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(24) It’s finally December! To celebrate we’re sharing our favorite beer memories from all over the world as a countdown to Christmas! #ALORadventBeers #deckthehalls #25daysofchristmas 🍺🎄📅 ~ Sometimes the beer is what’s memorable, sometimes, it’s the place. #pdxbeergeeks out there, will know which is which 😉 Either way, here we go! ~ Today’s photo is one of our most recent great memories. @cervpresidente in the #dominicanrepublic from our hideaway perch in #samana . Nothing makes me appreciate a cold pilsner like being in a Caribbean climate while drinking it! . Stay tuned as tomorrow’s flashback comes from a much colder trip over 4,582 miles away and nearly five years ago! Back to a time when we knew NOTHING about IPAs 😱. We haven’t always lived in #thegreatpnw
(9/9) Saved the best for last, Playa Rincón! A white beach lined with coconut trees, that empties out in the late afternoon. Stress has no business here. We arrived around 1PM and found the beach empty. Just a few folks in beach side shake having lunch and a beer. This is as close as you can get to a private beach in the Caribbean, on a tiny budget at least!
7/9 El Paraíso indeed. This Swiss Family Robinson multi-bungalow getaway WAS— get this— previously a family home! Three very lucky kids grew up in this paradise perched high above Samaná Bay. Owners Nora & Jose take great pride in creating a space that is one with the surrounding landscape. We were taken aback by their use of the land and open architecture providing endless panoramic views. Staying here was an experience in and of itself for us in the Dominican Republic. Not only for the open walled architecture but for the clear love of Samaná itself reflected in the building materials, drawn from the surrounding land. . The first two photos are the shot, reverse shot of the common space and the best spot for coffee. Each morning one cup turned into three. With views like this can you blame us?! The third shot is of our in room hammocks that essentially were the fourth wall of our bungalow. A room that just so happened to be Nora and Jose’s master bedroom prior to 2016 when they decided to turn their family home into a resort. .
6/9 🦜 were cute but fair warning... scary insect video next! We have no idea what that bug was, do you? . It sure was a surprise. Almost as much as the giant 🦀 who showed up in our outdoor shower (last photo - not one of Paolo’s 😂.) While we didn’t battle many mosquitoes, I found myself grateful for the nets around our bed with so much wildlife in our room. Closest to camping we’ll ever get! . We woke each morning to the sound of 🐓. After a big Dominican breakfast and a lot of ☕️ we’d see everything from 🐝 and 🦋 to 🐄 🐴 🐷 🦅 🦃 & 🦎 At night the 🦇 would swoop right beside us. Not to mention the 14 🐕 that guarded our hotel! What a beautiful, vivid and wild week in Samaná it was! . #PaoloFerrarisPhotography #ALORconsulting #MyDR #GoDomRep #Samana #dametraveler #neverstoptraveling #passionfortravel #TravelPassion #IGpassport #TravelForever #CreativeTravelCouples #caribbeanliving #traveldeeper #wonderlust #TLPicks #travelandleisure #traveltagged #passportcollective #getlostnow
(5/9) Having four walls is overrated. Well... Portland rains, I hear you, but in the Dominican Republic dramatic storms became somehow, romantic. ~ Swipe to see a series of photos of storms passing our three walled vacation hut in Samaná. ~ Day 1: Samaná Imagine sleeping in a room with one wall completely missing. As if that boring hotel TV wall just dropped away to reveal a real life nature show. One that splashes and creeps into the room. Nothing but clever architecture and a mosquito net for protection. A show of storm systems at work always on. . Our first night wind kicked up violently, rain swirling in all directions. I sat up straight from sleep, rain in my face. The wind shifted, sleep calling me back, I relaxed thinking “this week will be unlike any other I’ve had.” A golden green glow woke me. Freshly watered plants at sunrise, a new storm on the horizon. . To be continued!
