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Kirsten Alana

Photographer listed by HuffPo, BAHighLife, HarpersBazaar, DailyMail, etc πŸ“Soon in: AZ, Chile, Iceland πŸ“Currently: Austin, TX πŸ‘»: kirsten.alana
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So glad @texastourism asked me to visit so I could discover their wine regions. I still can't believe that I didn't even know Texas could produce wine let alone that it has thriving vineyards and multiple producing regions. But in fact, Wine Enthusiast ranked it as a "10 Best Wine Travel Destination" in 2014. Along Highway 290 where we were, there are in fact 15 Texas wineries. Some have won so many awards that their tasting rooms look like a medal museum. This photo shows just one of the wineries we visited, but it's pretty typical of the area, it's @pedernalescellars. (Check out tags for my other recommendations.) Pedernales has sublime views of the rolling hills and nearby valley, live music on an expansive deck under ancient trees strung with twinkle lights and so many places where you can sit on the lawn under more trees with a glass of wine, to take in the view, and just appreciate life for a while. My kind of place! #TexasToDo #🍷
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bornintheeu : Cool πŸ˜‰πŸ·
kirstenalana : Thank you! :) @bornintheeu
kirstenalana : I'm glad you think so! I was really surprised and wouldn't have expected it either. But glad to know now. @atravelbroad
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kirstenalana : Thank you! @goodlifeguide
martonlyra : Beatiful
kirstenalana : @martonlyra Thank you!
realkeetz : Hey, out of the wines you sampled, what was your favorite? Loving that contrast shot, btw...was that at twilight or earlier?
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Fredericksburg, Texas is a town you shouldn't miss when you visit Hill Country. It's an area once largely settled by German immigrants so there are a lot of Bavarian names, traditions and cultural elements that make it so different from nearby Austin or San Antonio yet it also has the distinctive charm that makes an American small town fun to visit. Main Street features a plethora of well preserved historic facades, beer halls and boutiques that can easily be a full-day diversion. Perfect to fill a Saturday, or to just provide a contrast to the nearby vineyards and wineries. πŸ“When you @visitfredtx, don't miss @vaudeville_, where this photo was taken, and Lecia Duke's @chocolat_tx. The latter serves up artisan, hand made chocolates using a European method of molding that is hundreds of years old. Vaudeville is both an eatery and a boutique and it could hurt your bank account; but you'll leave very happy. Try their local craft beers, their Vegan salads and their European pastries. #TexasToDo
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andrezza_fernandes : @annievet, tem berg e burg!
leslie8989 : Love that wall art behind you ! ❀️
kirstenalana : @leslie8989 Glad you like it! But that's Elaine from @localwanderer in the photo! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š
kirstenalana : @flyingphotog You did?! Now neat!! I can see how it would be a fun place for that. Wasn't able to check out enchanted rock but I will put it on the list for next time. Thanks Paul :)
leslie8989 : Oops 😊
kirstenalana : That's ok! Just wanted you to know! @leslie8989
leslie8989 : @kirstenalana πŸ‘
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I first visited Texas when I was a college student. Which was longer ago than I care to officially put on the record. And during that first trip, and in all the years and visits since, I've never seen the Spring wildflowers that are so iconic to the state. While I'm sad that this visit didn't include the chance to see THE state flower: the Bluebonnet, I can't say I feel robbed. We saw so many fields of wildflowers as we drove around. We walked amongst poppies. We strolled down lanes of fragrant lavender plants. We bathed in the sunshine and worshipped the cobalt blue sky. If you were under the impression that Texas was nothing but arid, flat land (an impression I once shared) I'm excited to tell you that @visitfredtx is very much not. This photo is just one bit of evidence and I can certainly show you more. You can also check out: @localwanderer and @cestchristine's photos for other views. But you should probably come down and visit, to see for yourself πŸ˜‰πŸŒΉπŸŒ» #TexasToDo
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emilamandaa : So beautiful.
coraeifert : @myearout2011 Perfect! So we can visit it together for the first time 🌺
kirstenalana : Thank you! @emilamandaa @koenkinoo
kirstenalana : @luxeadventuretrvlr Thank you! And I do too!
artistwandering : love the wildflower fields there!
drica_ : amazing ♥
kirstenalana : Thank you! @drica_
kirstenalana : @artistwandering I can see why now!!
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Some days my job looks easy but it's actually the very opposite of. And then, some days my job is just as wonderful as it would seem to be. Today, is the latter. The mission: sipping wine and peeping wildflowers in the Texas Hill Country...aka: @visitfredtx. I'll be honest, I didn't even know there were hills AND wineries in this state. So today is both fun, and an education. Bonus: the great company while doing all of this. Thanks for the snap @localwanderer! (See tags for winery name, and fashion brands.) This #TexasToDo list is coming along quite nicely.
