kirstenalana

Kirsten Alana

NYer & Photographer recommended by Elle, HuffPo, Mashable, HarpersBazaar, DailyMail, etc. 🌍 Soon: Italy, Vietnam, Cambodia πŸ“ Now: NYC
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Mark your calendars for next Saturday if you're looking for a chic alternative to the standard NYC brunch (with less standing in line in the hot sun). I recommend visiting @langhamplaceny between 2 and 5 PM for their Modern Afternoon Tea. Dress is business casual and the seating is limited to 80 guests. At Measure, Chef David Vandenabeele updates the traditional afternoon tea that began for the brand at the Langham in London, by serving contemporary treats in a beautiful wood bento box. You'll enjoy delectable savory bites like mini Crab Rolls or Scotch Eggs and sweets like French Macarons or Cheesecake-filled Chocolate Covered Strawberries, with a selection of teas from In Pursuit of Tea or a glass of Prosecco. I chose both, Earl Grey of course for the tea. Thanks to my friends at @leadinghotelsoftheworld who hosted me for this experience, it's something I've wanted to do in NYC for a long time. #UncommonTravel
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kirstenalana : @thesweetlifeoflina Thank you dear! Good to be back for a month. Would love to see you as well!
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So glad to be back home exploring the City with my favorite adventure partner @dante8. We're on a museum kick today and we started with the Museum of the City of NY which has, not only this amazing staircase and light installation by Cooper Joseph Studio but also, one of the better short films I've ever seen telling the history of how the city of New York came to be what it is today. "Timescapes" is just 25 minutes long and kind of worth the price of admission on its own but I recommend planning your visit so you have long enough to see the other exhibits as well. There's a lot of diversity represented in what's shown which I think makes it engaging for all kinds of people. Plus, they have turned their enclosed "emergency exit" stairway into one of the more interesting non-exhibit spaces that I've ever seen in a museum...I won't spoil it by trying to explain but let's just say it's a good excuse to get some exercise and skip the elevator.
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kirstenalana : @levi_higgs It really is great. Especially amazing seeing Flaming June since that's one of my favorite paintings ever created. I don't think there's such a thing as too many times going to any museum.
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I'm so excited it's the weekend because it's my first in NYC for weeks and weeks and I've got big plans. But I'm starting at @thequeenszoo where this beautiful spotted Owl caught my eye. This Zoo in particular has a huge focus on conservation and animal protection with every sign mentioning ways to save and/or protect the animals that visitors are seeing. They've been influential in bringing back America's Bison from the brink of extinction and the people here really care about the animals in their charge. I'm always happy when I come here. What are your plans for the weekend? All this summer, I am joining a photo safari through NYC to celebrate 120 years of saving wildlife with @TheWCS. I can't even believe it's my job because it's so much fun! To see more animals brought to you by more photographers like me, check out: #NYisWild or nyiswild.com You can also enter for a chance to win a trip to Belize! #sp
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#TBT to this moment almost two weeks ago when I began my journey through the state of Minnesota. Before they were in the press for all the wrong reasons. I was standing here and just wanting ALL OF THE VEGETABLES. I'm trying to plan dinner right this minute here in NYC and wishing I had a good farmer's market like @mplsfarmmarket next to our apartment. (Thank you to all of you MN residents who suggested I visit!) Alas, it's not like Minneapolis where there's a full 10 or more to choose from. Where I live, there aren't any near by. Well done @exploreminnesota #OnlyInMN #sp
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adelartworks : This is lovely.
kirstenalana : Thank you! @adelartworks
kirstenalana : @leslie8989 Yes indeed! I know those well. And I miss the markets of London and Paris.
dante8 : Love the mix of colors babe!
kirstenalana : Thanks cakes!! 😘 @dante8
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kirstenalana : Aww Thanks! @farmersmarketupdate
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Well....I found my dream apartment in NYC. I mean look at those windows and all that natural light... Of course, just my luck, it's the $15,000/night penthouse on top of @TheGreenwichHotel and I was able to spend time here thanks to my friends @LeadingHotelsOfTheWorld. The 6,800 sq. ft suite encompasses three floors which were actually built on top of the existing historic property. Renowned Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt and Japanese architect Tatsuro Miki worked in close collaboration with the hotel's partners Ira Drukier and actor Robert De Niro to create what actually feels more like a home. It's a place that's both inviting and unpretentious while also being incredibly luxurious. Such perfection unfolded over the course of several years and is now finally available for reservation. Not only is the TriBeCa Penthouse incredible, the entire hotel is just my idea of a comfortable-but-modern destination. The food too is beyond reproach with a farm-to-table ethos and the kind of rustic yet refined flavors you'd expect from a high end restaurant which serves food whose ingredients you can still recognize! No wonder they like to use the hashtag #UncommonTravel.
