Posts by irenehardy

Surprise Wimbledon Proposal & Engagement!

Happy Valentine’s Day! In honor of this day of love, we’re finally sharing our proposal and engagement photos! I wrote my side of the story, and then Graham wrote his side. It’s his first time writing for the blog so it’s a big deal. Scroll through for the stories, photos and a video from our trip. We loved working with Cecelina Photography to capture this special day! OUR STORY – by Alisha When Graham and I met more than six years ago, we were working at a summer day camp for kids, and I thought he was way too old…

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Most Colorful Spots in Copenhagen

I am continuing the blog posts from our European adventure by sharing the most colorful spots in Copenhagen. We flew in from London for three nights of exploring, eating and shopping (the design stores were INSANE) in this cozy, bike-friendly, capital city. Before I share the most colorful spots in the city, let’s talk about where to STAY: WHERE TO STAY: The Scandic Front was the PERFECT home base for exploring. It was located just a block from Nhyaven, offered beautiful canal views, and had an insanely amazing breakfast buffet. It’s part of the Scandic Hotel Family. One of my…

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The Best Hotels in Scandinavia

I’ve been convinced that it is always better to go with a reputable brand of hotel chains, especially when traveling internationally.  You know what you’re going to get, no surprises. The downside can sometimes be that chains are not as cool, hip or unique as independent properties. But after staying at two different Scandic properties: the Scandic Front in Copenhagen and the Haymarket by Scandic in Stockholm, that downside disappeared entirely. The Scandic properties were unique, thoughtful and just plain stunning. From canal views and modern decor in Copenhagen, to pink velvet walls in Stockholm, Scandic was really showing off. Oh…

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Hidden Color in Stockholm

For the third stop on our European adventures, we flew from Copenhagen to Stockholm! Watch the video below for all of the highlights and read on for where to stay, eat and explore! STAY We spent a total of three nights and  two days in the city, and stayed at the Haymarket by Scandic – another gorgeous property in the Scandic Hotel Family. As soon as we walked up to the hotel, I knew we were going to love it. It’s PINK after all ….! When you get inside, you immediately notice gorgeous details. We’re talking velvet walls, Art Deco decor, beautiful…

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2017 In Review

Happy New Year! I always love looking back on the year and making goals for next year too. It’s an important time of gratitude and reflection, and can help to set the stage for next year too! Here’s a recap of the last twelve months. QUICK VERSION: Stop motions became a major part of the business I added six contractors to the LISH Creative team to work on photography, lighting, videography, social media management, financials and accounting We started to deliver longer-form video content We partnered with hotel brands for the very first time I learned how to adapt and…

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Miami Museum of Ice Cream – Tour & Video!

Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to attend the press preview for the LA Museum of Ice Cream, and when I heard that they were opening a location in Miami, during the same time that I would be working from Miami, I knew I had to visit!  I met up with my friend @ananewyork to explore and take as many photos as possible! Overall, I loved the location. The building’s architecture was stunning and the rooftop had views of the ocean! For added punch, they painted all of the hallways pink, patterned the stairwells, and installed a bouquet of…

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The perfect hotel for tech-savvy creatives

Even though our Europe trip was intended to be a vacation, I didn’t leave my laptop at home. As a creative entrepreneur, it’s hard to take time off, and I am always looking for super fun hotels that cater to business needs. But business hotels can be blah, boring, and corporate – aka not a good fit for me! So when I found out about citizenM, I was so excited to stay in their bright, colorful, and smart rooms when we visited London and Paris! In London, we rolled up to the citizenM Shoreditch and were delighted by colorful lounge…

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Top 3 Most Colorful Spots in Paris!

One of my favorite parts of our Europe trip was finding colorful spots in the wild and taking photos! Of the 4 cities we visited, Paris surprised me with color more than any other. So when I found out that one of my favorite color-loving brands, Mixbook, released a Paris photo book template, I knew we had to partner together to showcase this colorful city. I’m listing the 3 most colorful spots here and sharing how I displayed the photos in a beautiful Mixbook travel photo book.  1. Pigalle Basketball CourtMy favorite colorful locations are the ones that seem to…

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Visiting London!

When Graham found out he was getting a one month vacation during his third year of medical school, we knew we had to take a trip to Europe. We each studied abroad and neither of us had been back to visit since. Graham studied in London in the fall of 2009, and I studied in Lugano Switzerland in the spring of 2013, so it had been far too long! We knew from the start that London would be our first stop. When I first met Graham, he talked to me about his time living there and we are both huge…

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PICKING A TRAVEL CAMERA

Before I  get into sharing images and videos from our 2 week Europe trip, I  wanted to spend some time discussing how I  decided which camera to take! I’m going to talk a little about my thoughts on each model and share what I ended up going with! OPTION 1: CANON 5D Mark III + Canon Powershot G7X Mark II COMBO I  am a proud Canon 5d Mark III user. I  love the camera and use it for all of my commercial photography & stop-motion work. I  usually use it for personal projects too, but for Europe, I  was concerned…

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