12/08/2012

vintage vacations..

Last week we shut our office door, packed our bags and drove down to Portsmouth to get the ferry across to the Isle of Wight.  We had three days.. three precious days in the middle of wedding season to kick back and relax and to have some 'us' time.

A few months ago we stumbled across the amazing Vintage Vacations based in the Isle of Wight.. a site dedicated to holidaying in amazing retro style.  We booked ourselves a gorgeous American Airstreamer for two nights and, along with Lee and Dawn, aka Shutterbox Films we enjoyed a few days of lazing around on the beach, sitting around the fire in deck chairs, eating alfresco, tucking in to hearty cooked breakfasts, staring out to sea and waving to boats on the ferry, a charity shop or two, a sambuca or two and lots and lots of laughing..

We all had such an amazing time.. it sounds weird but I felt totally free.. it's amazing what a bit of the outdoors and getting back to basics can do.. and as you can see from below I think we all really enjoyed having our cameras with us paired with the freedom to just shoot whatever we wanted.  I really recommend making time to just shoot for you.. without it being a job.. I think we all find the busier we get the less we take time for ourselves but it's vital for your creative soul.

Oh and while we're on the subject of recommendations... everyone should have a Vintage Vacation!  The site is amazing, the Airstreamers are incredible and there's quite a few other options of accommodation too including an old Scout Hall!  We will definitely be back.






























































11 comments:

  1. i feel like iv been on holiday with you. A lovely set on images & vintage vacation memories ;) x

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  2. oh, these are beautiful! it looks like you had some serious catch up time. i love love love that trailer.

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  3. yay! looks like you had a lovely time... I'm off camping today for a few days and this is exactly what I intend to do.. taking my old d90 and a holga and just going to shoot for fun. x

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  4. well jel looks amazing fun, those sausage look yummy x x

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  5. Oh Emma, that just looks like so much fun. Yay for camping in style, cooking up a storm and supping cider at the seaside! And there are some incredibly lovely pics of you and the fella in there, lady. Rowr. Hott stuff indeed. x

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  6. these seem to have been such great days!!! i'm delighted with the airstreamer!!! and it's so interesting to see that you spent a few days camping at the same time as i did and we both had such different clothes! we had hot hot hot days, we caught a lot of sun laying in bikini on the beach, going for a swim... i'm in portugal, that's the difference! ;)

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  7. looks like an amazing amount of fun was had. great advice to kick back and take some time out now and then. also to be creative for yourself. gorgeous images! x

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  8. My family and I were staying there with friends at the same time! We were the rabble in the 3 caravans at the end of the field. We also had a great time!

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  9. Love it! Looks like you had a great time. The Isle of Wight is super nice. I am desperate to acquire a campervan so I can live out my camping dreams.

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