Denver photo shoot by Lindsay Giles McWilliams

In my post about my recent road trip, I sung praises of dear friends. Truth is, I wanted to run to the top of mountains - sound of music style - and sing their praises. During my three weeks visiting friends and rambling my way through U.S. I was both nurtured to my core, inspired by talent and riveted by story.

I implore you to make a point, each year (or month if you can) to visit a friend - particular one who might not live so close to you - and then plan nothing. Just show up with gratitude and a bottle of wine (or take them out for dinner) but step into their pace of life and let the stories unfold.

That's kind of what I did when I showed up at Lindsay's place in Denver. I don't know that I have enough space here to sing her praises so I'll list her talents:

*Music photographer
*Singer/songwriter in touring band; Arklife
*Art gallery owner
*Writer
*kind hearted
*Amazing listener
*Deeply soulful

When I got to Denver, the city was experiencing an onslaught of rain; something rarely seen in this part of the world as they boast their 300 days of sunshine very proudly. Lindsay's boyfriend, the equally talented musician Jesse Elliot, was out of town so it was girls weekend for sure.

With a car full of product and a cloudy, but warm Sunday....before the clouds let loose with rain, Lindsay decided to dust off some lenses (her grandfather's vintage Leica to be exact) and we went out to play in the urban streets of Denver.  Lindsay chose walls that offered texture and colors and I threw on outfits and she told me what to do!  Here is just a sneak peek of some of the pics. 

See the entire 'Where the streets have no name' look book.

Check out Lindsay's work. It's so good.

Left: Day Tote  Holding: Beach Tote Right: Weekender Pants: Vintage (my own)

Left: Day Tote 
Holding: Beach Tote
Right: Weekender
Pants: Vintage (my own)

Beach Tote

Beach Tote

Bellatrix Kimono in Red

Bellatrix Kimono in Red

Always running. Bellatrix Kimono

Always running. Bellatrix Kimono

Mandala Kimono

Mandala Kimono

Bellatrix Kimono in Fairy Floss (one available)

Bellatrix Kimono in Fairy Floss (one available)

Bellatrix Kimono in Purple Haze

Bellatrix Kimono in Purple Haze

Imali Backless dress in Blue

Imali Backless dress in Blue