Postcard from Rio De Janeiro

Monday, March 31, 2014

This postcard is inspired by my incredible journey through Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is a curation of the beauty, sights, and colors I saw while being there. Referenced from the runway of Rio Fashion Week, she wears Cristo Redentor, Corcovado, and Sugarloaf Mountain in her hair, coconuts from her ears, and the boardwalks of Copacabana and Ipanema around her neck. She is a pure reflection of how my heart was perpetually marked by this extraordinary city, country, and the people within it.
We started our journey in beautiful Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro on the morning of Saturday March 15th leaving the frost of New York City behind us.
We drank cappuccinos at Terzetto Cafe and wandered through the trendy streets of Ipanema Beach. 
I blended with the Portuguese blue tiles of the city streets...
and discovered the chic store for all "Rio It Girls" - FARM RIO
At night, Cine Santa Teresa glowed for all to see and beckoned us to a Rio of the past. 

Greg & Jill

Monday, March 24, 2014

Good Evening My Darlings,

I've just returned from my trip to South America and I'm feeling totally and utterly refreshed!! Unfortunately, NYC is not matching my enthusiasm with its absolutely frigid weather. In any case, I'm pleased to share this painting I did for my very dear, sweet, beautiful friend Jill who got married this past September. We've known each other for 10 years now, and I can't believe that we once lived on the same residence floor in college, and that I got to watch her walk down the aisle with her true love this past Fall.

It took me a little while to get my gift together for them but I finally did. As the saying goes, better late than never. Jill's absolute favorite color is turquoise. When I saw both her and her hubby wearing shoes in said hue, I knew what I had to paint for their gift, et voila. I'm thrilled that they love it so much.

Anyway my loves, I'm SO excited to share with you illustrations inspired by my incredible trip abroad and promise to be back on the blog very soon.

Much love,
Meag xx

Rio de Janeiro & Buenos Aires Bound!!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Good Evening My Loves!! 

I hope you have all been well. I'm thrilled to be back on the blog and sharing this painting with you as it was/is inspired by my imminent departure to South America TOMORROW NIGHT!! I cannot believe after almost 3 months of dreaming and planning that we are finally taking off to brilliant Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires in less than 24hrs. 

This will be my first trip to South America and after so many years of fantasizing about Corcovado, Christ the Redeemer, Ipanema, Copacabana, Sugarloaf Mountain, and the sensual tango dancers of Buenos Aires, I'm practically leaping out of my skin!! I'm thrilled to be taking you all there with me and will definitely be sharing the adventure across my

I've also challenged my boyfriend to a sketch a day while we are away and plan to share the results with you here. I hope to fill an entire book with beautifully inspired brush & ink illustrations from our observations. Colors, beaches, sun kissed skin, I can practically feel the sunbeams on my face right now!! If you've been to either Rio de Janeiro or Buenos Aires, I would SO appreciate your recommendations in the comment section below.

Until next time, wish me luck, and I'll be speaking with you soon. 

SO much love,
Meag xx
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