(4/9) Santo Domingo is an old city, I’m talking over 500 years old. Supposedly founded by Christopher Columbus’ brother Bartolmeu, the architecture is noted as Spanish European. Paolo however was rather quick to point out the Columbus family was actually Italian. Be it the age is the city or the wear of Caribbean winds there is an enticing juxtaposition of preservation and patina throughout the Colonial Zone. . Next up, Samaná! . . #paoloferrarisphotography #presidenteparadise #godomrep #PaoloFerraris #BrandyShearer #mydr #caribbeanliving #dominicanrepublic #santodomingo #plazacolon #caribbean #dominicanphotography #traveldeeper #ALORConsulting #CreativeTravelCouples #Wonderlust #tlpicks #AQuietStyle #hospitalitylife #husbandandwifeteam
(3/9) When in the Dominican Republic, go @cervpresidente . Swipe to see four Santo Domingo spots where ordering round two was a treat for us. 1. @ritascafe for an elevated and more importantly shaded view of Plaza España. 2. @dluisparrillada feast your eyes on the Caribbean Sea and your belly on Mofongo (YUM) and the absolute coldest Presidente we had on the trip. 3. Any and all BODEGAS! Toilet paper by day, bar by night. Music from an old boom box blasting, locals dancing + cold Presidente is hard to beat. 4. @cava_billini or Lulu’s Tasting Bar. Both are perfectly situated on a beautiful crescent shaped square, Parque Billini. Paolo’s photo is by day but at night, those large trees sway in the evening breeze making for a romantic evening drink. . Tomorrow I’ll share the historic patina that Paolo loves to capture and gives Santo Domingo it’s unique charm. . #paoloferrarisphotography #presidenteparadise #godomrep #PaoloFerraris #BrandyShearer #mydr #caribbeanliving #dominicanrepublic #santodomingo #plazacolon #caribbean #dominicanphotography #traveldeeper #ALORConsulting #CreativeTravelCouples #Wonderlust #tlpicks #AQuietStyle #hospitalitylife
2/9 Wire here, wires there, wires wires everywhere. What happens if one falls? What if a trucks too tall? Santo Domingo, inside the colonial wall. . #paoloferrarisphotography #godomrep #PaoloFerraris #BrandyShearer #mydr #caribbeanliving #dominicanrepublic #santodomingo #plazacolon #caribbean #dominicanphotography #traveldeeper #ALORConsulting #CreativeTravelCouples #Wonderlust #tlpicks #travelpoetry
(1/9) Hoping your Monday includes a moment of pure happiness. Join us this week as we take a break from work photography to share Paolo’s photos from my Birthday trip to the Dominic Republic. . We’ll share the architecture, history and charm of the capital city, Santo Domingo along with the beautiful nature of the less touristy town of Samaná. Plus, the honest truth about why it’s not advisable to rent a car as a tourist. . It was so hot Plaza España was empty. School kids on field trips were clustered under the shade of trees surrounding the square. The minute a cloud broke free, so too did they. Laughter bouncing freely through the square as a quick game a tag broke out. Then back to the shade. . #paoloferrarisphotography #godomrep #PaoloFerraris #BrandyShearer #mydr #caribbeanliving #dominicanrepublic #santodomingo #plazacolon #caribbean #dominicanphotography #traveldeeper #ALORConsulting #CreativeTravelCouples #Wonderlust #tlpicks #AQuietStyle #hospitalitylife
Setting aside time to dream big, means coffee before sunrise. Big dreams brewing for ALOR at #hx2018 this morning. ___#PaoloFerrarisPhotography for Hospitality + Food & Beverage ~ #PaoloFerraris + #BrandyShearer #executiveproducer = #ALORconsulting #foodandbeverage #hospitality #hx2018life #coffeesesh #realcoffee #coffee_time #coffeee #storyofmytable #thecookfeed #makeitdelicious #mycommontable #portlandoregon
Oh just the most perfect Turkey Sando @lalunacafepdx ~ Shaved @laurelhurstmarket turkey, thick-cut bacon, arugula, iced red onion, tomato, and buttermilk avocado drizzle on ciabatta bun. Yep buttermilk 🥑! ~ _____________________________________________________________#PaoloFerrarisPhotography for Hospitality + Food & Beverage ~ #PaoloFerraris + #BrandyShearer #executiveproducer = #ALORconsulting #foodandbeverage #hospitality #storyofmytable #thecookfeed #makeitdelicious #mycommontable #portlandoregon #sandwichs #sandwichesofinstagram #lunchroom
All hail the mid week cocktail! #robroy #cocktailrecipe #scotchwhisky Photo by #paoloferraris for Usquaebach. . 2 oz Usquaebach Reserve 1 oz sweet Italian vermouth 2 dashes angostura bitters Stir with ice Strain into a cocktail glass Garnish with a brandied cherry . ______________________________________________ #paoloferrarisphotography + #BrandyShearer #executiveproducer = #alorconsulting #contentmarketing + #foodandbeverage #photography #hospitality #whiskywednesday #scotchyscotchscotch #robroycocktail #whisky #scotch #scotchwhisky #whiskylove #scotchlove #whiskey #whiskylife #blendedwhisky #cocktailsofinstagram
Gruyere cheese + whole grain mustard & caramelized onions = me weak in the knees! Did I mention sourdough? 🤪 #comfortfood #cheesey #sandwichesofinstagram #paoloferrarisphotography for @hiltonhotels @parc55hotel
She's a craze you'd endorse, she's a powerful force. You're obliged to conform when there's no other course. She used to look good to me, but now I find her, Simply irresistible. ______________________________________________ GILDED SPLINTERS COCKTAIL ~ Gilded Splinters ~ Absinthe rinse ~ Bitters ~ Sugar Cube ~ Champagne ~ Star Anise ~ #paoloferrarisphotography #paoloferraris + #brandyshearer #executiveproducer = #alorconsulting ~ #friyayvibes #songlyrics #palmer #absinthe #gildedsplinters #cocktailrecipes #cocktailinspiration #cocktailporn #irresistible #cocktailsofinstagram #coupecocktails #cocktailbar #pdxdrinks #perfectpour #properglassware #drinkphotography #drinkphotographer #spiritsphotographer #pdxcw2018
