I knew I wanted to go to Hawaii because the landscape is so different from a typical beach experience. The lava rocks scattered across the beach with clay colored sand make everything so much more scenic!
We’re currently enjoying a few days of relaxing at the Andaz Hotel in Wailea, and are driving the road to Hana tomorrow morning! I can’t wait to explore all of the waterfalls and beaches along the way.
Our relationship is getting serious, so I think it’s time I write Loeffler Randall a love note…
You make me not want to wear any of my other shoes anymore. You are always so comfortable, no breaking in required! I wear these practically every day to work, and these on weekends. For my birthday, my husband got me these. He knows me well. Your shapes are so elegant, but always fun. I’ve got my eye on a few other things too… maybe it’s time for a bag?? hmmm
You know what I can’t stop thinking about? The fact that I’m going to Maui in two weeks! I’ve never been to Hawaii before, so this is a big deal. My grandma is a world traveller and her favorite place of all time is Hawaii. That says a lot, and makes me all kinds of excited.
We’ll be splitting our trip up into two parts: hip & hippie. I don’t even know what I’m more excited for. Maybe you can decide for me.
We’ll be renting a Jeep Wrangler and driving around the island of Maui. Our first stop will be the Andaz, a Hyatt hotel in Wailea on Maui. Isn’t it beautiful?! It’s brand spankin’ new too. I love that it’s got laid back Hawaiian look that’s updated and modern. Oh also… it has 5 pools.
Next, we’ll be driving to Hana! From what I’ve heard, people either love or hate the drive to get there. I’ve been told both “do the drive so that you can tell other people not to do it”, and “do this drive… it is the most beautiful drive you will ever do.” I have a feeling that I’ll enjoy it though… I’m a road trip kind of girl.
Anyway, once we arrive it’s going to be full on hippie time. We rented this Airbnb which is a yurt that sits on a cliff next to the ocean. Not bad, right? There is also a yoga studio, an outdoor kitchen, and you can even pick fruit right off the trees. Seriously, a fantasy world. I can’t wait to listen to the ocean when we fall asleep at night.
I’m looking forward to black sand beaches, insanely tall waterfalls, bamboo forests, lots of sushi, and snorkeling. Have you been to Maui, or Hawaii in general? Any places I shouldn’t miss?
I’ve been craving some fall scenery lately, so Rich and I decided to go on an adventure down to Half Moon bay for some pumpkin patching at Bob’s Pumpkin Farm. We brought a whole pile of them home and did some carving with friends!
An evil eye manicure completed the look. I couldn’t resist!
This weekend’s brunch in SF was to a place called The Mill. This is where Josey Baker Bread and Four Barrel Coffee came together and said, “Hey our thing plus your thing… could be a thing.” They were right.
I’m wearing my awesome new Giraffe Sweater here with a 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target printed shirt (on sale!).
The painted dogs watched us eat our delicious bread and drink our lattes. They seemed jealous.
Here is our full loaf that we brought home!
You know what’s kind of fun about online shopping? ZOOM. The details make art of their own.
Whether the eye print is a protective symbol or a statement on the reality of what we think we see, I can’t say I mind that the print is everywhere. I’m into it.
“In an era when we are all under the surveillance of the electronic eyes of cameras phones, the question of eyes and what they see has never been more relevant.” - Kenzo blog
Sometimes when Rich and I travel, we love staying in an Airbnb to see what it would be like to live in that place. But sometimes, there’s nothing better than a hotel. That’s how we did things this time around on our trip to Brooklyn, NY.
We wanted to stay in a sun filled space with lots of character, so naturally we stayed at the Wythe Hotel.
Our room had a patio with remnants of various painted advertisements on the brick wall behind it.
The custom wallpaper and furniture were lovely. I love everything about the nightstands, and found that you can buy them here! (On the nightstand is my current read – Empress of Fashion: A Life of Diana Vreeland - definitely recommend)
With warm nights, our very own patio, and Brooklyn Brewery right around the corner, we couldn’t resist having friends over every night we were there.
On our room’s patio, wearing my new Sandro top, and favorite Loeffler Randall sneakers (on sale!).
Over the weekend I went on a walk and ended up taking a bunch of pictures of things that inspired me along the way. As I said on Instagram, “Nature is all about prints this season”. Ha, I’m so hilarious. But as I was walking, all I could think was how great these prints would look on a pair of pants.
Apparently I’m not the only one:
Even though I grew up in Connecticut (only a couple of hours away from New York city), my NYC experiences growing up were focused on Broadway shows, shopping in SoHo, and walking through Times Square. It was time to experience more of the true gritty New York, so Rich and I decided it would make a great adventure.
I think it’s important to explore some place new at least monthly. It helps me stay inspired and maintain perspective. It’s amazing how a different city can transform your regular habits. I found myself staying out to the early morning hours nightly.
Some of my favorite moments from this trip:
- Seeing Chvrches perform in Williamsburg – if you haven’t listened to their music, do it!
- Staying at the Ace Hotel
- Eating at Mary’s Fish Camp with some of my favorite people – try the shrimp burger!
- Walking the Brooklyn Bridge – beautiful views
- Wandering into a mid century furniture warehouse in Dumbo called Baxter & Liebchen
- Being warm and wandering the city with ice cream in hand
- Visiting friends at StudioMates - a bunch of designers in one space? yes please.
- Egg creams at the Farmacy in Carroll Gardens
- The rooftop bar at the Wythe Hotel (ended up going twice!)