I have to admit – I kind of feel like I’m cheating because our lifestyle here is so easy. No siting in rush hour traffic, no clearing ice off the windshield, or freezing our butts off in the morning driving Luke to school. Instead we play a game of ping pong in the sun, before going two blocks to the school bus. Then I work from a studio in the backyard and I never even have to wear socks!
But last week had me back to “reality” (?) with a whirlwind job trip back to the east coast.
All images via [email protected]. (Yes got my name back!)
It was the first trip I took on a plane without Luke since his dad passed away, so it was very emotional and a lot of worrying on my part.
So I was incredibly relieved to land safely in a cold New York. And feeling like I finally got over my fear. Life goes on.
All will be well.
NYC was chilly, beautiful and filled with snow flurries.
Uber talented photographer Tanya Malott came in to shoot a project I designed in NYC.
Can’t wait to see the pictures and to share.
Love how this apartment turned out!
Sneak peek at the twin boy’s bedroom.
After that it was on to DC for more shoots and a big event.
It was a real treat to sleep in one of the rooms I helped design for a friend/client…
The brown fabric upholstered wall with nail heads made it like the perfect sleeping cocoon!! think I slept 12 hours straight!
Georgetown was in it’s glory…
I shot more projects I designed in Virginia….another tiny sneak peek…
Still so many left to shoot!
The charity I started with my friend Cheryl Masri Knock Out Abuse had it’s 20th anniversary. Hard to believe it’s been that long. We started this before charities were cool and before the internet and cellphones!
Eric Benet came in and sang and was a great sport with room chock full of celebrating women.
Our event made it to the cover of the Washington Post the next day. From 20 women in a room, to the biggest women only event in DC still super popular.
I feel grateful.
So many great women working hard to support victims of domestic violence.
A quick stay at Tabard Inn old Washington at it’s best, enjoying dinner with friends was a treat.
It felt like “real” life again.
But there was something really magical about flying in at night over a lit up LA. Just kind of have to pinch myself that we live here now. All the way on the other side of the country. But like my friend Barb said, you feel like you get to live two lives when you get to start over like this.
Don’t you just love the modern world we live in?
I’m back…biking to work out in the park. Trying to stay committed to my health and fitness and peace of mind.
In the midst of re-branding my company and enjoying a moment to breathe.
Hope you had a great week!