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Inspiration recommendation: the perfect getaway, for you?

I can't resist ... I just have to share with you the magical getaway that inspired the very first studiosiegXclusive dress, exactly one year ago. Especially because you can now go there too - read on!

As I live and work in the hustle and bustle of hectic Silicon Valley, my favorite getaway is anywhere peaceful, quiet, with not too many people around, and definitely no traffic jams. Is that too much to ask?  Oh, and please do add morning coffee outside and great wine at night ... 🤗


Last summer I enjoyed just such a stolen moment when my friend Jay invited me up to his new place in Grass Valley, California.  See that image above, that is the last evening ray of sun at the koi pond where I took the picture for the "Water Lily and Koi Pond" scarf, dress, and skirt!


The title of the photographic print is “Luxury,” representing the luxury of time because isn’t that exactly what the experience of a koi pond covered with water lilies invites?  A pause, a beautiful moment allowing time to stand still and simply enjoyin the beauty of life and colors around you ...





As I wandered the grounds full of winding paths and open spaces I was equally inspired to create the image for the Meditation Mind scarf (see below left), illustrating the chaos of thoughts in our head slowly melting away when embraced by nature.



In other words, getting out of my own world and enjoying a little artist retreat in this magical place ... completely revived my creative soul and lead me to the very first stepping stones of the studiosiegXclusive art-to-wear line you now enjoy ✨ 

And here is the best news ... the private 1-bedroom cottage I was staying at is now available for everyone through Airbnb! 

If you are looking for a quiet getaway in Grass Valley, California here is your chance.  You don't have to be an artist or call it an artist retreat. It's just a very unique place to have your batteries reloaded, and who knows what new business or life idea you go back home with 😇



Here is the reservation/booking link with lots of great pictures and all other info you need. And when you get there, tell Jay I sent you! Dogwood Cottage in Grass Valley

Any great getaways you would like to share with me? I'd love to hear it! Just send me a note ... much appreciated.

Sending summer cheers for now ... enjoy ☀️


From our Facebook Reviews: "I purchased the 'waterlily' dress for myself and my 'millennial' daughter thought it so cool and chic that she wanted the same one! She wears dresses every day for work (she has great legs!) and is getting great compliments for this dress.  Wonderful travel dress, too! It doesn't wrinkle or show spots, is lightweight and versatile. Dress it up or down, very comfortable and goes nicely with a smart sweater or jacket, heels or flats (or tennis shoes). Timeless chic!"

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