Oh my, oh my -- Sedona is b e a u t i f u l and the vibe of the town is just perfect. One of Sedona's most treasured features are the vortexes throughout the area. These vortexes are 'spiritual powerful centers' that 'produce some of the most remarkable energy on the planet.' Sure it may be a New Age belief, but I coulda sworn I felt that energy while taking in those red-rock butte views and I carried that energy along with me while traveling to the Grand Canyon ^_^ I chose to match those red hues with red details in the skirt pictured above, paired with all black. I must say, this was the perfect desert get up! Oh, and below is one of my favorite tracks by Houndmouth called Sedona. Hope you guys had an adventurous weekend!
So.. I fell off the face of the bloggin' earth a little bit this past week.. but it was for good reason ^_^ I spent the week traveling through Sedona and the Grand Canyon with my parents and Darren. I've been to AZ many times in my life because a lot of my family lives there, but I've never really explored the state and all of its many exciting locations. I visited the Grand Canyon many many moons ago, when I was about 4, so I gotta say that doesn't really count. I definitely didn't remember that mesmerized feeling you get while staring into the (what appears to be) infinite layers of canyon. We saw the canyon at many different hours of the day - a few times when it was raining (those clouds looked crazy!), during a sunny afternoon, and - of course - my favorite, sunset. I now know why they call this place a 'wonder of the world' - I was surely left wonderin' ^_^
Shot by Kelly Lee
I always enjoy a good adventure with Kelly Lee (@kellee_lee on IG) ~ my psychedelic sista sista! She has such an incredible vision, and I love being a part of it! These particular photos were shot in Big Sur at Pfeiffer Beach. If you haven't been before, I recommend it!
I made a little pit stop in Bishop, CA to shoot at this scenic lil' spot called the Thunderbird Motel. After swooning over the name painted on the white tiling and that retro sign of theirs, I knew it would be a rad location for those golden, sequin pants. I'm only imagining myself staying there in the late 60's - most likely prime time for the ol' Thunderbird. If you notice the clouds thickening in that last photo, that's because seconds later we experienced a flash flood!
I just returned from a trip to Denver, visiting my best friend from college and exploring the city in all it's beauty! First stop, Mt. Evans (as pictured above). Woah, this was an insane drive. This is the highest paved road in north america - aka you feel like you are driving into the heavenly sky. Which fortunately enough, the sun was setting as we drove up and the sky began exploding into millions of hues, lighting the mountains with magic. Those views from the top left me wanting to move to CO. ^_^
Welcome to Convict Lake, ladies and gents --- named this way because (way back in the day) a group of convicts escaped from prison and came here to hide out. Well, it's not a bad place to hide out I must say ^_^ and fortunately, I didn't cross pass with any convicts on the run. Now it's a popular spot for fishermen and photographers! Loved the way that Tobi dress looked with the reflected water!
I gotta say - this moment took my breath away and carried my soul along with the dancing winds - so I danced too. That seemed like the only way I could truly show my appreciation for witnessing something so enchanting, natural, and brilliant. And these moments don't last forever, so you have to take it all in while you can. So, my way of absorbing as much sunset as I could was to climb the tallest rocks in sight and see that majestic beauty from every angle. It's this sort of experience that keeps me moving, breathing, and seeing the world.