Executive Chef Michael Vaughn in San Fran-fish-co. Holy mackerel, my jokes are so bad! Just squidding. ______________________________________________ #paoloferrarisphotography @hiltonhotels #PaoloFerraris #photographer + #BrandyShearer #executiveproducer = #alorconsulting #foodandbeverage #hospitality #contentmarketing #socialmediaconsultant #hospitalitymanagement #hospitalityindustry #chefwork #chefstagram #cheflife
Love the unpredictability of productions on the street. This shot is one of our favorite moments from our @hiltonhotels photo shoot with Executive Chef Michael Vaughn. We had wheeled a beautiful butcher block outside the hotel. Chef was breaking down fish when this guy jumped right in the middle of the shoot! Chef didn’t miss a beat he turned and posed with him. His @louisvuitton scarf and posh briefcase made the moment somehow all the more memorable. Thanks Chef for a great shoot and great fun! . . #paoloferrarisphotography + #brandyshearer #executiveproducer = #ALORconsulting . #alwayssf #sanfranciscoworld #visitcalifornia #sanfrancisco #sfeveryday #streetsofsf #wildbayarea #mysanfrancisco #sfpulse #sfdreaming #nowrongwaysf #thesanfrancisco #onlyinsf #wildcalifornia #hospitality #hospitalityindustry #hospitalitymanagement #hospitalitylife #consulting #hospitality #hotelmanagement
Something tells me John Cleese knows what it feels like to be optimistic today. . Knight: 'Tis but a scratch. King Arthur: A scratch!? Your arm's off! Knight: No, it isn't. King Arthur: Well, what's that then?! Knight: I've had worse. . . . . . . . #johncleese #montypythonandtheholygrail #montypython #quoteoflife #bookobsessed #bookhoarder #mondayvibe #cultcinema #mondayquotes #mondaymonday #paoloferrarisphotography #optimism
Who else jumps on a great hotel bed immediately🙋‍♀️! @heathmanportland Family travel shoot. A reminder of instantaneous vacation joy when you check into a fabulous hotel room. Weeeeeeee!!! _______________________________________ #Hospitality shoot for @heathmanportland @provenancehotel #hospitalityphotography By #PaoloFerraris #paoloferrarisphotography #influencermarketing & #executiveproducer #contentmarketing by #BrandyShearer #alorconsulting #creativetravelcouples #aquietstyle #quietstyle #youcaninportland #traveloregon #hospitalitylife #hospitalitymanagement #hospitalityindustry #familytravel #familytravels #travelfamily
You know you’re too old to be a #travelinfluencer when... . While at Gullfoss Waterfall, I saw a young travel influencer change into a bright yellow sundress and all I could think was “It’s freakin’ cold out here, you’re gonna catch a cold, put that winter coat back on kiddo!” . That and, the best selfie we can pull off makes us both laugh trying. #noselfiestick . Originally, when I saw Paolo’s photos, I cringed at the fourth one. Ugh, that red mess of hat head hair! Now it, reminds me I took my hat off to make my hair stand out on end from the updraft of the waterfall. I remember the mist on my face, the sound of water rushing into infinity. The chill. I remember looking back and seeing Paolo starring at me, waving to each other across a crowd of tourists simultaneously mouthing “I Love You.” . Emotions captured. Moments relived. Stories retold. Again and again. Notes for our memoirs... messy hair and all. . . . . . . #inspiredbyiceland #icelandicpledge #iceland #TravelDeeper #tlpicks #IcelandicNature #Gullfoss #travelforlife #totravelistolive #paoloferrarisphotography #BrandyShearer #PaoloFerraris #ALORConsulting #creativetravelcouples #coupleswhoworktogether
6/6 Iceland is divided by the Mid-Atlantic Rift and Þingvellir National Park is the only place in the world where this rift is above sea-level allowing you to see the edges of both plates, clearly. With tetonic plates continuing to move apart (at 2.5 cm a year) small earthquakes happen daily. . Even though the tremors are too minor to feel, I swear there is something mystical in the air Þingvellir. Of course, that could also have to do with the history here. A UNESCO world heritage site since 1994, the Icelandic national parliament (Alþingi) was founded in 930 at Þingvellir. Sessions were held all the way up until 1800 before being moved to Reykjavík in 1844. Knowing that, can you imagine everything that happened here?! . As Paolo told me the history of the land we were standing on, my mind flashed to the show Vikings. Images of rowdy outdoor sessions around fire pits came to mind. I’m ashamed to admit it, although we were in Iceland, that was my frame of reference. Truthfully, I’m not THAT far off though since it was also here, at a spot called Law Rock, that Icelanders decided to adopt Christianity and swore allegiance to the Norwegian King. Just saying. . Jokes aside, this is one of the more moving spots to see in Iceland if you are at all a history geek. Plus the beauty of the land you can freely roam (yes freely as in no fees) is vast and graced with an elevated vista point that stretches to the horizon in all directions. . The sheer size and openness of Þingvellir belies the fact that it actually IS one of the most visited places in Iceland after the Gullfoss waterfall (totally worth it) and the Geysir Geothermal Area (which I have to admit I found a little underwhelming after visiting Yellowstone). . With that, I’ll say, I have one more story that I can’t help sharing tomorrow to wrap up our flashback to Iceland!
