Beth Kirby

Beth Kirby

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photographer • stylist • cook • mama • traveler #eatmoremagic + #livemoremagic 💌 beth@localmilkblog.com mrs. @matthewlud | 📍Copenhagen
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Beth Kirby

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I'm writing this on a plane, Copenhagen bound for the weekend! This is a photo from one of our many adventures, strolling the streets of Stockholm 8 months pregnant with our entire life in an @away bag. Our life for a family of 3 is neatly tucked into yet another @away bag as we travel for what seems like the billionth time with Eula. They've come to be home as much as anything, our weekend homes, and we have truly mastered packing light. I've long wanted to write a post on packing but I keep putting it off because I wanted to make a video and just couldn't wrap my head around how to do it like I wanted. But I'm allllmost there. At least I hope so! But all of that is on hold for the week as I teach two workshops in Copenhagen. I'm hoping to find a few key fall pieces on my day off...any clothing shop recommendations in Copenhagen? I'll be working most of the time I'm there but I'm hoping to have one great meal and perhaps score some clothes for colder weather and props so recommendations needed! Also...not sponsored just love these bags and SWEAR by them! livemoremagic nestingabroad travel localmilkabroad

3 Days ago
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Beth Kirby

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Eula's first birthday. A real moment from real life. Almost a year ago to the minute she entered this world. . . . I want to do a one year photo shoot with her & a proper cake + a party dress and some ridiculous bow on her head, but @matthewlud & I didn't want to turn her birthday into a photo shoot. So instead of toys and presents we bought her trash. Basically. She loves to destroy tissue boxes and paper towel rolls so we got her a bunch of that and let her go to town. That and we blew up a ton of balloons. You should have seen her face when she toddled into that room of colorful balloons—pure unadulterated joy. Lit up. Her pink smash cake (which she ate half naked on the floor) is a vanilla bean & coconut white cake with orange blossom & raspberry pink frosting. Couldn't help but make real cake for my one and only Eulalie. Planning a more, ah, refined version for photographs at a later date. This was the best day. I can't wait to make every birthday of hers magic. Because we all need to live more magic. More on stories! . . . livemoremagic eulaliewilla firstbirthday babyaulait milklovescoffee momsofinstagram momlife babiesofinstagram babygirl oneyearold 12monthsold realmotherhood motherhood babystagram fatherdaughter dadsofinstagram habitandhome thehappynow theartofslowliving theeverydayproject fellowmag

5 Days ago
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A year ago today I went into labor. I'd spent the 9 months before traveling the world & working like crazy with my baby daddy @matthewlud and being incredibly sick without really processing that as a reality. At first labor was interesting and exciting. We went for groceries, went on a walk. Find the full birth story linked in my profile if you're interested! . . And then, come the middle of the night, it was excruciating. By early the next morning I felt like I was in an episode of Game of Thrones featuring Ramsey. Torture. I had her at home, no meds. It was awful. It was worth it. If I had another I'd do it the same. But she's all I want. And then, after a lot of high pitched screaming, I had a baby girl we call Eulalie. I was jiggly & tearful & confused for about a month. I had a floppy, sleepy baby. My hormones were a mess, my body a wreck. And somehow it all snapped back. And now I have a big, giggly baby. It's totally weird. I love her so much. Motherhood isn't easy to me. But it's undeniable. She's my puppy, and I can't wait to see how she turns out and to celebrate her first birthday tomorrow! Let the cake baking commence! 📷 @ericcharlespeterson . . . . babyaulait milklovescoffee firsttimemom momlife parenthood pregnancyisbeautiful mymotherhood realmotherhood mommylife motherhood pregnancy momsofinstagram habitandhome theeverydayproject mommyhood

