A final farewell to all things Summer related, including The Pier! We will miss the long afternoons alongside the pool with the sun, friends, family, food and backyard grilling. It's amazing how fast time flies - but, there are new collections waiting, just in time for the arrival of Fall.
Beginning next week, not only will you get to the see the new collections "in action", but also, a host of inspiring ideas for preserving academic memories via 'Think Crate', a week-long series presented by our Crate Design Geniuses, the CP Gals. Bring your thinking caps because a brain savvy giveaway is up for grabs!! The right answer just might earn you a prize pack perfect for documenting Autumn's golden moments - the entire Close Knit collection!
And don't forget, tomorrow we announce the August Navy & Sequin challenge winner and the runner-ups! Talk about an exciting, venturesome couple of weeks!! We hope you'll stick around - the Crate roster is near full!
In August, my husband and I celebrated the 6th anniversary of our "summer" wedding (we'll be celebrating the 7th anniversary of "fall" wedding in November). We went out for an adult dinner -- adult meaning, no pictures on the menu, no crayons on the table and no primary colors or flashy mascot in the restaurant decor. Considering that I had not been out of the house without our new baby since her arrival back in March, our evening out alone was pure heaven!
Every year, we take a trip to Oregon and Crescent City, CA for the 4th of July. All of our family goes, and it's the best time of the year for all of us! It gets better ever year, too. From our traditional stops for ice cream at Rice Hill Drive Inn, to the road trip to and from. We always make a point to enjoy the ride, also. This is by far my favorite memory of our Summer every single year.
We are just back from a 10 day vacation in Italy: The place that we visited by the Adriatic Sea is heaven on earth for me and my family. This year was particularly enjoyable as our kids are now grown up enough to enjoy all sorts of fun. I was so moved to see how my boy and my husband both shared the same love for "water adventures". They went every evening on the sea to have fun in the waves on their little inflated mattress. I sat on the beach and watch them both: seeing them share happy moments and laughter was one of the highlights of our holidays. I could not resist documenting this bond using The Pier. This favorite collection of mine was perfect for their little "surfing" outings together! These happy moments will be forever cherished!
That perfect summer - I remember traveling 18 hours to San Francisco last June. We were in a daze, trying to get over that dreaded jet lagged feeling. Walking down the piers was truly an eye-opener. The smell of fresh salty seawater, the sight of seagulls and kites in our midst, the buzzing city life of tourists and locals and the melodic sounds of music played by passionate buskers...what a refreshingly different summer that was to me! Oh, how we rejoiced when we realized how cheap seafood was at the piers. The variety was plentiful and the goodness of fresh seafood excited us. We truly ate to our heart's content.