this was a good week

This was a great week.  Here are some of the reasons why:

•  My January book that I ordered from Prinstagram arrived.  It's a very simple book, but already I can tell that I'm going to love the process of ordering one every month this year.  Since I make an effort to take at least 1 photo every day with my iPad, it's a pretty cool little chronicle of my day-to-day life.  Score.

•  Love this piece on LIFE magazine photographer Eliot Elisofon:  back in the 1940s, he was the first photographer whose images of Africa veered way from the stereotypes American audiences had previously only seen on television, toward the complex, and complicated, and diverse, and joyful and beautiful.  As it should be.

•  And as long as we're talking about travel photography, how about this amazing collection of portraits of members of the world's most remote tribes?  I'm getting a bit of a wanderlust itch again, folks.

•  A new blog favourite:  everything about Justina Blakeney's online space makes me happy.  (Her Instagram feed makes me happy, too.)

•  Now this, my friends, is a chandelier.

•  I know people in the northeastern United States are hating the polar vortex right about now, but think of this:  without it, we wouldn't have awesome private school principals announcing school closures like this, amiright?

•  Date night tonight.  Woohoo!

•  And finally, in honour of this day of love (and especially for you), a sweet song about being beautifully different:  True Colors, as performed by John Legend.  Spread a little love today, friends, and happy Valentine's Day.


Have a wonderful weekend.