Where in the world is Gidget?

September 21, 2018

Meet Gidget. AKA “Inspector Gidget”. She is the most curious + scaredy-cat dog all wrapped up into one tiny ‘lil Chihuahua package. Seriously, she’ll waltz into your home like it’s her own, wander up the stairs and most likely make herself comfortable on your bed, then her shadow on the wall will scare her and she’ll scream + come running to me! 😂😂😂 

But she is always, always down for an adventure!!! 

Gidget the Chihuahua standing on a wood bridge to the beach at Las Catalinas, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea.

So where in the world is Gidget?!
This past week Gidget and I have been in Costa Rica, Miami, New York, New Jersey, New York City, and Long Island. Our current location is Savannah, GA, with a quick trip to Hilton Head Island this weekend, before heading to the Pacific North West on Tuesday for a two week road trip adventure from Seattle, the Oregon Coast, Portland, and in between! Holy moly, where in the world has Gidget not been?!?!

Life is simple - - surf 🏄🏼‍♀️ , jam 🎸, live life in a VW Van 🚌 . Channel those carefree, summertime beach days at home with this tropical VW bus print in Nosara, Costa Rica. Pura Vida Bus print by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea.
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With all that travel means new places to chase sunsets AND sunrises!!! 
Like sunset from the plane over Wilmington, NC last week. Y’all know my sunset chasing heart, but watching this sunset from the plane as we were passing over the North Carolina coastline the eve before the arrival of Hurricane Florence was breaking my heart. Sending Pura Vida vibes to all those affected by that gal named Flo.

Because life was meant for good friends and adventures. Be inspired to go on your next adventure with this magical pink sunset from an airplane print "And So The Adventure Begins". Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea.
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Or how about sunrise?!
Yes, that’s right, I said sunrise!!! Let me tell ya, chasing sunrise is sooooo much easier when all I needed to do was open my eyes and look out the window to see the clouds starting to light up! Talk about a room with a view! 
Let's just say I darted out of bed saying, "It's soooo good, it's sooo good!", and ran down the driveway to the beach to see one gorgeous sunrise unfold in front of my eyes over the bay!

Take a deep breath and welcome a beautiful new day with a serene sunrise sky over the bay. Sunrise image of ducks swimming past a sailboat in the bay in Huntington, NY. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea.
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And then the fog rolled in over the hills as the icing on the sunrise magic cake for this dreamy coastal capture from my drone! 

Morning Magic. Fog rolling in over Huntington Bay on the North Shore of Long Island. Aerial image of boats anchored in the bay during a calm, foggy early morning in Huntington, NY. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea.
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Soooooo with all of Gidget's and my travel this month, what does this mean for you?!
You get to come along + chase sunsets with us in new places, too!! Buttttttt, with all this travel means more time to play and less time to work = no #FelizFriday next week. I know, I know, total bummer that there will be no sunset magic in your inbox next Friday, so make sure you’re following along on my Instagram stories! And cross your fingers for some sunset stunners out in the Pacific North West!

AND one final thing...
Today is my six year anniversary of my last day as a NYC corporate girl!!! I definitely never imagined I'd be trading my heels for a camera, but I BELIEVED in following my heart + passions, and that made all the difference!

Pura Vida,


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