10 Things

by Matt on January 13, 2008

10thingsilearned

It’s so wonderful to be home. My dogs missed me, my man missed me, my bills missed me. Two out of three ain’t bad, no? While a complete story is coming up shortly, chock full of information and photos about the gorgeous island of Eleuthera, can I interest you in a few small morsels of information that I learned about myself? Sharing is caring, y’all.

1wifi

2learning3flying4dog_25bites_26beach_27gorgeous_28kalik9office

10rainbows

Thanks to my friend Alex Robertson-Textor for a few of the pictures where I am clearly making a fool of myself. Alex, you rock!

{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

Doug Fawley January 13, 2008 at 4:19 pm

I have also enjoyed the environs of Eleuthra. I still enjoy Jamaica as my preferred Carribean destination, but for a low-key holiday, Eleuthra can’t be beat. Nicely done, Matt.

Broderick January 13, 2008 at 6:53 pm

Great story and beautiful photos Matt!

Rachael January 13, 2008 at 7:32 pm

I like rainbows too.
:-)

Alisa January 13, 2008 at 8:08 pm

Beautiful photos and insight. Glad your trip was so incredible : )

tattooed mama January 13, 2008 at 9:08 pm

i cleary am jealous. i love these photos.

junglegirl January 13, 2008 at 9:10 pm

I loved this little vignette. Great style! And so kind of you to share!

g. January 13, 2008 at 10:56 pm

Haha!
Thank you for these pic and 1O points about you [and thank you too, Alex!]
g.

clotilde January 14, 2008 at 4:49 am

Extraordinary photos — I especially enjoyed the one on the plane (the look on the woman’s face is priceless!) and the one with the rainbow.

kim January 14, 2008 at 5:13 am

Gorgeous pics – where did you stay? – looking to get away to someplace a little remote. Pls advise. Thanks

Meg January 14, 2008 at 6:45 am

Wow. I don’t necessarily covet the idea of a tropical vacation but I am sitting here seething with jealousy. Also, did anyone ever tell you you have lady legs? Just sayin.

Brooklyn Bitch January 14, 2008 at 10:13 am

Well, I’m green with envy.

Any other food adventures besides a few fish burgers and Kalik’s?

Do tell…

Amber January 14, 2008 at 10:29 am

Matt, you are hands down adorable.

Venkat January 14, 2008 at 12:00 pm

I almost felt like I went on a 5 min vacation (given recent seattle weather, some sun would be the right medicine).

heidi January 14, 2008 at 1:36 pm

gorgeous. ALL of it. Delicious.
I am SO jelly :-)

kitchenbeard January 14, 2008 at 2:13 pm

I like private beaches too. You get to be naked if’n ya wants to.

jenniferL January 14, 2008 at 3:41 pm

what a cool trip. i’m lovin your blog.

renée January 14, 2008 at 6:46 pm

i love that rainbow shot! and am reminded of how i really could use a relaxing getaway. looks like you had a great time!

casey January 15, 2008 at 1:37 pm

Hi Matt,
I have been reading and enjoying your blog for the last 6 months and I wanted to thank you. I love your voice, your pictures and your taste. Your thank you has insired my thank you.
XOXOyour fan Casey

casey January 15, 2008 at 1:37 pm

Hi Matt,
I have been reading and enjoying your blog for the last 6 months and I wanted to thank you. I love your voice, your pictures and your taste. Your thank you has insired my thank you.
XOXOyour fan Casey

Melanie January 15, 2008 at 1:58 pm

I love the Caribbean especially when it’s cold and wintery–I live in NYC–I hope you got to enjoy coconut water straight from the tree and the jelly inside–a good drink is coconut water with rum and a splash of lime. Fish burgers rock!!
Welcome back–I love the photos.
Best,
Melanie

Karine / Carrefour January 15, 2008 at 2:38 pm

We just came back from a sailing trip in the Bahamas, it’s just a wonderful place on earth and we came back with beautiful memories too (with the happy vacation memory lumps also… ;-).

