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The Forum.

My husband and I got married on October 18 in Louisville, Kentucky at St. Boniface Catholic Church, followed by dinner and dancing at 21C Museum Hotel. It was everything I could have hoped for. I just wanted to carry my gorgeous Technicolor autumn bouquet and eat endless canapes with bison tartare, quail eggs, and truffle oil, surrounded by art, with my husband, forever and ever.

But this series of posts is about my honeymoon in Italy, which turned out to be a natural extension of what we loved about our wedding. We enjoyed fall foliage in Piemonte and unfamiliar flowers and trees in Rome. At wine bars in Florence and Venice, we helped ourselves to aperitivi and cicchetti, buffets of complimentary appetizers. We ate steak tartare and eggy pastas all over Northern Italy. We visited Alba at the height of its short white truffle season. We saw so much art. And we took part in the Catholic ceremony of all Catholic ceremonies.

Almost a year has passed since the trip, but all of the details I abbreviated to a word or a couple of words in my daily log of the trip — written around 6:00 in the morning each day because I was sick for the duration and never recovered from jet lag — I still remember in full. So without further ado, the story of how I fell in love with Italy.

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Union Square

I just wrote about a lot of the things I liked about New York. Something I loved about New York was its eccentricity. If time and weather allowed, I walked as often and as far as I could just so I could see what I could see. And thanks to modern technology, I always had a camera on me. Here are some of my favorite moments, many of which I’ve already posted to Facebook and Twitter, but together here for posterity.

And, of course, you can see a lot more of these kinds of photos from a number of other contributors over at my art photography site, Pretty Trashy Art.

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All Points West

Sunday only. Pictures only.

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Afternoon lighting in Central Park…

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