Friday, April 20, 2012

My Better Half - Alice and Jimmy-01

Alice Gao is a marvelous photographer and blogger who I had the lovely opportunity to meet this past winter at the Brooklyn Kinfolk dinner. She and her better half Jimmy live in New York City. She also wanted me to clarify that they are not married. Apparently I'm not the first to make the assumption. Ooops!  Thanks Alice + Jimmy for being a part of My Better Half!

My Better Half - Alice and Jimmy-02My Better Half - Alice and Jimmy-03

ALICE
1) Obsessed with looking at architectural floor plans.
2) Dreams desperately of seeing the aurora borealis in person.
3) Remembers dreams in vivid detail every night, without fail.

JIMMY
1) Competed in ballroom dance tournaments in college.
2) Incapable of burping - critically weak to carbonated beverages.
3) Occasional calligraphist.

OUR STORY ( as told by Alice)
We met at a fantastic wine bar in Tribeca. We would have never met were it not for this bar's lamb sausage (one of Jimmy's all-time favorite bar snacks) and a long-time girl friend (hi, Mandy!) of mine who dragged me out that night. She got there first. He tried to talk her up/pick her up. I eventually arrived, remember whispering to her, "Is this guy bothering you? Do I need to take care of him?". We tried to carry on ourselves, but this guy kept butting into our conversation. It's kind of a long story from here, but I'd say we turned out just fine after all, as incredible opposites that we are. Although I do wish everyone would stop mistaking us for married....

(sorry again Alice!!!) And thanks for being a part of My Better Half!

25 comments:

  1. I stared at that floor plan for awhile trying to lay out where I would put things. Oh, and they're ADORABLE! Alice's necklace is beautiful!

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  2. so happy to see alice featured here. she & jimmy are such a cute couple!

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  3. So adorable! LOOOVE that Alice likes architectural floor plans !

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  4. Such cute pictures! What a great couple.

    t.

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  5. They're too cute! Although I'm all for marriage, I secretly love couples who are life long partners.

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  6. i adore alices work and they are such a cute unmarried couple :)

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  7. I love her work, it's so cute to see them & hear their story!

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  8. uh i LOVE these better half posts sooo much. and Alice's work is amazing.

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  9. I really love this project. All the new "My better half" put a big smile on my face. Thank you!

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  10. I found Alice through Instagram and have loved her photos ever since! So great to see them featured today! :)

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  11. what an adorable couple! i've been following alice's blog for a while, and her photos are so so beautiful.

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  12. Alice was my wedding photographer and she is all kinds of amazing. Awesome to see her (and J!) featured here.

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  13. I really, really love this series. I recently discovered Alice Gao's photography and have loved perusing her beautiful work. It's fun to get this peek into her life.

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  14. These are the cutest series of posts!

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  15. wow beautiful series of photos, they look amazing together, so different from each other, but yet so complementing! Gorgeous

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  16. I'm loving these series. What a wonderful couple :)...How are you guys!?

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  17. Sweet!

    And happy Monday to you too Amanda!

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  18. My better half serie is so addictive! I'm also really into architecture floor plans, it's funny, I hadn't realized it until today :-)

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  19. Ackkk, I'm so excited that Alice & J are on here! Such a cute couple! Love the ballroom dancing illustration, too. :)

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  20. Alice is one of my favorite photographers. I never would have thought of J as a ballroom dancer!

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  21. This feature gets better and better! I love the random facts. And Alice is such a talent.

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  22. I adore Alice. She makes me laugh, and drool. Or rather, her pictures do the latter. I am especially enamoured to her now that I see that her other half ballroom dances - divine!

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  23. oh i love alice, she's beautiful and so talented! it's great to see someone i actually know here! and it's always so good to know more about their story!

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