summertime

North Shore, O’ahu 2016

More of trips I haven’t blogged about. We went back to O’ahu in October last year and we had a ball!! GAhh I still remember being in the water and thinking to myself this is my life I get to enjoy and live this. I had a pretty rough year last year it’s complicated to explain and for some people to understand because I’ve been blessed to see so many amazing places but shit sometimes we just need to figure ourselves out to truly be in these moments.

I follow a blogger/photographer that deals with her anxiety and depression in what I could only describe as graceful. I have had the honor to exchange messages with her regarding that and we could both agree that getting out there even if it’s just to watch the sunset and just really be present and grateful to be apart of something magical is all you need sometimes. I am the luckiest human being I have people around me that try to understand what I am going through and help me during these anxious times..

I took pictures of a lot of sunsets during my trip and HERE THEY ARE:

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Yosemite DOS.

Vernal falls!! Ok so looking back the hike wasn’t bad plenty of people yes, but in the moment it felt like we would never get there. I will say it was enchanting, hearing the stream as you hike is by far the best part of that experience. I hike with my dog a lot and do wish I had her there, she’s my sidekick.

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Cloud Art.

One of my ultimate LA things to do is HIKING! My mom has been taking my siblings and I since I could remember. Growing up and living walking distance to  Griffith Park has a lot to do with it, but now I’ve expanded my horizon and found new places. Sunrise and Sunset hikes are fucking magical and that’s all anyone needs to know. Being on top of a mountain as the colors in the sky change there is nothing better than that…except food and other things but this is definitely on top of that list for me.

Please enjoy my collection for 2014.

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(Street in Burbank, CA)

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Chinatown Summer Nights 2014.

Chinatown Summer Nights is one of my absolute favorite things to do in the Summer. This was the second year my friends and I embarked our journey. Food trucks, CONFETTI POPPERS, DJ’s and live bands, what more could I ask for? Love that this event brings people together to explore what we usually wouldn’t, the ambience of it all is just amazing.

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Girls Updated

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Beach Life.

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Pictures Above: Crescent Bay Beach, Laguna CA // Pictures Below: Hermosa Beach, CA

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 Beach Beach Beach!! So far I have taken two beach trips to Laguna and Hermosa Beach. Laguna is my little hidden gem that I love and can’t ever be a wrong choice (minus taking the toll freeway and getting a ticket). It’s clean the water is clear, warm, and the waves are soft, what else do you need? I discovered Laguna last summer and fell in love with it, it is quite a drive from where I live but it’s totally worth it.

On my search of finding great beaches in Southern California, Hermosa was on a couple top 10 beaches. Had to check what the big fuzz was about, loved that it was a beach community. It’s not touristy which is always great lots of places to eat and hang out, you could say it’s the less touristy version of Santa Monica minus the rides at the pier. There was too much seaweed for my personal taste but other than that I liked it. I had been to Manhattan Beach before and always enjoyed my time there, these two beaches are right next to each other.

Hope I have way more beach trips to come, Summer might almost be over but this heat is just getting started.

Summer Time.

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Painted door from Dar Mokri in Fez, Morocco

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“Summer time and the livin’ is easy..” Every time I think of summer ‘Doin Time’ by Sublime comes to mind. Since the beginning of the New Year I wanted to change up my style. Craving that easy boho look to go along with the new attitude that I wanted for 2014 here are some inspirations I pulled off my Pinterest.

Last Summer I wanted to go to different beaches along the coast of California. Needless to say I went to at least 3 new ones, this year I really really want to go to Big Sur. Big Sur will be my goal for the Summer, but I still want to do my research of the best beaches in Southern California. Living in Los Angeles I should be exploring more, this is my home after all.

You might want to know what’s up with the Moroccan doors.. well I will hopefully be traveling to Morocco come 2015. I never want to lose sight of the places I’d like to go, nothing like coloring my life with desire.