5/6 Snæfellsjökull National Park Difficult to pronounce, not at all difficult to explore. . Established in 2001 it’s Iceland’s only National Park that stretches to the sea and easily one of our favorite stops in Iceland. . A short drive from the Hellnar (one of the oldest fishing towns in the western peninsula) visiting Snæfellsjökull feels like driving through a Lord of the Rings set. . Glaciers, waterfalls, volcanic formations dating back to the last ice age and my favorite, Skarðsvík Beach. A golden sand wonder we had all to ourselves when we visited. All within 65 square miles. All free to explore. . #inspiredbyiceland #westiceland #icelandicpledge #iceland #tlpicks #IcelandicNature #travelwithme #naturalpic #paoloferrarisphotography #BrandyShearer #PaoloFerraris #ALORConsulting #CreativeTravelCouples #wanderfolk #travelforlife #totravelistolive #traveldeeper
3/6 Iceland has no mosquitoes! No McDonalds either, both of which are an excellent thing if you ask me. . Those long nights I talked about yesterday make it easier to enjoy long road trips. Plus you can be out late in areas like these with still waters and not be stuck running from plague carrying flying mini beasts. . Three hours drive from Reykjavik is the tip of the Western region. It’s a drive through lands that have you thinking “should we turn back?” You’ll drive an entire hour and not see a sole, just beautiful, harsh nature. . Still I highly recommend taking the time to go. I’d even skip the #goldencircle to see this area because it’s far less crowded! Here there is no entry fee like the more popular tourist attractions, cough #bluelagooniceland . Here, for free, you can stop in #arnarstapi and wonder an old trading post turned village. Hike a seaside cliff all the way to #hellnar and again, for free, enjoy a cliffside so beautiful it was turned into a Natural Reserve in 1979. It will take your breath away. . Anyway you look, you get the sense of what Iceland is for locals. Remote and beautiful the still before the storm. . Rugged lava formations striking out into the sea. A horizon too far over the water to define. Go! . Now back to the fact that there is no McDonalds. There are not cheap restaurants along the way in Iceland. You need to plan ahead. Something I’ll talk more about in my next post! Oh and this post #paoloferrarisphotography All the way! . . . . #inspiredbyiceland #westiceland #icelandicpledge #iceland #traveldeeper #IcelandicNature #BrandyShearer #PaoloFerraris #ALORConsulting #CreativeTravelCouples #Wonderlust #tlpicks #AQuietStyle #mystopover #hospitalitylife
(1/6) When Paolo & I start talking about traveling, the number one place people ask “have you been to...” is Iceland! So this week, I’ll be diving back into our trip to Iceland, sharing Paolo’s photos and our favorite memories. . In typical ALOR style, there will not be typical #bluelagoon . Why? All the rumors are true. Iceland is beautiful but crazy expensive to visit so we found our own brand of entertainment as always. I’ll share a few tips to making a trip to Iceland less expensive and a couple odd facts we learned along the way! . #paoloferrarisphotography #inspiredbyiceland #icelandicpledge #iceland #IcelandicNature #BrandyShearer #PaoloFerraris #ALORConsulting #CreativeTravelCouples #Wonderlust #AQuietStyle #travellingram #mystopover #coupleswhotravel #hospitalitylife
Hoptoberfest is finally here! So ready for all five new BridgePort Brews served by @silverjulep in an airstream Mobile Bar! DJ @sknnymrcls tunes + @olympiaprovisions sausages poached in Hoptoberfest #IPA Beer #eateateat Plus can’t wait to see what Ava aka @sheknowsbeer Does for her BridgePort Instagram Takeover!!! #itsallhoppening See you @bridgeportbrew Go Team @littlegreenpick 👋 🍺 . . . #paoloferrarisphotography #alorconsulting #goodpeopledrinkgoodbeer #drinklocal #youcaninportland #traveloregon #drinkcraftbeer #bridgeportbrewing #portlandoregon #downtownpdx #pdxnow #beertography #craftbeerpics
That one time, we tried to spoof all this #followmetodream posts and ended looking even more ridiculous! Just me or can Paolo really #strikeapose ? 🕺Where the heck was I pointing anyway?! 💁‍♀️ Why I’m sharing this? Two reasons. 1. “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” #oscarwilde 2. Creativity is not about being perfect, it’s about trying something, your way. Giving yourself the space and freedom to fail and fail hard, it’s a necessary part of the process. Sometimes it’s awkward (my photos) and sometimes (last photo) the result goes beyond expectations. #fridayquotes #sunshineescapes #thecreativeshots #fridayvibes #creativetravelcouples #paoloferrarisphotography #alorconsulting #womanempowerment #entrepreneurmindset #whiskey #sunset #sunsetlovers #cabosanlucas #coupleswhoworktogether
