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Recently on Instagram: In Florence, Tuscany & Rome

Tuscany Collage
Ok, so I’ve been really bad about posting lately. The reason being that I have been traveling and working, and just have let blogging fall to the wayside. But with August vacations over and rentrée back in full swing, I hope to be much more active. Either way, if I seem to be taking une petite pause and you feel inclined to see what I’m up to, check out my Instagram account.

Here are some Instagram photos with more detailed explanations from a recent Tuscany trip I took with one of my best friends Kristen and her husband Steve. Yes – just the three of us for a romantic getaway. You know you’ve been great friends with someone if they actually invite you to join her and her husband on a trip to Tuscany!

First row, left to right:

  • Seeing the Duomo in Florence after 13 years. The first time it was visiting my best friend Gina while we were both studying abroad – me in Paris, Gina in Florence. This time, it was with my other best friend Kristen!
  • Homemade ravioli from “Pasta Night” at the agriturismo Casa Rondini in Tuscany’s Montgabbione town.
  • A hayroll with Italian colors! I had to take a photo of this…and even made Kristen try to push this massive hayroll with me. Dang, it was heavy! And no, it did not budge an inch.

Second row, from left to right:

  • A gorgeous sunset (despite the plague of gnats in our face) on Lake Trasimeno.
  • While wandering Rome tout seul before my flight home, I visited Michaelangelo’s Moses at San Pietro in Vintroli (AKA Saint Peter in Chains church).
  • With the Colosseum only a couple blocks away from the above-mentioned church, I had to stop by for a quick peek.

More to come on my recent Tuscany and South of France trips! I swear.

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Tyler’s (Instagram) Video of the Day

You can click on the image above to see my first Instagram Video featuring…Tyler, of course. This was post-walk and you can hear him licking working away to get a treat out of his smart toy.

As a big fan of Twitter’s Vine, I felt a bit conflicted about Facebook’s copycat move of offering videos on Instagram…but hey, that’s business and mobile video is (finally) gaining traction with the mainstream population. (Yup, this is where I plug client Hang w/.) So what did I think about Instagram Video? Well, three things:

1) I love the 13 filter options that can instantly enhance your video.
2) The image stabilization is great as it helps eliminate the shakiness in videos.
3) Compared to Vine’s 6 second maximum limit, 15 seconds for an Instagram video seems like an awfully long time. Then again, I felt a bit rushed with 6 seconds sometimes, so at least with Instagram Video, you can choose to shoot a video between 3 to 15 seconds long.

And if you’d like, you can find me on Instagram at @apresnewyork.

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