Apr 16, 2014

THE DREAM IS ABOUT US


CAT footwear boots, Brandy sweater

I've been feeling the harsh light & white walls these days - who else just feels like watching the shadows stretch until summer starts? In honor of national poetry month, I've included one of my favorite poems above by Stefania Heim.

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Apr 7, 2014

DREAMS OF JOSHUA TREE


Free People dress, Maje boots

With my sense of time continually skewed on this blog, as I tend to make non-chronological jumps in posts (sorry), I think it is safe to say that I have a serious case of restlessness that prompts me to go places whenever I can. I've been asked in the past why I'm not just content with certain places I live in and the things there are to do there, and I reckon it's my need to actively seek out what I see as the unknown. I think this can be seen as both a flaw and strength - but I'm working on being more content with whatever surroundings I am immersed in, regardless of whether they are suited to me or not. 

Joshua Tree had been a place on my to-go list since I moved to California back in 2012 - I finally made it here this past weekend along with Palm Springs - and suffice to say, it did not disappoint. Desert wind, rock formations, and the best of plants made for a beautiful Saturday. I was also just surprised just by the sheer vastness of the national park. Having been to Big Sur just a couple of weeks ago, it was pleasantly disorienting to go from such lushness to the arid landscape of Joshua Tree. Fittingly, I shot one of my go-to festival pieces here in the desert - and with Coachella & other festivals fast approaching, I suggest you guys check out Free People (no-brainer) for some more festival looks here

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Mar 25, 2014

WEIGHTLESS IN SAN FRANCISCO

Mt. Davidson
Salumeria, SF
above photos by Kevin & me
Instagram photo credits clockwise from top left: June, KevinJuneNino
photo credits clockwise from top left: Nino, me, Kevin, Kevin
This past week has been one of my favorites of 2014.  I spent the first half road-tripping from LA through Malibu, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Big Sur, and finally, San Francisco and the Bay Area.  I camped, hiked, touched waterfalls, scampered over rocks, swam in rivers, made s'mores, and then went on to explore San Francisco. The Pacific Coast is a stunner, and while the water always comes in cold, I don't think I could ever get tired of the color blue. Having road-tripped, I packed very lightly and comfortably, and froze my a** off camping in all the layers (or lack thereof) I had in Big Sur. I had not expected it to be as cold as it was at night. Thankfully, this vegan leather jacket saved me, and I can now say that I've slept whole nights in a leather jacket, with or without pride - taking the phrase "living in" clothing to a new level. Note to self: must-bring for festivals and chilly desert nights (on a sidenote, for more festival wear, check out FP here). 

These photos are from the past Friday in San Francisco, a day that I was fortunate enough to spend time with my beautiful friends Nino, Kevin, and June, all of whom are amazingly talented and visionary individuals who take inspired and unique photos (so check out their feeds!).  I always admire artists who stay true to themselves, and these lovely beings do just that.  Though it was my first time meeting all of them, we definitely bonded seamlessly and found so many similarities among ourselves. 

We started our day off at Mt. Davidson, overlooking the city, and continued on to explore a myriad of coffee shops in Mission district, make a stop at Charlotte Russe's headquarters, eat delicious food, shoot, taste chocolate, look at succulents, visit Heath Ceramics, drink boba, and visit the gorgeous Sutro Baths, where I was also able to attend my first SF insta-meet/photo-walk. I think we most definitely crammed in a week or two's worth of adventures into one day. 

There is a certain kind of weightlessness you feel when you're with people you connect with in a city that fosters such connections. I hope this excess of photos convey the sheer fun of this day. Like always, I find myself longing to go back - till next time, San Francisco.

Stay tuned for posts on Big Sur & coffee shops in SF xx. 

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