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Samantha Russo  Graphic Designer. New York City. This is a place for food, faces and fuzzy things.

#Thankyou to my friends @mostly_rock, @amberswork, @romanmf and @mikemehalick for taking me out and reminding me that life is about living and loving; that even though sometimes you cry about it, you also have to laugh about it. πŸ™πŸ’•
πŸ“Έ: @mikemehalick

As my grandmother continues to power through her remaining days like a gust of wind in a vivacious and lively storm, I'd like to share some photos of her that I cherish and the feelings that come with them.
#Thankyou Nana for being the adventurous, culture-seeking and bold traveler that you are. You journeyed the world in times when traveling alone as a woman was treacherous; let alone a woman of your high stature in a successful company but you never let that stop you.
You looked those skeptical men right in the eye, smiled and played hard ball in Beijing while they paid for your meals, handed you glasses of wine and took you to all sorts of various entertainment in order to gain *your* business. You watched smart and new fashion bubble up in New York and applied it creatively to your brand. You traversed the Scottish highlands of your heritage to reconnect with the MacDougall name in spite of doubts and worry from those that love you. You did everything without fear and with an intimidating sense of confidence.
Thank you for sharing your experiences and stories with me. I can't wait to trace your lines around the globe seeking thrills and mindsets you can only gain by visiting other countries. πŸŒπŸ›©πŸ’•

I've never experienced this kind of loss before; the kind of loss where the person who molded and formed you in to the strong, independent and talented woman you are by being a leading example of strength in your life, by pushing you and believing in you beyond all doubts, is the one who is thanking you for being in their life in the end.
The kind of loss that leaves a void in your heart that no one else will ever fill. The kind of loss that is bittersweet because they are at peace with the successful life they've led, because they are not scared but you are -- so afraid of what life will be like without them, uncertain if you'll remember all their wise teachings and tentatively staring at the large footsteps they've left you to follow.
However I look forward to noticing the moments of sweet awe with you, Nana. Of experiecing your presence in the small details, in the blooming white rose outside the gate, in the cardinal that visits in the winter, in the brilliant artistic breakthroughs during a slump of creativity.
I love you more than anything in this world, Nana and I plan to keep growing, keep exploring and becoming the woman you always expected me to be. β™₯️🌹

Fresh #home, fresh #snow

Appropriate #quarterlifecrisis shirt for #moving day. πŸ πŸ‘‹πŸ˜­

My #resolution this year is not to just start exploring the world again on my own but to also re-discover myself in the solitude.

AKA #Calder in the #cold.

I used to roam the #MoMA by myself often during college but lost the habit when I began losing touch with myself post graduation. #DanFlavin

Wandered through the #MoMA this morning alone after an E-train delayed private tour with #TeamPRH.

#Moving sucks. πŸ“¦

A lazy #caturday #morning on the farm with June.

What the Holidays are to me; #baking home made chocolate chip #cookies with my Mama.

#TBT to #Santorini #Greece
I wish I could rewind to this moment in time, but instead I will look forward to the next that is as beautiful as this. πŸ’™πŸ‡¬πŸ‡·