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kirstenalana : @niwodeqiutian Ha! Good :)
kirstenalana : @amosbonibay Yes indeed.
kirstenalana : @simonhs Merci 😊😊
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She's complicated, costly, and really kind of crazy sometimes. But she's home. And it's good to be home. // #newyorkornowhere
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kirstenalana : Thank you! @jong7979
iharthawaii : Sorry to post this here but I noticed you've been to nearly all the states. Do you have any pics on your timeline here from Vermont, particularly Burlington? Looking at flying there and renting a Harley to Montreal. You're captions pack a wealth of great information so if you have any on Burlington and Montreal let me know. Thank you!
kirstenalana : No worries. Post anywhere for questions. Yes, I am actually from Vermont. Sadly, I have few photos on Instagram from the state. Burlington is great though and I may be headed back there in early September so stay tuned. My family and I often went to Montreal from Montpelier where I was born, it's a pretty drive! I'd recommend it! Oh, and I've actually been to every state but Alaska. @iharthawaii
iharthawaii : Oh then that's perfect if you go. I've never been to New England period. Flights from HNL to Burlignton are less than they are to Canada so I figured it would be a nice road trip in autumn. Lake Champlain looks amazing.
kirstenalana : @iharthawaii Yes. Actually that's one of the best autumn drives in the USA. Vermont and that part of Canada I mean. Plus anywhere along Lake Champlain. Great choice!!
lyst : Love this pic! You should enter @Lyst's competition to win a Nikon D5500: http://www.lyst.com/longlyst/makeamemory/
kirstenalana : Thanks for the compliment! I'm sponsored by Samsung though so I don't need, nor could I use, a Nikon ;) @lyst
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Before leaving the Twin Cities, I *had* to visit the @weismanartmuseum. I'm a mega fan of the work of Frank Gehry (and so is my beau @dante8) so it made sense to pay a visit to this institution on my way out of Minnesota, on my way back home, as it was a way of connecting where I've been to where I'm headed. The museum is right on the river and acts as a sort of anchor for the University of Minnesota campus along the riverbank. I can see how it would be very challenging to shoot but I loved the perspective you get when standing on the nearby university pedestrian bridge. For more about it, I turned to Wikipedia: "The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum is an art museum located on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. A teaching museum for the university since 1934, the museum is named for Frederick R. Weisman, and was designed by the renowned architect Frank Gehry. Often called a "modern art museum," the 20,000+ image collection has large collections of Marsden Hartley, Alfred Maurer, Charles Biederman, Native American Mimbres pottery, and Korean furniture." It opened in 1993 and inside it's very unusual as museums go. I could have spent much longer there than the time I had. It's crazy how this trip has actually flown by even though initially I thought 10 days in Minnesota might be too long! @exploreminnesota #OnlyInMN #sp
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christophercline : This is such a fantastic building and it's so photogenic. Especially at sunset. I'm Chris btw. I don't think we've actually met yet, but hopefully we will. Nice to make your acquaintance.
kirstenalana : It is indeed a fantastic building at sunset!! I agree. And nice to meet you, Chris! I've really enjoyed following your fanciful work while following the OnlyInMN hashtag. It's very original. @christophercline
mamaslargs : Such a great shot of this iconic building. Love that you got the whole profile. And that light!!! It has been very nice to follow you on your journey here only wish I could've made it to the minnstameet.
kirstenalana : Thank you so much! I wish you could have been there as well. @mamaslargs
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kirstenalana : @waqonthewildside Thanks Waqar! #mprphotos
waynemoranmn : Yep in my opinion this is one of the coolest places in the city! Great find and capture.
kirstenalana : @waynemoranmn Thanks Wayne! It's pretty great.