6 Days ago
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Beth Kirby

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Want to look miniature? Just get a big ol' bunch of flowers and stand next to them! 💁🏻💐WHPmini . . . I've spent the past week struggling through my very first video! Which is another thing that makes me feel gloriously small: learning something new. I'm the sort of person who thrives at the beginning of projects—when I'm small, lost, confused, and obsessed. I like to rise to a challenge and every little victory and break through gives me such satisfaction. I get bored when everything is easy. Character flaw but fact! Video is that new thing for me right now—this complex new world that dwarfs me. I don't know how long it will take for me to feel confidant enough to share my first recipe video...but I'm close! There's so much to learn. If you're a big fish in a small pond...swim toward the ocean and be small again! I can imagine nothing worse than having nothing left to learn. Thank god there's no danger of that! 😅 . . . girlswithflowers vscoflowers flowerstagram rsblooms dsfloral peonies verilymoment darlingweekend pursuepretty theartofslowliving fellowmag flowersofinstagram flowermagic floweroftheday flowerlovers blooooms bhgflowers natureinthehome seekthesimplicity livethelittlethings thatauthenticfeeling littlestoriesofmylife flashesofdelight thehappynow aquietstyle inspiremyinstagram feelfreefeed floralfix flowerstalking

7 Days ago
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A vision of home. In a few short days that little thing turns a year old. I'm going to wrap empty boxes for her to tear apart. Bake a real birthday cake for her to destroy. Because she wouldn't know a toy to save her life. She likes bottles of water, business cards, cell phones, and cardboard tubes. She's my mini. And I can't wait to celebrate her. Tap for sources if you want to know! WHPmini localmilkathome eulaliewilla

8 Days ago
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Beth Kirby

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Hey everyone! I'm excited to be taking over @cntraveler stories to share some snippets of our summer sailing holiday in the Greek Isles-the Dodecanese & Cyclades. For two weeks we called an @istionyachtinggreece catamaran home and called @marvelous_1_2 el Capitano. Looking back through my photographs I feel heart sick. I miss it all so much. The sea is my happy place. The place where I find quiet and peace and the ability to not care in the best possible way. My entire life is designed around spending as much time on or near the water as possible. It's, in my defense, a hereditary obsession. Kind of like being Force sensitive. But different... What are your favorite beaches + seaside destinations? localmilkabroad iamatraveler greece koufonisia

9 Days ago
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One last morning stroll down quiet backstreets for a morning brioche (filled with apricot marmalade, of course) & cappuccino before hopping a flight back to Paris. Last night @matthewlud and I sat on the canal while the sun sunk into the lagoon, watching the boats go by. It was Venice at her best. But I'm looking forward to being back in Paris, to recipe testing, and to not being so damn hot all the time. 😅 . . . venice venezia tlpicks darlingescapes guardiantravelsnaps bbctravel huffposttravel beautifuldestinations iamatraveler theprettycities mytinyatlas passionpassport athomeintheworld welltraveled f52travel nestingabroad dametraveler theeverygirl welivetoexplore lifewelltraveled vsco worlderlust travelgram travelmore takemethere traveldeeper

11 Days ago
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Beth Kirby

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Ciao from Venice! It was our last day here today. I didn't make it to the lagoon as I'd hoped (I had Natalie Wood aspirations...), but I did revolt myself by destroying the better part of a very good pizza (which is harder to find than you might think) and getting my favorite meringue gelato. It's another sweltering day. I took more cliché pictures of canals because canals. And tomorrow we head home to Paris for the week before jetting off yet again next weekend to Copenhagen (my first time there!) To cooler climes....😅 iamatraveler venice huffposttravel beautifuldestinations

12 Days ago
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Hey everyone! I’m partnering with @food52 and @Citibank to benefit @nokidhungry. Citi aims to raise $2 million to fight childhood hunger in America—that's enough for 20 million meals for kids in need. Next time you’re at your favorite restaurant through 8/10, ‘gram your meal and Food52 will share the winner’s photo on their feed and donate $1,000 to No Kid Hungry in their name. I'm very excited to be a part of the campaign—it's a cause that's very near to my heart as a mother. I hope you all will join me in raising awareness and money for @nokidhungry! f52grams Snag all the info at f52.com/. ad f52partner