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dtre91 : If you do I wouldn't mind if you attached your number ;)
kirstenalana : Not gonna happen since I'm happily attached to @dante8 but thanks for the compliment. @dtre91
dtre91 : Can't blame a man for trying πŸ˜†
artistwandering : @kirstenalana we must have crossed paths yesterday! i live in austin, but drove out to this area to meet my family for dinner.
kirstenalana : That's crazy!! Hopefully sometime I can come back for longer and meet more locals like you. @artistwandering
kirstenalana : @dtre91 I sure can't.
artistwandering : @kirstenalana that would be fun! πŸ‘―
kirstenalana : It really would be! @artistwandering
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Starting out this @visitaustintx experience at @fsaustin on the best note: all.the.food.and.the.cocktails! The new Spring menu of TRIO restaurant features vegetables and herbs grown in their own garden and lots of refreshing flavors perfect for the Summer to come. Over our heads are huge, old trees with twisting limbs that form a thick green canopy above, dulling the sounds of the city and making it feel like we're at a chic summer camp. We're reclining in Adirondack chairs and a fire pit sits nearby, waiting for night to fall. Stories of how we know one another and how we came to be here in Austin are intermingling with stories about tech, photography and generally a shared passion for seeing the world. My #TexasToDo list includes lots of more this...but I'm excited to see what will happen that I can't even imagine.
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kirstenalana : @princeof416 Done!!! Extra enjoying it just for you.
kirstenalana : @amstoria Haha!! We did indeed. It was reserved just for us. And you can see us all sitting at the table when you check out the photo @localwanderer posted. Can't wait to see you as well!!!
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kirstenalana : @localwanderer 😊😊
artistwandering : @kirstenalana welcome to my hometown! been here since 1983. 🌟
kirstenalana : I forgot you were in Austin!! Wouldn't have had time to say hello because it's that quick of a trip. But hopefully another time. Did feel very welcomed though. Such a lovely city and lovely people like you!! @artistwandering
artistwandering : @kirstenalana i'm so glad you felt welcomed!
kirstenalana : Thank you! @artistwandering I really did.
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#TBT to the last time I was in sunny and warm Scottsdale, Arizona! This time next week that's where I'll be again -- but tomorrow I'm headed to Austin, Texas with @cestchristine and @localwanderer where we'll be exploring Hill Country & drinking lots of local 🍷🍺🍸!
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kirstenalana : @capturingjoyblog Thank you so much for the tips!!
lizwarkentin : Enjoy the sun!
lizwarkentin : And the desert. Love deserts.
realkeetz : Lots of scenery in the desert. It's more alive than most think...
kirstenalana : I agree!! That's one thing I love about it. @realkeetz
kirstenalana : @lizwarkentin Thank you! I do plan to enjoy both of those for sure.
_sherryfae : Love this place!!!
kirstenalana : I'm so glad you do!! I'll have more photos of it next week 😊😊 @_sherryfae
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I can't believe it's not a habit of mine to celebrate the hashtag 🌍 #wanderlustwednesday 🌏 since there could hardly be a better hashtag for me. I'm off on another adventure this weekend but if I could I'd probably leave today because my wanderlust is in overdrive!! 😜 Where would your wanderlust take you today if there were no obstacles like money or vacation time?? ✈️
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hoggerandco : True dat! Where are you off to next?
superninta : Las Vegas
kirstenalana : @hoggerandco Currently in Austin, TX just till tomorrow. Mid-week I head to Scottsdale, AZ and and then Chile in 2 weeks.
kirstenalana : @superninta You'd go to Las Vegas if you could?
superninta : I've never been to USA before in my life and this route would be a great starter for me: Las Vegas - Los Angeles - San Francisco - Portland.
kirstenalana : @superninta That would be a good route! I hope you get to do that.
projectjetaway : Cuba and South Africa. I love experiencing different cultures
kirstenalana : Great choices!! @projectjetaway
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So I'm sitting with @MattLavereFoto at Two Hands talking about photography, and about Detroit where he lives, where I once lived for awhile; when he asks if I want to accompany him to his next stop, to pick up an image that he had made. I say yes of course, I've just been fondly recollecting the days where I developed my own film after all! We head uptown and on the way I tell him how much I like following @AnnStreetStudio and her process of often shooting and developing her own film, how it makes me want to get back to that too. We get to our destination and it's @PenumbraTinTypeStudio (Which Jamie posted about just this morning. But I hadn't even seen it until now. Crazy!) Well, I was blown away by Penumbra, which anyone can visit for their own TinType or for a class. And I loved meeting @geoffreyphotonyc & @jolenelupo and....Matt's TinType, well, you can see for yourself how cool it is! I was amazed that it took a colleague from out of town to tell me about a photography business in my own city. But most of all, I'm amazed at the little threads of life and how they all come together eventually, sometimes in the most random of ways. On a Tuesday no less.
