Author: alexispuglisi

Christmas in Paris

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Adventure / Travel

After getting the plane tickets for our trip in August, the first thing we booked was this amazing stone farmhouse from the 17th century that had been redone and converted into a bed and breakfast in the British countryside. Our plan was to spend Christmas there and I was stoked. Then, our credit card expired in November and they cancelled our reservation before we could give them a new number, and someone else booked our spot. […]

Harry Potter Studio Tour

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Adventure / Travel

If I’m being completely honest, one of the main reasons we chose to go to England for our trip was because of Harry Potter. It’s taking everything I have to not write this entire post in all caps with exclamation marks every other word. We LOVE Harry Potter, and Hogwarts at Christmas is potentially the most magical thing ever created. Just walking around the streets of London, eating in decked out pubs, and buying Christmas Crackers felt so magical […]

London!

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Adventure / Travel

For Christmas Aaron and I decided we wanted to take a big trip. Our honeymoon was spent in Park City, Utah, which at the time, was the perfect place to go, but we hadn’t really been on a real vacation with just us since getting married three years ago. (now three and a half!) A grand European Adventure seemed like the perfect solution. After spending a lot of time thinking about where we want to go (everywhere!) […]

Utah Fashion Insider Magazine

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Fashion / Projects

Sometimes when I tell people I designed and made some lines for Provo Fashion Week I get some scoffs and nervous smiles. They can’t get over the idea of there being fashion in Utah, specifically Provo. They think it’s this hilarious joke. I don’t know what to say to those people other than the joke’s on them because their misplaced bias is blinding them to the incredibly talented designers in this area. As I’ve participated in a couple of the PFW shows […]

Photo Final

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Photography / Projects

My photo 101 class came to an end the other week. It was pretty fun to work on my own photography skills rather than just always helping other people develop theirs and even though I already knew most of the stuff we talked about in class from my experience teaching Photo I at school, I still learned some valuable stuff and got to see how a real photo class functions in terms of critiquing. I […]

Fourth of July Weekend

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Adventure / In Utah

The Fourth of July is a big deal in Provo—like, probably a bigger deal than Christmas. There are a bunch of events put on by the Freedom Festival that go on throughout the week of the fourth and it’s created quite a few of my family traditions. Though Aaron has lived in Provo for about four years, he’s never been in town for the fourth and while I was excited to show him all the cools […]

Photo 101

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Photography

This last year at school I taught the beginning photo class. I actually have the photo endorsement because most of the qualifications were covered when I worked doing graphic design at BYU, but I’ve never taken a real photo class myself. I had one video class in my program where we talked about the way cameras function etc, and I feel I have a good grasp on basic principles of design, but there have been […]

The Front Porch

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343 West / Exterior

Our house has good bones. In plain english this means that it is ugly, but some (allegedly) foolish young couple saw all the cool things that could be done to transform it into something better and decided it would be fun. There is a wide selection of projects that could be done to help transform this “good bones” house into a great house, but we thought one that would have a fairly large impact would be […]

Provo Fashion Week

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Fashion

For me at least, there are always a few days before something I’ve been working on is finished that I think it’s never going to come together, it looks terrible, and I hate it. My collection for Provo Fashion Week was no different, but fortunately it did come together and for the most part I think it turned out great. Ever since I was a kid one of my favorite things to do was watch western movies with […]

Golden Doorknobs

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343 West / Interior

After the great debacle of the doors our momentum took a sharp nosedive and a lot of our projects went to a standstill. Having to rip out the door frames you just spent hours painting, routing, assembling and installing is rather disheartening and really it wasn’t until I found these little beauties that I even wanted to think about working on the doors again. A lot of people will say brass hardware in your house […]