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I ♥ Faces Places I Love Week!

This week at I ♥ Faces they're changing things up a bit.  There's no actual "Face" picture challenge, instead they're asking everyone to post photos and descriptions of their favorite, romantic places.  I've decided to share a few of my favorite places, both in photos and in some digital scrapbook pages I've done over the years...  They're also all places that I'd love to visit again now that I have my beloved Nikon D40- these were all taken with either a small digital camera or the old-school way, on film!

First up, my ultimate romantic spot, Lake Tahoe.  Paul and I went there for our honeymoon three years ago and have talked about going back at least once every week since.... One day we hope to move there permanently if we can swing it!

Next up, South Africa.  I was lucky enough to visit South Africa right before I met Paul (in fact, the very first time he emailed me I was there!), and would LOVE to go back one day with him.  I was traveling with a friend from work, and while we had a ton of fun, it was by no means romantic!  The views and scenery however, certainly were!

Hluhluwe and Umfolozi Game Reserve

Zevenwacht Vineyard

The Winelands near Stellanbosch

The view from Cape Point

Then there's the perpetually romantic Paris.  I visited Paris in college with one of my closest friends and all we could talk about was how romantic we thought the trip would have been if we'd been there with boyfriends instead of each other.  Of course, in college boys were pretty much ALL we talked about....

And later that same year I was lucky enough to travel around Italy.  We were only in Venice for one day, but it was certainly quite a romantic spot!

Many (!!) years later and quite a bit closer to home, our house.  Perhaps the scenery doesn't compare, and we're no longer honeymooners, but our house is cozy and homey and comfy, which I think is quite romantic.

And in our house, is our kitchen.  Which is definitely romantic when a certain wonderful hubby is cooking- especially when he's making banana and nutella crepes for Valentine's Day!

So there you have it, some of my most favorite romantic spots.  Some where Paul and I have been lucky enough to be together, and others that I hope we can visit one day!

Be sure to go to I Faces to check out the other entries!


  1. I love Lake Tahoe as well! I've never been to Africa but it looks like you captured the best parts. Those pics are amazing. So are the rest of them but was truly amazed by the Africa pics. You made it look like a place that I want to go.

  2. Beautiful pics!

    Where do you get your textures?

    And that Italy picture with your frame- awesome! I want to try it! I am not exactly sure how you did that, but I think I will be able to try and maybe figure it out :)

  3. I have always wanted to visit Lake Tahoe. When I read books that are placed there it sounds so lovely and romantic! Your pictures are very pretty. And look at you with your fantastic layering and special effects! Way to go!

  4. The textures, etc you gave the photos are really great. They look awesome!

    If you liked South Africa, you will also like Botswana and the Etosha Park in Namibia


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