Heading to NYC this weekend with one of my best friends and I couldn’t be more excited to see my old home in all of its fall glory. I so miss living next to Central Park and all the food and shopping - both of which we will be indulging in A LOT of this weekend. I love how NYC both changes and stays the same, so we will definitely be visiting some old stand-bys, and hitting up new restaurants and shops. Know of anything new and notable popping up in the last year or two, let me know below!! Our agenda is: eat, shop, eat, shop, drink, dance, eat. Repeat. 😂 Film: @richardphotolab @angelanewtonroyphotography @filmsupplyclub #contax645#centralpark
Reminded today of how fragile life is with some surreal news this morning from a lifetime friend. Life is precious and short. It’s so cliché, and we say it...even feel it...and then time passes and our lives get back into their regular rhythm, and that intense feeling deep down in our bones of REALLY comprehending the fragility of it all begins to dull. We go back to worrying about the things that don’t matter. Letting pride and ego get in the way. Not choosing kindness over all else. But what if we didn’t? What if we lived in that place everyday? What if we chose love? Chose being present. Chose letting go. Opened our hearts and our minds and our arms? Wouldn’t that be amazing? I’m reminded, once again, to work towards this everyday, and I’m posting this so that maybe it will be a good reminder for you too. 💕 Hug your family. Choose love. Choose light. Choose peace. #contax645 @richardphotolab #chooselove#choosepeace#cherisheachday
This is 40, and man @mara_wolff makes it look so, so good!! Happy birthday to this beautiful lady and mama! When we connected on IG, I instantly knew we’d be friends. When I photographed her family, I knew she was truly as amazing and real in person as she is online. And when she invited me to her 40th birthday retreat in Aruba I instantly said yes, because I’ve found in life, “your people” don’t come along that often and I knew we were kindred spirits. Her heart is as beautiful as she is. Her truth and vulnerability are right up my alley, and her light shines so bright. Mara, I’m so glad we are friends! You really are super special and I wish you the best year yet ahead! Film: @richardphotolab @filmsupplyclub #contax645#fuji400h#aruba#onehappyisland#thisis40
There’s something about seeing the bluest water that both still excites me like it’s the first time, and fills me with gratitude. One thing is for certain, this color palette is my favorite and one I will always need to have in my life! Flying over the West Side National Park in the #Bahamas on the way home from Aruba was some of the prettiest water I’d seen from 30,000 feet. ✈️
Grateful to have a new friend who is so kindhearted and beautiful. As we all settle back in to life this week, a quick thank you to @mara_wolff. The weekend you planned for us in Aruba was absolutely perfect and I can’t think of a better way to ring in a 40th year! 😘 Happy happy to you! This picture sums up you and your grateful heart so well. 💕 #iphoneforthewin
I’m not sure if it was the salt air, island vibes, or just the beautiful energy of @island.yoga (or maybe it was all 3?!), but I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed yoga more at another studio in recent memory. Both classes were different and yet so perfect in their own way, and being able to immediately eat the tastiest vegan food I’ve ever had right after was the perfect healthy ending! This trip definitely has me interested in a yoga retreat with @yoga_girl. If you’ve ever gone to one she’s hosted, I’d love to hear!! This place was really special. 💕 #yogagirl#islandyoga#yogaeverydamnday#aruba#onehappyisland#yogaretreat#islandyogaretreat
Last night I swam in the ocean by myself until the last bit of light left the sky well after sunset. Tonight I met 6 new ladies and took an @island.yoga class at @yoga_girl’s studio that was just perfect. Connecting with nature, myself, and other women are some of the best bucket fillers there are. I can’t recommend trips like this enough. 🙏🏼
Good morning, Aruba!! 🇦🇼 I’m here to celebrate the beautiful @mara_wolff’s birthday. How sweet is she that for HER milestone birthday, she organized a retreat with friends to take in yoga at the world renowned @yoga_girl’s studio, SUP and snorkeling excursions, hiking to natural pools, and a stay in a beautiful villa!?! So many logistics, and she put so much thought into each one to really take care of her friends. She’s really something special. 💕 I’m a huge proponent of moms traveling to recharge and connect, and that’s exactly what this trip is! Most of us don’t know each other, (I know none of the other ladies), and Mara and I are new friends (thanks Instagram!). But I know how good and real her heart is, so it was a no brainer when I got the invite! Follow along more to see why #islandyoga trips and #momcations are so great! And to see @ritzcarlton #aruba BTS!
Walking to Honolua Bay was so serene. The grass as tall as me. The palm trees. The stillness and utter quiet. How, after following a well worn path through grass you couldn’t see over and under growth you had to crawl through, you found yourself standing atop craggy rocks with the blue ocean crashing and swirling below you (swipe right to see). I’ll always remember that stillness. That ‘escaping the world’ feeling it gave me in just a short 15 minute hike. I’ll be back one day, Maui...#rolleiflex#ishootfilm#fuji400h @richardphotolab #richardphotolab#honoluabay#awanderinginhawaii
This is our son on the beach in St. John where we were married 10 years ago. We took him for the first time in 2015, and we’ve been longing to go back to ‘our island’ ever since. Can’t believe it’s been just over a year since this paradise sustained so much damage from two intense hurricanes, and I’m so glad to see how well the island and it’s people are doing 365 later. We are thinking of all those in the path of Hurricane Florence, and praying everyone stays safe.