The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

'Tis true... especially as I am back on home soil, enjoying the holidays at my parent's lovely house in Philadelphia until I can find myself a new shoe box to live in in NYC! Home now looks SO different since being away for so long - I feel like I'm looking at things like I never have before. This post contains photos of how my family does Philly during the holidays: something that is so familiar to me yet could be so different to anyone else who is not from here. I realized you don't usually think about that kind of thing until you have to. Moral of the story? Perspective is everything!

Wannamaker's Christmas Light Show - a Philadelphia tradition since 1956

Annual Christmas village (this year located in LOVE park)

little sister :)

day trip to Intercourse, PA (i had to)

little brother :)

dad preparing a deli tray for lox & bagel brunch... can't forget the Jewish side haha (Christmas is really the only day of the year my mum couldn't give up)

Cheers, and Happy New Year!


Camden Market

One of my favorite places in the world is Camden Market in London. Especially the Camden Horse Stables, London's old police force horse stables converted into a piece of the market... each stall houses a different vendor. There you will find some of the craziest people, the coolest variety of stuff for sale (vintage, recycled, new and confusing, food, etc.), and the liveliest atmosphere. I try to make a trip here every time I come to England, and luckily the tradition wasn't broken this time around! Unfortunately I couldn't take more photos due to the rain, go figure, but it was still a good time nonetheless. I even finished my present shopping! And on that note... happy holidays everyone :)



Although there are a few more posts about my adventure abroad to come, I have finally left the lovely city of Liverpool to veg out at my aunt's in Hertfordshire before going back to Philly for the holidays. It's surreal... the people I've met, the experiences I've had, the growth I've felt. And now I'll be going home, to a world I've known my whole life but with a completely new state of mind. The journey's not over yet though. I can't wait to see what else comes out of this experience, how much I won't notice or understand until I'm back on my home turf. Anyway, I made this video out of all the film footage I've taken since I've been here on my little Nikon that has been so wonderful to me. I hope you enjoy and I hope you can feel at least a little of what I have seen in the past few incredible months of my life. Cheers!

(If the video above isn't working, here's the YouTube url: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD2ihDCCxhI&feature=youtu.be)