Chiang Mai, the jewel-like city of Northern Thailand, beckons new and repeat visitors alike. I was here as a kid with my dad and loved coming back. It's a charming city -- manageable in size, relaxed in pace, with delicious regional cuisine (lots of coconut, YUM!!), elegant hotels, gorgeous temples and day hikes that will make your heart skip a beat. We were there in November visiting old friends . . . and we fell in love with the place. I photographed a story about it for Conde Nast Traveler too. Here are my recommendations for where to stay, eat and hike.
Richard Ross' (aka "dad") latest endeavor: GIRLS INJUSTICE. Over the past 8 years, my father has documented, discovered, and exposed the United States' treatment of incarcerated juveniles through his project, Juvenile Injustice. For this latest book, he's focused on those who suffer the most within this deeply flawed system --the girls. Read on for more info and to view more of his images.
Floral 101 online course I'm taking with Chelsea Fuss of Frolic! through Nicole's Classes. This is a larger project, bundled up into a low copper bowl I found at the thrift shop near our studio -- I have a lot of room for improvement, but I'm enjoying every moment of working with fluffy fleurs and wonderful-smelling greenery.