31 July 2013

Friendship Bracelets

There's something so intriguing about friendship bracelets. From a young age, we learn how to make them. As we get older, we begin exchanging them with our favourite girlfriends. When we hit our 20s we bring them back from our trips around the world as souvenirs for our loved ones. They serve as more than just an accessory, and often symbolize friendship and remind us of different people and moments in our lives. 

17 July 2013

Bahia Honda & Key West

July 4th was definitely one of the most memorable days of my summer so far. My friend and I spent the morning at Bahia Honda State Park, then headed over to Key West for the rest of the day. The drive from Hollywood to the Keys of Florida was long, but super enjoyable and well worth it! With loads to talk about, and breathtaking views along the way, we certainly weren't bored! We even saw Fiat 500s driving through the harbour and boats driving on the streets! It was awesome!

15 July 2013

Rough Days Don't Count

Rough days...

...we all have them. 

Mine started last night and followed me through the early hours of the morning. Unable to sleep, I got a hold of one of my best girlfriends and decided to get together in the morning for brunch & a serious vent-sesh. 

Whether you're fighting with your significant other, missing someone terribly, dealing with a loss, or just having 'one of those days', we all need little 'pick-me-ups' sometimes. Today was the ultimate pick-me-up day for me, so I thought I'd share some of the things that usually make me feel better. 

12 July 2013

Miami & Hollywood Beach

The Setai Hotel and the Westin Diplomat were our 'go to' places in Miami and Hollywood beach. The Setai boasts Asian inspired decor and is truly a hidden gem of South Beach. As we lounged poolside in the early afternoon, we were astounded by how few people were actually in the pool area. It was a refreshing change to the Delano or the Ritz Carleton, which are very crowded and happening. 

09 July 2013

West Palm Beach

Florida is literally a little piece of paradise on earth. 

Between waking up late, spending hours on end at the beach, and being with my favourite people in the entire world - I couldn't have asked for a better vacation. 

I spent most of my time travelling between Miami, Hollywood, West Palm Beach, and the Keys. Each place was unique and special, and I'm so glad I got to experience these places in such good company. It was truly astounding to see both a relaxed and laid back atmosphere mixed with the hustle and bustle of city life. Florida is definitely a State that I'd like to live in, since it's got the best of both worlds!