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Getaway Anywhere - June 2

GETAWAY
ANYWHERE

Summer vacations may look a little different this year, but we still want to help you escape no matter where you are. Our friends show us how they’re taking a break even if it’s in their own backyard.

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LATONYA YVETTE

BROOKLYN, NY • @LATONYAYVETTE

Author of Woman of Color, advocate and overall inspiring creative, LaTonya is ready to enjoy her summer in the city, even if it’s not *quite* the one she had planned.

“I'VE ALWAYS BEEN OBSESSED WITH THE ’70s. WITH THE CITY OPENING UP MORE AND MORE, I’M EAGER TO RECREATE SOME OF MY FAVORITE VINTAGE LOOKS.”

“I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO DANCING IN THE STREET, FINDING MY BODY IN THE OCEAN, REDISCOVERING THINGS WITH MY KIDDOS. NEW YORK IS REELING FROM THE LAST FEW MONTHS, BUT IT’S ALSO ALIVE WITH THE CALL TO ADDRESS BLACK LIVES AND EQUITY. TO BE FROM HERE, TO HAVE RODE THE WAVE, AND NOW TO LIVE IN THIS PARTICULAR MOMENT FEELS IMPORTANT.”

“IF TRAVELING WERE AN OPTION, I’D BE IN BERLIN. I LOVE THE ARTISTIC CULTURE AND SUPPORT FOR CREATIVE LIFESTYLES. IT’S BECOME A SECOND HOME FOR ME OVER THE YEARS.”

ALICE GAO

NEW YORK, NY • @ALICE_GAO

Though she used to fly around the world for work as a photographer, Alice is a proud homebody who is now finding time to sit back and relax.

“THERE’S SO MUCH I’VE DISCOVERED SINCE TAKING LONG WALKS AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD. YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO FAR TO FIND SOMETHING NEW.”

“ONE CORNER OF MY APARTMENT HAS TRANSFORMED INTO A MINI PHOTO STUDIO. I’M THANKFUL FOR THIS SETUP, BUT A PART OF ME MISSES THE BUSTLE OF AN AIRPORT AND THE HUM OF AN AIRPLANE.”

“I ALWAYS MADE COFFEE AT HOME BUT NOW I ENJOY IT IN BED WITH THE NEW YORK TIMES SPELLING BEE (WHICH IS SUPER ADDICTIVE). THAT’S MY IDEA OF A PERFECT MORNING.”

Lucy Laucht

BIRMINGHAM, UK • @LUCYLAUCHT

Lucy’s bio simply states “always in motion” but lately this lifestyle photographer has been staying put and making herself at home in the house she grew up in.

“I’M PAUSING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS AND FEEL SO GRATEFUL FOR IT. I STARTED GARDENING AND JUST PLANTED A BUNCH OF VEGETABLES.”

“MY SISTER AND I INHERITED OUR CHILDHOOD HOME, WHICH HOLDS SO MANY MEMORIES. IT'S MADE ME REALIZE HOW MUCH I LOVE WHERE I'M FROM.”

“I WROTE DOWN A LIST OF EVERYTHING I CAN’T WAIT TO DO. FIRST, SEE MY MUM AND HUG HER. THEN, TAKE A TRIP TO PARIS FOR STEAK FRITES AND WINE.”

“FOR MY LATEST PROJECT, I’VE BEEN COMPILING THE TRAVEL PHOTOS THAT I SHOT ON MY DAD’S OLD FILM CAMERA. I’M HOPING TO MAKE A BOOK.”

“THERE’S A WILDFLOWER MEADOW THAT’S ONLY TWENTY MINUTES AWAY AND ALWAYS EMPTY. I HAD A PICNIC THERE THE OTHER DAY, LYING IN THE SUN AND LISTENING TO THE BIRDS.”

AIDEN CURTISS

BROOKLYN, NY • @AIDEN

She's walked runways in Paris, Milan and London, but Aiden is currently getting comfy in her new Williamsburg digs and focusing on her passion—music.

“I LOVE MODELING BUT MAKING MUSIC IS PROBABLY MY FAVORITE THING TO DO. I’M LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE TECHNICAL SIDE RIGHT NOW, WHICH IS REALLY HELPFUL.”

“MY SUMMER WARDROBE HAS A LOT OF SIMPLE PIECES WITH CUTE, UNEXPECTED DETAILS.”

“I’M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING MY DAD WHEN IT’S SAFE TO DO SO. AND I CAN’T WAIT TO GO TO A CONCERT.”

PIA RIVEROLA

LOS ANGELES, CA • @PIARIVEROLA

Photographer Pia hasn't spent this much time in one place for years. Though her schedule is usually "go, go, go," she's beginning to find the beauty in taking things slow.

“I MISS GETTING DRESSED FOR NICE DINNERS OUT, SO I’VE BEEN WEARING PRETTY, FLOWY DRESSES EVEN IF I’M NOT GOING ANYWHERE. I LOOK AT MY CLOSET AND THINK, SHOULD I PUT ON SOME HEELS AND CLACK AROUND THE HOUSE JUST FOR FUN?”

“WHERE I’M FROM IN BARCELONA, SUMMERTIME IS ALL ABOUT GAZPACHO. I’VE BEEN HAVING IT DAILY—SO REFRESHING AND IN A WAY, BRINGS ME BACK HOME.”

“SO MANY OF US HAVE FRANTIC, BUSY LIVES, AND I’M LEARNING IT’S OKAY TO RETHINK THE PACE A BIT. I’VE STARTED SURFING, I’M GROWING TOMATOES! WE’RE CAPABLE OF DOING THINGS WE NEVER THOUGHT WE COULD, JUST BECAUSE NOW WE HAVE A LITTLE MORE TIME.”

YOLANDA EDWARDS

HANKINS, NY • @YOLANDAEDWARDS

Yolo Journal founder Yolanda and her family are finding creative ways to satisfy their wanderlust. “We’ll dress up a little for dinner and pretend we're in Italy,” she says. Che buona idea.

“WE’VE BEEN COMING UPSTATE SINCE 2001, BUT THIS IS THE LONGEST WE’VE EVER STAYED HERE. IT’S BEEN A REALLY INTERESTING TRANSITION.”

“I LOVE A LONG, BREEZY SUMMER DRESS. WEARING ONE REMINDS ME OF BEING SOMEWHERE FAR AWAY.”

“IF I COULD BE ANYWHERE RIGHT NOW I’D CHOOSE ITALY. WE HAVE SO MANY DEAR FRIENDS THERE, IT FEELS LIKE COMING HOME.”

HOW DO YOU GETAWAY ANYWHERE?

Tag @madewell in your pics and show us.