Home Is What You Make Of It || #FelizFriday 4/27/18

April 27, 2018

Home Is What You Make Of It || #FelizFriday 4/27/18

Living in a tropical beach town in Costa Rica, you have to be creative and have a WHOLE lot of patience when it comes to making your space your own. There’s no Anthropologie or Target (thank goodness because I think I would have purchased everything in the new Opalhouse collection already!!!!) around the corner, and shipping anything from the US to CR is asking for a headache.

Aerial view of Tamarindo Costa Rica. Aerial art pictures photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea for The Sunset Shop.

With each trip back to CR from the US over the past couple of years, I’ve crammed as much home goods into my bags as possible. Like this past trip I hauled back a beautiful 5x7 Kilim rug that weighed over 10 pounds in my luggage, or that time when I wrapped my longboard in a queen size blanket for my bed (that’s in addition to all the bubble wrap and foam that was covering the board!).

Wave break during sunset in Tamarindo Costa Rica. Sunset art pictures photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea for The Sunset Shop.

Other items I’ve hauled down? Shower curtains, small area rugs, blankets to cover the pea green sectional couch (Alison Seeger Slipcovers, I need your help!), bath towels, frames and of course my prints! It’s been a slow progress, and there still is a list of items I want to bring down and things I want to do to update my place, but I’ll take the slow progress and minor inconvenience of not having a Target around the corner to being able to live five minutes from my favorite wave and the most breathtaking sunsets. Because...

Home is what you make of it 🤙🏻

Wave in Tamarindo Costa Rica. Wave picture photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea for The Sunset Shop.

Want a 'lil peek into my 'lil slice of Tropical Puravidadise? Pictured here is the kitchen table which I’ve turned into my desk, hanging baskets I purchased off a sweet man from Nicaragua walking through Tamarindo one day (OK, “purchased” is the polite phrase — I pretty much ambushed him and proceeded to purchase all the baskets he was carrying 😂😂)  and then spray painted, one of my surfboards covered in a hand made (by me!) surfboard sock, and perhaps my favorite print, “Liquid Dreams”.

Surfer chic in Tamarindo Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea for The Sunset Shop.

Hopefully one day I’ll be done hauling items back and updating my place, BUT if any of my awesome + super talented design amigas want to seed up this slow progress with a project in a tropical Pura Vidadidse called Costa Rica….. #pleasesendhelp
Sunset surfer reflections in Tamarindo Costa Rica. Sunset art pictures photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea for The Sunset Shop.

Pura Vida,
Kristen #thesunsetchaser

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Wave break during sunset in Tamarindo Costa Rica. Sunset art pictures photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea for The Sunset Shop.
Aerial view of Tamarindo Costa Rica. Aerial art pictures photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea for The Sunset Shop.
Surfer chic in Tamarindo Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea for The Sunset Shop.


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