Kirsten Alana

Snaps from my life as a luxury travel & lifestyle photographer based in NYC. || Part of @TheTravelCouple || Work with me:
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Monday can be rough but I hope your week is off to a beautiful start!! I keep thinking birthday festivities are over and then people keep surprising me. So I'm trying to pay it forward by giving more than I'm receiving and I'm hoping you might be willing to join me in doing good.... Please see the #linkinprofile for all details ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
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kirstenalana : @whiteandwarren ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›
kirstenalana : @cacahuete_sr Thank you, Sharon! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
lioninthewild : Started my Monday off with some exercise and then a big coffee - works a treat! โ˜บ๏ธ
kirstenalana : Exercise is always a good idea and I can't start my day without coffee either! @lioninthewild : ๐Ÿ˜Š
kirstenalana : ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
elizabethkeene : So cute! ๐Ÿ’•
kirstenalana : Thank you, Elizabeth! @elizabethkeene ๐Ÿ’›
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BFF is in town and I took her to the @metmuseum yesterday for their Lunar New Year celebrations (snapchat ๐Ÿ‘ป kirsten.alana for all the videos and photos) which reminded me I never posted any images from my last #EmptyMET experience with @iloveny. It's a treasure I never take for granted because having my favorite museum in the world [almost] all to myself is a joy that can't be contained with words. Rumor has it these experiences will soon be available to the public as paid keep your eyes on the MET museum feed for news and check out: #NYSCulture for more photos like this.
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fleurishing : so cool!
malisamatsani : @khairiahmahtar must go!
kirstenalana : @fleurishing It was really cool! Wish we could have met up with you but I hope you had a fantastic weekend in Brooklyn ๐Ÿ’›
kirstenalana : @followyourarrow I still haven't either and I go every few weeks. It's huge.
kirstenalana : @pollyshot Thank you!
kirstenalana : @ozanhatipoglu Thank you so much!
kirstenalana : Thank you, Waqar! @waqonthewildside
kirstenalana : Thank you! @visit_turkey
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THIS guy (@dante.vincent) helped make this birthday week the best ever! ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ‰ But all of you who commented, entered and even shared the first ever giveaways I did this week made me so grateful for this community. I know a great many of you originally followed me because you wanted to see only travel photos. But as my life has changed so has my feed. So now amongst the travel photos are other kinds of photos that reflect who I am and where I'm at today, little bits of my life in NYC, and the things I love that aren't travel. THANK YOU for following along no matter what ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ And now for the last winner of the week: Congratulations @heartless_hark you're going to be the lucky recipient of a @whiteandwarren travel wrap!!! Send me your email address, please.
kirstenalana : Thank you, Sammy! @newyorker_29
piba37 : QUIEROQUIEROQUIERO @yoylosotros
lizwarkentin : Happy belated birthday! Gorgeous photo!
simonegnz1 : Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday from down in NZ!!! Hope it was wonderful!! And thank you for sharing the things you love it always brightens my day ๐Ÿ˜Š
kirstenalana : Thank you so much, Liz! @lizwarkentin And I'm glad you like it!
kirstenalana : @simonegnz1 That's so very kind. Thank you! NZ is a country I'm very much longing to visit. ๐Ÿ’› : ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
kirstenalana : Thank you!
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For today's giveaway: I stopped by the serene @whiteandwarren showroom to take a peek at their Fall 2016 collection (BTS on Snapchat ๐Ÿ‘ป kirsten.alana) and they kindly offered to provide as a prize to a lucky follower: a cashmere TRAVEL WRAP!!! Ever since I got mine last year it has been like a kids blankie in that I wear it around everywhere I go and it's the first thing I pack into my carry on for every trip. Both a scarf and a blanket + a myriad of other things in between that, it is one of the most useful accessories or items of clothing I've ever had. To win: simply comment below and tell me.... What is your favorite item of clothing or accessory that you probably couldn't live without OR what item do you always take with you when you travel? ๐ŸŽ‰ Winner of yesterday's prize of "The Expatriates" book by @janiceyklee is: @chandraisenberg ๐ŸŽ‰
kirstenalana : @kiaraonthemoon ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
lizwarkentin : Same as you, a shawl or travel wrap. Usually grey, beige or ivory, but sometimes blue or pink. If I don't have a lot of space, something that goes with everything. I'm obsessed, but not as badly as my fashion editor and marketing exec cousin who lives in London and has about 60 of them in all colours, fabrics, textures etc.
