holiday cheers

happy holidays from st. barths & st. martin. my first time visiting, and it was fantastic — i was in such great company of popstars like one direction rock stars so full of life + positivity + laughs, and of course i lugged my martin guitar out there for musical inspiration + entertainment. allow me to introduce to you, my new friend aka hippo & the new boy band i named, four direction – the new definition of heart throbs.


more coverage soon. xx

monaco

gambling with hearts: gotta know when to hold ’em & when to fold ’em. welcome to monte carlo!

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summer is over

summer is over…
but at least we’re not.

so i wrote some songs…[about you]

20140916-002147.jpg20140916-002205.jpgfavorite cover up & swimmers by victoria’s secret. guitar by epiphone. white baseball cap bought on the island of capri, italy.

exploring the beaches of east new york, long island: jones’ tobay beach & robert moses. the latter had a very nantucket feel to it, specifically madaket. or should i say vice versa. oh ack.

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amalfi coast

words cannot even accurately express this beauty that is the amalfi coast…

one of the towns along the amalfi coast: positano…
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then there’s ravello…

highlight: this magical resort, the belmond hotel caruso20140818-224814.jpgsilky, sweet infinity pool overlooking opulence.20140818-230420.jpga panoramic with an accidental photobomber.20140818-230517.jpgone with the lil sister…is this real life?20140818-230554.jpgreunited with my dear friend, terren. follow her for breath-taking views, crazy hikes & adventures around the world.20140818-230649.jpgsome daytime brunching & relaxing, why not.20140818-230724.jpg

i love menus with no prices – it’s always a pleasant surprise when you get the check.

20140818-231240.jpgwinners for the peach bellini contest. so delicious.
20140818-231307.jpghelp yourself at the salad bar20140818-231326.jpgor indulge in the special of the day: seafood pasta20140818-231345.jpgor order the vongole that we’ve been obsessively ordering at every single restaurant in search of the best all across italy. we found one here in florence.20140818-231412.jpgafter crying over the fact that this vacation will be over soon absorbing the beauty around me, a restroom break was in order. i could also take a shower. all the personal toiletries were available too. what more can i possibly need?20140818-231433.jpg
selfie done right with the gopro camera + selfie stick with the best hosts ever.20140818-231454.jpggoodbye for now.20140818-231520.jpg
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i can live here.

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explorations

explorations, incomparable. can i ever go back?

my recent hiatus can solely be blamed on my latest travels: new york – lake como – milan – venice – florence – naples – rome – nice – london – paris. i will have amazing photos [and stories] to prove it soon, i promise. til then, arrivederci! au revoir!

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nantucket island.

“whenever you feel off, just roll up into fetal position and everything will be fine.”

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wolfie.

during the wtf ridiculously, abnormally cold & gloomy winter days [why am i complaining whilst my warmish stay in la], it’s always wonderful to recount the warmer days: nantucket in the summer. i had been pre-warned that i’d be a fish out of water, but nbd [are those bees or wasps?]. kind of reminded me of private christian school. i had a little nantucket 101 on the old money vs. new money on the island. so opulent. so gatsby. where’s daisy and what about love?

here are some love[ly] visuals:

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jfk-ack. aerial view of the island.

entrance to steps beach. there is a long path of steps between a lot of green before you reach the beach. pretty magical.

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hat from lids in causeway bay hong kong, sunglasses by ksubi, cover-up by victoria’s secret

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little house on the prairie?

steps beach had their beautiful collection of a million seashells, even in the waters, which proved to be quite dangerous when wrestling boys waves. regrettably, i didn’t take any boys shells for souvenir.

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fourth of july weekend.

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this admittedly was relaxing to be away from big city lights & loud obnoxious noises.

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with this peaceful silence of only waves crashing, you almost want to think about marriage & babies…and then i turned on loud music from my spotify

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you can retire here.

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passing through the wharf & CRU, with my favorite convertible clutch by liucia

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brunching at straight wharf restaurant, with my favorite scotch on the rocks + must-have iced coffee in the morning

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3’s a crowd of eggs benedict on a bed of arugula + sourdough toast. delicious.

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madaket beach. when light meets water.

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walking waves, in my favorite one piece swimmer by camilla and marc

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hong kong meets nantucket

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sebastian, is that you?

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mandatory selfie before missing the fireworks

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heading to dinner in my favorite b&w dress by bcbgmaxazria

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oran mor bistro

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foie gras 3 ways: terrine, torchon, & seared. delicious!

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as if i didn’t have enough duck, i had more deliciously seared duck. mid-dinner, the lobster face across from me turned into a duck as well.

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festive fourth of july themed at the infamous pearl restaurant & lounge. their award-winning passionfruit cosmo was fantastic.

we just missed robert deniro & drew barrymore. what’s even cooler is that john kerry was in town for the weekend, not too far away.

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all of the lights

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i found nirvana. and brett.

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goodbye nantucket! til the next time.