50: rachel saldaña


rachel saldaña
photographer

Rachel can be recognized as the person always found straggling behind the group, trying to capture a photo of something or other while everyone else moves on.  She writes the blog Buttons Magee where she shares her photos along with her cooking and general quest for contentment.

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on the nightstand:

  • a moleskine notebook
  • a few fun novels by Elizabeth Peters. I love her quirky heroines.
  • poems by Louis Borges
  • a box of Tiffany & Co. stationary I thrifted for $2
  • tiny trays to put my hairpins and jewelry
  • stacks of J.Crew catalogues — I just love their styling
  • tiny notes left under my pillow by one of my girls

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am loving:

  • twinkle lights
  • champagne
  • oven-roasted steak fries
  • my sequin cardigan
  • road trips

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how does winter inspire you?

wool blankets, rosy cheeks, seeing my breath in the air, sleeping close to stay warm, rich soups, candlelight, evergreens, hot chocolate

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what’s one item in your winter wardrobe you can’t go without?

This year it’s my thrifted faux leopard coat. It’s pretty ridiculous but so cozy, and I always feel fabulous when wearing it.

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what’s your idea of the perfect homemade winter meal?

Beef stew with onions and carrots over couscous with red wine and homemade bread. I could eat it every day.

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what is your winter theme song this year?

In the winter I really seem to go back to the classics —Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Frank Sinatra. There is nothing like their brand of swank.

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what are three constants in your day?

  • coffee
  • a kiss from my husband and girls
  • photography

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tell us about the inspiration behind these photos.

I really love to capture what home means to me. It should be a safe haven, a warm blanket to wrap about you when you need comforting. I like capturing the moments “in between” the most…waiting to leave the house, breakfast before school, the nap after an activity. Those are often the moments of nostalgia.

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15 thoughts on “50: rachel saldaña

  1. love.
    i love every one of these photos.
    and you can see the love, in rachel’s photos, in her home.

    this is just what i needed this second morning of january.
    xo

  2. i just put rachel’s winter meal on my menu for this week.

    …and i can’t say it any better than what alicia said. she captured rachel’s photography perfectly.

  3. Pingback: monday: best of last week | The Misadventures of Kelly and Kelly

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