13 Days ago
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Today we've escaped the oppressive heat (though it's better today) & crowds for Guidecca. For baccalà and a slow walk along the canal and cold drinks in the garden. Eula is chasing butterflies while @matthewlud naps on a lawn chair. It smells of rosemary and there's a shade and a breeze. What more could one ask for on an August afternoon? Perhaps for a gelato. . . . venice venezia tlpicks darlingescapes guardiantravelsnaps bbctravel huffposttravel beautifuldestinations iamatraveler theprettycities mytinyatlas passionpassport athomeintheworld welltraveled f52travel nestingabroad dametraveler theeverygirl welivetoexplore lifewelltraveled vsco worlderlust travelgram travelmore takemethere traveldeeper

13 Days ago
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Venetian brekkie. 🥐🥓🍋 A prettier latergram than the café but eating it all the same. Brioche filled with apricot marmalade and San Daniele. I don't understand why the French can't just humor me and have jam filled croissants everywhere. Is it really such a leap? Pretty please? . . . We're eating an absurd amount. But of course we are, it's Italy. Pasta con Le Cozze. Fritto Misto di Pesce. Baccalà con Polenta Bianca. Sarde en Saor. Tramezzini al Uovo e Acciughe. Huge platters of capocollo, pecorino, burrata, mortadella, and prosciutto. Gnocchi al Pomodoro. Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia con Bottarga. I could go on...but suffice to say even with all those bites, I'm not even close to done. Food is such poetry. Art & love that is by some crude magic converted into my rambling, my baby's babbling. Laughter. Hair twirling. Getting lost. All of our mortal striving. First we must eat. . . . venice venezia foodphotography gatheringslikethese guardiantravelsnaps bbctravel huffposttravel theartofslowliving iamatraveler lifeandthyme beautifulcuisines passionpassport athomeintheworld nothingisordinary f52grams nestingabroad dametraveler theeverygirl welivetoexplore lifewelltraveled eattheworld worlderlust onthetable howisummer takemethere thekitchn

13 Days ago
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Beth Kirby

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That picture, that view. It doesn't matter how many times I see it, it's still lovely and ancient and novelistic. So long as I don't get hit in the head by a selfie stick or aggressive seagull. . . . It's hot here. Oppressively, disgustingly hot. And if you take a wrong turn you're shoulder to shoulder in a clogged artery of the city. But in the neighborhood we're keeping to the campos are quiet. And I'm so happy to be here in a spot of shade or hiding in an osteria. Even though @ticklerworld isn't here. And of course that usually ruins everything. But dear god, someone please remind me to stick to the colder months. iblamejulian whygodwhy . . venice venezia tlpicks darlingescapes guardiantravelsnaps bbctravel huffposttravel beautifuldestinations iamatraveler theprettycities mytinyatlas passionpassport athomeintheworld welltraveled f52travel nestingabroad dametraveler theeverygirl welivetoexplore lifewelltraveled vsco worlderlust travelgram travelmore takemethere traveldeepe

14 Days ago
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Venice. My first love. We just landed, and I'm eager to stroll these backstreets, eat as much cicchetti as possible, and show @matthewlud my first city love. I haven't been to Venice in the summer since I was 15 years old—I prefer the quiet grey of winter. We'll be hiding from the crowds and keeping to quiet neighborhoods the best we can. A lot of people turn their noses up at Venice because of the sheer volume of tourists (I like to make a distinction between being a tourist and a visitor—I aim to be the latter.) And while throngs of any sort make me feel like I have a pillow over my face, even the tour groups can't ruin the beauty here. And luckily they tend to stick to the same well worn sites, so it's generally easy to avoid. So if you need me this week, I'll be tucked into some bacari or other far from the crowds. . . . venice venezia travelerinvenice localmilkabroad dametraveler tlpicks darlingescapes guardiantravelsnaps bbctravel huffposttravel beautifuldestinations iamatraveler takemethere welivetoexplore welltraveled travelbloggee mytinyatlas passionpassport pursuepretty traveldeeper justgoshoot exploreeverything theartofslowliving lifewelltraveled thatsdarling openmyworld athomeintheworld

