Parada do Orgulho

Hey there beauties. You may have seen on my instagram that I got super sick this week. Name a symptom and I probably had it at some point in the last five days. I’m finally feeling like I’m getting better. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel so to speak! It has put a little damper on me finding an apartment but everything happens for a reason. I keep thinking back to how hard it was for me to find a place in Long Beach, but the apartment I eventually found could not have been better. Sometimes you just have to be patient and know that good things are coming your way. Timing is everything. On Sunday I escaped from bed for the afternoon to accompany Taina and Max to the Pride Parade along Copacabana Beach. Some pretty famous pop stars performed like Luisa Sonza and I definitely enjoyed myself. Taina is from a different part of Brazil but she’s hoping to move to Rio soon. I hope it works out because she was so much fun! Whenever I didn’t understand something she would patiently explain. I so appreciate that! Well, I’m going to go get some lunch and then come back and rest more. I will be on antibiotics until Saturday so I just want to take it easy and make sure I really kick this sickness!

I hope you are all happy and healthy <3

Oi belezas. Você pode ter visto no meu instagram que eu fiquei super doente esta semana. Cite um sintoma e provavelmente o tive em algum momento nos últimos cinco dias. Finalmente estou sentindo que estou melhorando. Eu posso ver a luz no fim do túnel, por assim dizer! Isso me atrapalhou em encontrar um apartamento, mas tudo acontece por um motivo. Eu continuo pensando em como foi difícil para mim encontrar um lugar em Long Beach, mas o apartamento que eu finalmente encontrei não poderia ter sido melhor. Às vezes você só tem que ser paciente e saber que as coisas boas estão vindo em sua direção. Tempo é tudo. No domingo escapei da cama para a tarde para acompanhar Tainá e Max na Parada do Orgulho ao longo da praia de Copacabana. Alguns pop stars muito famosos se apresentaram como Luisa Sonza e eu definitivamente me diverti. Taina é de uma parte diferente do Brasil, mas ela espera mudar para o Rio em breve. Espero que funcione porque ela foi muito divertida! Sempre que eu não entendia algo que ela explicaria pacientemente. Eu aprecio muito isso! Bem, eu vou almoçar e depois voltar e descansar mais. Eu vou estar em antibióticos até sábado, então eu só quero ter calma e ter certeza que eu realmente chuto esta doença!

Eu espero que você esteja feliz e saudável <3




Hello loves. I'm sitting in a coffee shop off 2nd street. I had an appointment on this end of town and I decided it was a good excuse for a bike ride. It only takes me about 15-20 minutes to get clear across town. Long Beach really is a little slice of heaven! I took the bike path along the beach, bundled in my vintage minnie mouse bomber and listened to Olivia's seven minute voice note with my headphones for half the ride. She just officially finished her masters! So exciting!! 

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and New Years. I spent NYE with some of my old friends from High School. We all met up at Jared's house in Venice for a lovely little reunion. This past weekend I headed down to San Diego for Lauren's birthday. It was wonderful to catch up with her and Marina, dance, speak some Portuguese, eat some pão de queijo, etc. It was an ideal way to spend the first moments of 2018. I am so excited for what this year holds. 2017 was anything but predictable and it's so funny that I assumed my life would get more and more predictable as I got older. I don't make this assumption anymore ;) 

cheers to new years and new possibilities 



Fourth of July

This is a very late post at this point but I just haven't had a ton of down time to make it happen! This summer has been absolutely amazing so far. Every day has involved sunshine, friends, exploring or some combo of those three. I feel truly blessed. These photos were taken July 4th weekend at my friend Sperry's cabin on Crystal Lake. I grew up going to the lake with her during the summer but it had been quite a while since the last time I was there. All her cousins came up from Spokane as well and brought friends so we had quite a posse. The weekend involved lots of water sports (I got up on my first time wake surfing!), floating and talking for hours in Green Cove, long walks through the woods (almost got lost one time), making smores, and setting off fireworks off the dock. Classic. 

much love