Hawaii has been on my bucket list since before I can even remember! There has always been something about it I feel drawn toward. Something I felt familiar with... safe with... even though I'd never been there before, something about it made me know it was home. Kind of feels like I must've lived there in a past life or something? Anyway! This year, I finally went!
I visited the North Shore of Oahu! It was only a very quick trip (5 days!) but it was long enough to fall head over heels in love... everything about Hawaii is just SO picturesque and beautiful! The palm trees casting shadows on the silken sands, the rhythmic tides, the happy-go-lucky vibes, and every single sunrise and sunset is something to behold!
This trip was a very last minute, spur of the moment, spontaneous trip! I was travelling arund LA and had met up with Ali Simpson and her dad for a nice chat and lunch and I met a family friend of theirs who grew up there. I voiced some interest in visiting there one day, and he said "okay, lets go then". So we did! I stayed at his parents' house with him and his wife and a model called Matilda for a few days, then wandered closer to the coast and stayed at a friend of a friend's house.
I will never forget the people I met on that trip... some of the kindest, most caring, loving, gracious and generous people I have ever known! I remember everything about Hawaii so fondly, even the distinct smell of an incoming storm. Electric is ironically the only way to explain it!
And Waimea bay! I LOVE Waimea Bay! I caught up with so many like-minded people there too!! @earthyandy who i just adore! @ambermozo who is one of my fave photographers! I did a shoot for @sanlorenzo_bikinis with the wonderful @samanthaeeyo, tasted the exquisite tropical flavours of @haleiwabowls (truly the best Acai ever!!) and mucked around with the raddest bunch of humans ever. I respect and love Hawaii so much! Even just driving around on the highways you witness some of the most remarkable scenery and views you will ever experience. I cannot wait to go back and hopefully explore the other islands also.. I feel like Kauai is where I truly belong! But if I go there I might just never return . I respect and love Hawaii so much! Even just driving around on the highways you witness some of the most remarkable scenery and views you will ever experience.
I cannot wait to go back and hopefully explore the other islands also.. I feel like Kauai is where I truly belong! But if I go there I might just never return.
Love and light,