Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011


Here they are...our other halves. The men that love us for our affinity for animals and camera hoarding. Juls on the left and Christopher on the right. Pretty much total cuties right?!

Mel & Azuree

Monday, December 5, 2011


We are two crazy animal girls. It's true. One day we'll be crazy cat ladies. For now we are pug and rabbit ladies.

Mel's pug, Leica (isn't she just the cutest?!) and Azuree's two bunnies- Seymour and Franny. Bonus points if you get the bunny name reference!

Have a great week!
Mel & Azuree

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


With Black Friday & Cyber Monday just behind us we couldn't help but show what shopping looks like for both of us.

Mel in San Francisco is on the left, a photo taken with her iPhone 4 and Azuree in Chicago's photo is on the right taken with her Polaroid SX-70.

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday with friends and family! Until next week...

Mel & Azuree

Monday, November 21, 2011


Bonjour! Welcome to our little blog. This is a place where Melissa Santiago and Azuree Wiitala come to compare cities! Inspired by other wonderful joint effort blogs, like London vs Paris & Sixty Four Colors we aim to show you our friendship and our love for our city, respectively San Francisco and Chicago! This blog is also intended to help motivate the two of us to keep shooting..something we both love so much.

Mel lives in the Mission District of San Francisco with a panda, a pig & two tiny tigers. Follow her on the internets:

Instagram: shortformelissa
Twitter: shortformelissa

Azuree lives in a neighborhood called Uptown in Chicago with her husband Christopher and their two bunnies- Franny & Seymour. Follow her on the internets:

Instagram: xoazuree
Twitter: xo_azuree

Won't you join us on our journey as we explore the similarities and wonderful diversity in our cities?