15 Days ago
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A latergram from my natural habitat, chilling with the inimitable @simplefare_ in my @kalonstudios bed draped in @inbedstore linen (I miss!) I'm currently alone in our Paris apartment. The baby just went down and not without a valiant fight. Don't get me wrong, I dig my family, to put it lightly. But I'm an introvert and there's something so golden and ineffable about being alone. The world feels safe and peaceful when I'm alone. It's such a special feeling. I always feel like I can handle anything when I'm alone. There is such space. I don't usually feel the need to rhapsodize about being alone, but having a baby makes you really, really appreciate it, I think. Listening to @ladygaga's "Grigio Girls" on repeat. Don't even have the energy for Netflix. But! I did make a siiiiick salad (preview on stories) sort of meal thing and managed to film it for my first (iPhone) video. Tomorrow I'm gonna play with editing and see if I can handle the sheer mental volume that is video editing. That noise is complicated. And Joanne is an underrated album. I die. theartofslowliving sodomino thatsdarling ~ I mean spicegirlinthisbitch ...lyrics don't get better than that 😹

16 Days ago
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Sacré Cœur all aglow. Hey Paris! I'm looking for a local videographer to work with + learn from. If you or someone you know might be a good fit please email me at the address in profile with a link to work! And if anyone feels like leaving golden advice in the comments about format, settings, and set up...I wouldn't be mad! . . . paris igersparis parisianlife sacrecoeur tlpicks darlingescapes guardiantravelsnaps bbctravel huffposttravel beautifuldestinations iamatraveler prettycityparis mytinyatlas passionpassport athomeintheworld welltraveled f52travel nestingabroad justgoshoot chasinglight momentswithsunday vscocam vsco worlderlust travelgram travelmore

16 Days ago
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Thanks to DJT, the world wants to know who the hell the localmilkpeople are! Um, 👋🏻, girl, 👋🏻. Oh wait...I think, bro meant "farmers". Anyway, everyone knows that local milk people are farmer's market going bad ass betches with peonies pinned to their wide brimmed hats while they galavant all over the world doing twee shit like making pour overs, baking, picnicking, and dressing up babies in Parisian linen. And living to @ladygaga & binge watching @rupaulsdragrace off camera with a healthy supply of gummi bears on stand by. Cause we're three dimensional peoples, us local milk peoples. Or is that just me? Canigetanamen from all my localmilkpeople?? 😹 . . . pursuepretty thatsdarling inthekitchen theartofslowliving f52grams beautifulmatters verilymoment theeverygirl seekthesimplicity livethelittlethings gatheringslikethese lifeandthyme finditstyleit feelfreefeed

17 Days ago
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Verdant Parisian balconies & long summer days. . . . I'm hoping to make it to the banks of the Seine for a sunset stroll, but I'm obsessively researching video editing and playing around, unable to pull myself away. I've always shied away from video because I'm a perfectionist and a minimalist so I find both the gear and the process incredibly daunting. Though I am desperate to get a drone. I'm so inspired by the videos of @gkstories, @heidijswanson, @ellemayleckenby , @healthy_ish, and @whatforbreakfast as well as so many others...I've just got to get over my fear! So I'm guessing I might take a rain check on that walk and spend the evening googling things like "video editing for idiots". Tips? Tricks? Gear? Software? I want to know *everything* you know about video! What settings are good for video? Do you resize clips when editing? How if so? How do you prefer to stabilize your DSLR? How do you get the damn camera high enough for overhead filming? Do you just use iphone? Is stop motion the pain in the ass it appears to be? How do you get snazzy post production? Do you outsource editing? Your filming? Music...copyright? Are there downloadables for iMovie? Do you use a mix of DSLR, iphone, stickcam, and drone? How do you deal with all those crazy big files? Does your computer throw up on you when you try to edit 4K like mine does?! And what do you like? Dreamy videos? Stand and stir? Overhead recipes (I looove those)? Halp! . . . parisjetaime seemyparis prettycityparis parismaville parisianlife Montmartre dametraveler tlpicks darlingescapes guardiantravelsnaps bbctravel huffposttravel beautifuldestinations iamatraveler takemethere welivetoexplore welltraveled travelbloggee mytinyatlas passionpassport pursuepretty traveldeeper justgoshoot exploreeverything theartofslowliving lifewelltraveled thatsdarling openmyworld athomeintheworld

