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Cinespia Presents Purple Rain (30th Anniversary Screening) at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Dearly beloved we have gathered here to get through this thing called life…

Prince’s iconic 80s flick turns 30 year this year. To celebrate, Cinespia is holding an outdoor screening of the film at LA’s coolest cemetery, Hollywood Forever, on Saturday, September 6th. DJ Questlove will be spinning before and after the film. Tickets are $14 for general admission and available here.

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Griffith Park Now Offers Shuttle Service to Hollywood Sign Viewpoint

The Hollywood Sign

The Hollywood Sign is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Los Angeles. Now the Department of Recreation and Parks have made it a little bit easier to get a clear shot of the Hollywood Sign by offering a shuttle service on weekends (and selected holidays) from Griffith Park to a viewpoint of the Hollywood Sign and then on to the Observatory.

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Photo & Video Essay: A Visit to the Olympic Game Farm in Sequim, WA

Minty fresh yak breath!

I recently found myself on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula with a few hours to kill. While driving around I saw signs for the Olympic Game Farm. My first thought was “that sounds like a great location to film a low budget horror movie.” But curiosity got the best of me and the next thing I knew I was taking the driving tour and hand feeding yaks whole wheat bread.

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A Stay at the Belmond Villa San Michele in Florence, Italy

Gorgeous views of Florence from the Villa San Michele

There are a lot of luxury hotels to pick from in Florence, but there is only one in Fiesole hills in a converted 15th century former monastery that has a facade attributed to Michaelangelo– The Belmond Villa San Michele.

My husband and I chose the property from among LHW’s excellent edit of Italian properties. I love repurposed buildings and the Villa San Michele has managed to keep much of the Renaissance charm of the monastery intact while providing all the expected perks, luxuries, and excellent service that are expected from a Belmond property (note: The Belmond Brand was formerly known as Orient-Express).

A Stay at Villa D’Este Lake Como, Italy

The view from our Lake View Junior Suite in the Cardinal Building at Villa D’Este

This summer I visited Italy’s Lake Como for the first time. It’s stunningly beautiful, even though the weather was mostly rainy during my visit. My husband recently joined LHW’s Leaders Club Unlimited and LHW has an exceptional edit of hotels in Italy, including Villa d’Este.

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Honored to Be Nominated as One of the USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice: Best Travel Photography Bloggers

Yesterday I was honored (and surprised ) to learn I have been nominated by USA Today and 10Best Readers” Choice as one of the Best Travel Photo Bloggers. It was unexpected and I’m very touched by the nomination. I love sharing my travel photos with my blog audience, and it’s always nice to learn that the readers appreciate it too.

Voting began August 11th. You can vote each day through September 8th!

Here’s the link to vote for me:

http://www.10best.com/awards/new-media-awards/best-travel-photography-bloggers/my-lifes-a-trip-jen-pollack-bianco/

Winners will be announced on September 10th. Here are some of my favorite images I’ve featured on the blog in recent months.

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