one magical november weekend.

hogsmead.

This so happened. 2 weeks ago. November 14th-17th. Girls' trip with Purna and Sue.

And, oh, yes. It's exactly what it looks like.

Hogsmeade. In all it's magical glory. =)

I'm just gonna frankly say that I'm def not getting around to editing those pictures. So freakin' knee-deep in editing other travel photos. NYC, LA, this past weekend's engagement shoot, the upcoming NYC trip (!!!). That's not even including personal photog projects, DIY tutorials and the occasional friend's partay. Hopefully I can crank all that out before 2015! Wish. Me. Luck.

Anyways, back to the real purpose of this post. I've never ever ever been so awestruck by a theme park before. Til now. Incredible detail went into every nook and cranny of both Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade. So much so, that it doesn't even feel like you're at a theme park! I feel like us girls did this whole Harry Potter trip justice. Nothing but Harry Potter. All day, everyday, for 2.5 days. (With a surprise One Direction cameo appearance. Now that's a bonus.) If ya ever find yourself in Orlando, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is truly where it's at.

besos ... jin.

TEXAS 2014 // Hotel Saint Cecilia

photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.
photo diary // hotel saint cecilia.

Swank hotel stay in Austin...wait...don't ya'll live in Austin?! Like a boss @jin_chu!! lol - Jerome via Instagram.

That's right, old friend, that's right. Jincent don't mess around when it comes to staycationing! 'Cause ya know, that's what ya do when traveling ain't your full-time job anymore.

Le sigh.

So why spend $$$ on a hotel room just 10 minutes away from Condo de Ferrer? Hotel Saint Cecilia happens to be one of a few legendary hotels in Central Texas famed for it's quintessential Austin vibe.

And have you seen photos of this place? An absolute dream retreat for any creative. Crazy good artsiness echoing the experimental inspiration of yesteryear's musicians and artists. 1 part unconventional mixed with 2 parts modern minimalism. Yes, please.

So yah, we barely left our bungalow. (Again, have you seen photos of this place??) The experience left us rejuvenated and undoubtedly inspired. So inspired I took tons of pix to remember that fuel for inspiration, the fodder for creative spark, the re-ignited memory of the dream. Thanks for letting us pretend we live off SoCo (and for not charging us $1,000 for the trigger happiness ... yet), Hotel Saint Cecilia. Even if for one night.

besos ... jin.