What is there to say about Hawaii? Bri and I had visited for our first time 3 years ago, so I wasn’t expecting to get happily tangled up in the magic of the lush land this time around like a root from the slick + slippery rainforest.
I was gladly mistaken.
We returned to a place that felt like home + an island that we had spent the last 3 years talking about wanting to explore more. We kept bumping into synchronicity after synchronicity — finding out that a college friend had moved to the island only 2 months before + meeting him on the beach with lychee and beers, learning that our AirBnb was suddenly cancelled leaving us to find the most secluded, romantic + truly magical spot ever, to finding ourselves in the middle of a food forest designed and grown by a couple from the East coast (the woman comes from the town next to Brian) where I learned more about an amazing herb that helps balance women’s hormones during their cycle (the exact elements I look for while building Moon Cycle), to hiking 8 miles in 6 hours to a 300 ft waterfall and meeting a beautiful soul from Santa Cruz who we bumped into on our way out of the park several hours later and gave a ride to.
Between the clear, velvet skies with vibrant shooting stars, beautifully kind people, soothing oceans, sun soaked skin, sandy limbs, warm + soft rain, fresh fish + sweet shave ice, there’s no doubt why they call it paradise.
Grateful does not even begin to describe our feelings toward Hawaii. Those islands have some serious juju that I want to wear on my skin forever.