Alexandra Barnes

I’m Alexandra, a Connecticut- and often Vermont-based gal, and the photographer and author-writer behind turquoise & sunshine. My day isn't complete without plenty of silliness and lots of laughter, a sweet treat (or two), and at least a little time outside enjoying each of New England's beautiful seasons.

I love sharing snippets from my weekend road trips and not-so-far-off adventures, gluten-free recipes and seasonal inspiration, and of course, photos of some of my most favorite barns, those nostalgic countryside icons I can’t get enough of.

There are quite a few projects in the works over here so I hope you'll keep stopping by to check out some sneak peeks! And when you're looking for some daily delight, follow along with me on Instagram. But most importantly, always seek out the magic in everything.


turquoise & sunshine

Because it’s the little things that enchant me…life’s simple joys that will forever serve as inspiration. Ice cream at any time and laughter all the time. Weekend getaways in small-town New England and fresh blooms to brighten a room. Handwritten notes and hometown parades, old-fashioned sweets shops and wine by a fire. In the still of winter or the chirping of summer, I’ll never get enough of the sea and its many turquoise hues, or bright sunshine warm on my skin. 

t & s is a treasure trove of anything that puts a smile on my face, a twinkle in my eye, or a spring in my step. Let's cherish the little things and embrace every moment….here's to harboring everyday joie de vivre.


Ready to be inspired? Click here or follow along on Instagram @turquoiseandsunshine.