Off Duty in Oahu’s North Shore

Off Duty in Oahu's North Shore

As some of you know, I was born and raised on Oahu. I’m an island girl at heart, and I try to go at least once a year to visit my family and the beaches I grew up with. The last time I went home was last February, and I just saw my parents a […]

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Winter in Yosemite

Winter in Yosemite

A year and a half ago, I had never been on a damn camping trip in my entire life. It just wasn’t something my family or my friends really ever did growing up. However, my boyfriend changed all of that and turned me into a fearless, rock climbing, bear fighting wilderness woman. Ok, not really. […]

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Off Duty Destination: San Diego + New Year’s Eve

Off Duty Destination: San Diego + New Year's Eve

It’s so easy to always try to seek out what’s new or ‘hip’ when you live in the city. A new restaurant, a new food craze, a new Nasty Gal store opening…. Being a California transplant myself, I’m super guilty of spending every other weekend in pursuit of something new and exciting. But, I also […]

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A Final Thought on 2016

A Final Thought on 2016

2016 was rough, wasn’t it?   I didn’t really feel compelled to dwell on shortfalls and negatives from this past year. In fact, in my own personal bubble I call life, 2016 was a damn good year. But, everywhere on social media, there it was. People blaming 2016 for their problems. Posts exclaiming that 2016 […]

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Christmas in California

Christmas in California

This is the second holiday season in a row that I’ve not been able to go home (home, if you don’t know me, is across the pond in Hawaii). Now, I’m not complaining. I love California. But it’s always a little bit harder this time of year when I’m here and my family is thousands […]

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Slowing Things Down Before Christmas

Slowing Things Down Before Christmas

I love this time of year. I love how lively everyone gets, and how everyone seems to move with more purpose, hurrying to get all of the last-minute errands done before the year is up. But it’s so easy to get caught up in the chaos. In between shopping for gifts, attending holiday parties, working, […]

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Off Duty in Solvang

Solvang: Windmill

The second Thanksgiving was over, I immediately delved into Christmas mode. I put up the tree (my roommate had to talk me out of putting it up before Thanksgiving, which I did begrudgingly), wrapped a bunch of presents, and started thinking of ways to fill this month with all things Christmas. I’m a big fan […]

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I Have a Love-Hate Relationship with my Closet

My closet is full of 2 kinds of clothes: things that don’t fit anymore that I can’t let go of, and magical clothes that fit no matter what. I have a love-hate relationship with both of them. Like a lot of girls, I own a lot of clothes that I hardly ever wear. Maybe it’s […]

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