as there’s apparently no end to what can be monogrammed! Haha. One item I spotted and kept returning to while we were in the shop was a beautiful “travel wrap”, as it was called. It was a sort-of cross between a scarf/shawl and a wrap with a narrow V-shape to it making it easy to envelope yourself in it. The product and company name, Mersea, stuck with me as I made a mental note to add the wrap to my wishlist.

After seeing more Mersea products at shops around town, I sat down one day to learn more about the company. I quickly learned that it was a local Kansas City company that was relatively new on the scene. As I read about their story and spoke with friends about Mersea, I learned there are several parallels between the philosophies and underlying messages that Mersea and Falling Off Bicycles share that go beyond being KC-based.

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Mersea, Kansas City, beach, Julia Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Julie Willard, scented candle

When I went to the Mersea office, Lina Dickinson (co-owner with Melanie Bolin and Stephanie Lawrence) graciously showed me all around the space, introducing me to all the products. The packaging is simple and elegant and the scents refreshing while not being overpowering.

The company name, as explained by Lina, came from a connection with the sea that all three owners share. All three women come from the coastal United States and share a love – and longing – for the sea. The name is one of my very favorite things about the brand; it comes from combining the French word mer for ‘sea’ plus the word, itself, making the sound of the one French word everyone knows: merci. The company name is more than a cute play on words, though. It is exactly how the co-owners feel – thankful!

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Mersea, Kansas City, beach, Julia Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Julie Willard, scented candle

Mersea, Kansas City, beach, Julia Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Julie Willard, scented candle
Linen travel wrap pouch

Mersea, Kansas City, beach, Julia Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Julie Willard, scented candle

Mersea, Kansas City, beach, Julia Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Julie Willard, scented candle

I’m so excited to have teamed up with Mersea to introduce my followers (in Kansas City and elsewhere) to Mersea products. The selection of candles, soaps, and salts Lina sent me home with are refreshing, aromatic but not over-powering, and also cleverly named. A few names (that you’ll appreciate especially if you’re familiar with the French language) include: L’eau Tide, Saltaire, Bohème, and Sirène. My personal favorite of the scents I have in my home is Tossa, which is so refreshing and has a very “clean” scent.

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The linen travel wraps are a newer addition and perfect for summertime and warmer destinations. I used mine for evenings outside by the beach, days when it was sprinkling a bit but too warm for a heavier cover, and {update} in the French Riviera in October when the weather was warm yet unpredictable. Now, I’m going to need to get a wrap for the chillier months!

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Mersea, Julia Willard, Julie Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, France photography, Instagram collaboration, always by the sea

You can check out Mersea products at their website mersea.com.

Photos shot at Brigantine Beach, New Jersey, USA and Calanques Sormiou, France.
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