Journal

Courtney Adamo and her Traveling Tribe

Courtney Adamo and her Traveling Tribe Photography by Amelia Fullarton

More than ever lately the idea of escaping our daily routines and comforts, even escaping America has seemed like a very desirable proposition. Maybe it’s the thought of sharing a broader world view with our kids, maybe it’s the current political climate, maybe it’s something that has come with motherhood. It feels like life is moving so quickly - our kids are growing up, routines beginning to feel so cemented - and to go on an adventure with my family where it is just us, fully present, fully living, and experiencing new places together would make the time pass with so much more richness and meaning.

As a brand we are inspired by people who embody a casual, effortless, creative life lead with confidence and passion. Courtney Adamo and her family took a leap year and traveled around the world - a risky choice with four kids, to step away from all that is routine, comfortable, and convenient (all very desirable for most parents), and into an open-ended itinerary. Imagine taking the idea of slowing down as parents, making it a daily goal to be in the moment with our children, then throw in destinations like India, where you get to watch them and guide them in seeing a new world for the first time. It’s a wild and beautiful vision, and one which Courtney and her family have seen through, ending up settling in Byron Bay as a place that felt like home, like somewhere slower - a home and life she shares with us via her blog. Taking a leap year never seemed so alluring; consider us inspired.

Courtney and family recently welcomed new addition Willem Sutley Adamo (they will call him Wilkie!), and we're so happy for them. See below for more photos from their shoot for us, taken not long before Wilkie was born, as well as some thoughts from Courtney herself.

- Katherine

"I have always had an insatiable sense of wanderlust -- an eagerness to see the world and experience other cultures, customs, foods, beliefs, etc. I can’t help but think of how big this world is and how much there is to do and see and learn during our short time on this planet. Having children has only fed that wanderlust; it has only made it more enjoyable and rewarding to travel. To watch your kids take in the world around them, to introduce them to new people and places, to give them a greater context beyond their own lives -- it is the ultimate joy!

We’ve spent the past 18 months traveling as a family. It has been such a wonderful year of togetherness and growth. We have all seen and learned so much from our experiences and have gained a new perspective on our world and the people and places in it. We’ve also made so many new friends in every corner of the world, which has given us a deep connection to each place we’ve visited. It is so liberating to have this connection to other places -- to not feel anchored to one specific spot or tied to one way of living."

-Courtney

{Courtney wearing the Shakti Dress in black}

{Courtney wearing the Shakti Dress in black}

{Courtney wearing the Le Marche Dress in navy}

{Courtney wearing the Pansy Dress in dusty pink - coming soon}

{Courtney wearing the Pansy Dress in dusty pink - coming soon}

{Courtney wearing the Pansy Dress in dusty pink - coming soon}

{Courtney wearing the Shakti Dress in black}



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