The Rustic Life
The Rustic life (TRL) was born out of a dream to share a lifestyle philosophy of inspired living and is a destination for life + style + home inspiration.
TRL was launched in late Fall of 2014, by Sandra Downie, as a way to chronicle her personal style, life and home decorating projects. The blog serves as an eclectic resource for inspiration and covers everything from fashion to home decor, travel and wellness. TRL empowers readers to explore how to live a well styled, meaningful and beautiful life.
She has had the pleasure of working with many lifestyle brands, both big and small, to create beautifully styled and visually appealing images including Home Depot, Pottery Barn, Hello Fresh, Estee Lauder, Becca ETC, Teri Jon, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty, Christian Paul, Whole Foods, Raymour and Flanigan, World Market, Listerine, Bed Bath and Beyond, Godiva, Aveeno, Annie Selke and Amy Howard at Home to name a few.
Creative Director + Lifestyle Content Creator
Sandra’s signature organic style is effortless, comfortable yet classically elegant. When she isn’t creating and overseeing project for The Rustic Life, Sandra enjoys traveling, dining out and cooking in, as well as listing to live music with her husband Scott. She is a mom to a stylish and funny daughter who currently calls NYC her home…which of course makes for the perfect excuse to always visit the culturally rich and always bustling city.
P.S. She is a Starbucks addict and enjoys discovering new coffee shops, charming eateries and quaint boutique hotels. She loves hunting at flea markets, delights in relaxing with a fab glass of wine and curling up with a good book. You can often find her jamming to her favorite pop songs, binge watching something new on Netflix, as well as finding new places to explore in New England and New York.