17 Days ago
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Dem Paris feeellllzzz. Today was *awesome*. I got to hang with a long time food & photo idol of mine, @whatforbreakfast *and* now I'm on date night with @matthewlud at @candelariaparis / @lemaryceleste. . . . . I'm currently sitting in Candelaria, being a bit of an ass for writing this at all but keeping it quick. It's a Parisian speak easy, and it's easily one of my new favorite places in the city. I know, I know, I'm late to the party. So here's just a glib encouragement to make time for good times with the people you love! And put down your damn phone! Like I'm going to do right now! Haha. 📷 @thehikaruilifestyle . . . parisjetaime seemyparis prettycityparis parismaville parisianlife Montmartre dametraveler tlpicks darlingescapes guardiantravelsnaps bbctravel huffposttravel beautifuldestinations iamatraveler travelawesome welivetoexplore worldtravelpics doyoutravel mytinyatlas passionpassport exploringtheglobe traveldeeper agameoftones sheisnotlost theartofslowliving nothingisordinary

18 Days ago
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The dappled rose of Montmartre from a stroll with @thehikaruilifestyle yesterday evening. . . . . Chikae & I met up at Sacré Cœur—it was crazy crowded—but she had the right idea and found sanctuary (pun mildly intended) behind the church where it was quiet. We walked through the cobbled streets snapping magic hour & talking about business, art, and life as a creative. I think, from conversations I've had lately, a lot of people are discouraged, frustrated, confounded, or simply aware of and talking about the changes here on Instagram. I hadn't even heard the term "shadowbanned" until this month! Who knows if any of that is real or not, but it definitely demonstrates that some people are feeling powerless about how their content is being distributed relative to how it used to be. I stand by what I've always said: building your business on social media is shaky ground. It won't last in the form we knew it then or know it now, it will *always* change. What won't change is that there will always be an audience for good, *original* work. So focus on the work and on being a genuine + quality person that contributes to your industry. Don't copy, don't cheat, don't gossip. Because real life relationships are the lifeblood of business. What are your thoughts? Any colleagues noticing a difference—good or bad? Tips for growth & engagement? Just want to vent? I'm guessing a lot of small business people & creative entrepreneurs would appreciate an open dialogue about this! . . . parisjetaime seemyparis prettycityparis parismaville parisianlife Montmartre dametraveler tlpicks darlingescapes guardiantravelsnaps bbctravel huffposttravel beautifuldestinations iamatraveler travelawesome welivetoexplore worldtravelpics doyoutravel mytinyatlas passionpassport exploringtheglobe traveldeeper agameoftones sheisnotlost globetrotter theartofslowliving nothingisordinary verilymoment openmyworld athomeintheworld

18 Days ago
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Don't rush. Just bask. Golden Hour in Paris. No place I'd rather be. . . . If this city has taught me anything, it's how to slow down. Even more! I thought my southern existence was slow. But now I take hour long lunches and even longer walks. It feels more important to be flowing through the arteries of this city, living and breathing the long summer days, than to be behind a computer screen. I'm currently headed to Montmartre to rendezvous with @thehikaruilifestyle at Sacré Cœur for photos, walking, and perhaps a coffee break. Because that's just what you do. . . . Paris parisjetaime seemyparis prettycityparis dametraveler neverstopexploring darlingescapes guardiantravelsnaps bbctravel huffposttravel beautifuldestinations iamatraveler exploreeverything theeverygirl lifewelltravelled worldtravelpics tlpicks mytinyatlas passionpassport traveldeeper feelfreefeed traveldeeper justgoshoot agameoftones slowtravel theartofslowliving postitfortheaesthetics openmyworld athomeintheworld

19 Days ago