My Dream Photo Shoot With Padàlily (Part 1)

A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you a behind the scenes photo shoot of the company Padàlily and its founder Lily Winnail. Recently Lily contacted me about a new product that she was launching. Not only did she want me to shoot it, but she wanted my son, Joaquín, to be the model. I am not sure I have said “yes” to something so quickly before (okay, maybe when Lucas proposed I might have said “yes” that quickly too).

If there was ever a dream photo shoot for a photographer who happens to be a parent, I have no doubt that photographing their child would be it. I cannot even begin to describe how much fun I had and how proud of him I was afterwards.

I plan to share with you many more photos from the photo shoot in Part 2. For now, I leave you with the photo that is being used in the product launch. If you would like to purchase the Canopy Blanket (I highly recommend that you do, as it is amazing) and see a few more photos of Joaquín in action, please visit here.

Photo Taken By: Andi Perullo de Ledesma

Giveaway: Wanderlust Leather Luggage Tags

A couple of months ago, I reviewed Wanderlust Leather luggage tags and the response was incredible. Everyone agreed they were gorgeous and a must-have product for travel lovers. After my post went live, the creator of them, Jaime, touched my heart by creating Joaquín his very own personalized luggage tag and she generously sent me three more to give away to my readers. I am obsessed with the travel quotes on them, as I am sure you are too!

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For this giveaway, I am offering the above three Wanderlust Leather luggage tags to three individual winners! I will surprise each winner with a tag that I will randomly select for them.

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Wedding Cards Versus The Free Wedding Templates

Rare are the cases where you do not need wedding cards for the sake of passing down your formal invitations conveniently. Again it may be an expensive task to uphold given that the process is not all roses and in fact it is even expensive to produce just ten wedding cards, leave alone the hundreds, that you have to produce. Nowadays, however, it is quite possible to overlook this huge expense and go for a better option that is templates. With templates, you not only produce the kind that you like, but you also get to oversee the printing yourself!

Wedding Invitation

Make no mistake, the free wedding invitation templates are no different to your run-of-the-mill wedding cards when it all comes down to getting your invitations out there to all the respective parties. Apart from this single similarity, everything else about the two is different. The free wedding templates, for one, are remarkably easy to create. You can get access to online applications, which ideally assist you to put down on paper your creative ideas and eventually come up with the best wedding templates that meet your expectations. All of this is quite possible with only a few and equally easy steps that involve only you inputting your wedding information and leaving the rest up to the program. Once you are done, you only need to save the pdf or jpg file of your finished product and you can print them any time out of box.

You can get these templates in one of two formats, which solely depends on choice i.e. docx and jpg formats. The templates which take the docx format (MS word) are extremely easier to make, as compared to the ones which use the jpg format. This is because in the case of the jpg format, you need to utilize graphical programs of which not all couples have a working knowledge of due to its sophistication. This concurrently will lead you to use the templates which employ editable MS word format and equally editable jpg formats.

Advantages of using free wedding templates:

  • Saves time

Apart from the part where you need to enter your wedding details and what not, all the other processes have been automated for you. Most of the design work is a walk in the pack, since it is work that has already been done for you, thus in the end you save a good amount of time which you could use to make other extra plans. Free templates can not only be used as invites for your big day, but you can also use them as wedding announcement cards after making some wording adjustments. Finally, the templates which you get are of standard dimensions and size hence you are guaranteed to get proper envelopes to go with them.

  • Uniqueness

After making your templates, you have the option of adding your own creativity to come up with an even better-looking and satisfying wedding card. You can, for example, add some small pretty crystals, putting feathers, etc., which is not a hustle of a task. On the other hand, in order to give a more personalized view you can make use of the free wedding stationery templates which requires you only add a few extra elements. There is absolutely no limit to the creativity, uniqueness, and style that you can give your templates. Applying this will leave your guests baffled.

