Over The Moon About Rihanna’s Cuba, Havana Modern and These Dogs

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This is another installment in my “Over the Moon About” blog series which I mix in with my one topic blog posts. Here are highlights of a few different things that have caught my eye. Yes, very random. I hope you get inspired or have a chuckle.

 

this staircase

I love the Havana restaurant, La Guarida. I mean, just look at this staircase. La Guarida has more atmosphere than any other restaurant I’ve visited in my life. In November, I was here with photographer Nestor Marti during a party Peter Turnley was giving. Who could resist having this photograph taken as we walked those stairs? One month earlier the singer Rihanna had the same idea, but she had the whole huge crew and lights and uber-famous photographer Annie Leibovitz. We leave again to Cuba this month. A bit of work, a bit of play.

 

NancyMoon Paladar La Guarida Havana Cuba-8856

photo by ©NestorMarti November 2015

 

Below you have Rihanna alongside a 1959 Chevrolet Impala, at the paladar La Guarida in Havana, Cuba. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz (Vanity Fair)

 

Rihanna in Havana, Cuba

Rihanna in Havana, Cuba Photograph ©AnnieLeibovitz October 2015

 

Havana Modern

 

Caribbean design expert and historian Michael Connors wrote Havana Modern about the gorgeous architecture in Cuba. I heard him speak in New York City before my first trip to Cuba for a photography workshop. With him in New York was photographer Nestor Marti from Havana who brilliantly made all the photographs for the book. This is a must-buy.

 

Havana Modern Book written by Michael Connors with photos by Nestor Marti

Havana Modern by author Michael Connors with photos by Nestor Marti

 

Peter Turnley with Nestor Marti

Peter Turnley with Nestor Marti

 

 

these faces

My “Over the Moon About” series lets me be random, which is what I like about it. I can show you a few items I love this week that may not be related. Now, many of you know I dream of having a dog. I migrate towards dogs, I take their photographs. And at this point in my life, sadly taking their photographs and being their godmother is as far as I can go.

 

dogs dogs dogs

dogs dogs dogs

 

Top two photographs taken by others, most photographs in my posts are taken by me, unless I caption otherwise. I use my Canon 5D III, 7D and iPhone.

Many of my photographs are for sale, they make lovely gifts! See the portfolio here. 

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  • I love dogs too and can’t manage it right now with my crazy schedule! Some day for me too Nancy!

    • I hear you. Maybe one day. It’s coming. Now, what kind would you adopt/buy? Good to see you Prada.

      • I love Corgi’s (the Queen Elizabeth dog) and lately I am falling in love with the French bulldog. They are all over the city. I saw one in gray and it was so stunning.

  • So fun Moon! I hope we have a summer date! Travel safely and see you soon. xoxooS

  • Janet Chin-See

    These cute faces are saying “take me home” :). Enjoy your visit and safe journey.

  • PBSisabargain

    Of course I love this one Nancy! Can you post it on my TeamProDanza.org blog!