Good things come to those who stick out the rain storm (Baldwin Beach, Paia, Maui)
On Christmas Eve I asked my uncle — who has lived on Maui for most of his life — a burning question: “Living on Maui, do you get bored of rainbows?” I’d already convinced myself what his response would be — “Yes, of course, I see ten everyday and by now I hardly notice them at all” — so I was caught off guard when he gave a different response: “Never. Rainbows are like sunsets, each one is unique, each one is beautiful.”
Maui is one of a tiny group of islands located smack in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Accordingly, the weather there is completely coconuts — sun one minute, pounding rain and gail force winds the next. But along with these wonderful, wild storms comes the beautiful calm after the storm. More often than not, you’ll get a rainbow too. Seriously, the Hawaiian islands are not associated with rainbows for no reason — these suckers are everywhere! Regardless, I’m completely enchanted by each one and I was delighted to hear that my jaded, Hawaiian uncle has rainbow fever too.
Double(!) rainbow on the road home from Hana
Found these guys in Times Square after the Seahawks
won the Super Bowl annihalated the Broncos in Super Bowl 48 (for the record, I knew it was going to be a blow out) and I literally ran jumped into their arms. I couldn’t afford to blow 2 months rent on a ticket to the actual game, but the fact that they won their first Super Bowl the first (and last?) time it’s ever played in New York City while I live here — doesn’t get any better. I watched the game at a friend’s apartment near Times Square (random!) so after the game I walked through to find my people. GO HAWKS!!
Last weekend, June 21st marked the official summer solstice, but it feels like summer’s been here for a lot longer already. Although there is nothing better about living in NYC than leaving NYC every weekend, it can get exhausting packing a bag and hauling ass to the bus, boat or train week in and week out. So this past weekend was welcome relief—just sleeping in, basking the sun, and eating our faces off. Relaxation!! Read More
In Seattle we have lakes—which are fantastic—but they’re not beaches. One of my favorite things about living on the East Coast is when summer beach culture is in full swing. Here’s to many more!
NYC summer nights are made for impromptu roof parties with friends. And streamers. This is a throwback to one of my favorite summer nights on the roof of my old apartment building (with my friend Charlie’s professional photo machine). Play the song, sit back and feel the breeze :)
“what a night for a dance, you know I’m a dancing machine
so the time we shared it was precious to me
all the while I was dreaming of revelry
dreaming of revelry”
(Kings of Leon)
When you ride your bike for miles to get your favorite po’ boy only to find that they’re closed for an arbitrary “Spring Break.”
My little sister Carolyn, bka China, is in town for a month. The adventure starts now — first destination: Block Island!