Thursday, July 22, 2010

Fun-Filled Week {& Some Greek Goodness}


Hi lovelies! So thrilled that it's finally Thursday. This week has been filled with a lot of festivities between my birthday on Tuesday and yesterday was my baby sister's 21st birthday. And she decided to come into the city to celebrate and to have her first legal drink with her big sister. Too cute for words. It was such a treat that she chose to celebrate her day with me. Mind you, I'm pretending that the reason she came into NYC was to see me rather than the excitement of celebrating in the city. Suuuure, I'll keep telling myself that :)

Anyway, I know that I promised to share my bday with you all. I won't go into all the details but overall it was a fabulous day. The exciting news is that I got a Nikon D5000! And I also got a private lesson with a photographer to learn how to actually use the camera, get familiar with it and such and he'll also take me around the city so I can practice taking shots. Pretty cool gift, right? I certainly am a lucky girl. And hopefully things will start looking all the prettier around here once I start to get familiar with using it.

Ok so now onto the photos that I posted here today. Those of you who have been following along might already know about my love of Greece and all things Greek {I am part Greek, after all so it's kinda in me :)} I came across these gorgeous photos from Marie Claire Turkey this month that were shot in the Greek island of Symi. Aren't these gorgeous? Makes me wish I headed there on my August vacation like I did a few years ago. It's such a magical country to visit.

Hope you all have a fabulous Thursday! And good news, we're almost at the weekend :)

Images: Cihan Alpgiray for Marie Claire Turkey via Fashion Copious

25 comments:

Krystal said...

wow, that is the best bday present ever!! they totally went the extra mile :) I love photography so keep me posted on how it went!

Sniff said...

What a great present you got! And I love these pictures from Symi - it looks like a truly gorgeous place. Greece is a wonderful country to go on vacation in, been there several times myself.

Diana Mieczan said...

Those are amazing photos...I wish I would be sitting on that balcony right now:)
That is a great present...WOW! Weel done,sweetie...I bet you will love it:)
Happy Birthday to your little sis...21 it a big deal..right?

Kisess and have a great day.....Weeekend is almost here:)

ps: I hope you had a chance to enter my GIVEAWAY!!!

Café Bellini said...

What a fantastic birthday gift! The camera alone would have been great but the private lesson is just wow and makes it extra special! I love thoughtful gifts like that. Glad you had such a great birthday! And how cute that you bought your sister her first legal drink! I do think 21 is a bit late, why not 18 like in most other places? oh well never mind! And oh thank you for sharing your story with me (what happened to you was worse!) and for your really supportive comment, I was and still am pretty upset about what happened to my car but hearing from you and all the others was just amazing. Thank you!

CHANTELLE said...

awww, these shots are just so beautiful! i'd love to go to greece one day, it looks magical :) wow, lucky girl getting the nikon camera. . . i hope you make some photography posts :)

annie markantonatou said...

Yes! in Greece there are so many places to visit!
I didnt know about your birthday, so happy birthday!!

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Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

stunning you know I love all Greek ;)
What a cool gift you got, I got so jealous when I read your email (good jealousy of course hahaha)!
happy Birthday to your baby sister too! cute!! xoxo

Haute World said...

First off, happy belated birthday! To both you and your sis. How sweet that she decided to visit you in NYC (and yes, I'm sure it wasn't just for the partying ;-)

Gorgeous photo shoot. I've never actually been to Greece - merely Cyprus, but I really want to visit soon!

hélène said...

I don't know where to start on my commenting! lol First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I thought of you on tuesday evening but i worked from 9 to midnight and couldn't get near a computer to send you wishes and then yesteday i just forgot... but here i am now! And it sounds like you had an AMAZING celebration, that is suuuch a great gift! Can't wait to see some of the photos you take! And agreed, very sweet of your sis to come to the city to celebrate her 21st with you :)

Now lastly, it's so weird that you posted photos of greece because i've recently developed some sort of obsession with greece and i'm DYING to go visit, i'm think a trip down there nuxt summer is de rigueur!!! lol

Have an amazing day and good end of the week :) Hugs!

xxx

Tanvi said...

That's a fabulous gift!!! :) These are some fabulous pictures!! :) Need to go to Greece soon! The list is never ending...

Stacey said...

I heart these pictures. They have somewhat of a vintage quality to them and what an Awesome b'day gift you received!

style'n said...

What an amazing gift! Have fun with it. And-I love Greece too. We did a cruise and stopped off in Santorini, Athens, Rhodes and then on to Turkey. I want to go back to Santorini and just stay there a week.

Jess said...

So jealous - I've been wanting a new camera. And a private lesson too?! That's incredible!

xo

and flowers pick themselves said...

congratulations on such a fantastic gift! have fun with it!

:)

xo Alison

Mosaicista said...

I didn't know you where part Greek. Congrats on your Nikon camera. the pictures have the most wonderful foggy colours - have a great summer. I posted something on Heraklion if you wanted to take a lookxxx

Andrea said...

What a great bday present, lucky girl1 ;)
Yes, these are really gorgeous! Have a nice day lovey!

SabinePsynopsis said...

It's been so long since I was in Greece, but I have wonderful memories of it. Such a beautiful country - and so many islands to visit!
Congratulations to your camera, Dawn! I'm a Nikon girl, too, and the camera has changed my life (well I'm not holding back on my photo experiments, am I?) I'm sure you'll love taking pictures and I'm very much looking forward to your posting whatever inspires you. xoxo

Marie-Ève said...

What a FANTASTIC present! I know it was on your wish list... I'm looking forward to see more of your own lovely pictures!

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

Seriously, you always find the best pictures. These make me want to walk right out of my office and to the airport. Glad to hear you had a great birthday....but it's birthday weekend too right? ;)

Cat said...

Happy belated b-day my dear!!!! Sounds like you had an amazing one...can't wait to see the some pics with your new camera :)

honey my heart said...

hooray for the new camera :) and happy bday to your sis, 21 was definitely a top bday for me.

Nikki said...

ahhh these pictures just relax me! Love them.



xx
Nikki

Anna Liesemeyer said...

This looks heavenly! My husband says Greece is the one place he wants to take me more than anywhere someday:)

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I LOVE these pictures!! They are so beautiful and I love all their outfits. So girly. And wow, what a great gift you got! And a private lesson to go along with it sounds fantastic!

Sarah Klassen said...

These are absolutely beautiful! I cannot get over them... I even looked through twice. It's such a stunning part of the world + I would love to be able to visit one day soon...

As for your birthday -- I am so so glad it was wonderful! I hope you enjoy your new camera + have fun learning all about it, and how to use it :)

xoxo