I can't believe our end-of-summer vacation has already come and gone. I probably won't be sitting next to a pool again until next year, but that doesn't mean I can't still enjoy a little warm-weather fantasy from time to time, and that's where artist Samantha French comes in. I'm in love with everything I've ever seen of her work, but my very favorites are her underwater paintings. I'm not sure how she does it, but Samantha somehow keeps things abstract and modern while still evoking a strong sense of reality with her paintings. I could seriously live in one of these! Therefore Samantha's work has become my official go-to "happy place" all year round, not to mention one of my biggest crushes.