French sunshine is of the best in the world, I'm convinced. Their exotically foreign beach culture is in a word, sexy. Topless women lay about the coarse sand coastline; plumes of cigaret smoke rise from their terry cloth territories just as you imagine it would. It's early Fall, but we've managed to catch a heatwave and it's more than ideal basking weather.

My brother Evan is in France for the first time. Though if you know anything about him, you'll know he would have melted right in to this scene, as he typically does in any new place. We shot at the beaches first for the Slowtide SUM19 lookbook, then headed to this bowl we had been daydreaming about for years.

This was one of my favorite days of the trip. Love France, be back soon. x


Ahhh youth. As I've recently officially circled the sun 27 times, there's nothing that makes me wish time were spinning backwards more than after shooting with Selah Tennberg. Her innocent beauty and silent thoughts on the possibilities of this world ooze out through every frame. It's Springtime on the North Shore and this week of excessive amounts of April showers are sure to bring May flowers, and ideally sunshine again. Though in the meantime we'll be here, pretending like we've got the Blue Lagoon in Iceland all to ourselves.

A few images from our gloomy evening, below.



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Bali! I can finally check this incredible place off my travel list. The people, costal landscape, and healthy eats are definitely worth writing home about. Every surface is saturated with the culture and traditional practices. I've never seen flowers and plants utilized in a dreamier way. 

There's always more images to edit, though I thought i'd start with these. We spent our last day in Bali on the beach at Uluwatu; hiding in the shaded caves of sheer cliffs and soaking in the good vibes everyone was clearly high on. The boys drank Bintangs and the girls bought their weight in sarongs. White is always right, and finding this rocky backdrop that day was the cherry on top of an epic holiday. x



1. Hottie. 100% humidity simply does not say enough about just how, dare i say the word moist, it was throughout the day. Thank goodness we were typically just going from point A to B most days. A being the ocean, and B being our pool. Be sure to stay hydrated! Fill your reusable water bottles, and definitely get a fresh coconut [ or five ] to sip and snack on. Shade is your BFF in Bali and beach bought sarongs were my favorite multi purpose item for hiding from the heat.

2. Pack light. Bikinis don't take up much space, and they, along with a few coverups options and a Slowtide towel are mostly what you'll need for a trip to Bali. So rather than filling your check-in with clothes you probably won't get around to wearing, save space to shop the woven shell collars in the markets of Ubud or batik sarongs on the beach at Uluwatu.

3. Bali Belly. Fortunately I didn't have a personal experience with this dreaded stomach flu, though my brother-in-law-wasn't so lucky and ended up in the emergency room for a night. They said it was a more severe case due to him being dehydrated as well. With the daily looming cloud of possibly getting sick or food poisoning, my routine this trip was to drink a ton of water, fresh coconut water, take my vitamins, and get a daily dose of probiotics through capsules or kombucha.


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