*Although my haiku skills are beyond reproach (or help), yo.
To that end, while I was mulling over tomorrow's first enthralling installment of Featured Blogger Fridays, my itchy Google finger let me towards that absolute finito of travel** & American lifestyle photography, Slim Aarons. I'm not sure what it is about his work - I don't mean this in the "I'm so retro! I love Sinatra! And martinis!" sense*** - but it just transports me to a different, more elegant place.
*** Although - duh. And before they were cool again, so there.
Mr. Aarons has made a previous appearance here at the Pretty, but in keeping with Monday's travel theme, I'm bringing you some of his best photos from abroad
all in an attempt to distract you from the fact that I'm not actually coming up with anything creative here, again. God knows my iPhone camera didn't come up with these. Please see tedious lawyer disclaimer above. Thank you.
This also gives us a welcome break from my shoppy, spendy posts of late. At worst, I imagine that these photos will make you want to seize your passport, quit your job, and head somewhere interesting. Given that I constantly live in this state of mind and have found myself less likely to act on it than I am to buy yet another purse, I'm going with the less expensive of two evils today. Positively frugal, no? Without further ado-do:
Florence, scene of Pretty study abroad shenanigans (although my version had more Chianti bottles strewn about)
Rome - if only Art History had also featured fabulous musicians . . .
Lake Tahoe - it isn't "abroad" for the Americans here, but this is my blog & this California girl is going to feature one of her homeland's favorite vacation spots. Nanny nanny boo boo.
Where do you feel like going on vacation today?
(Credit all photos Slim Aarons / Getty Images)