Wow. 2015 was a great, crazy year. Definitely not what I expected (is it ever?) but one for the books. For most of it I was really busy with back-to-back projects, and then there was an inexplicable lull, followed by so much travel and projects I could hardly keep up. And it was amazing.
For me, the best and most memorable parts were the travel. My husband and I went on several trips this year. First, he was in a wedding in North Carolina at the Old Edwards Inn. We had fun hiking, and enjoying the change of scenery. In May we went to the St. Regis in Miami for a weekend and had a ball. Stuffed ourselves with delicious food, soaked up the sun, it was the best. And finally we went to Cabo with some friends in October.
So besides being a big travel year for me, it was also a big photo shoot year. I did a lot of client photo shoots (most of which you never see, or maybe do, but don’t know that I styled and directed the shoot) and a lot of website content shoots for my own site.
Busy and fun with lots of projects and lots of travel — just how I like it!
Here’s a look back at my year by month:
+ Wrote about what I learned in 2014.
+ I answered 25 questions.
+ Made a reading list for 2015.
+ Launched my YouTube channel (although having time to shoot & edit videos for it on top of everything else has proved challenging).
+ Spoke at Holly Chapple’s Conference in NYC.
+ Saw Jamie Cullum perform at the St. Regis.
+ Wrote about how to get better sleep.
+ Did a lot of reading.
JUNE & JULY
+ One of my favorite photo shoots — FOOD!
+ Traveled to Captiva Island in Florida where I saw dolphins, went kayaking, and saw some incredible sunsets.
+ Collaborated with my friend and fellow badass DC entrepreneur, Virginia of DeNada Design, for a video project with HP.
+ Had a little art reception for my artwork that was up at a show for 6 months.
+ Was invited to the White House to be a part of the first group of media allowed to take photos! The Obamas lifted the no photo ban.
+ Got a new camera lens that changed my life!
+ Launched my book The Life Edit!
+ Had a little hair incident…
+ Updated my reading list.
+ Went to NYC with some of my best friends from college.
+ I went to Hawaii for the first time. Stayed at the Modern Honolulu for half of the trip.
+ Wore this floral number.
+ Met Jenna Lyons (of J.Crew)!
+ Vacationed with my Mr. in Cabo! Got stuck there for an extra day when our flight was cancelled. Didn’t hate it.
+ One of my favorite photo shoots from the year was this bordeaux dress I shot at The Kennedy Center.
+ Had some thoughts on creativity.
+ Talked about why I look forward to Mondays.
+ I went to Rwanda with kate spade new york. Posts so far — How kate spade new york is Changing the Game of the Social Enterprise Model, Photo Diary, and Heading to Rwanda.
+ One of my favorite photo shoots. I just love the movement in this sweater.
+ Found the most amazing plaid shirt.
+ One of my favorite photo shoots at the Lincoln.
What memorable things did you do in 2015?
Photo by Jeremy Stanley