Vacation magic

July 21, 2014

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We just got back from a week long vacation in the Hamptons. What incredible beaches on the south fork. On the north fork you get farms and beautiful country side and rocky beaches. We loved our time. The beginning portion of the trip was rainy but we found fun activities to keep Henry busy and he had a ball. The last couple of days were incredibly beautiful. We spent hours at the beach, combing for shells and beautiful pebbles, building sand castles and lounging around. Our last day we went to the north fork for berry picking. Is there anything better than a freshly picked berry? I think not.

Now we’re back and I’m inundated with work. I have 4 projects on my plate that are all extremely tight deadlines. It’s stressful I must say! I’m enjoying the work but there are not enough hours in the day. I’m hoping to finish them all in the next 3 weeks so that I can wind down a bit before the baby comes. I’d love to have a couple of easy going weeks. We’ll see. I tend to accept all jobs because it’s hard to say no and because some of them seem so great that I think I’d regret not taking them!

Anyway, I truly feel that vacations (time with family just focusing on each other and nothing else) are so life affirming. I’m so happy we took that time out from regular life. It was magical.

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Galison/Mudpuppy are generously giving away a big collection of goodies with illustrations by moi. Leave a comment on their facebook post to win notebooks, journals, photo props and more (say anything)! Have a beautiful weekend!

Love,
Sam

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I recently stumbled across this great round-up featuring intimate shots of a bygone era, Hollywood’s heyday. They’re strikingly different from the papparazzi shots we see today of our pop celebs. I love the photography in and of itself and all of the stars look like they’re in on a secret. Check out the whole slideshow on TheCut.

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Summer Instagram

July 7, 2014

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There’s something truly magical about summer. Even though some days are sweltering and really uncomfortable, there are always days and evenings with beautiful light, lush trees and grass, blooming flowers, fireflies and refreshing breezes after the thunder storm. So I always enjoy following my friend’s instagram streams. Right now I have a friend in Sweden taking in some breathtaking sights, another just went camping. In looking at their photos I feel like I’m getting a little vicarious taste of their lives and the places they visit.

At 7+ months pregnant we’re having a pretty relaxing summer. I drop Henry off at camp in our neighborhood and then get to work in my studio. Weekends we hop a train to Long Beach for the day or hit the playgrounds or park. Next week were headed out for a week long trip full of pool and ocean swimming and lots of lounging around.

My instagram feed is lazy and chill as it should be during the summer months. I’ve been posting snapshots of daily life, beautiful evening light in my living room, a snap of a plane overhead from the beach and anything else that strikes my fancy. Feel free to follow along if you like.

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Happy July 4th weekend

July 3, 2014

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Tomorrow Henry’s off from camp for the July 4th holiday so today is going to be jam packed with work to prepare for the long relaxing family weekend (without much time to sit in my studio). We’re going to play each day by ear depending on the weather . We’ve been hitting the beach on weekends but maybe this weekend will be too crowded? Or maybe it will be too rainy?

I wish we could just dive into one of these David Hockney swimming pools!! Enjoy the weekend.

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