Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Taza and the Prince


She: loves homemade chocolate chip cookies. shampoo. maps.
tea parties. birthday candles. holga cameras.
(She's also a recent grad of the juilliard school. the fierce dance class of 2008.)

beach polas 4_2

He: likes strawberry pop tarts. homemade ginger cookies. italy. jpmorgan. crew team. music.
(he's a proud columbia university grad. now works 15 hour days in DC.)
he hates mayonnaise + slim jims.

beach polas 4_3

Me: I'm completely in love with their blog, the Rockstar Diaries.


These very cute newlyweds, Naomi and Josh (aka Taza and the Prince), have one of the best couples blogs on the Internet (I think!) They post
gorgeous pictures -- taken with Polaroid, Holga and Diana cameras -- of their various trips to exotic locales.


It's a Lomographic feast!

It also made for a wonderful visual escape at the hospital today, where I spent six hours with my dad, who underwent a blood transfusion to address his severe anemia. (Thank you Huntington Hospital for having free Internet service!) Throughout the day, I showed him my favorite blogs and read him your amazing, beautiful comments. (He thinks you're all lovely!)

I wish I could adequately tell you how much I appreciate/love/need/cherish your kind words of support.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
so much. so much.



Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

Just picturing you reading to your Dad and showing him fun blogs made my heart sing! You are such a great daughter, and person for that matter!

And yes, I think Naomi and Josh are one rockin' couple...in fact, I just posted about them today too (because I love their list of terribly happy things).

Brittany said...

Oh how I love Naomi and Josh. Their blog is adorable.

I don't know if I've commented before....but I do love love love visiting your blog.

LenoreNeverM♡re said...

adorable couple...love the name too! Will check them out...Thanks Tina! ~XO*

Zoe said...

Wow..very beautiful pictures^^

kim said...

thank you for letting us enjoy such a lovely blog!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the link, they look too cute! Your Dad is so lucky to have you xx

vanessa joie said...

I hope your dad is feeling better - sounds like a rough day.

I love Naomi's blog - they're the cutest couple. I love your blog too and hope your dad is feeling better. Tell him we think you are lovely too!

Anonymous said...

He is so lucky to have a daughter like you who gave time & LOVE !!! Wish he could recover very soon ! I send you both blue sky from Paris ... Sunny Side

trishie said...

Aaaw, i like them already, off to check out their blog now, thanks for the link!

Unknown said...

The blog sounds so cute. I love how they share polaroid and lomo photos. beautiful...
I never knew hospitals had wireless internet. They must be more in touch with people like us now. Hope the sun is shining brightly for you..

Unknown said...

We don't know you personally, but we feel as though we do through your work and your blog. And, because of personal experience, my wife and I empathize with your loving devotion to your dad. We live in Los Angeles, and should you need anything -- errands, watering plants, etc -- and need another helping hand, please do not hesitate to call upon us. God's blessings to you and yours.

Brian Miller said...

what a neat find! off to check them out....

Laura Trevey said...

Saying prayers for you and your Dad!!

Court said...

Best wishes to your father ;)

Anonymous said...

I love their blog! It's just such a lovely thing to do! Myself and The Boy could never cooperate enough to do it!lol!

And I'm so sorry about your dad! And you, that's a lovely thing to do, as abandoning your work can be so tough. My brother has a rare heart condition and when he was born, both my parents gave up work to be round-the-clock carers for him ...it's so admirable!

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

how lovely that you were able to share blogs and comments with your dad. would you like to trade links?

Shokoofeh said...

Hi to my darling Tina from a beautiful place!
Tina here is fabulous! we Iranian say your place is green here! :) wish I could meet you somewhere in this little world!

take care of you and say hi to your father. tell him we all love him because he's the father of one great woman! :)

love you

Alicia said...

How very like you to celebrate the happiness and beauty of others in the midst of your own difficulties. It's one of the things that makes this blog so special for so many of us.

avant garde design said...

sounds like a blog right up my alley, can't wait. isn't it so fun finding another fabulous blog. now if only we could blog all the day long, life would be perfect...or close! :)

naomi megan. said...

oh my goodness what a sweet surprise when i clicked your page this morning! thank you!

and it's so good to hear your dad is doing well-- and what a wonderful daughter he has to have postponed work to sit and read at the hospital with him! adorable!

our thoughts are prayers are with you both!


Herrad said...


Lovely post really enjoyed reading it.

Came by to say hello hope you are doing well and enjoying the summer.


Tina Tarnoff said...

I've been following their wonderfull blog for a while now, she is such a delightful positive person.

I've been follwoing your amazing blog for a while now too, and you, my dear, are a true inspiration.

Hope your day will be a good one. Much love.


Silvia said...

Wow Tina, I'm very impressed at your devotion to your dad. It seems that you've hardly left his bedside and I'm sure he really appreciates all the time you're spending with him. Keep reading to him to keep both of your spirits up! I'll keep him in my prayers and hope that he gets better soon.

Beautiful Day said...

So cool that Naomi reads your blog too! Blogging is like joining the mutual admiration society!

Love what you are doing for your Dad. Your commitment is admirable and completely lovable. What a blessing you both are in each others' lives.

Hang in there,
Wendy xx

Ali said...

Oh yeah - Naomi's blog is one of my all time favorites.

And I love that you read your dad our comments! That's all warm and fuzzy and happy and I love that it brought him joy. Joy goes a LONG way!

Sierra said...

Your blog is lovely too...I am coming across only the best today, yay! You are seriously the best daughter. The best and your dad seems amazing. :)

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to let you know that you are an amazing person for taking care of your dad. Be strong and god bless :)
im sending you a basket of virtual cupcakes and hugs***

Apt. #34 said...

Oh me too! I found them just before they moved to DC but then lost track. When I saw that surprise Bday trip to the DR I seriously about fell out of my chair. You can feel the love radiate through their blog which is truly appreciated in tough times. Sending you and your dad healing thoughts from Seattle.

Mya.L said...

I've discovered the Diana and Holga cameras thanks to you, I'll definitely buy one of them soon!

Dream Sequins said...

I love the idea of a couples blog. I wonder if Mr. Dream Sequins would be up for it, though? He's camera shy ;)

Hayley said...

those photos are beautiful! thanks for sharing their amazing blog!!!