Japan Bound Friday April 8th!!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Helloooooo My Darlings!! 

It's been ages since I've posted on Travel Write Draw. I've had an insane first quarter in 2016 and while I'm very grateful, I've also had little to no time to post on my blog. I'm about 10 posts behind and will definitely get caught up with that in the coming weeks. For now, I'm packing for my first trip to Japan leaving tomorrow AM. I've been dreaming of Japan since I was a little girl, when my Dad would takeoff to this otherworldly place for work and return with the most eye-catching garments, fans, stationary and pens. It left a very vivid impression on me and now I can't wait to experience it with my own eyes.

All this week I've been illustrating new sketches inspired by this upcoming trip on my INSTAGRAM @TRAVELWRITEDRAW. If you don't already follow me there, I would love to have you join me. I'm active daily on Instagram and show quite a bit of my process there. I will also be updating daily during my trip to Japan. And for those of you who live there, do not hesitate to reach out and connect.

Stay tuned for more my loves!!

Much love,
Meag xx

Illustrated Map of Neiman Marcus Roosevelt Field

Monday, February 29, 2016

Hello My Loves,

So excited to reveal that I teamed up with the incredible crew over at Simon SAID to illustrate Harley Veira Newton's dream excursion at the new Neiman Marcus store at Simon’s Roosevelt Field. This map highlights key moments of her private shopping trip and some of the swoon-worthy goodies they have on the floor now. Check out the full feature here http://bit.ly/1KOzIM3 and see for yourself what all the fuss is about!!

Much love,
Meag xx

Copenhagen Fashion Week Bound!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hola Chickadees!

Fashion Week season is upon us, and NYC is all abuzz, but tomorrow I'm sneaking off to Copenhagen to check out a little of their fashion week scene first. This will be my first visit to the Scandinavian countries, so please leave any suggestions on what to see, do, eat, shop, draw in the comments below. Oh and stay tuned for NYFW happenings coming soon...

Much love,
Meag xx

Postcard from Le Guanahani, St. Barth

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Bonjour My Loves, 

I hope you are having a fantastic start to 2016!! I returned home to NYC on Jan 7th, and before I could even unpack my suitcase, I was already filling up another one with clothes for St. Barth. I spent a few cherished and exquisite days at the beautiful Le Guanahani (Jan 13th - 16th) in celebration of their 30th anniversary.

Everything about this experience felt like a decadent adventure. I was flown from NYC to San Juan where I caught my Tradewind Aviation flight to the island. You can see my sheer elation boarding the sleek 8 seater in the photo above. My fears over flying in a small plane melted over the exquisite views of St. Barth from above. You can see for yourself below...

And the visual paradise had only just begun. When we arrived at the hotel, it was clear that this was a property that understood its DNA and the feel of five star boutique. Every inch of Le Guanahani is worthy of an Instagram (and you know that's the highest ranking in my books). The redesign, which took place very recently, was centred around the panama hat as inspiration. You can see these design elements in the lobby above and my room below...

Not since Marrakech had I experienced such an emotional response to hotel interiors. This room had my jaw dragging along the floor with every turn. I had an oceanview suite with a wrap around terrace that looked out onto the water. Even my bathtub had views overlooking that sparkling blue...

But what I especially loved about this experience was that Le Guanahani's Managing Director, Martein van Wagenberg, encouraged our group to go out and experience the island and all of its charm. We spent our first morning on a catamaran swimming and snorkelling out around Colombier Beach...

I must have been a sailor in a past life because I'm always most at peace when I'm on the water. Later that same day we rented a car to go out and explore Saline Beach and the town of Gustavia, which is brimming with quaint restaurants and chic boutiques...

Postcard from The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Happy New Year My Darlings!!!!

I hope you all had a restful holiday with your loved ones. 2015 was such a spectacular year. I traveled so much that I hardly had time to post about it here on Travel Write Draw (a problem, I realize, I'm extraordinarily grateful to have). This past September I turned the BIG 3-0, and to make the milestone even more memorable, I spent five exquisite days at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas to celebrate. The minute I pulled all my photos together for this postcard, the memories came flooding back. This team DEFINITELY knows how to make a guest feel special...

When I arrived at the hotel, I was greeted with the most sensational view of the blue water from their main terrace (see above). After settling into my oceanfront room, Chef Susanto came to my door with a bottle of champagne, and personalized cupcakes, that had my logo and illustrations printed on top (see below)!! Needless to say, I was absolutely speechless. After working so hard for so long in NYC, it was an amazing feeling to be in this beautiful place, doing exactly what I love to do - traveling, writing, and illustrating. AND not to mention, those cupcakes were 100% mouth-watering (I'm still salivating) and the most touching gesture I've ever received.

My only scheduled event that day was a deep tissue massage (such hard work). You can see above a photo from their stunning cabana treatment room which overlooks that immaculate blue water. Between the sound of the waves kissing the rocks, and the skillful hands of my masseuse, I can assure you I have never felt more blissed-out!! I definitely relished in being outside for my massage - so unique to the property met with the perfect natural temperature.

M.Gemi - Stellato Smoking Slipper

Monday, December 21, 2015

Good Evening Loves,

In case any of you are still fretting over what to buy for your besties - or are looking for the perfect pair of holiday shoes - look no further than M.Gemi. Refinery29 turned me onto this Italian brand that makes the chicest, handcrafted shoes, and offers them in new limited styles every week. Starting today you can grab the classic Stellato smoking slipper, that I illustrated above, just in time for their last shipment 12/22. So what are you waiting for?! Happy Holidays #lovemgemi.

Much love,
Meag xx

Sedona, Arizona Bound with Mii Amo Spa Tomorrow!!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Good Evening Darlings,

I feel like I've only been back from Africa for a few days but already I'm off on another adventure. Tonight is my last night in NYC for the next 3 weeks because tomorrow morning I'm flying to Sedona, Arizona for a Winter Solstice celebration at Mii Amo Spa. I have never been to this part of the US before so naturally I am very excited. And what better way to finish off 2015 than a 5 day spa retreat in the mountains?

I will be sharing the journey on my instagram @TravelWriteDraw as well as my snapchat account: meagan_morrison so get ready to come along with me!!

Much love,
Meag xx

Jet Setter Gift Guide with SIMON & CNTraveler

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Good Morning My Loves,

This holiday season I teamed up with the amazing folks at Simon Said and Conde Nast Traveler to curate and illustrate a gift guide for the travel aficionado in your life. Click the image above or head on over to the link: http://said.simon.com/meagan-morrison-gift-guide/ to catch the cannot-miss items for this gift giving season!!

Much love,
Meag xx
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