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My last full day in Minnesota was so much fun thanks to @waqonthewildside and @minnstameets who organized an impromptu meetup downtown. We started by the Stone Arch Bridge after the Twins game and walked along the river as sunset bathed the city in a golden glow. We all stopped, of course, to get photos of the Gold Medal Flour sign, and the Guthrie all lit up. But then we walked all the way to the Northern Pacific pedestrian bridge for what would be the perfect place to view the Aquatennial fireworks later on. It was fun to chat about travel, photography and Minnesota as the last of the light faded away and we waited for the show to begin. The fireworks were glorious too. Better than some of the 4th of July fireworks I've seen. Thanks to everyone who came out and made my last night so much fun! You proved what I've said over and over again -- people make the place. @exploreminnesota #OnlyInMN #sp
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mamacita.rita : So lovely meeting and chatting with you today! I'm glad you got to meet some of our wonderful community last night as well!
kirstenalana : So lovely meeting you as well!! @mamacita.rita I am also, they were a great group and really made me like Minneapolis.
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cassieswanderlust : This is beautiful
kirstenalana : Thank you! @cassieswanderlust
chiarettasea : @kirstenalana Compliments..your photos are very beautiful! What camera do you have?
kirstenalana : Thank you! @chiarettasea 95% of my images here are iPhone only. But I'm sponsored by Samsung Camera and so when shooting for my clients, I use the Samsung NX1 and NX500.
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Just like I began my trip to Minnesota saying it's not summer without ice cream, I feel the same could be said for me and baseball games. So when I found out my Yankees would be playing here in Minneapolis, I jumped at the chance to spend a Saturday evening at the Twins game when @waqonthewildside said he'd attend the game with me. We met up close to the stadium, walked through the North Loop and then walked all through the stadium trying to find *just* the right spot to get a shot of the game. I ended up really loving this vantage point where these Twins fans were so into the game, it almost made me want to grab a beer and join them. And because Waqar and I got to talking as we watched the game it's yet another example of an @Instagram friend becoming a face-to-face friend. All in all a super fun way to start a whole night of events in the Twin Cities which will include a @minnstameets meetup and fireworks over the river as part of the city's Aquatennial celebration... @exploreminnesota #OnlyInMN #sp
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shineonyoucraydiamond : Great shot ☺️
intuitiveartist : @kirstenalana I was just thinking that this morning! Way way overdue! When's the next time you can chat for a bit?
kirstenalana : Anytime this week. Finally home (just landed in fact) and not leaving for a while. Not till August 12. @intuitiveartist
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kirstenalana : Nice!! 50% is good. Totally doable to accomplish all 100%. @johnnyjet
danamarieku : Fantastic! What a great capture. And @waqonthewildside is pretty awesome. ☺️
kirstenalana : Thank you so much! And I agree, @waqonthewildside is. @danamarieku
noellenotnoel : And the weekend before I was way down there on the field. 😊
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As I continue to @exploreminnesota, I'm now making my way back to Minneapolis and St. Paul. I had to stop and check out @faribaultmill because they've been one of my favorite brands to follow on @Instagram for a very long time now. And I had their blankets as a child, they've been Made in the USA for 150 years now! Since 1865. In fact if you're around the town of Faribault on August 15, they're throwing a big birthday bash to celebrate complete with live music, and I'm sure tons of their amazing blankets. Their showroom lives up to the hype of what I had hoped it would be after following them online for all these years and I wish I could have been here on a Thursday, that's when they do tours of the mill. #OnlyInMN #sp
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johnnywanderlust : Glad you posted this. I have many of their blankets but never thought to add them on Instagram
kirstenalana : Glad you do too!! @kristenannakopp
kirstenalana : Yay!! I'm glad I did too then. @johnnywanderlust
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faribaultmill : We hope you can make it to our 150th Anniversary! Thanks for spreading the word! #Faribault150
kirstenalana : @faribaultmill I won't be able to since I leave Minnesota today. But I hope some of my followers will attend. Love you guys and love what you're doing with the brand. Keep up the amazing work!
janawoodside : It was nice visiting with you, @kristenalana. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your afternoon in Faribault!
kirstenalana : Jana!! Hi! I was just telling the Explore Minnesota people how nice you were to talk to when I was in Faribault. Thank you! I loved my time at the Mill and in town!! @janawoodside
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