Happy Fourth! It’s sweltering hot in Honolulu today. I decided to join my brother (the one with the flower) and our cousins Conner and Ezekiel in the backyard.
Summer has been very eventful so far. My little brother arrived in Honolulu the other day and I’ve taken him under my wing for the next three weeks. I’ve been thinking of ways to entertain this 11-year-old wonder-kid, having that he pretty much does whatever he wants in Guam. Since I’m a teacher, I’ve taken it upon myself to have him read at least one book a week, then have him tell me about the characters, plot and literary elements, all in between his golf tournaments, of course.
My brain needs some exercise as well. I’m trying to develop my creative skills and I’ve looked to some artists for inspiration. I’ve just stumbled upon artist and designer Caitlin Peters, creator of Wanderlustings. She designs jewelry on Etsy and has been featured in art shows. Her blog is a wonderful platform to post her designs, fashion tips and photography, I could scroll on forever just admiring her work.
I’m also thinking of taking an art class (either at the university or the Honolulu Academy of Arts) this summer, at least until the Fall semester starts. I’m a natural busy bee.
Summer has officially started and I made a bee-line to the beach yesterday. I took good old Rigoberta to Waimanalo Beach Park and we bonded over lime chips and salsa.
Longevity by Ashley Madekwe
My ideal summer city chic outfit is cool, clean and simple. It’s finally summer and the weather in Honolulu isn’t getting better. It’s hot, humid and there’s some kind of mist (vog) lingering in the air giving people breathing problemas, so I need something that will function as a cool, breezy outfit that will easily transition from work to happy hour…island style. So I think I’ll shop for something similar to this and add on some flavor like the fabric statement necklace by Charlotte Hosten and replace that clutch with either a vintage clutch or weekend bag by Fossil.