My name is Susan K. Edel, which explains the SKE in the blog name. On many levels, I consider myself a Jill-of-all-trades, however, I have primarily worked in the Interior Design / Architecture industry for the past 25 years. In more recent years, I have owned my own Home Staging Business, and I currently have my own business as a home-based Luxury Lifestyle Travel Agent at Saratoga Travel…along with still dabbling at a design firm a few days a week.

One of my favorite hobbies is photography. I have not had any formal training but in recent months I have become much more interested in honing my technical skills and learning how to efficiently use my Nikon D7000. What has become serendipitous (my favorite word) for me, is the fact that through this blog, I have found a way to merge my passion for all of the above.

Through my travels, I have the opportunity to stay at many luxury resorts which satisfy my love of beautiful design, and the locations I visit allow me to photograph the scenery and beauty of the area. With this blog, I hope to share my passions with you. I hope you enjoy what you see and find some inspiration in the smallest way. I encourage you to follow your passion and dreams and enjoy a well-fulfilled life.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”               Eleanor Roosevelt

136 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Susan!

    I’ve been nosing around your space here. It’s clearly filled with the things you are passionate about! Lovely! So nice what you do for a living allows you to explore, explore and explore some more! No better place to record it all! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I really appreciate it! Margie

  2. Thanks for stopping in today and liking my blog. I followed back to you, then got side tracked into your photos and love them, from there into your blog about social media and the comments there, and from there to ABOUT you right here. I always get excited when I read about other folks who love a wide variety of things. We are only here once, so enjoy every minute of it.

  3. Hey Susan,
    Thank you for stopping by my little photog and liking my post! Your pictures are great and the more rustic ones remind me of this barren desert I call home. Love your perspective. Take care and cant wait to see more 😀

  4. HI Susan, thank you for liking my post at lakesideindia
    From what I have seen of your blog this is probably an area you would love as it is rich in culture and a photographers paradise!
    Dorinda (lakesideindia)

  5. Hello Susan –

    I saw that you stopped-by my blog today…thank you for letting me know you were there.

    You have a beautiful site. I love your recent series on Utah…beautiful desert photography.

    I shall be visiting.


  6. Thank you so much!
    I cant get enough of your photos!
    Lovely work!!!
    Please check out my paintings blog too
    at loniduekart.wordpress.com
    I wont miss any of your photos, following u 😉

  7. Hi Susan,
    Thank you for visiting 20 Lines a Day blog and for liking my photo.
    From what I see here on your blog, your passion definitely shows…and I will browse
    with pleasure to see more of your work.
    Warm regards

  8. Hi Susan – I just nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Please read my post about it. Hope you accept and pass it on. Thank you for supporting me in my blogging efforts. I truly enjoy and am inspired by your work. Best, Donna

  9. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for creating your own. I admire your work and the kinds of things you’re clearly interested in, based on your photos. Good luck, and I look forward to stopping by again!

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  11. Hi! thanks for liking my recent post Birds and Bees, Flowers and Trees. I see here that there is also much to be enjoyed and will be checking out your blog as well. Hope you will find more things of interest on my blog as well.
    with love light and JOY

  12. Thanks for stopping by my site. I’m glad you lijke it. I was imprest with a lot of your photos.
    Over the years in photo classes I have attended, some people excel past everyone else, including me. There are some people that have talent. Your one of them. Good Photos.

  13. Susan, I can’t even begin to describe how much I enjoyed your photo gallery. You have an amazing eye for detail and colour. A true artist. Waiting to see more..

    Thanks for stopping by at my blog and your kind comments 🙂

  14. Wow. You have such an interesting background–and your jobs sound absolutely fabulous. I’ll definitely be following your blog. It sounds like there is quite a bit I can learn from you. 🙂

  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I love your photos. They are so colorful. I just want to be wherever you are! You’re doing a great job! I’ll be back. 🙂

  16. Just stopped by to see what new photos you have posted. I didn’t mean to stay this long but I got caught up in all your photos. The Silver Slipper was the first casino that I ever visited. Wasn’t that torn down and they put up the StarDust. We have spent many a times in Vagas. Seems that your photos have carried me away for awhile. Good eye on your subjects.

    • Just catching up on my comments. I’m glad you enjoyed the Vegas shots, I loved doing that! You are probably correct on the Silver Slipper, I have been meaning to do a little research and then maybe posting a before and after type thing. Hopefully, i’ll get to it. Thanks for checking it out.

  17. Susan, you and your blog are beautiful. I enjoy your world view. I am a seventy-year-old storyteller, but you are the future of society. And, I am encouraged by what I see here.
    🙂 Thank you for doing what you do and for sharing it with us.

  18. I nominated you and your blog for the Genuine Blogger Award (no strings) and the Sunshine Award (sorry about the strings). I enjoy your work and thought you should know. I suspect you’ve seen this kind of thing before. That’s okay. – Sid

  19. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love yours! It’s very creative, especially your photography. My husband is a photographer and I always admire people who have that “eye”!

  20. I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. If you choose to accept the rules are posted here: geniespeaks.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/one-lovely-blog-award-2. If you choose not to accept; that’s okay, just know I really enjoy your blog.

  21. I like the about. Same with me. I am new at this, but, amazing what you can learn about yourself. I think SmugMug is my next move, along with a few other options. My site is still a work in progress. Have fun!

  22. Lordy, Susan. It took me forever to get to the comment box! Not a wonder since you have such a lovely blog! As a matter of fact, it is so lovely that I just gave you the One Lovely Blog award. If you want it, you can pick it up at my place. 🙂 I do love to visit your beautiful photos and the thoughtful posts. I like your work. George

    • Thank you so much! That is very kind of you. I’m not too good about following the protocol but I do appreciate the fact that people enjoy my blog and I do like to acknowledge it so you will find a link to your page under my Dazzles tab. Thank you again. 🙂 🙂

  23. SKEdazzles … are you in Saratoga, CA? I spent five happy, happy years living in Saratoga before moving to the city. I still love it there. It’s the epitome of Northern California laid back … a more low-key Los Gatos.

    • Thank you so much! That is very kind of you. I’m not too good about following the protocol but I do appreciate the fact that people enjoy my blog and I do like to acknowledge it so you will find a link to your page under my Dazzles tab. Thank you again. 🙂

    • Thank you so much! That is very kind of you. I’m not too good about following the protocol but I do appreciate the fact that people enjoy my blog and I do like to acknowledge it so you will find a link to your page under my Dazzles tab. Thank you again.

  24. Hi Susan ! Hope all is well with you. Don’t know why but for some reason WP dropped my “follow” from your page, but I’m back! I’m off to the National Cathedral this Sat for the post we had talked about. I’m excited about the field trip. Hope all is going well with you. Emily (aka Bella Remy)

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