@nytimes with @reesewitherspoon “Well, I should start by saying that I don’t get my ideal reading experience ever. I work a lot and I have kids and a husband and about a thousand side hustles. But in theory, it would be alone in a cabin by a lake. I’d be by myself, with no one interrupting me to ask where their other shoe is, or where the car keys are, or to tell me that I’m needed on set. In this alternate reality, I would also have no emails, no text messages and no obligations or deadlines. I would have nothing at all to do for, say, five days. That would be ideal. The reality? It’s 10:30 at night. Everyone else in my house is asleep, and I read for an hour in a bath or in my bed. That’s when I get most of my alone time.” . It’s empowering to hear today’s most admirable women share their realities. As an entrepreneur I’ve struggled to prioritize reading. Once a voracious reader of three books a week, I’m sitting here wondering where did that time go. Perhaps not so ironically I’m typing this Instagram post, on my iPhone. . My dreams, are to stand on the shore in Puglia and chuck my iPhone into the rainbow in front of me and never come home. Those who know me, know that just might happen one day! Swipe to see photos of the exact spot I first had this thought. The spot I return to in meditation over and over again. .
In the words of @johnmulaney “Beet it Bozo!” Took some liberties there surely no one noticed... but hay, it’s #Friday get out of there early today #portlandoregon #lamejokes #keepportlandweird
Oyster served attached to the shell, are alive. 😳 Still not sure how I feel about learning this little food fact recently @olympiaoysterbar I ASKED so they politely shared their expert knowledge which is why I love Olympia Oyster Bar... and why if you ever have Oysters with me, you’ll see me pause for a moment of respect before I detach and slurp. . #oysters #paoloferrarisphotography #storyofmytable #oysterbar #oyster #oystershucking #fwx #eattheworld #bareaders #thekitchn #illhavethat #theeatguide #eatthis #seafoodlove #pdxeats #eatpdx
SERIOUSLY! How’s a chocolate lover supposed to resist temptation with this on the menu. 💁‍♀️ Chocolate Banana-Mascarpone Cake with crème fraiche panna cotta, passionfruit caramel pineapple compote. #storyofmytable #cheatday #chocoholic ________________________________________ #paoloferrarisphotography @urbantavernsf in @hiltonsfunionsq For @hiltonhotels #paoloferrarisphotography + #brandyshearer #contentmarketing = #alorconsulting #hospitality #foodandbeverage
"We're free to go where we wish and to be what we are.” — Richard Bach #johnathanlivingstonseagull #fridayflashback #sunset_lovers #paoloferrarisphotography #bvisecrets #bvistrong
Do we like flowers because of the bright colors? Or bright colors because they remind us of flowers? #questionoftheday #flower_perfection #fridaymood #flowers #flowers_super_pics #aquietstyle #quietstyle ________________________________________ #paoloferrarisphotography for @provenancehotel @heathmanportland #inpdx #ig_flowers
There’s beauty and character behind #PNW clouds. Good thing since Portland has a case of the grays today. I’m trying to stay in a Sunday frame of mind before slipping back into Monday thoughts with a few of the last photos from our Southern Oregon and Northern California trip. When people ask, why Portland, we answer “it was the beauty of the PNW that brought us here.” It’s true. We moved here without jobs, friends or family and that should tell you just how beautiful and charming #upperleftusa truly is. #paoloferrarisphotography #pnwonderland #pnwlife #portlandoregon #northerncalifornia #alwayswelcome #visitoregon #creativetravelcouples #couplesofig
If you could go anywhere in the world, right now... where would it be? ______________________________________________________________#paoloferrarisphotography #alor #alorconsulting #naturewalk #pnwonderland #pnwlife #creativetravelcouples #optoutside #dametraveler #shesnotlost #travelforlife #coupleslovetravel #wanderlust #aquietstyle #quietstyle
Find a view that clears your mind at #capeperpetua lookout. Then fill your belly with showstopper beers + bites @yachatsbrewing Suddenly all is right in the world again. Yachats Brewing quickly became on of our favorite finds of the year, so much so, we returned three days in a row on our trip. Plan your trip around both of these stops! #thatpnwlife #westcoastisthebestcoast #creativetravelcouples #oregoncoast ____________________________________________ #paoloferrarisphotography + #brandyshearer = #alorconsulting
These little odd babies are Percebes or gooseneck barnacles that I recently spotted along the coast of southern Oregon. I'd first seen them in Santiago de Compostela, the capital of northwest Spain’s Galicia region a few years back. In Spain, #percebes are considered a bit of a rare, pricey delicacy, because they attached themselves to rocky cliffs, battered by waves making them dangerous to harvest. Thus demanding upwards of a hundred dollars a kilo and if my math is right, that's just over $200 a pound! But there they were, chilling out on the rocky beaches in southern Oregon, easy to reach and by the plenty! . Now, I'm an introvert. Which means I spend way too much time in my head imaging cool creative scenarios. As I started writing today's post, I imagined how cool it would be if @food4gorham from @torobravopdx OR @josechesa from @ataulapdx would reach out saying, "Brandy... were did you see them!" I'd tell them where and we'd all meet at the shore. I'd get to learn all about how to harvest and cook them. Heck, we'd even cook some up, right there on the Oregon Coast line over a campfire at sunset. Paolo would be there, photographing the day and opening the wine for our fresh seafood feast! . While it sounds like pure fantasy from Brandyland, if you can imagine replacing me in this story with a camera crew, that's what I do for a living. I let my curiosity and imagination run wild to discover and create cool stories that can be shared to market something or someone. Which is why I say we do what we love. No vacation is purely vacation and no work day, is purely work. They blend together for us with @ALORconsulting because we're creatives who just can't help it! Given time to take in what's around us and then time to think, everything, even these strangely beautiful barnacles have a story waiting to be told. ____________________________________________ #PaoloFerrarisPhotography + #BrandyShearer #ContentMarketing = #alorconsulting #bestoforegon #oregoncoast #thatoregonlife #thepeoplescoast
