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Beauty in the Details

Italian Holiday

Beauty in the Details

Lana Hawk

Beauty is in the details. So often we think of beauty as the wow, in-your-face, undeniable kind of beautiful. But, to me, beauty can be found in the tiniest of details. It’s the accessories of an outfit, the subtle charm of a home, the twinkle in someone’s eye, a kind gesture, an infectious laugh, or the perfectly placed photograph that make something, someone, or some place unique and beautiful.

My husband and I just returned from our second overseas adventure together. We traveled from London to Amsterdam via Belgium. Now, I need to get this out there. I love Europe. I mean LOVE. I would go visit every year without question if it were possible. Don’t get me wrong, I love America too. I’m proud to be an American, but there is something that changes in me each time I go to Europe and it is the reason I keep going back. It’s like I see things and beauty and details more clearly over there. Maybe it’s the fact that I am on vacation that makes me breathe a bit easier and relax enough to truly take notice, or maybe it is something else. Maybe it is the history and culture that makes me pay attention to my surroundings and soak in those details that I love so much. This time around, I wanted my pictures to more clearly show the charm I find so endearing and not just the obvious “wow” of the buildings. So here it is, the first in a series on my latest European adventure and with it, I hope you take a second to soak in the beauty in the details of your life. The perfectly timed text, the light shining in with the afternoon sun, the laugh of your kiddos or friends, the perfectly melted chocolate in your favorite cookie, the smile of a friend or loved one… you get the idea. Beauty is everywhere and beauty can be missed if we rush too quickly through life. So, stop and take notice. The beautiful details are all around you.