LA Snapshots

LA Snapshots

 1. En Route 2. First palm tree of the trip 3. The pacific 4, 5 & 6. Randy’s Donuts; our first stop after leaving LAX 7. Our first meal of the trip at In-N-Out Burger 8. Venice 9. The Getty Villa 10. Western Town at Paramount Ranch 11 & 12. Palms trees at sundown 13. Peacocks at Hollywood Forever Cemetery 14. Alex in his LA uniform 15. Santa Monica Pier

LA Snapshots

 16, 17 & 18. Neptune’s Net 19. Palm tree forest 20. Pollination in progress 21. The Cinerama Dome 22. Sweet Rose Creamery 23. A scoop of fresh mint chip ice cream on a chocolate cone 24. Sweet Rose coffee 25. Queen Anne Cottage at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden 26. Gus’s BBQ in South Pasadena 27. Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain 28. Norton Simon Museum 29. Chinatown 30. Olvera Street

LA Snapshots

31-37. At The Original Los Angeles Flower Market 38. Flower market souvenirs 39. Salted caramel ice cream from Sweet Rose Creamery 40. Camera Obscura 41. A taco truck lunch 24. The Georgian Hotel 43. Sunset in Malibu 44. Fishing boats off the shore 45. Venice canals – final photo of the trip!

Los Angeles, Part 1

Los Angeles

Our trip to Los Angeles last month was a pretty magical one, filled with sunshine, ocean breeze and palm trees. We tried to do and see as much as we could, while still trying to have a quiet, relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of daily life. I have to say, I think we were pretty successful, and after going through all the photos from the trip, I am eagerly awaiting our return to the City of Flowers and Sunshine!

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A Tour through Blogland

The Racetrack

A Tour through Blogland post, as I understand it, is where you answer questions about your blog, as well as pass along a few blogs that you follow to your readers. A couple of week ago, Cassie of Farmbrews asked if she could feature world of wynne in her Tour through Blogland post, and in turn, “tagged” me to create a post of my own. Cassie’s very charming blog makes me yearn for country living, and her dog, Ella (a rescue, just like Elvis) is absolutely precious! I felt honored to be asked by Cassie to join in on the tour and of course agreed to participate; however, I was worried about providing three blogs to feature since the only blogs I follow are very well-known, successful blogs. I think part of the point behind these Blogland posts is to give relatively unknown, humble blogs some much deserved attention. Unfortunately, I only follow a handful of blogs that happen to be pretty well established, but I would absolutely love to add some great, little known blogs to my list, so if you have any, please feel free to pass them along in the comments section!

 What am I working on?

 I just finished going through all of the photos from our trip to Los Angeles last month and am starting to create blog posts – I think there will probably 12 in total! At the very least I am a solid month behind with posting after taking the past couple of weeks off, so I am going to be working on uploading all of the photos that have been collecting cobwebs on my camera.

 How does my work differ from others in its genre?

 There are a ton of lifestyle blogs out there and a lot of time, it feels like they’re all the same. And in a way, I guess they are. However what does set them apart from one another is that they are all authored by different people. My blog is unique in that it’s my blog, about my life, with my pictures. And of course, there is only one Elvis Gene.

 Why do I write/create what I do?

 I started world of wynne as a way to document my everyday life, as well as share various things that I love and find inspiring. I love discovering blogs, following along, being inspired and learning new things. Having a blog is a way for me to be a part of all of that, even if it’s in some small, rather insignificant way. Blogging has become one of my favorite pastimes (although unfortunately it’s not always something I have time for), and it provides me with a much needed creative outlet.

How does my writing/creating process work?

 Since starting my blog back in the fall of 2011, taking photos has become a way of life. I document so much more than I once did, and now with my blog, I have a catalogue of my life for the past few years. Having a blog has encouraged me to appreciate and celebrate the little things in life, and has promoted me go out and experience things. Typically the experience happens first and the blog post follows (e.g. the Recent Snapshots posts); however there are times when I will think, “You know what would be great to have on the blog?” and the experience will follow. I should add that I am a visual person so my ideas and moments of inspiration usually arise out of images.

And to finish out this Tour through Blogland, a few blogs that I visit weekly are Emily Henderson’s blog (for her whimsical styling and stunning before & afters), Martha Stewart’s blog (for her classic, impeccable taste and local recommendations) and Joy the Baker’s blog (for her delectable recipes and delicious photography).

Thank you, Cassie for choosing me to participate and for giving me the opportunity to continue the tour!