Paolo finished photos from our recent trip down the coast! This week we’ll be sharing finds & vistas from Southern Oregon and Northern California including some of the tallest trees on earth AND one of the best breweries we’ve found all year. . Check out our Insta story for BTS client photography, captured on our trip and you’ll see why we love being part of a growing trend of #creativetravelcouples who #lovewhatwedo & #workhardanywhere ____________________________________________ #paoloferrarisphotography + #brandyshearer #contentmarketing = #alorconsulting #westcoastisthebestcoast #pnwonderland #pnwlife #theartofslowliving #travelforlife #coupleswhotravel #alwayswelcome #youcaninportland #travellustcouples #travellingcouple #optoutside #aquietstyle #dametraveler
Everyone guessed it right yesterday! A Turkey Baster is what we use to keep the beer head foamed up just right. For beer photography a fresh beer on tap is hard to beat. It keeps the foamy head much longer than a can or bottle. Beer on tap is rather inconvenient however when photographing a picnic in a park 😀. . I’ve found the best tool is an old school turkey baster so you can cleanly extract and pour fresh beer or force quick bursts of air into the beer. Chop sticks are also handy for a quick swirl which helps create more foam. I can say from experience to keep these tricks for bottled or canned beer. Don’t try either with beer on tap as it’s likely to bubble right out of the glass! 🙊
This one’s for you @axelajd & @banningisacity because how cute are you two! Thanks again for helping us out on our Trumer Shoot and flexing those muscles 💪 holding those pint glasses up for long periods of time. #beerwithfriends #picnicinthepark #beertographer ________________________________________ #paoloferrarisphotography + #brandyshearer #contentmarketing = #alorconsulting | Food, Beverage, Hospitality & Travel #igetpaidforthis
I wish this was my lunch today! But it’s not 😢 I’m not going to show you my lunch because it’s boring and I’m stuck inside editing on this beautiful day 😓 Instead, I’m sharing a recent photo shoot we did for Trumer Pils and give a shout out to our friend @axelajd & @banningisacity for helping us out. PS: I love prop shopping for shoots! Props tagged in photo. PPS: Shout out to Alexa & Banning for making the props look so cool on what was a super hot day! ________________________________________ #paoloferrarisphotography + #BrandyShearer #contentmarketing = #ALORconsulting #portlandoregon #beertography #propshopping #locationscouting #propstyling
What helps you get back into the work week groove after a long weekend? ______________________________________________ #paoloferrarisphotography for @heathmanportland with @jade_melissa #PaoloFerraris + #BrandyShearer = #alorconsulting #portlandoregon #contentmarketing #influencermarketing #igetpaidforthis
Congratulating Paolo on 10 years in America today. Celebrating with two quotes. Both of which mean a great deal since Paolo became an American citizen in December, 2017. . “The principal on which this country was founded and by which it has been governed is that Americanism is a matter of mind and heart; Americanism is not, and never was, a matter of race and ancestry. A good American is one who is loyal to this country and to our creed of liberty and democracy.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt . “Naturalized citizens are an important part of our great democracy, bringing a wealth of talent, ability, and character to this Nation. Your fellow citizens recognize the sacrifices you have made to reach this milestone and with open arms we welcome you.” — A quote from the previous Administration’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director in The Citizen’s Almanac, handed to naturalized citizens on the day of their swearing in ceremony. . Paolo applied for his citizenship shortly after our marriage in 2013. Gaining American citizenship takes continual effort and dedication... for years. A simple process, it is not. During Paolo’s naturalization ceremony I openly cried, hard. We both FINALLY had relief. Relief from the fear we had been living under from recent political stressors for immigrants and their families. One day we might share our story of the last leg of the journey, but right now we are both too raw. Suffice it to say, Paolo never took the path to American citizenship lightly. Not from the very first day he stepped foot in New York 10 years ago. . Thank you to our friends and family who supported us and cheered us along the way. As Americans we still believe in the American Dream, we just believe in defining it for ourselves.