  • Choice of materials

With templates you have the choice of going for the kind of material that will better suit your design for it. For folded designs you can opt for thin paper, rather than thick paper, and so on. However, as you rack your mind over the choice you need consider that the kind of paper you choose is printable to avoid hick ups. Another thing you need to put into consideration is the color of your paper to go with your input texts. Go for a color of your fancy, but it must not conceal your information and text.

Behind My Lens: Georges Brasserie

When my favorite restaurant in Charlotte, North Carolina, Georges Brasserie, asked me to shoot their new website for them I was elated! It is my favorite restaurant for two reasons: 1) since Lucas and I were married we have celebrated almost every special occasion there, like Joaquín’s baby shower for example, and 2) the French food is phenomenal! If you are looking for the best mussels and pommes frites in the Queen City, look no further. Not to mention the service and atmosphere at Georges is simply not be missed. If you visit, ask for Joe, and let him know that Andi sent you!

Photo Taken By: Andi Perullo de Ledesma

Photo Taken By: Andi Perullo de Ledesma

Photo Taken By: Andi Perullo de Ledesma

Photo Taken By: Andi Perullo de Ledesma

Photo Taken By: Andi Perullo de Ledesma

Photo Taken By: Andi Perullo de Ledesma

Photo Taken By: Andi Perullo de Ledesma

Photo Taken By: Andi Perullo de Ledesma

Photo Taken By: Andi Perullo de Ledesma

Photo Taken By: Andi Perullo de Ledesma

Photo Taken By: Andi Perullo de Ledesma

Photo Taken By: Andi Perullo de Ledesma

Photo Taken By: Andi Perullo de Ledesma

Photo Taken By: Andi Perullo de Ledesma

Photo Taken By: Andi Perullo de Ledesma

Photo Taken By: Andi Perullo de Ledesma

Photo Taken By: Andi Perullo de Ledesma

Photo Taken By: Andi Perullo de Ledesma

Photo Taken By: Andi Perullo de Ledesma

Photo Taken By: Andi Perullo de Ledesma

Georges Brasserie

Georges Brasserie

Photo Taken By: Andi Perullo de Ledesma

Locate Hotels Near Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport

Anytime you are traveling to London, whether it is for a business trip or just to take a holiday, you want to be sure that you make the travel time you spend as convenient as possible. Everyone today knows how difficult it can be dealing with any of the major airports around the world and London is no exception. There are always crowds of people, lines to wait on, security to get through, flights to wait for, and more, so much so that it can be very stressful on you. That is why it can be important that you stay at a hotel that keeps you near the airport and allows you to get there without any trouble. You can find cheap hotels near Heathrow Airport that can provide you with the convenience and price you want the most.

Staying Near the Airport for Ease and Convenience

Finding a hotel near the airport can be very important to you, particularly if you are traveling for business purposes. Many people may be flying into London just for a day or two and may need to be able to get back out to the airport quickly. The further away you stay, the longer it will take you to get back there, especially when you are dealing with big city traffic and commuting. If you stay at a hotel near the airport you know you are close enough where you will not have any troubles getting there in time for your flight and all of the requirements you must go through before your flight. When you are looking at hotels near Heathrow Airport and want a good one at a good price you need to consider the Best Western Chiswick Palace.

A Hotel with a Quality Location and Price

When you choose to stay at this Best Western you know you will be in a great location for easy access to the important points in London as well as Heathrow Airport. The hotel is perfectly situated, so that you are just a mere thirty minutes from the airport and from Central London. This means you can easily get to the airport without any trouble and get into the important parts of London where you may have your meetings or conferences or where there are points and attractions you want to visit most. The hotel offers standard and deluxe rooms with the great amenities you have come to expect from a hotel today, but all at a price that fits very nicely into your budget.

Location and price are two of the most important factors in choosing a hotel today and the Best Western Chiswick Palace has both to offer you. When you are making your travel arrangements to London, be sure to check their website for room availability and any specials they may be running during your travel time, so you can get even greater savings. You will be glad you chose to stay here and always know where to go on your trips to London.