Chicken Fried Gourmet January 15, 2008 at 3:41 pm

you live such a hard life, you should take a vacation :)

anantya January 15, 2008 at 6:37 pm

ooooh i am soooo jealous!!!!!
Lovely lovely pics! :)

Alice Q. Foodie January 15, 2008 at 10:49 pm

This looks amazing – such a fun photo album! Reminds me a little of a trip we took to Belize a few years ago. Can’t wait to read more!

s'kat January 16, 2008 at 10:26 am

Oh, what a sweet shot of gorgeousness and gorgeousity! I certainly envy your working vacations. ;)

Happy new year!

s'kat January 16, 2008 at 10:26 am

Oh, what a sweet shot of gorgeousness and gorgeousity! I certainly envy your working vacations. ;)

Happy new year!

s'kat January 16, 2008 at 10:26 am

Oh, what a sweet shot of gorgeousness and gorgeousity! I certainly envy your working vacations. ;)

Happy new year!

Robert January 16, 2008 at 1:55 pm

All I can say—I’m jealous. I am sitting here in 25° weather thinking—mmm, how nice that looks. Jealous or not—thanks for sharing Matt.

Take Care—R.

mary January 16, 2008 at 4:21 pm

Whoa, these photos are makin’ me crazy. Like drooling on myself crazy. Matt, you are too cool for words.

chanelle January 17, 2008 at 7:32 am

Two things i learned about you while you were on vacation:
1) you are WAY too cute. way.
2) your photos are amazing wherever you go.

i just pretty much love you!!!! hee!
~chanelle

Ellen January 17, 2008 at 4:09 pm

Adorable photographs. It looks like you had a wonderful time and met some amazing people.

Foodwoolf January 18, 2008 at 1:32 pm

What a great list! Your photos are amazing (especially the crammed puddle jumper picture) and your design skills are killer. Great that you’re back! I can’t wait to read more!

Thanks,
Brooke

j. brotherlove January 18, 2008 at 4:13 pm

Damn you make life look (and taste) good!

isac January 19, 2008 at 4:15 am

i think you enjoyed your vaction so much, it shows on the photos :)

StickyKeys January 19, 2008 at 6:59 pm

Oh you are having too much fun! I love it, I’m glad you had such a wonderful time!

K January 21, 2008 at 12:10 pm

I just love the Travel + Leisure style layout and typeface you’ve done! Very swank. :)

Kim January 21, 2008 at 9:22 pm

I only wish I could see it all there with you through YOUR eyes ;)

megan January 24, 2008 at 6:56 am

What fun you had. Thanks for sharing. I really liked the temperary office! I could work all day there!

Jessica January 25, 2008 at 3:41 pm

I originally read this post when you first wrote it almost 2 weeks ago, and while I didn’t comment, I’ve now realized that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it ever since.
So, I guess it’s time I stop hiding and comment already!
My husband is a graphic designer turned programmer (I wrote to you before about offering photography classes in L.A.–please, do it soon!) and it’s been a while since I’ve had such an enjoyable blogging experience.
I love love love your style and your talent. Not only that, I admire what the amount of time and care you put into the details of all your posts. You’re writing isn’t obnoxious either, which is a huge plus in my book ;-) (maybe one day I’ll bite the bullet and actually start my blog i’ve been dreaming up in my head for the past year).
All this to say, you’re awesome! Keep up the good work :-)

Enthusia February 10, 2008 at 8:34 am

this post made me smile this wide***********
what an awesome time!

Felicia February 23, 2008 at 8:25 pm

You are adorable but please tell me you have that gorgeous Bahamian’s email, address, phone number, something! He is gorgeous!

Hook me up! Ha!

Felicia, Photographer
http://www.nearandfar.wordpress.com

olivier lalin April 27, 2008 at 8:18 am

Ok My Wife hooked me up on your blog- She was laughing her head up in the corner, I had to sneak in. Funny, wicked, instructive and great photos – I liked Jenifer Altman, has this soft 70′s pastel look. You must be a food stylist, the only thig i haven t looked at is the about me if any !
Great and thanks

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