I KNOW! It’s almost not fair to share a photo of the waters in Sardinia... outside of Sardinia. Can you blame me for dropping my guard and jumping in without a swimsuit. Last time I ever take a boat tour without one! No one was watching me anyway. Everyone was watching their stress fade off into distant memories. #sunshineescapes
We’ve seen many beautiful places in our travels but Golfo di Orosei in Sardinia quickly shot to the top of my OMGoooodness list. For the first time in my life, I saw waters so enticing, I threw caution to the wind and jumped in... without a swimsuit. My scarf became a makeshift sarong that day and I’ve never felt more free, or cold! But it was worth it! Over the next few days I’ll share more #paoloferrarisphotography from this eastern region of Sardinia. Fair warning, they just might make you throw caution to the wind and book a flight to Sardinia! If you do, just make sure to take a swimsuit no matter WHAT time of year you go, cause these waters insist you take a swim.
See the tiny tower, high upon the hill? Use Instazoom to get a closer look. . Paolo, being Italian, didn’t struggle like I did to recall their names. . Renuga... no. Nanuga... no “nuraghi” Paolo would correct me over and over again as I would excitedly proclaim “Look Bello, another nayugar.” “Nuraghi!” . Thousand of these structures claim the best views throughout Sardinia. Built as far back as 1500 BC their exact purpose remains a bit of a mystery. Defense, religion, gathering or simply stockpiling. Non excavations to date have been conclusive and so they remain illusive and somewhat magical. At least in their ability to make travelers wonder, what happened here all those years ago and why? #sardiniabeaches #rsa_outdoors
So there we were all alone, peacefully hiking As Piscinas “the pools” a site steeped in ancient history... which may or may not have been a site of “magical-animistic cult” when we heard... cow bells? Sardinia is full of beautiful surprises! #visitsardnia
Stintino a small village in north-west coast of Sardinia, boasts Spiaggia La Pelosa (Pelosa Beach). A place I had never heard of until Paolo booked our most recent vacation. We arrived, off-season in late May. A few tanned Sardi reclined on white sands watching Germans tourists buzzing about with kites. This particular pomeriggio (afternoon) only the young and stubborn dared the brisk chill of turquoise waters. Slipping off my shoes and cuffing my jeans, I joined the ranks of the determined, stepping into the clear calm water. Slow waves lapping at my ankles, I marveled at how far from the shore I could walk. I began to wonder if in the warmer season one could walk right up to the Torre della Pelosa. Paolo stuck to the beach, snapping photos. Details. Notes for our memoir. Fully clothed and beginning to shiver, I reluctantly returned to Paolo’s side, still curious what secrets the tower held. Such a beautiful place, I longed to swim. Paolo reading my thoughts vowed to bring us back when the weather warmed, then promptly districted me with the promise of Gelato. While I typically favor off-season travel with cheaper rates and uncrowded access, I plan to return to Stintino when the water is warm enough to dive into. Our journey through Sardinia continues tomorrow with a story of an unexpected run in, with a four legged beauty. #sardinianbeaches #igetpaidforthis
Paolo and I built @ALORConsulting around our shared #wanderlust . Nowadays, we take our clients with us wherever we go. With Travel being one of the most popular content categories on Instagram, it gives our clients a chance to enter into a new dialog and reach new customers who also use #luxurytravel #iamatraveler #openmyworld #letsgosomewhere #welltraveled #exploremore #travelwithme #cabo #cabosanlucas #bajacaliforniasur #Whiskylover #sunset #womenwhoexplore #travelingladies #solotravelgirl #sunset_lovers #sunset_pics and #luxurylifestyle #coupleswhotravel Just imagine where we could go next! ________________________________________ See more #PaoloFerrarisPhotography @ALORconsulting #PaoloFerraris + #BrandyShearer = #alorconsulting
Seeing as today is Paolo and my five year anniversary, it seemed fitting that today’s post is marriage themed! . We recently had the pleasure of orchestrating a beer collaboration between Pro-Skater Sebo Walker & BridgePort Brewing. . Sebo was looking for a way to help his soon to be bride Elle with wedding day details. We pitched the idea of having Sebo work with BridgePort’s BrewCrew to create a custom brew for his wedding. The result, ELBO Kölsch a perfect summer sipper served at the reception and in BridgePort’s BrewPub. . Our thanks to Sebo & Elle for being the kindest of kind to us during the entire process and letting us crash the reception to capture these photos! #coupleswhoworktogether
