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TULUM + TAKING TIME

tulum photography by Blair Masri_2

A couple of weeks ago my sister went on a last-minute escape to Tulum, Mexico, and I was insanely jealous of her little getaway (as I’m sure are many of you who are still stuck in very wintery weather). Yesterday her friend Blair, who is a wonderful photographer, posted photos of their trip on her […]

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  1. Clara

    Looooove Tulum!!! Went this fall and seriously cannot wait to go back. I’m headed to Playa Del Carmen next week, but secretly wishing it was Tulum! These photos are utterly incredible. xx

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  2. Maja

    This is such a lovely post, I love the photos :) I would really like to visit this place one day. But for now I´m staying faaar away, in Europe. Oh well, someday.. :)

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  3. Bri

    this is beautiful. i wish i could just pick up and go somewhere with the kids. we’re so bogged down by schedules and time tables.

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  4. Jennifer

    Lovely post. I agree with your thoughts. Also…I am in love with your sister’s floral robe. Any idea where she picked up this jewel? Ha!

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  5. Katie

    I never considered vacationing with other people’s families. I don’t have kids and I imagine traveling with them to be a nightmare filled with stuff. But this makes it look so chic, peaceful and DO-ABLE! I like this idea of vacationing with a bunch of people that are all different and do it in different ways. I’m in!

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    1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      I think it’s actually really fun – the traveling part can be a bit chaotic, but it’s always worked best for me when we have a big ‘ol house and the kids can run around, and there’s no agenda. I really love it, and everyone kinda chips in with watching the kiddos so it’s a bit more relaxing than you’d think!

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  6. Alisia

    These pictures are fantastic. I’ve never visited Tulum but I have been to Mexico and visited other Mayan Ruins. I am just like you, all I want to do is pack my bags and GO!

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  7. jamie

    i like the photos and dream of going to tulum one day, but your words were even more lovely! hoping you get to steal away with your friends and their bebes soon!

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  8. Emily St. John

    Gosh these photos are absolutely stunning. It makes me want to take a vacation with my husband immediately. We went to Costa Rica last summer for our honeymoon, and now I’m longing to be back. You’re an amazing photographer, you make small details come alive and tell a story. Awesome post :)

    -Emily St. John
    msmelange.com

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  9. amyp

    Totally agree Cass! My happy place is a night of tired grown ups after hanging with the kids all day AT THE BEACH. Heaven. Let’s go!

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  10. Colleen

    The place that they stayed looks amazing!!! And I know some places in tulum don’t allow kids. Do u happen to know the name of the hotel that they stayed at? Looks amazing and Eco! Send it on if you have the chance. Thanks!!

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ESCAPE TO WATSONS BAY…

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This morning I set my alarm for 6:30am in an attempt to jump right back into a good routine this week. I woke up at 8am. Whoops. The fact that I haven’t known what day of the week it is for a while now (and knowing New Year’s Eve is going to keep messing with […]

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SUNSET MAGAZINE’S IDEA HOUSE 2013 :: SEABROOK

sunset magazine idea house brian paquette master bath

A couple of weeks ago, after having traveled from San Francisco to Las Vegas, then back home for a photo shoot, I hopped in the car on Thursday morning to head out for a little road trip to the Washington coast. For months my dear friend and interior designer, Brian Paquette, had been hard at […]

22 responses on “SUNSET MAGAZINE’S IDEA HOUSE 2013 :: SEABROOK

  1. Erika Katayama

    Can you tell me more about the bench-like coffee table with the orange try on top in the living room? I really like that it’s a cushy option to put one’s feet up!

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  2. The Office Stylist

    So in love with all the bright colors that are featured in this home! So gorgeous!!

    –Sayeh, The Office Stylist

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  4. Stephanie | Covet Living

    Hey Cassandra! Wow I LOOOOOOVE the coral + emerald! Hi5 Brian! Am curious about the pale greyish-blue paint color (in the shot with the West Elm Parsons desk)… do you know what it is?

    Thanks so much in advance! xx, Stephanie

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  5. Dana Smith

    You captured the home so beautifully, Cass! Thanks so much for making the drive up. It was great to toast the project with you. (p.s. Sorry for the delay! Summer travel has me a bit behind on my thank you’s)

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  6. liz

    I just saw this at the drs office the other day- the color in the livingroom- they said it changed with the light..some kind of grey that sometimes looked lavender? or like the shells on the beach- what color was it? Thanks.

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TRAVELING BRILLIANTLY WITH MARRIOTT HOTELS

If you’ve been following along on all my journeys lately, you may remember me mentioning that I’d be in San Francisco for a little project with Marriott Hotels. As a part of their ‘Travel Brilliantly’ campaign, a few fellow online personalities and I were invited to spend some time learning about some of the innovative […]

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  1. B

    I’m a sucker for good Mexican food, and that salsa paired with the Watermelon Fresca looks AMAZING! It looks like you had a great experience the entire day!

    xo, B
    BKCsquared

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  2. Franki

    Good for you and Marriott! One of the things we look for when traveling and the BEST thing we’ve found is….coffee… we’ve found it ONLY at Holiday Inn Express. We “drive the country” and honestly look for them now because of their coffee. Tried the Holiday Inn…not the same. Go coffee!! :) franki

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TRAVEL DIARY :: LIVINGSTONE + VICTORIA FALLS

Earlier this week I brought you with me to our first top in Africa – Mfuwe in eastern Zambia. Today, we head to the west to check out the rhinos, waterfalls, and more… ZAMBIA // The Royal Chundu Lodge (Livingston)  To get from Mfuwe to Livingstone, one must hop a flight through Lusaka again – […]

9 responses on “TRAVEL DIARY :: LIVINGSTONE + VICTORIA FALLS

  1. Karena

    Cassandra I am simply stunned by all of this amazing beauty! Gorgeous images!
    I can see you are having a great time!

    xoxo
    Karena
    2013 Designer Series

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  2. sassy in Wash, DC

    Thanks for sharing your pics of Vic Falls, you brought back a lot of memories for me. I’ve been via the Zimbabwe side back in 1999. Don’t miss the opportunity to white water raft the Zambizi River. I highly recommend going with a guide who steers the boat from the middle and directs folks to lean certain ways as opposed to everyone having his/her own paddle. Class 5 and 6 rapids and we flipped up in the air 3xs. Still, memories I will never forget! Oh, that and was literally chased by a monkey the size of a toddler, but that’s another story.

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  3. Lindsay // Shop Ella Lou

    What an incredible trip! Thank you for sharing your stories and photos! Returning to Africa is very high on my travel bucket list! My husband and daughter have never been and I am determined to experience the wonders of Sub-Saharan Africa with them, as a family!

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