j.e.n.t.r.a.n : My favorite blanket scarf is the best accessory investment I ever made! I can wear it a ton of ways and unfold it to use as a blanket on the go. It's especially great for drafty flights and chilly outdoor activities! (:
macylawler : My favorite sweater is a thick, grey, open shawl cardigan knit by my mother! It's basic and goes with everything plus I get compliments on it every time I wear it - people can't believe it's hand knit!
kirstenalana : @macylawler Sounds wonderful!
kirstenalana : @j.e.n.t.r.a.n Blanket scarves are the best!
kirstenalana : @lizwarkentin I can't see having 60 but your cousin is on to something and I certainly have a lot myself ๐Ÿ˜œ
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Congratulations to @alittleglimmer, winner of yesterday's giveaway: a bouquet from @sendurbanstems! For today's giveaway: win a copy of one of my favorite books that I read in 2015, "The Expatriates" by @janiceyklee. I always have a book with me when I travel. Now all you need to do to win is comment here with your favorite travel destination. US residents only. Comments must be posted by this time tomorrow. And thank you to all who left such sweet birthday wishes for me yesterday. Final note: the giveaways this week aren't sponsored in the sense that no one is paying me to do these. I asked the companies involved if they would donate these prizes for me so I could spend a whole week giving away wonderful things to my followers who have all been so kind to me. ๐Ÿ’›
kirstenalana : @danaconroy I can imagine. It's a walk I'd like to do one day.
kirstenalana : @czi42 I adore Rome as well!! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’š
kirstenalana : @annekatel An underrated destination as a whole. I've been twice and could still go back. Glad you picked that.
katiecleod : Ahhh I would LOVE to see your photos from the Hebrides ๐Ÿ˜€ And as for China... I'd love to go back to visit, but I don't think I could live there again ๐Ÿ™ˆ ๐Ÿ˜‚
kirstenalana : I hear you. I enjoyed visiting but I couldn't live in China. @katiecleod
lizwarkentin : What a lovely idea! How do you like this book, by the way? I've been thinking if reading it.
kirstenalana : I really liked it!! It's one of my 3 favorites that I read this year. @lizwarkentin
wfa31 : @kirstenalana Looks like quite an interesting book! What is it about?
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I adore being with someone who is drawn to architecture as much as I am which is one of the reasons I enjoy traveling with @dante.vincent so much. During our stay at #IBEROSTARGrandParaiso, we walked this pathway many times. It was both the way to dinner and the way to the spa. Most of the time we walked slowly just enjoying the architecture, trying to photograph it sometimes, and taking note of the garden that surrounded the path. Living in always frantic NYC doesn't encourage doing anything at less than top speed, so it was nice to take the time to go slow and when I look at this photo I'm reminded of that, plus the yellow color is just so happiness-inducing. @iberostarsm #TakenFromAResort #sp
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daveudevil : Good eye!
cordercheryl : Awesome
kirstenalana : Thank you! @cordercheryl
kirstenalana : Thank you so much! @daveudevil
kirstenalana : Thank you, Leslie! ๐Ÿ˜Š @leslie8989
pranom036 : Wow! beautiful ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป
kirstenalana : Thank you! @pranom036 ๐Ÿ˜Š
wfa31 : Beautiful! โค๏ธ๐ŸŽˆ
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Pools are plentiful at #IBEROSTARGrandParaiso and this is a view of the main pool from our cabana. Wouldn't you love for this to be your view right now, and your only agenda to just sit back and relax? @iberostarsm #TakenFromAResort #sp
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specialmarrakech : You are welcome to my beautiful City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆโœจ๐Ÿ‘Œ
mrsoaroundworld : I shall come prepared. My forecast is not looking great :(
kirstenalana : Oh dear. I'm so sorry. @mrsoaroundworld I always found December was the best month for Mexico's Riviera Maya but I hope no matter what you still really enjoy it.