Feeling very into Whisky right now. ______________________________________________ Photo taken @seasideoregon for @usquaebachwhisky See more #paoloferrarisphotography @alorconsulting
Why we #lovewhatwedo ? Paolo’s finger lickin’ #FoodPhotography Lamb Chops drizzled with honey @parc55hotel with Chef Mary O’Neil for @hiltonhotels . #meatmeatmeat #honey #drooling ______________________________________________ See more #PaoloFerrarisPhotography @ALORconsulting #PaoloFerraris + #BrandyShearer = #ALORconsulting
“What will you be having this evening?” “I’ll have a plate of art please.” ALMOST to beautiful to eat @urbantavernsf Photo by #PaoloFerraris for @hiltonhotels ______________________________________________ See more #PaoloFerrarisPhotography @alorconsulting
Dreaming of the Coconut-Guava Rocher mango mousse with malibu gelèe & coconut tapioca @urbantavernsf in @hiltonsfunionsq It made me #happy #puredelight #storyofmytable #sweettooth ______________________________________________ Photo by #PaoloFerraris for @hiltonhotels . See more #PaoloFerrarisPhotography @ALORconsulting #PaoloFerraris + #BrandyShearer = #ALORconsulting
That time on our @hiltonhotels photoshoot, I got to #fangirl out with Sue Conley. Sue is the Co-Founder of @cowgirlcreamery and is a lovely, kind welcoming sole sharing her passion for cheese with the world! #femaleentrepreneur #inspiration . Paolo’s accent lead to sharing stories of traveling through Italy looking for cheese! Before we knew it, Sue was breaking into her personal stash to show us her most recent cheese finds and inviting us to visit her in Pt. Reyes... which you know we will! Chef Anderson was kind enough to make sure we met and we will forever be grateful! __________________________________ See more #PaoloFerrarisPhotography @ALORconsulting #PaoloFerraris + #BrandyShearer = #ALORconsulting
Not every Chef gets to play with Liquid Nitrogen on the job. Then again not every Chef is as admirably cool and naturally disarming as Pastry Chef Caryn MacDonald. . During this shoot I kept thinking “I wish Brianna was here.” Brianna is my wickedly bold 13 year old Niece, destined to invent game changing ideas in a lab or a farm of the future. . Seeing faces just like Chef MacDonald’s help young girls dream bigger. With that in mind a few smile inducing outtakes from our shoot @hiltonsfunionsq _____________________________________________________________ Photos by Paolo Ferraris for @alorconsulting for @hiltonhotels #cheflife #pastrychef #liquidnitrogen #womenempowerment
Can you be a Portlander if you were not born here? #questionoftheday #RealPortland __________________________________________ Photo by #PaoloFerraris for @alorconsulting
What are your: Top 10 Oregon Movies? 1. The Goonies 2. Drugstore Cowboy 3. Wild 4. The Ring 5. Stand By Me 6. Animal House 7. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 8. Into the Wild 9. The Shining 10. Free Willie Got more? ______________________________________________ #stjohnsbridge photo by #paoloferraris for @alorconsulting #traveloregon #youcaninportland #movies #portland #oregon #portlandoregon #pnwonderland #pnwlife
St. John’s Bridge in Portland, Oregon photographed mid bridge. Something you rarely see over at #stjohnsbridge I mean sure you see shots where people walk up to and photograph across the bridge but mid bridge? Not so much. . Turns out, there is a good reason for that! While the tranquil Cathedral Park stretching directly below is dotted by peaceful Portlander Picnics... walking the St. John’s Bridge perched high above, is anything but! Traffic zips by, huge trucks boom right beside you, my pace... oh it quickened. The view of the bridge alone is totally worth it, at least once anyway! Only for the brave... or our favorite clients 😉. ________________________________________ Photo by #PaoloFerraris for @alorconsulting for @bridgeportbrew #traveloregon #YouCanInPortland #westcoastisthebestcoast #pnwonderland #pnwlife
Nothing beats breakfast in bed, except maybe capturing one with the sweet & stylish #Influencer @jade_melissa Thank you Jade for being an absolute gem to work with! . Photo by Paolo Ferraris for @alorconsulting For @heathmanportland #inpdx . #breakfastinbed @provenancehotel #ALOR #ALORconsulting #BrandyShearer #PaoloFerrarisPhotography #influencermarketing
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