Accidentally, this week at Lucky 13 headquarters has turned into “Great Looking Travel Bloggers Week.” First, Amar on Tuesday, then Kirsten today. As you read this, Kirsten and her very good friend, Andi Perullo, are down in Mexico, sipping drinks with umbrellas and celebrating her birthday.
Yea, I hate her too.
Before I get in more trouble that I am already in, I better move on to Kirsten’s work, which is somehow even more beautiful than her. While she used to make her living as a wedding photographer, her photography talents are far from limited to that area. Go check out her various photo essays on Kirsten Alana’s Travels and you are sure to be impressed. And her writing doesn’t lag far behind her amazing skills with a camera.
So go check her website out, follow her on Twitter, and in the meantime, enjoy her answers to the Lucky 13:
1 – seeing as you are an amazing wedding photographer, what wedding would you most have wanted to have been able to attend?
Grace Kelly! She was such a beautiful bride she’d be easy to photograph and she lived that dream so many American girls have, of marrying a prince – I think that would be fascinating to capture. Then again, a train wreck celebrity wedding would be hilarious too! Remember Kid Rock & Pam Anderson?
2 – what musical artist would you most like to see live?
I can’t pick just one, that’s like picking a favorite child. Here are the ones tops on my list currently: Rihanna, Jonsi, Springsteen, Mumford & Sons, ADELE, Good Old War, The Killers, Kaskade, Brett Dennen, Foo Fighters, Belle & Sebastian, Amy Seeley. I’m sure tomorrow I will have 5 more to add to the list!
3 – worst pick-up line you have been subjected to?
“Why don’t we just skip to you giving me your phone number? You know you want to anyway.” The guy didn’t get my phone number.
4 – what person on Twitter most often makes you smile?
5 – who is your biggest celebrity crush?
Depending on the day, Nathan Fillion (that dates back to when he was “Captain Tight Pants”) or Gerard Butler.
6 – largest dinner tab you have ever been a part of?
The first solo dinner I had in New York. I’d skipped lunch, gotten lost in Brooklyn and walked the bridge. I was famished. I made it as far as Union Square before I had to collapse and found myself at Steak Frites. I ordered the largest steak they had and when I saw they had my favorite Belgian beer (Lindemans Lambic) I told the waitress to make sure I never ran out. I must have had four or five, I also had dessert. The bill was easily over three figures. For just one person, that’s the largest tab I’ve ever paid. However, it’s still one of my favorite NYC memories!
7 – where do you want to retire to?
A cottage somewhere on the water.
8 – language you’d like to be fluent in?
Definitely French and Spanish! But also German, because I took it for two years in high school and yet don’t really speak it. I know a lot of the words still, but I can’t engage in a full conversation. It would be nice to resurrect it and feel like those years weren’t a waste!
9 – Fill in the blank: I have no idea how _______ got to be so rich and famous, since they have no talent whatsoever.
10 – if you could only drink one alcoholic drink for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I’m not a person who can pick just one thing, clearly … probably Woodchuck Pear Cider or Lindemans Peche Lambic!
11 – most embarrasing thing on your iPod?
ABBA, every song they’ve recorded in fact (check out another Q.11 answer here). Not in the sense that I am embarrassed to own them, but I’ve been made fun of for listening to them so many times. My Swedish heritage sort of set me up to have no choice, I’ve been singing along to “Dancing Queen” my whole life. There was a joke once, that I started dancing to that song – before I started walking.
12 – what’s the title of your future biography?
She Loved it All
13 – you are at the Pearly Gates, what question do you most fear from St. Peter?
Divorced eh? Just couldn’t make that one work?