Post image for November Catalog Behind The Scenes: Water

Today I wanted to share one final batch of the incredible behind the scenes images from our November catalog shoot in Iceland.  I keep going back and looking through these images, again and again.  There is something so powerful about the landscape, from the massive ice formations and vast open spaces… it reminds you how small you and your problems really are.  As a Scorpio, I fall under the water element, so these photos really speak to me.  Read more »

September -Nov 20, 2013, 4:30PM
Iceland could quite possibly be my dream home!
Lauryn Taylor -Nov 20, 2013, 2:04PM
Absoluteness Positively Amazing! I would Love to be there!! :)x

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Post image for Blogger Diary: I Dream Of Africa

Africa, how can I repay what you have given me? Your people who radiate with such astounding beauty and light, no matter what their personal life has served on their plate. Sights of deep perseverance and hope give 24 hour goosbumps. Strangers become family in an instant. Human connection is the deepest, most simple ingredient. Forget language barriers, politics, haves and have nots… connecting with an elder of 110 years old, holding hands and smiling souls: that’s it.

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anja -Nov 23, 2013, 9:54AM
I think no words are needed
Sarah -Nov 20, 2013, 4:26PM
I too have always felt drawn to Africa and had the chance to travel in Ethiopia for a month a few years back. It was the most amazing experience of my life! Even though I have only been to one part, I am convinced that Africa is the most beautiful continent in the world. Both for it's landscape, and it's rich culture.

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I am thrilled to welcome a new contributor to the BLDG 25 Blog, Kristen Hedges! Kristen is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, a Yoga & Meditation instructor, and a wandering lover of words. Her writing, coaching programs, and classes help stressed-out spiritual seekers find their ideal lifestyle through dietary shifts, daily mindfulness, & a lot of wild soul searching. Read more »

ophelia -Dec 03, 2013, 9:41PM
this is beautiful, thanks so much. i miss these kinds of mornings. i wish there was an article on how to start your mornings peacefully when you have children.. i feel like i am always so drained and they run in the morning, still sort of grumpy. and its hard to have a peaceful starts. anyone have any suggestions?
Jodi -Dec 02, 2013, 1:34PM
This is beautiful. Just reading it I feel so calm and collected for a brief moment. Thank you for sharing this. I always feel so rushed in the morning. I'm adopting this into my morning routine to appreciate waking up every morning.

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Post image for Monday Quote: There Is A Pleasure In The Pathless Woods

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.
-Lord Byron Read more »

Corlie -Nov 21, 2013, 6:19AM
I still love your Monday quotes , and I really really loved that movie! My husband and I go out to the woods or mountains religiously every weekend and this quote cannot ring more true :)
Juliette Laura -Nov 18, 2013, 3:03PM
This is a lovely quote, super beautiful, makes me miss the nature at home! xo, Juliette Laura

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Post image for Illustrated: The Elements And Our FP Girls

The Elements — believed to mirror the most essential foundations on which all matter is built; Earth, Fire, Air, Water (not pictured here)… and what I like to think of as the fifth element, Spirit.  The fifth element (in both Buddhism and Hinduism) is said to represent that which is beyond the physical or material.  The Spirit goes far beyond our grasping or understanding in a scientific matter, extending to a realm that cannot be measured or quantified. Read more »

Eva -Nov 17, 2013, 7:35AM
beautiful illustrations...and the clothes are dreamy, so excited for the holidays. I hope Santa brings me some FP...haha ;)
Mel -Nov 16, 2013, 8:47PM
These are lovely! Although I would have liked to see my element (water) and my girl (Sandy) represented - I believe they would go together nicely. Still, gorgeous paintings and the descriptions were spot on!

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Post image for Guest Post: Sage Erickson In Lisbon, Portugal

This guest post comes from professional surfer Sage Erickson! Read more » -Apr 15, 2014, 8:54PM
This blog was... how do I say it? Relevant!! Finally I've found something which helped me. Thank you!
Bonnie -Nov 17, 2013, 10:29AM
Would love to go see the country of my forefathers! Loved the post! <3

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Post image for Blogger Diary: The Wisdom Of Insecurity

I did something last week that I rarely do.  I took a vacation — a whole week off, with no plans.  Well, the only plans were to drive to my beach house, where I would spend the week relaxing, taking long beach strolls, reading, writing, and just being.  Life is funny…it always has other plans. Read more »

-Nov 18, 2013, 11:46PM
To be still. Ahhh! so many of us live fast pace lifestyles. We are taught in America to achieve success at a rapid pace. Go to a good college, get an internship, find a job after college, get married etc. The list goes on and on. But what about personal well-being? I believe that taking care of yourself is key to health and happiness. So let's learn to take time for ourselves. This could be simple as taking walk out in nature to clear the mind. I personally like to have me time by reading, painting, dancing, or walking by the lake.
veronica Rod -Nov 14, 2013, 9:57PM
I loved this quote: “It is of little use to us to be able to remember and predict if it makes us unable to live fully in the present.” Please se my new line of necklaces here: xo

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Post image for Holiday Catalog Behind The Scenes: Part 2

We were blown away by the holiday catalog behind the scenes pictures, so we wanted to share a few more with you! Read more »

Erika G -Nov 15, 2013, 4:37PM
My home town. Its so beautiful over there! stunning photos and clothes!
Andreia -Nov 12, 2013, 2:07PM

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Post image for Wanderlust Inspiration: Captured Moments Revisited

Seeing the behind-the-scenes images from our catalog shoot in Iceland has really got me thinking. I look at those images, and I get a fleeting desire to just go. Read more »

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ivette -Nov 13, 2013, 6:47AM
amazing photos!..makes me want to pack my bags and start exploring... A year ago I did that and I found a miraculous place where I've found inspiration for my art and fashion's Tulum, Quintana Roo, México.. paradise!..I've been living here since.. but I've been thinking of moving into another journey soon..Morocco, South America, India, Thailand...I have not decided nor gathered enough money haha..but I'll get there! fabulous post!

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Post image for Monday Quote: There Was Nowhere To Go But Everywhere

“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” -Jack Kerouac Read more »

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Shelley -Nov 13, 2013, 10:26AM
Great quote and commentary too! This reminds me to always be looking towards the future and not dwell on the past.

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Post image for One Day Trip You Need To Take In Tuscany

This guest post comes from our contributor FP Naomi. Read more »

lauren jonczak -Feb 26, 2014, 8:40AM
Wow, these pictures are gorgeous! I just booked a Tuscany villa rental for 2 weeks for the end of this year so I have been doing a lot of research on things we must see and do while we are there. We are definitely going to have to go to San Gimignano. Thanks for the tip about having to get a car and being a AAA member. That is very helpful. I can't wait to see this for myself.
jessi -Nov 12, 2013, 1:52PM
three years ago I took a two week trip to Italy and we went to have a huge farm style lunch outside in the rolling hills of Tuscany, I don't remember exactly where we went but it was so incredibly beautiful. everyone needs to experience the food, beauty, and culture of Italy...especially the food ;)

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Post image for Holiday Catalog Behind The Scenes

Our November catalog is divided into 5 chapters, each representing a different element. For the air and earth segments, our catalog team headed all the way to Iceland to use its breathtaking landscape as the backdrop for these two elements. Read more »

unique cake toppers -Apr 03, 2014, 4:15AM
Hello, I read your new stuff on a regular basis. Your writing style is witty, keep up the good work!
Mary -Nov 11, 2013, 8:26PM
If you ever want to take pictures of some spectacular views, New Zealand is a great place to go. It's where The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit was shot. No green screen.

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