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Tropical Holiday with Teva by Joelle Friend

As much I love the snow and wintertime, I am such a sucker for warmth and playing in the ocean. Three years ago, I used to live in Hawaii, and I really wanted to revisit all the places that I loved while living there. I decided it would be fun to make it a girls trip so I invited two of my close friends to explore the island life with me. It feels necessary to get away from the endless rainy days and dry off a bit!

To kick off our first night in Hawaii, all of us girls got dressed up to have dinner and watch the sunset after snorkeling most of the day. I decided to go for a light and airy vibe for my outfit paired with my Teva Flatform Velvet sandals. I love these sandals because I feel like they are so unique and fun.  I tried adventuring in them and ran through a coconut forest today. I was surprised by how supportive and comfortable they were! Its rare to find a sandal as comfy that you can dress up or down. 

Being back in Hawaii with new friends and adventures makes my lil heart happy. Are you heading anywhere fun for the holidays?


Check out an interview I did for Teva  here!

Chasing the Golden Hue's of Spring by Joelle Friend

The flowers and trees are blossoming, Spring has finally sprung up here in Washington. As the days get longer and longer, sunset is easier to take advantage of. It gets me so excited to be able to stay out and have time to explore more!

I got a text from Jack shortly after I got done with shooting something commercial for some photographers, and it was about 75 degrees outside. I was ready to do something fun but had no plans. He asked if I wanted to go catch sunset with him and Michael. It was last minute and unplanned, but I have realized some of the best experiences come from spontinuitity, and not having an agenda.

Jack and Michael were some of the first photographers I ever shot with. Due to our schedules and love for travel, its been hard to meet up with them as much as I used to. We talked and decided we needed to change that this Summer. 

We all jumped into Jack's new Land Cruiser and did some off roading near Snoqualmie. It's not a far drive from Seattle, but it allows you to get out of just enough to see mountain peaks and trees that align the highway for miles and miles.