Guest Post: Amy of An Apple a Day

We’ve asked a few friends and fellow-bloggers to drop-in and share while we take some time to get to know this amazing little person, Hudson, whom we’ve just welcomed to the world. We’ll no doubt be dropping in here and on from time to time, but we’re so grateful for these wonderful guest posts and hope you enjoy them as well. 

You might recognize Amy from her absolutely charming blog, An Apple a Day, or from her regular column on Design*Sponge, Living In. She also just launched a gorgeous new professional site,! Aron and I had both been reading An Apple a Day, indulging in our escapist summer fantasies through Amy’s photos of her family home, Elmwood, when I put it together that this was the same gal writing those super-fun Living In posts. Years later, Amy is still inspiring escapist fantasies. I look forward to one day having family memories of ritual trips like this one…

Thank you so much to Ashley and Aron for asking me to write a guest post while they snuggle baby Hudson tight!

When the Merrick family travels, the destination is always the same. The ratty turtletop from 1991 is dragged down from the attic, the dogs are loaded in the car and now that my sister and I are grown up, we lucky don’t have to fight over who sits on the sunny side of the hatchback. I usually drive up from Brooklyn and she flies in from whatever exotic place she’s calling home. We meet our parents, same week each July, at our family’s summer house in New Hampshire. Canoes are launched, noses are sunburnt, we don’t do much of anything but we still manage to forget what we did the day before. It’s been the same summer on repeat for the past 27 years and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

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