kirstenalana : @specialmarrakech Thank you! Both @dante.vincent and I actually want to visit Morocco. I've been to Marrakech many times but he has not yet.
mrsoaroundworld : It's sunny today and until I go. And then from the day I leave! ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข
meganelizabeth43 : Did you see any mosquitos?
kirstenalana : I did not. @meganelizabeth43
kirstenalana : Oh dear. I'm so sorry. @mrsoaroundworld
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From the swing or daybed on our private balcony at #IBEROSTARGrandParaiso, this was our view. As long as I live I'll remember these colors and the serene feeling I had looking at this view of the ocean while the waves beat a rhythm on shore and birds chirped in the gently swaying palm trees. It's a very good memory to take away. @iberostarsm #TakenFromAResort #sp
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hawaiianislesconcierge : Beautiful beach shot! And we know a thing or two about beaches!
kevintourret : It Almost looks like a painting. Nice
kirstenalana : Thank you! @kevintourret
kirstenalana : @hawaiianislesconcierge Haha yes you do. Thank you so much!
hamoonhakimi : Amazing
kirstenalana : Thank you! @hamoonhakimi
hamoonhakimi : @kirstenalana actually THANK YOU
kirstenalana : ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ @hamoonhakimi
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Many seem to think this is all I do on all my trips! I don't...unless I have a private balcony and a butler to see to my needs, like @dante.vincent & I did at #IBEROSTARGrandParaiso. When a butler is unpacking for you or making reservations and arranging tours, well, it's pretty easy to sit back and actually read a book! I took away from this trip, the realization that sometimes it's nice to be pampered a bit ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜œ @iberostarsm #TakenFromAResort #sp
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kirstenalana : Thanks sis ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’• @intuitiveartist I
kirstenalana : @wfa31 Weather lag eh? Enjoy the sun extra for the rest of us ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž
wanderlustress_flittingatglobe : @wfa31 I'm glad you're considering it and you should sooner than later. I do think in a couple of years the hospitality/generosity won't be quite the same with influx of tourism. I have a few pics posted on my Instagram but feel free to like for updates as I'll be writing about my trip soon
wfa31 : @kirstenalana Excuse my lack of finding the right word, but I felt weather lag was quite the right one to use, especially in such case ๐Ÿ˜… I will and you too enjoy yours ๐ŸŒžโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ
wfa31 : @wanderlustress_flittingatglobe Hopefully sooner than later)) I hope it will last as perfect as it is right now. Sure! It's always a pleasure to check like minded stories, I'll give it a try, meanwhile I wanted to invite to check mine but I'm still developing it ;) So it would be nice to have your feedback n my trip journals here on @instagram ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ€
luxlife_official : ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘
kirstenalana : ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š @luxlife_official
melindadiorio : Looks and sounds amazing!
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If you follow @dante.vincent then you already know to which country we flew in order to welcome 2016 on January 1st: Mexico! (Didn't visit for years and now I can't seem to stay away.) We found this gem of an outdoor cafe along the main road in vibrant Tulum, walls painted in my favorite color. It had delicious tacos, eclectic clientele and the coolest VW bus. But where did we stay? Starting tomorrow, all will finally be revealed...
niksmith23 : @ashleyjclark 3 weeks!!!!!!
kirstenalana : @leslie8989 Thank you! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
intuitiveartist : @@kirstenalana Love this!! It would go in my new living room once I'm done painting! Color scheme - clear aqua, kaui,bright teal, Acapulco sunset ๐Ÿ˜„
kirstenalana : Mexico has the most beautiful colors. I could paint an entire house just in the colors of Mexico!!! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’• @intuitiveartist Can't wait to see your new house ๐Ÿ˜
intuitiveartist : @kirstenalana I can't either!
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kirstenalana : Thank you! @attun1126
marlene.leni.prasse : Outdoor decor ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
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