About SunshineScout

Hello, Friend!

May 2018

Hello, fellow sun lover, 

Thanks for checking in. I’m a professional copywriter and freelance creative consultant who specializes in travel content marketing, custom publishing, and other projects that span the gamut, from tag line generation and brand voice, to ghostwriting memoirs.

I’ve been a professional copywriter for more than 20 years and have had the pleasure of working on staff at some fabulous print publications including Conde Nast Traveler and Vogue as well as developing products for Hearst Brand Development. These days I also do some consulting and editing for MGA Media Group, a travel PR firm based in NYC.

Take away the business stuff, and I’m an avid traveler, a mother, and a lover of rescue dogs, beaches, good food, and modern design. When I’m not exploring sunny places like Malta, Cuba, Miami, and the Caribbean islands, you’ll often find me in my old stomping ground of NYC, in Maui, or taking pics of surfers with my iPhone from the Manhattan Beach pier in LA county. In fact, I’m in the process of purchasing a beach house there with my husband. Fingers crossed, a little surfer cottage will be my new home away. I hope you’ll stay tuned!

Warmly,

Ann

Follow me on Insta @TheSunshineScout 

And fellow dog lovers, check out @SunshineSnout too!

Wailea Walking Path

Our first day of touring in steamy Havana. Photo by Sunshine Scout, but you probably figured that out.

Dogs without Make-Up! This Anguillian star was caught canoodling with the sand. Photo by Sunshine Scout.

Pink Lady on Crystal Esprit. Photo by Sunshine Scout.

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Speaking of foliage, I’m loving these fronds and that perfectly pastel sky. #pastel #palmtrees #palms #keywest #sunset #simple
One of my favorite things about traveling is seeing stuff like this:  fascinating foliage. Just look at these simple shapes. This brilliant green color. 🤔💓#green #foliage #keywest #color #palmtrees
Hello, Key West! Let’s see what you got! 😊#keywest #florida #fla #traveltuesday #usa #summertime #ocean #delta
Kate Spade.😔🙏🏻💓In the 1990s I was new to NYC and got a job at Vogue. I had no money, ate leftover cookies and bagels I took home after work meetings (we all still ate gluten back then), and purchased most of my clothes on sale at The GAP. Lots of black turtlenecks, black pencil skirts, black slim legged pants. I knew I was finally moving up when I was able to save and buy this: a simple, trendy black designer tote worthy of my glamorous workplace. At the time, it was the nicest fashion item I had ever owned. It was ubiquitous, iconic, and it was designed in America by a woman—which was pretty remarkable! In the years that followed, I always stopped in Kate Spades’ SoHo store to see what she was making. Candy colored flats. Sunny wallets in saturated hues. I loved looking at the juicy colors and sentimental retro shapes. Her stuff was clever, useful, and unpretentious. 💓I forgot I still had this tote until my husband mentioned it to me last night. It’s in decent shape all these years later. I think I might bring it out into the sunshine now.  I’m not ready to say goodbye to it. ☀️It’s always the colorful, visionary ones who leave too soon. #katespadetote #vogue #totebag #women #womensupportingwomen #womenfashion #katespadenewyork #katespadebag #fashion #style #styleicon #madison #middletonwi
Good morning, glorious golden glow☀️#madison #lakemendota #nofilter #sunrise #mwl #midwest #sky #friyay #golden
See ya later, South Bay, LA. It’s been real.😘😘😘#wave #fiestahermosa #southbay #losangeles #bluesky #hermosabeach #manhattanbeach #sunshine #summer #sunnydayla #vacay #palmtrees
Hey, let’s pretend we’re on Bay Watch!🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️No, wait! Too exhausting. Rewind. #beach #boomerang  #southbay  #losangeles #mom #sunnydayla #memorialdayweekend #goofingaround #momsanddaughters #sand #california
It’s official. We closed on a little 1950s clapboard beach cottage on a hill overlooking the Pacific. It’s a tiny vacation house, but it’s ours and it’s a childhood dream come true.💓I love everything about it. I even love the crisscrossing electrical wires overlapping the sunset. They’re so urban, so gritty, so um... electrifying. 🤔. A beach and big city combo. I can’t think of anything more dreamy than this right now.💓#california #losangeles #manhattanbeach #hermosabeach #sunset #south bay #sunnydayla #saturday #weekendvibes #swoon #view #electrical #dreamscometrue #city
One more for now. This pic reminds me of a palette cleanser.🤔A simple sandy sorbet to reset the senses. Let them rest, one might say, before trudging on to more flavorful, robust instagram images.🤔#palettecleanser #simple #minimalism #sand #sky #beach #losangeles #memorialdayweekend #easy #bluesky #momlife #ilovela #memorialdayweekend

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