Sarah L.’s Words

In Interview on July 30, 2013 at 12:37 am

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I first heard of Sarah LoCascio when she and her husband’s vintage camper was featured on A Beautiful Mess. The space they had put together was so darling. Upon visiting her personal blog, Attic Lace, her genuineness continued and I thought I had to write her and see if she’d share some of her travel stories and personal wisdom with us. Fantastically, her answer was yes. Here are her words.

What kind of place do you think travel has in your life?

Travel, for us, means an escape from the daily grind…a chance to stretch our legs and see new things. It allows us to spend time together, visiting friends and family or exploring new places.


Why did you and your husband choose a vintage camper? Are there any other modes of travel you enjoy?

My husband and I chose a vintage camper because I have a deep love for all things vintage and antique. We also wanted something that would be a fun project for us to work on together. We found that the things we love most are things we have salvaged or transformed to make our own. My husband works in restoration and fine construction, so he has the skills we need to work on the trailer successfully. If we are not traveling with our camper, we try and choose cozy homey places to stay…little cottages by the beach, that sort of thing.



What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of the way that my husband and I can tackle a project like the camper, or the planning of a trip together, and have so much fun doing it side by side.

What do you tell yourself when things get difficult?

When things get difficult, I tell myself to step away, take a breath and approach the situation with a fresh outlook. I also try and remind myself of the positive sides of things; it’s quite easy to get frustrated and overwhelmed and forget all of the good sometimes.

What is something you would like to try but haven’t yet?

I would like to try sleeping in a tree house. I have read articles about hotels composed of tree houses and this seems like a wonderfully magical thing. This would be a dream to visit and experience.

A place you’d like to visit but haven’t yet?

I would love to visit California. I have been to the west coast, but spent much of that time in Oregon. I did spend one day in part of the Redwood Forests, and it was unbelievably gorgeous. I’d also love to visit Austin, TX!!

Five of your best trip memories:

1. Going out to Cape Cod after our wedding and having the best week of my life. The weather was perfect.

2. Camping for three days in the pouring and freezing rain in the Catskills…it was terrible at the time but I was proud that we stuck it out as long as we could. We laugh about it now.

3. Our first camping trip with our camper, Sunny, and realizing what an excellent purchase we had made:)

4. A whale watching trip we took last year, where we encountered 3 different groupings of Humpback Whales. I was expecting it to be cool, but it literally moved me to tears, seeing those huge, beautiful creatures. It was amazing.

5. Eating fresh lobster by the ocean on a warm summer night. It doesn’t get much better than that for me!

Where can you be seen on a Tuesday afternoon?

On a Tuesday afternoon I can be seen: working on a freelance job or working on my blog, Attic Lace.




Friday evening?

On a Friday evening? If we’re home, then curled up on the couch with my husband, take-out, and a funny movie. If we are traveling, then probably out to a yummy dinner. I love yummy dinners out. πŸ˜‰

Sunday morning?

On a Sunday morning you can find me: catching up on my reading, making a food shopping list, planning my posts for the week, and drinking lots and lots of hot coffee.

Who are some of the people that inspire you and push you along creatively?

There are so many people that inspire me creatively. My first and most steadfast inspiration is my Grandmother, she is an incredible artist with a thirst for knowledge. She constantly reminds me (by example) to expand my mind and explore new techniques. I would also have to include the blogging community and other creative artists. It is an incredible thing to be able to log on to the computer everyday and see an outpouring of wonderful ideas, projects, and photos. The people that really push me along are my family. They are the ones who are always there… offering encouragement, constructive criticism, and support.


I noticed on your blog, Attic Lace, that you post a lot of cute, very doable DIY posts. How do you decide what kinds of projects you to complete and share?

Sometimes I spend quiet time brainstorming projects and ideas, really planning things out. Other times I go out (to the thrift shop or dollar store etc.) and see what jumps out at me, or inspires a project, and I just go for it. I try to choose projects that I will enjoy, that others will enjoy, and that are easily explained with simple steps and instructions. I also like to make sure that these projects are going to be visually appealing, photograph well, and are things that I (and others!) will enjoy upon completion.

Finished these sentences:
I love: our family, pets, art, traveling, and FOOD! πŸ˜‰
I hate when: it says “no dogs allowed.”
I often tell myself to: be thankful for the wonderful people and things in my life, and not to lose sight of the bigger picture.
I hope to: grow our little family soon. πŸ˜‰

  1. Thank you for sharing our story!! A joy to be a part of your work here!

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