Gina Giampa Grimm
Well, I was a little late to the Instagram party. I resisted it at first, as I’m a very private person by nature. I finally caved in, and was pleasantly surprised when I did. I have found and connected with so many extraordinary artists from around the world I probably wouldn’t have met otherwise.
It has been great to expand my connections on a worldwide level. I now get to work with amazing companies from all over the globe, and have developed wonderful friendships with people in many countries.
In a world full of social media how do you keep yourself and your kids grounded?
We spend a lot of time outdoors, particularly near the ocean. I find that being away from the computers and screens, and getting to feel the environment around us does wonders for grounding. With the kids, we take a lot of smaller road trips, mostly day trips. The kids love exploring, and I always find new sources of inspiration on our trips. We live in Southern California, so the mountains are as close as the ocean is to us. The palm desert is also a family favorite. There are art exhibitions in the desert that we always try and see.
I was first introduced to Gardner and the Gang by my good friend Kim, from Design Life Kids. I fell in love with the bold colors, unique prints and fun styles. Perfect for childhood. Fits in well with my children’s love of story telling. Fairy tales are in their blood. They are related to The Brothers Grimm, so our kids have a rich history of imagination and love whimsical designs. Also, Gardner and the Gang was the first brand that I came across that had unisex outfits that are awesome for my daughters and my son, both. Perfect for sharing!
Best Friends Animal Society
They are the largest no-kill animal sanctuary here in the states. I feel very passionate about animals, as do my children.
and a local haunt would be:
Holy Matcha. A sweet cafe the kids and I frequent. You walk in and are immediately transported to a pink wonderland. I just love the mix of innovative design and good for you treats.
A Quote or last words
That's a tough one, there are so many great quotes. Let me see...how about:
"And stand together yet not too near together.
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow."
"You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth."
She has the soul of a gypsy,
the heart of a hippie,
the spirit of a fairy...