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ce_li__na : funny thing I've just finished reading a book titled Mr Penumbra's 24 hrs bookstore - and I wasn't aware Penumbra to be a word used in English language too, as well as in Portuguese ! now, reading your post, makes twice in the same week πŸ˜±πŸ™€πŸ™‰
mattlaverefoto : @kirstenalana next time I'm in NYC and if you happen to be home we should try and see if we can take a class together. Bring back the hands on in photography! Thanks @geoffreyphotonyc and @jolenelupo for everything!
geoffreyphotonyc : @mattlaverefoto great meeting you today and great meeting @kirstenalana looking forward to both your return to @penumbrafoundation
kirstenalana : WHA?! πŸ™‰πŸ™€πŸ˜± More cool coincidences!!! I love it. @ce_li__na And I've heard that's a very good book.
kirstenalana : @mattlaverefoto I love this idea. But of course I want to see if @dante8 would want to join in as well. Either way I'm definitely geeking out over @penumbrafoundation
ce_li__na : crazy isn't ! πŸ™‰ and yes, it's a good book about bookstores and books and some more nerdish things πŸ˜‰
kirstenalana : It really is!! 😊😊 @ce_li__na
kirstenalana : #thisisnewyorkcity
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1. This is my favorite travel and adventure partner, yesterday at The Cloisters. Who is yours? 2. This part of The Cloisters reminded me of Game of Thrones. Ok, most parts of it do. Who else loves GOT as much as Danté and I do? 3. As if Monday wasn't enough of a bummer already, I woke up sick with yet another migraine today. What do you do to get rid of a migraine?
april.emerson : @sarahsloboda has the right idea with vitamin C and lots of it. Also, gotta ask if you know what causes them?
kirstenalana : They're hereditary. I've been getting them since I was 5 or 6. Other than genetics, doctors can't find a trigger. @april.emerson
kirstenalana : @_veronica.p Got your email. And I replied!
_veronica.p : Thank you. I just saw it. It went to my junk folder for some reason..
saffronandsuitcases : Hi, just picking up on your migraine thread. I travel a lot and have found that flying is now a huge trigger for my migraines. Such a bummer. I have done a lot of research on flight headaches so if you think flying might now be a trigger for you I can forward you the info. It's a case of prevention tactics and then treatment as a migraine so messes up my travelling. And, trying not to over medicate. Hope yours has now subsided.
kirstenalana : @saffronandsuitcases Thank you! It did subside overnight and then I got another one last night. It's been about two weeks since I was on a plane but I'm flying tomorrow. I've been getting them since I was 5 or 6 & they're hereditary first but dr's still can't find a specific trigger :( Thanks for offering to share your info though. I've definitely found the community of migraine sufferers to be a huge encouragement.
wayfong : Migraine when I like a hot bath, it will relieve the painπŸ˜‰
kirstenalana : I agree, a hot bath is a good treatment! @wayfong
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I have my favorite places in NYC, that I like to return to over and over again. Thankfully, @dante8 shares my love of the @MetMuseum's Cloisters. Since we can't be in Europe this weekend, we made Europe come to us. Situated in far north Manhattan, overlooking the Hudson River, The Cloisters is a collection of structures, some of them actually cloisters [hence the name] taken from monasteries in France. It also has a diverse religious art collection, and it's the home of the Unicorn Tapestries. The present day museum was completed in the late 1930's. It's not difficult to get there but it is a long trip, on the A train, the 1, a public bus or an expensive cab ride. However you choose to make your way there, do so in Spring if you can. The gardens in and around the museum are gorgeous right now with all the spring bulbs and blossoming trees!
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gmp3 : This is awesome Kirsten!
kirstenalana : Thank you! @gmp3
kirstenalana : @lizwarkentin I'm sure it did!
kirstenalana : @leslie8989 Thank you so much!
kirstenalana : #thisisnewyorkcity
wfa31 : Indeed!! There's much more to love and live'n than what I thought possible! @kirstenalana Enjoy))
pzubioli : Love this place! ❀️
kirstenalana : So much to love! @pzubioli
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