“Whatever you fear most has no power — it is your fear that has the power. The thing itself cannot touch you. But your fear can rob you of your life. Each time you give in to it, you lose strength, while your fear gains it. That’s why you must decide that no matter how difficult the path ahead seems, you will push past your anxiety and keep on stepping.” – Oprah Winfrey, What I Know For Sure
My roommate and I wanted to get out of the city for Labor Day weekend and found ourselves driving toward Scottsdale, AZ.
It took us 8 hours in 110+ degree weather to get there, but it was the perfect random weekend we had envisioned.
I find myself in the ocean,
I lose myself in the ocean
I went to Maui and I fell in love.
With the water, the sand, the green, the people, the food, the air, basically everything in and around the island.
Being physically distant from some places and honestly, some people, allows me to live in the moment and enjoy life.
Love is not the admiration of perfection, but the acceptance of an imperfect person with all his imperfections, because loving and accepting him makes us better and stronger.
– Harold Kushner, When Bad Things Happen to Good People
My roommate and I went to Tash and Devin’s Monday Swimwear pop-up at The Beverly Hills Hotel, where they promoted their new “Summer Nights” collection the day before it became available online. We fell in LOVE with the new collection, and we are SO excited to wear our new suits this summer. I chose the Clovelly in Nude/Ivory, and Eunice opted for the St. Barths in Olive.
This past weekend + part of this week, I was in the Dominican Republic with three girlfriends to celebrate birthdays and to just… vacay. “Birthdays” were moreso the excuse to gtf away of responsibilities for a hot sec and tan our bums. It was my second time there, and this time was very different than my first time. We were light on drinking and heavy on relaxing. The 4.5 day getaway was exactly what we all needed.